Jayson Tatum took over in the final two minutes, making key plays on both ends of the floor, and No. 14
The freshman forward finished a spectacular week in Brooklyn with 19 points and eight rebounds for the fifth-seeded Blue Devils (27-8). Duke won its first ACC Tournament championship since 2011 and its 20th overall, most in league history.
Bonzie Colson was a beast for third-seeded Notre Dame (25-9) with 29 points and nine rebounds.
The Blue Devils came from double digits down in the second half to beat both No. 10 Louisville and No. 6
Burton had 16 points and Thomas finished with 12 for the fourth-seeded Cyclones (23-10), who will enter the NCAAtournament as one of the nation's hottest teams. They've won nine of their last 10 games.
Iowa State has never lost in four appearances in the Big 12 title game, while the Mountaineers (26-8) remain without a conference tournament title of any kind since winning the
Hart, the conference player of the year, became just the third player to win the tournament MVP award twice, joining Patrick Ewing of
After squandering a 16-point lead and allowing the
Michigan (23-11) has defeated
No. 24 Wisconsin 86, Northwestern 48: The Badgers harassed and hounded the weary the Wildcats in victory that thrust Wisconsin into the conferenc echampionship game for the third time in five years. Nigel Hayes scored 18 points and Ethan Happ added 16 for the second-seeded Badgers (25-8), who had lost five of their last six entering the tournament.
Northwestern (23-11) was playing for the second time in less than 24 hours, and it showed. Coming off wins over
Dazon Ingram had 17 points for No. 5 seed Alabama (19-14), which outrebounded Kentucky 33-28, but couldn't get the basket when needed to overcome the Wildcats.
Arkansas simply smothered Vanderbilt (19-15), especially in the paint where the Razorbacks had a 46-16 scoring edge. Jaylen Barford led Arkansas with 18 points. Dusty Hannahs added 16 and Daryl Macon 15. The Commodores got 12 points apiece from Riley LaChance and Joe Toye.
No. 12 Southern Methodist 70, Central Florida 59: Sterling Brown scored 22 points as the
Virginia Commonwealth 87,
North Dakota 93, Weber State 89: Quinton Hooker scored 28 points and the Fighting Hawks earned their first NCAA tournament bid. Top-seeded North Dakota (22-10) rallied with a 20-9 run to force overtime after falling behind 72-61 with 7:26 left. Jeremy Senglin led the third-seeded Wildcats (19-13) with 26 points. Kyndahl Hill added 21 points and 12 rebounds.
New Orleans 68, Texas A&M Corpus Christi 65: Tevin Broyles had 15 points, including five in overtime, and the Privateers won conference championship game to advance to their first NCAA tournament since 1996. Erik Thomas had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Christavious Gill and Michael Zeno scored 10 apiece for New Orleans (20-11), which earned its first 20-win season since 1996-97. Rashawn Thomas had 22 points and seven rebounds, Cole Martinez added 15 points and Joseph Kilgore scored 13 for Corpus Christi (20-11), still looking for its second NCAA tournament appearance.