Villanova wins Big East title

CaptionCloseVillanova, Pa. Eric Paschall scored a season-high 19 points and Josh Hart added 16 to help No. 2 Villanova clinch its fourth straight Big East regular-season title with a 79-63 victory over No. 23 Creighton on Saturday.Kris Jenkins scored 15 points...

Villanova wins Big East title

CaptionCloseVillanova, Pa. Eric Paschall scored a season-high 19 points and Josh Hart added 16 to help No. 2 Villanova clinch its fourth straight Big East regular-season title with a 79-63 victory over No. 23 Creighton on Saturday.Kris Jenkins scored 15 points...

26 February 2017 Sunday 00:56
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Eric Paschall scored a season-high 19 points and Josh Hart added 16 to help No. 2 Villanova clinch its fourth straight Big East regular-season title with a 79-63 victory over No. 23 Creighton on Saturday.

Kris Jenkins scored 15 points and Mikal Bridges had 11 for the defending national champion Wildcats, who were without big man Darryl Reynolds (rib) for the fifth straight game. Reynolds is expected to return for the Big East Tournament.

BYU 79, Gonzaga 71: Eric Mika scored 29 points and BYU recovered from a large deficit to hand No. 1 Gonzaga (29-1) its first loss of the season.

Kansas 77, Texas 67: Josh Jackson scored 18 points and Frank Mason III added 16 to help No. 3 Kansas secure its 13th straight Big 12 regular-season championship outright.

UCLA 77, Arizona 72: Thomas Welsh scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 5 UCLA dominated the offensive boards to beat No. 4 Arizona in a Pac-12 showdown.

Oregon 75, Stanford 73: Jordan Bell scored on a putback with 14 seconds left to give No. 6 Oregon its second straight nail-biting victory in a rare Bay Area sweep.

North Carolina 85, Pittsburgh 67: Justin Jackson scored 23 points, Joel Berry added 19 and No. 8 North Carolina continued its march to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title.

Iowa State 72, Baylor 69: Deonte Burton had 22 points, including a crucial 3 with 1:17 left, and Iowa State beat No. 9 Baylor for its fifth straight win.

Miami 55, Duke 50: Bruce Brown scored 25 points, and Miami held No. 10 Duke a staggering 32 points below its season average.

Kentucky 76, Florida 66: Malik Monk scored 30 of his 33 points in the second half, Bam Adebayo added 18 points with 15 rebounds and No. 11 Kentucky rallied past No. 13 Florida to take over the SEC lead.

West Virginia 61, TCU 60: Daxter Miles Jr. made a free throw with 4.8 seconds left and No. 12 West Virginia stayed in second place in the Big 12.

Michigan 82, Purdue 70: Moe Wagner scored 22 of his 24 points in the first half, outplaying everyone on Purdue's vaunted front line and leading Michigan over No. 14 Purdue.

SMU 69, UConn 61: Shake Milton had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 15 SMU over UConn.

Virginia 70, N.C. State 55: Freshman Kyle Guy scored 19 points to help No. 18 Virginia snap out of an offensive funk and end a four-game skid.

Florida State 76, Clemson 74: Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half, including the go-ahead basket with 1:22 left, to lift No. 19 Florida State.

Saint Mary's 70, Santa Clara 56: Jock Landale scored 17 points and No. 20 Saint Mary's beat Santa Clara in the West Coast Conference regular-season finale for both teams.

Iowa 83, Maryland 69: Freshman Jordan Bohannon scored a career-high 24 points, hitting 8 of 10 3-pointers to help Iowa breeze past fading No. 24 Maryland. Tyler Cook added 21 points and 10 rebounds. Shenendehowa graduate Kevin Huerter had 13 points for Maryland. Iowa hit 16 of 26 threes.

Wichita St. 86, Missouri St. 67: Landry Shamet scored a career-best 23 points as No. 25 Wichita State clinched at least a share of the Missouri Valley Conference title for a fourth straight season.

Women

UConn 91, Memphis 48: Katie Lou Samuelson broke out of a shooting slump, scoring 29 points as top-ranked UConn extended its record win streak to 103.

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