Lipscomb draws defending champs UNC in Charlotte for first NCAA Tournament game

Xavier's Naji Marshall drives past Providence's Rodney Bullock during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big East men's tournament semifinals Friday

He could have waved a white flag to signal for the TO.

Joe Harris is a proud University of Virginia alum, so he was ecstatic to see his Cavaliers win the ACC Tournament in his backyard at Barclays Center.

Some North Carolina brew will be on the way to Virginia after the Cavaliers defeated the Tar Heels in the ACC Tournament Saturday night.

Top-seeded Cincinnati (29-4) advances to a championship-game matchup with Houston.

No. 11 WICHITA STATE 89, TEMPLE 81:Landry Shamet scored 24 points, Rashard Kelly had 16 and Wichita State (25-6) beat Temple in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament. Daryl Macon led Arkansas (23-11) with 19 points. Next up is the victor of the Houston-Central Florida game.

No. 13 TENNESSEE 62, MISSISSIPPI STATE 59:Lamonte Turner scored 15 points and Tennessee locked down on defense to beat Mississippi State in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament in St. Louis. They led the league in offensive rebounding. Down 61-59, Xavian Stapleton missed a 3-pointer that would have put the Bulldogs ahead. "We've got some bigger goals in front of us, and we'll need to get back to work this week after giving them some rest".

Gary Clark added 17 points and 12 rebounds for his 12th double-double of the season while Kyle Washington contributed 11 points for Cincinnati.

On Saturday night, Virginia was the champion.

Arizona (26-7) labored offensively before Ayton sparked the Wildcats in the second half. "As older guys, you develop over the years, from going to playing like five minutes my first year to now, and you grow". If you look in the low post, it's going on all the time.

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In addition to being the most decorated 3A high school female runner in state history at West Carteret, Dodge was also a three-time All-American and captured three consecutive track and field state meet MVPs.

Galen Robinson Jr. hit a go-ahead layup with 1:27 to play, then stole an inbounds pass with six seconds left, helping deliver the Cougars a victory over the Shockers in the AAC semifinals at Orlando, Fla.

Dodge has been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll on three occasions and last season was both a Tar Heel Scholar-Athlete and member of the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team.

Luke Maye led all scorers with 20 points and Joel Berry added 17.

The victor of Friday's game between Carolina and Lipscomb will advance to Sunday's second-round contest against the victor of the game between No. 7 seed Texas A&M and No. 10 seed Providence.

Lyles is averaging 20.2 points on a team that does not have another player averaging more than 10.9 points.

Tournament games begin on Tuesday, March 13, with the first play-in games; first round games will be played on Thursday and Friday.

USC was seeded second in the Pac-12 Tournament and lost the conference final. During his tenure over the last decade and a half, the Tar Heels have won three titles, been to five Final Fours and accumulated a 42-10 record.


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