No. 2 Virginia 73, Louisville 68: Ty Jerome scored 24 points, including the go-ahead free throw with 5:34 remaining, and the Cavaliers (28-2, 16-2) held off the Cardinals (19-12, 10-8) to clinch the top seed in this week’s ACC Tournament.
Kyle Guy added 13 points and Jay Huff also made huge contributions at both ends as Virginia won its eighth in a row.
The Cavaliers will head to Charlotte as the top seed and with a double-bye for the fourth time in the last six years. Auburn 84, No. 5 Tennessee 80: Jared Harper made four straight free throws over the final 31 seconds to help the Tigers (22-9, 11-7 SEC) clinch a victory over the Volunteers (27-4, 15-3) in Auburn, Ala. Tennessee could have clinched at least a share of the SEC regular-season title for the second year in a row.
No. 6 Kentucky 66, Florida 57: Tyler Herro scored 16 points and led a big second-half run that helped the Wildcats (26-5, 15-3 SEC) overcome the Gators (17-14, 9-9) in Lexington, Ky. Florida has lost three straight.
No. 11 Purdue 70, Northwestern 57: Carsen Edwards scored 21 points, and the Boilermakers (23-8, 16-4) clinched a share of the Big Ten reg- ular-season championship by beating the Wildcats (13-18, 4-16) in Evanston, Ill.
No. 13 Kansas 78, Baylor 70: Dedric Lawson scored 23 points, including 11 on 12 free-throw attempts, to help the Jayhawks (23-8, 12-6) beat the Bears (1912, 10-8) in Lawrence, Kan., stay undefeated at home and finish outside of first in the Big 12 for the first time since placing third in 2003-04. Georgetown 86, No. 16 Marquette 84: James Akinjo scored 25 points, Mac McClung added 23 and the Hoyas (18-13, 9-9) won in Milwaukee to hand the Golden Eagles (23-8, 12-6) their fourth straight loss – and the Big East regular-season title to No. 23 Villanova.
No. 22 Wofford 99, VMI 72: Nathan Hoover led a balanced scoring attack with 17 points, and the Terriers (27-4) extended their school-record winning streak to 18 games with a rout of the Keydets (11-21) in a Southern Conference quarterfinal game at Asheville, N.C. East Tennessee State is next in the semifinals. Seton Hall 79, No. 23 Villanova 75: Myles Powell scored 20 points, Myles Cale added 19 and the Pirates (18-12, 9-9 Big East) might have punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament by stunning the Wildcats (22-9, 13-5) in the regular-season finale in Newark, N.J.
S. Alabama 78, Appalachian St. 71: Josh Ajayi matched his season high with 26 points as the Jaguars (15-16, 8-10 Sun Belt) got past the Mountaineers (11-20, 6-12) in the regular-season finale for both teams at Boone, N.C.