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No. 6 Michi­gan St. 67, No. 19 Wis­con­sin 55: Cas­sius Win­ston scored 21 points, and Kenny Goins keyed Michi­gan State’s fast start, help­ing the sixth-ranked Spar­tans (27-6) beat the Badgers (23-10) at a Big Ten semi­fi­nal in Chicago. Goins fin­ished with 13 points, 12 re­bounds and two blocked shots. The Spar­tans face No. 10 Michi­gan in the fi­nal.

No. 10 Michi­gan 76, Min­nesota 49: Isa­iah Livers scored a ca­reer-high 21 points, and the third-seeded Wolver­ines (28-5) closed in on a record third straight Big Ten tour­na­ment cham­pi­onship with a semi­fi­nal romp over the Go­phers (21-13) in Chicago. No. 11 Hous­ton 61, Mem­phis 58: Corey Davis Jr. scored 17 points, and the top-seeded Cougars (31-2) weath­ered a late rally from the host Tigers (2113) to win an Amer­i­can Ath­letic semi­fi­nal game. The Cougars will meet No. 24 Cincin­nati in the cham­pi­onship game. Iowa St. 78, No. 17 Kansas 66: Lin­dell Wing­gin­ton scored 17 points, and the fifth-seeded Cy­clones (23-11) raced out to a big early lead against the third-seeded Jay­hawks (25-9) in Kansas City, Mo. No. 22 Auburn 65, Florida 62: Jared Harper hit a 3-pointer with 12 sec­onds left in Nashville, Tenn., as the Tigers (25-9) held off the Ga­tors (19-15) to reach the SEC cham­pi­onship game for the first time since 2000.

No. 24 Cincin­nati 66, Wi­chita St. 63: Nysier Brooks scored 13 points, and Cane Broome hit the go-ahead layup with 23.5 sec­onds left to give the sec­ond-seeded Bearcats (27-6) a vic­tory over the sixth-seeded Shock­ers (19-14) in an Amer­i­can semi­fi­nal in Mem­phis, Tenn.

No. 25 Vil­lanova 74, Se­ton Hall 72: The top-seeded Wild­cats (25-9) be­came the first team to win three con­sec­u­tive Big East tour­na­ment, beat­ing the Pi­rates (20-13) in New York.

Utah St. 64, San Diego St. 57: Sam Mer­rill scored 24 points, Neemias Queta had 17 points and eight re­bounds, and the Ag­gies (28-6) scored the first 13 points of the sec­ond half to pull away from the Aztecs (21-13) in Las Ve­gas and win their first Moun­tain West tour­na­ment cham­pi­onship in its six years in the league.

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