The Washington Post

Edey-led Boilermake­rs hold on for Big Ten title



Zach Edey scored 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and fifthranke­d Purdue hung on to beat 10th-seeded Penn State, 67-65, in the Big Ten tournament championsh­ip game Sunday in Chicago.

The top-seeded Boilermake­rs (29-5) led by as many as 17 in the second half, only to have the lead shrink to one in the closing seconds. They came away with their second title to go with one in 2009.

Edey shook off constant double teams and made 12 of 17 shots to help Purdue win its fifth straight.

Penn State (22-13) had won eight of nine.

● MEMPHIS 75, HOUSTON 65: Kendric Davis scored 31 points, including 14 in a big run before halftime, and the Tigers held on to upend the top-ranked Cougars in the American Athletic Conference final in Fort Worth.

Deandre Williams had 16 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis (26-8), which is going to the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row.

Houston (31-3) played without conference player of the year Marcus Sasser, who strained his groin in a semifinal game Saturday.

● ALABAMA 82, TEXAS A&M 63: Brandon Miller scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the No. 4 Crimson Tide smothered the No. 18 Aggies in Nashville for its second SEC tournament championsh­ip in three seasons.

Miller was named tournament MVP after top-seeded Alabama (29-5) extended the program record for wins. Second-seeded Texas A&M (25-9) dropped to 0-3 in the tournament finale.

● VCU 68, DAYTON 56: Jalen Deloach had 13 points as the topseeded Rams defeated the secondseed­ed Flyers in New York to win the Atlantic 10 tournament for the first time in eight years.

Adrian “Ace” Baldwin Jr. added 16 points and seven assists to send VCU (27-7) to the NCAA tournament on a nine-game winning streak. Daron Holmes II had 28 points for Dayton (22-12).

● PRINCETON 74, YALE 65: Tosan Evbuomwan scored 21 points and Caden Pierce had 12 points and 10 rebounds as the second-seeded Tigers (21-9) beat the top-seeded Bulldogs (21-8) in Princeton, N. J., to end Yale’s threeyear run as Ivy League champion.

Jayhawks’ Self out of hospital

Kansas Coach Bill Self was discharged from a Kansas City-area hospital where he had been recovering after a procedure to treat blocked arteries in his heart.

The Hall of Famer plans to rejoin the No. 3 Jayhawks as they begin defense of their NCAA title this week.

● MCNEESE STATE: Will Wade, who was fired last year by LSU amid allegation­s of recruiting violations, was hired to coach the Cowboys, Athletic Director Heath Schroyer said.

Joens lifts Cyclones women

In Kansas City, Mo., Ashley Joens had 28 points and 10 rebounds to power Iowa State to a 61-51 victory over No. 15 Texas in the Big 12 tournament championsh­ip game for the Cyclones’ first postseason title since 2001.

Lexi Donarski and Morgan Kane added nine points apiece for Iowa State (22-9). The Longhorns fell to 25-9.

● MONMOUTH 80, TOWSON 55: Brianna Tinsley scored 18 points, Ariana Vanderhoop added 17, and the seventh-seeded Hawks rolled over the top-seeded Tigers in the Colonial Athletic Associatio­n final in Towson, Md.

Monmouth (18-15) will make its second NCAA tournament appearance and its first since the inaugural event in 1982. Alexia Nelson had 13 points for Towson (21-11).

● DRAKE 89, BELMONT 71: Maggie Bair had 19 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks and Katie Dinnebier had 19 points and nine assists as the fourth-seeded Bulldogs (22-9) routed the secondseed­ed Bruins (23-11) in the Missouri Valley Conference final in Moline, Ill., to qualify for their 14th NCAA tournament.

● HOLY CROSS 66, BOSTON UNIVERSITY 61: Bronagh Power- Cassidy scored 21 points, including a rally-busting jumper late in the fourth quarter, and the second-seeded Crusaders (24-8) knocked off the top-seeded Terriers (24-8) in Boston to win the Patriot League tournament and reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007.

● SACRED HEART 72, FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON 60: Ny’ceara Pryor had 20 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as the second-seeded Pioneers (18-13) beat the top-seeded Knights (24-7) in Hackensack, N. J., to claim the Northeast Conference title for their first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2012.

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