Top-25 College Basketball Game Capsules
(Sunday, March 16th)
Final Score: (1) Florida 61, Kentucky 60
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Michael Frazier II and Patric Young scored 14 points apiece as top-ranked Florida held off Kentucky 61-60 to capture the SEC Tournament title. With the victory, Florida's 26th straight, the Gators (32-2) locked up the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Scottie Wilbekin and Casey Prather added 11 points apiece to help the Gators capture their fourth SEC Tournament title. Florida won the SEC Tournament three straight years from 2005-2007. Aaron Harrison scored 16 points, James Young added 13 and Andrew Harrison and Willie Cauley-Stein finished with 10 points apiece for Kentucky, which was vying for its 27th SEC Tournament title. Kentucky earned an at-large bid and will be the eighth-seed in the Midwest region.
Final Score: (6) Virginia 72, (7) Duke 63
Greensboro, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Malcolm Brogdon had 23 points and No. 6 Virginia beat seventh-ranked Duke 72-63 on Sunday to capture its first ACC Tournament title since 1976. Joe Harris added 15 points for the Cavaliers (28-6), who avenged a 69-65 loss to Duke on Jan. 13 and were later named a No. 1 seed for the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Anthony Gill tallied 12 points and seven rebounds. Virginia, which shot 25-of-38 from the foul line, improved to 2-5 all-time in tournament title games. Jabari Parker ended with 23 points, eight boards and two steals for the Blue Devils (26-8), who were trying to capture their 20th conference tournament crown. Rodney Hood and Amile Jefferson had 13 and 11 points, respectively. Duke got a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Final Score: (22) Michigan State 69, (8) Michigan 55
Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Michigan State got the final laugh against in-state rival Michigan, as the 22nd-ranked Spartans, behind Adreian Payne's 18 points and nine rebounds, pounded the eighth-ranked Wolverines, 69-55, in the Big Ten Tournament final. Michigan State (26-8) claimed its fourth Big Ten tourney title and second in three years despite shooting just 2-of-17 from 3-point range. An hour later it was revealed the Spartans will play in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament as a No. 4 seed. The rough outside shooting display was offset by a big advantage down low, as the Spartans owned a 38-28 edge on the glass while also receiving 15 points apiece from Branden Dawson and Gary Harris. Michigan (25-8) was riding a seven-game winning streak coming in and took both regular-season meetings from the Spartans, but the Wolverines, who were still awarded a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region, shot just 31.5 percent from the floor. Nik Stauskas netted a team-high 17 points, but the Big Ten Player of the Year scored just four after halftime.
Final Score: Saint Joseph's 65, (23) VCU 61
Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Ronald Roberts Jr. and Halil Kanacevic both posted double-doubles and Saint Joseph's captured its first Atlantic 10 Tournament title since 1997 with a 65-61 win over No. 23 VCU on Sunday. Roberts scored 15 points with 11 rebounds and Kanacevic had 11 points and 14 rebounds. Langston Galloway paced the Hawks (24-9) with 19 points, including a 3-pointer that broke a 54-54 tie with 2 1/2 minutes remaining and gave them the lead for good. DeAndre Bembry added 13 points and Saint Joe's was selected as the No. 10 seed out of the East Region, where the Hawks will play UConn in the first round. Rob Brandenburg had 18 points and Treveon Graham scored 15 for the Rams (26-8), who made the NCAA Tournament despite the loss. The Rams earned an at-large bid as the fifth-seed in the South Region and will meet Stephen F. Austin.
03/16 19:54:51 ET