Ryan Evans scored 16 points to help No. 22 Wisconsin upset No. 3 Indiana, 68-56, in the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament Saturday in Chicago.
The Badgers allowed only seven points after the top-seeded Hoosiers cut their deficit to one with 9:45 to play. They earned their 12th consecutive win against Indiana, tying a record for any school against the powerhouse program, and will play Ohio State in today’s final.
Ben Brust added 12 points for Wisconsin (23-10).
Christian Watford scored 14 points for Indiana (27-6).
No. 4 Louisville 78, No. 19 Syracuse 61: Seattle native Peyton Siva had 11 points and eight assists to lead Louisville to its second straight Big East tournament title in New York City.
The Cardinals (29-5) got their third title by overcoming a 16-point deficit in the second half.
Montrezl Harrell led Louisville with 20 points.
C.J. Fair had 21 points for the Orange (26-9).
No. 7 Kansas 70, No. 11 Kansas State 54: Jeff Withey had 17 points and nine rebounds, Perry Ellis and Naadir Tharpe added 12 points each, and Kansas pounded Kansas State to win its ninth Big 12 tournament championship in Kansas City, Mo.
The top-seeded Jayhawks (29-5), who shared the regular-season title with their in-state rival, took a 24-16 lead at halftime and then slowly stretched it in the second half.
Rodney McGruder scored 18 points despite a poor first half, and Angel Rodriguez had 10 for Kansas State (27-7).
No. 10 Ohio State 61, No. 8 Michigan State 58: Aaron Craft came on strong in the second half to finish with 20 points and lead Ohio State to the Big Ten tournament final.
Craft keyed a seven-point spurt midway through the second half that stretched the lead to eight at 55-47, and the Buckeyes (25-7) came away with a victory after Michigan State (25-8) cut its deficit to one.
No. 9 Miami 81, N.C. State 71: Durand Scott scored a career-high 32 points to help Miami earn its first trip to the ACC championship game in Greensboro, N.C.
Shane Larkin added 23 for the top-seeded Hurricanes (26-6), who led the entire way.
The Wolfpack (24-10) got as close as six after halftime but couldn’t dig out of a 19-point hole.
No. 13 Florida 61, Alabama 51: Kenny Boynton scored 11 straight points during a 15-0 second-half run as Florida rallied from 10 points down to advance to the SEC tournament title game in Nashville, Tenn.
The top-seeded Gators (26-6) will face Mississippi.
Trevor Releford scored 12 points and Nick Jacobs and Trevor Lacey each added 11 for Alabama (21-12).
No. 15 New Mexico 63, Unlv 56: Tony Snell scored 13 straight points for New Mexico during a second-half run as the Lobos pulled away late and added the Mountain West tournament crown in Las Vegas to their regular season title.
Snell carried New Mexico (29-5) down the stretch, making three 3-pointers and adding a pair of field goals.
Bryce Dejean-Jones led UNLV (25-9) with 19 points, while Anthony Bennett had 15.
No. 16 Saint Louis 67, Butler 56: Dwayne Evans nearly set a career high in points for the second straight game, and Saint Louis’ defense locked down Butler in the second half to advance to its first Atlantic 10 title game in New York City.
Evans had 24 points and 11 rebounds a day after scoring 25.
The Billikens (26-6) held Butler (26-8) without a field goal for almost seven minutes midway through the second half to pull away.
No. 20 Memphis 91, Southern Miss. 79 (2OT): Chris Crawford scored 23 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer in the second overtime, lifting Memphis to its seventh Conference USA tournament title in the past eight years in Tulsa, Okla.
Crawford, the league’s Sixth Man of the Year, connected on a 3-pointer from the left wing to put the top-seeded Tigers (30-4) up 78-76 with 2:44 remaining.
Daveon Boardingham scored 19 points and Jonathan Mills had 15 points and 17 rebounds for second-seeded Southern Mississippi (25-9).
No. 25 VCU 71, UMass 62: Troy Daniels made six 3-pointers to score 20 points, and VCU advanced to the Atlantic 10 tournament title game in its first season in the conference in New York City.
Rob Brandenberg’s 3-pointer as the shot clock expired finally gave the Rams (26-7) some breathing room, putting them up 68-61 with about 90 seconds left.
Chaz Williams scored 18 on 7-of-12 shooting for UMass (21-11).