Champions, and a milestone

#18 Gonzaga clipped BYU for the West Coast Conference Championship, 71-57.

#23 DePaul topped St. John’s for the Big East Championship, 65-57.

South Dakota beat Denver for the Summit League title, 82-71.

Pennsylvania dethroned Princeton for the Ivy League Championship, 80-64.

Full scoreboard.

Major milestone:

Jerica Coley scored her 3,000th career point tonight in Florida International’s rout of Rice:

FIU senior Jerica Coley did not initially understand how rare it is for a women’s college basketball player to reach the 3,000-point mark.

When it was explained to her, she was blown away.

Coley is the 10th player in NCAA Division I history to eclipse the 3,000-point barrier, doing so with a 20-point showing Tuesday in FIU’s 85-65 win over Rice in the first round of the Conference USA tournament at El Paso, Texas.

She’s at 3,012 points for her career, and will get at least one more chance to keeping adding to the total when the Panthers (13-17) play East Carolina on Wednesday in the tournament’s second round.

Top five:

The NCAA’s pick for top five performances of the first round of championships this past weekend are: Abigail Corning, Fordham; Isabelle Harrison, Tennessee; Rachel Theriot, Nebraska; Ariya Crook, USC; and Taylor Hall, Chattanooga.

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