Punching tickets

Today’s NCAA Tournament ticket punches included the Wildcats’ shocking upset of the Gamecocks in the SEC title match. Iowa claimed the Big Ten crown, making it their first year to with both that and the regular-season nod.

SEC:

Kentucky stunned No. 1 South Carolina, 64-62. It’s their first tourney title in 40 years.

ACC:

NC State ran past Miami, 60-47, to win their third straight Tournament title.

Big Ten:

Iowa held off Indiana, 74-67, to win the Big Ten Tournament and regular-season title for the first time in program history.

Pac-12:

Stanford routed Utah, 73-48, to win the program’s 15th Tournament crown.

Atlantic-10:

UMass shocked top seed Dayton, 62-56, for their first conference tourney championship.

Big South:

Longwood dominated Campbell, 86-47, to win the title and clinch the program’s first NCAA berth.

Southern:

Mercer handled Furman, 73-54. It is their fourth title.

Big East semifinal scores

Sun Belt semifinal scores

ASUN quarterfinal scores

Summit quarterfinal scores

Mountain West first round scores

All scores

Tomorrow’s game schedule¬†features the title games for the Big East and Sun Belt

College team news:

Iowa breaks into the NCAA’s final power 10.

BYU is motivated to win the WCC Tournament title.

FGCU’s quest for an NCAA Tournament berth is boosted by the return of Kierstan Bell.

UNLV heads into the Mountain West Tournament with a fresh mindset.

Baylor clinched the Big 12 regular-season title outright with a win today. NaLyssa Smith lead the way with 35 points.

College coach news:

Seton Hall coach Tony Bozzella talked about how the Big East is overlooked by many.

WNBA news:

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. will “provide every possible assistance” to Americans detained in foreign countries, when asked about Brittney Griner.

What is known about the situation.

Griner’s wife spoke out publicly about the arrest.

Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee demanded Russia release the center.