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Hoops/tournament brackets: XU, UK, OSU, UD, WSU, TMC

Hoops/tournament brackets: XU, UK, OSU, UD, WSU, TMC

Ohio State

Big 10 conference tournament bracket


Honors for Christon and Stainbrook
CINCINNATI --- Xavier University sophomore guard and tri-captain Semaj Christon is one of three unanimous selections by the coaches to the six-member BIG EAST Conference First Team, which was announced today. Junior center and tri-captain Matt Stainbrook was one of four players named BIG EAST Honorable Mention.

Big East bracket HERE

CINCINNATI --- Xavier has earned a number three seed for the BIG EAST Tournament at Madison Square Garden, the world's most famous arena. Xavier will play third-seeded Marquette at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, the final game of day two of the tournament. Xavier and Marquette split the season series this year with the home team winning both games.
Xavier, 20-11 overall, finished tied for third in the BIG EAST Conference with Providence and St. John's at 10-8 but earned the number three seed based on its 3-1 combined record vs. the duo (2-0 vs. St. John's and 1-1 vs. Providence). Xavier finished the regular season with a 77-70 loss to No. 6 Villanova on March 6, XU's first game without injured junior starting center Matt Stainbrook.
Marquette, 17-14 overall, finished 9-9 in the BIG EAST Conference and earned the number six seed. Marquette has lost three straight games, including back-to-back double overtime heartbreakers, 81-80 at Providence on March 4 and 91-90 to St. John's on March 8.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Patric Young scored 18 points in his final home game and No. 1 Florida defeated 25th-ranked Kentucky 84-65 on Saturday, becoming the first team in Southeastern Conference history to go 18-0 in league play. MORE

SEC tournament bracket

Wright State
In a game that saw 10 lead changes, four ties and neither team having more than a seven-point advantage, the Wright State men's basketball team went in front to stay at the 7:44 of the second half and went on to a 68-63 win over Cleveland State in the Horizon League Semifinals Saturday night in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Wright State (20-13) will face #5 seed Milwaukee, a 73-66 overtime winner over #1 seed Green Bay in the other semifinal, in the Horizon League championship game on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 at WSU's Nutter Center.  

Dayton, OH – The University of Dayton Flyers men’s basketball team closed the 2013-2014 regular season with a 60-48 victory over the Richmond Spiders on senior night at UD Arena.
UD was led by senior co-captains Devin Oliver (a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds) and Vee Sanford (14 points and five rebounds). Dayton will head into the Atlantic 10 tournament with a 22-9 overall record including a 10-6 conference record. The Flyers have won nine of their last 10.  UD has also moved from 56 to 41 in the RPI in the last eight days. Dayton’s next game will be on Thursday in the Atlantic 10 Tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Game time and opponent are to be determined.

Thomas More
(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - The top-ranked Thomas More College women's basketball team set the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament record for points in a game Saturday night as it defeated John Carroll University, 120-86, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
With the win, the Saints improve to 30-0 and advance to the sectional semifinals where they will play the University of Texas-Tyler on Friday (March 14) at a location and time to been announced.
All five Thomas More starters reached double-figure scoring led by Sydney Moss with a game-high 37 points. Joining her in double-figures was junior forward Jenny Burgoyne (Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley) with 21 points, Wainscott with 18, senior guard Devin Beasley (Burlington, Ky./Conner) with 15 and senior guard Katie Kitchen (Alexndria, Ky./Campbell County) with 14. Mossrecorded her 15th double-double of the season a she led the team on the boards with game-high 10 rebounds. Moss also led the team in assists with seven, while Beasley finished with six.

Next for Thomas More
No. 1-ranked Thomas More College will travel to Walla Walla, Washington for its sectional. Walla Walla is two and a half hours from Spokane, Washington and four hours from Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.The Saints will play the University of Texas-Tyler in the first sectional semifinal game on Friday (March 14) and host Whitman will play Christopher Newport University in the second game. The two winners will play on Saturday (Mach 15) in the sectional finals for the right to advance to the national semifinals.

Cincinnati Clermont
UNIONTOWN, PA - The University of Cincinnati-Clermont Cougars defeated the number one overall seed, Central Maine Community College, 69-51, to win the second-ever USCAA Women's Division II National Championship.  Down at halftime, the Cougars used a strong second half team effort to take control of the game and secure their first USCAA women's basketball National Championship.


Cincinnati State 
Cincinnati State's men's and women's basketball teams are heading for the NJCAA national tournaments. Both won their district tournaments on Saturday and both staged comebacks to do that. Winston Grays hit a basket at the buzzer for a 79-78 win over Owens. The women came back from a 10 point deficit in the final six minutes for a 71-66 win over Owens.

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