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Kansas ousted in Big 12 tourney...Heels, Devils advance...'Nova coasts...Westbrook leads Thunder

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 10, 2017 at 12:10 a.m.



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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — TCU pulled off a stunner in the Big 12 quarterfinals by upsetting top-ranked Kansas on Thursday. Desmond Bane capped his 16-point performance by nailing three free throws with 2.5 seconds left to give the Horned Frogs an 85-82 win over the Jayhawks. The Horned Frogs blew an 11-point halftime lead and trailed 80-76 before closing the game on a 9-2 run.

NEW YORK (AP) — Sixth-ranked North Carolina will face No. 14 Duke in the ACC semifinals on Friday. The Tar Heels crushed Miami, 78-53 as Isaiah Hicks contributed 19 points and Justin Jackson added 12. Jayson Tatum finished with 25 points and No. 14 Duke overcame a 12-point deficit in the final 13 minutes of an 81-77 triumph over 10th-rated Louisville.

UNDATED (AP) —Second-ranked Villanova coasted into the Big East semifinals as Donte DiVincenzo had a career-high 25 points and Kris Jenkins added 24 in a 108-67 pounding of St. John's. Dillon Brooks contributed 22 points and Tyler Dorsey had 21 to lead fifth-ranked Oregon's 80-57 dismantling of Arizona State in the Pac-12 quarterfinals. Lauri Markkanen dropped in 20 points and Allonzo Trier finished with 19 to lead seventh-ranked Arizona past Colorado, 92-78.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook registered his 31st triple-double of the season as the Thunder halted a four-game skid, 102-92 over the Spurs. Westbrook had 23 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to match Wilt Chamberlain's 1967-68 campaign for the second-most triple-doubles in a season. The Spurs ended a nine-game winning streak and dropped two games behind Golden State for the NBA's best record.

UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Wild still tops the NHL's Western Conference standings by one point over the Chicago Blackhawks. Nikita Kucherov (KOO'-cheh-rahv) scored twice and had an assist in Tampa Bay's 4-1 verdict over Minnesota. Jonathan Bernier (BURN'-yay) stopped 43 shots and Corey Perry scored in the second period as the Ducks snapped the Blackhawks' seven-game winning streak, 1-0.

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