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Villanova takes Big East crown...Arizona is Pac-12 champ...Duke claims ACC title

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 12, 2017 at 12:20 a.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Hart poured in 29 points and second-ranked Villanova likely locked up the first overall seed in the NCAA Tourney by beating Creighton, 74-60 in the Big East Tournament final. Hart's huge afternoon allowed him to become the third player to win the tournament MVP award twice, joining Georgetown's Patrick Ewing and Peyton Siva (SEE'-vah) of Louisville. Jalen Brunson added 17 points as the Wildcats improved to 31-3.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona is the Pac-12 Tournament champion after Allonzo Trier scored 23 points and hit four free throws in the final 17 seconds to secure the seventh-ranked Wildcats' 83-80 verdict over No. 5 Oregon. Arizona blew much of a 14-point lead over the final 15 ½ minutes before Trier came through to give the Wildcats a shot at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Dillon Brooks had 25 points and Tyler Dorsey added 23 for the Ducks.

NEW YORK (AP) — No. 14 Duke has won the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2011 by downing No. 22 Notre Dame, 75-69. Jayson Tatum delivered 19 points and eight rebounds to help the Blue Devils overcome Bonzie Colson's 29 points and nine boards. Tatum led a late charge after Duke fell behind by eight with 11 ½ minutes left.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Big 12 title game went to Iowa State as the 23rd-rated Cyclones topped 11th-ranked West Virginia, 80-74. Monte Morris had a team-high 17 points to lead the Cyclones to their third tournament crown in four years. Deonte Burton finished with 16 points and helped Iowa State handle the Mountaineers' attacking defense.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge will be out indefinitely due to a minor heart arrhythmia. The team says Aldridge will have further tests before the Spurs can determine just how long he will be out. He has had heart issues in the past and was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome as a rookie in 2007.

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