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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Villanova is the first overall seed in the NCAA men's basketball tournament as it seeks a second straight national championship. Kansas is No. 1 in the Midwest despite its loss to TCU in the Big 12 quarterfinals. North Carolina has the top seed in the South, and Gonzaga heads the West Region.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — De'Aaron Fox scored 18 points, and eighth-ranked Kentucky won its third straight Southeastern Conference Tournament championship by beating Arkansas, 82-65. The Wildcats controlled the game after a 13-0 run put them ahead 46-30 one minute into the second half. Malik Monk and Bam Adebayo each finished with 17 points for the Wildcats.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan took the Big Ten tournament as the Wolverines stifled No. 24 Wisconsin, 71-56 in the title game. Derrick Walton Jr. scored 22 points, D.J. Wilson had 17 and Zak Irvin 15 while the trio helped the Wolverines shoot 56 percent from the field. Wisconsin was held without a field goal for the first eight minutes of the second half, allowing Michigan to expand a 33-32 lead to 44-34.
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points and the Boston Celtics opened the game with a 13-0 run before coasting to a 100-80 rout of Chicago. Avery Bradley had 17 points for the Celtics, who never trailed in their first game back in Boston since a 2-3 road trip. The Celtics top the NBA's Atlantic Division by 3 ½ games over Toronto.
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin (ahr-THE'-mee pah-NAR'-ihn) scored on the Chicago Blackhawks' first two shots before Trevor van Riemsdyk (REEMZ'-dyk) and Marian Hossa (HOH'-sah) added goals in a 4-2 win over the Wild. Corey Crawford turned back 42 shots as the Blackhawks ended a two-game slide and won for the 13th time in 16 games. The outcome leaves the Hawks within one point of the Wild for first place in the NHL's Western Conference and Central Division races.
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