DULUTH, Ga. — Kelsey Bone had 18 points and 15 rebounds, with most of her production coming in the second half, and No. 19 Texas A&M earned a 75-67 win over seventh-ranked Kentucky to claim the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship in its first year in the league.
The Aggies, the No. 4 seed, were the surprise of the tournament by beating the top two seeds in the tournament. No. 19 Texas A&M (24-9) beat top-seeded Tennessee in the semifinals before beating No. 2 seed Kentucky (27-5) in the final.
NO. 6 DUKE 92, NO. 15 NORTH CAROLINA 73
In Greensboro, N.C., freshman Alexis Jones scored a career-high 24 points and Duke (30-2) claimed its eighth Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title by routing North Carolina (28-6) in the championship game.
NO. 1 BAYLOR 77, OKLAHOMA STATE 69
In Dallas, Brittney Griner had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and Baylor (31-1) held off a furious late charge by Oklahoma State (21-10) for a victory in the Big 12 tournament semifinals.
NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 75, SOUTH FLORIDA 66
In Hatford, Conn., Natalie Achonwa had 20 points and 20 rebounds to help Notre Dame (29-1) beat South Florida (21-10) in the Big East Women’s Tournament quarterfinals.
NO. 3 CONNECTICUT 94, DEPAUL 61
Breanna Stewart scored 21 points to lead a balanced offense as Connecticut (28-3) beat DePaul (21-11) in the Big East Tournament.
NO. 13 LOUISVILLE 62, ST. JOHN’S 55
Sara Hammond had 22 points and 11 rebounds to help Louisville (24-7) beat St. John’s (18-12).
NO. 24 SYRACUSE 61, VILLANOVA 56
Kayla Alexander matched her career high with 34 points and No. 24 Syracuse withstood a rally to beat Villanova.
NO. 4 STANFORD 51, NO. 14 UCLA 49
In Seattle, Amber Orrange capped a career-high 20-point performance scoring on a spinning drive with 8.3 seconds left, and Stanford (31-2) won its seventh consecutivePac-12 Conference tournament title rallying past UCLA (25-7).
SAINT JOSEPH’S 61, NO. 11 DAYTON 54
In Philadelphia, Chatilla van Grinsven’s 19 points and 10 rebounds helped Saint Joseph’s (22-8) snap Dayton’s (27-2) 15-game winning streak in the Atlantic 10 Conference semifinals.