Blue Hens earn third title game berth in a row

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Elena Delle Donne had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 15 Delaware breezed past Hofstra 75-54 on Saturday to earn a third consecutive berth in the Colonial Athletic Association title game.

AMERICA EAST CHAMPIONSHIP

ALBANY 61, HARTFORD 52

In Albany, N.Y., Megan Craig had 16 points, and top-seeded Albany (27-3) rallied to earn its second consecutive conference title
and NCAA Tournament berth.

ATLANTIC 10 CHAMPIONSHIP

ST. JOSEPH’S 47, FORDHAM 46

In New York, Natasha Cloud scored 15 points to help Saint Joseph’s win the conference title, earning the Hawks (23-8) their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2000.

BIG SKY CHAMPIONSHIP

MONTANA 56, NORTHERN COLORADO 43

In Missoula, Mont., Kenzie De Boer scored 19 points, and Montana (24-7) punched its ticket to the NCAA Tour­nament by routing Northern Colorado (20-12).

BIG WEST CHAMPIONSHIP

CAL POLY 63, PACIFIC 49

In Anaheim, Calif., Ariana Elegado scored a game-high 22 points, and Cal Poly (21-10) won the conference championship to earn its first NCAA Tournament berth.

C-USA CHAMPIONSHIP

TULSA 75, CENTRAL FLORIDA 66

In Tulsa, Okla., Taleya Mayberry scored a game-high 25 points as Tulsa (17-16) won the conference tournament and earned its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2006.

MEAC CHAMPIONSHIP

HAMPTON 59, HOWARD 38

In Norfolk, Va., Olivia Allen scored 16 points and Hampton (28-5) capped an unbeaten conference season with a tournament title and NCAA Tournament berth.

MID-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

CENTRAL MICHIGAN 86, AKRON 68

In Cleveland, Crystal Bradford scored 13 points with 10 rebounds and Central Michigan (21-11) earned its first conference title and NCAA Tournament berth since 1984.

PATRIOT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

NAVY 72, HOLY CROSS 53

In Annapolis, Md., Kara Pollinger tied a career high with 24 points, and Navy (21-11) won its third consecutive conference title.

SOUTHLAND CHAMPIONSHIP

ORAL ROBERTS 72, SAM HOUSTON STATE 66

In Katy, Texas, Kevi Luper scored 26 points and Oral Roberts (18-12) won the Southland title to secure its first NCAA Tournament berth in five years.

SWAC CHAMPIONSHIP

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M 100, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY 87 (4OT)

In Garland, Texas, Kiara Etienne scored 31 points, and Prairie View A&M (17-14) earned its third consecutive tournament title and NCAA Tournament berth.

WAC CHAMPIONSHIP

IDAHO 67, SEATTLE 64

In Las Vegas, Stacey Barr had 16 points to lead Idaho (17-15) to an upset of top-seeded Seattle in the conference championship game, securing its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 1985.


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