Coach K’s farewell tour: No. 1 seed Duke survives ACC Tournament quarterfinal test from Syracuse

Duke nearly went one-and-done at the ACC Tournament on Thursday in its final appearance in the event under coach Mike Krzyzewski. In the end, though, the No. 1 seed Blue Devils used a late surge to beat No. 9 seed Syracuse 88-79 and advance to Friday’s semifinals. They will play the winner of Thursday afternoon’s game between No. 4 seed Miami and No. 13 seed Boston College.

Syracuse showed once again that Duke has some issues to shore up defensively before the NCAA Tournament begins next week. After allowing 94 points against North Carolina in a home loss to end the regular season, the Blue Devils allowed Syracuse forward Jimmy Boeheim to go off for 28 points on Thursday.

The Orange led 40-36 at halftime and rallied late in the second half a 79-78 lead at the 3:32 mark before fading in the end amid a one-game suspension for star

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Remarkable buzzer-beater sends longtime Badgers assistant Lamont Paris to NCAA Tournament as Chattanooga head coach

Chattanooga head coach Lamont Paris is a former University of Wisconsin assistant coach.

Chattanooga head coach Lamont Paris is a former University of Wisconsin assistant coach.

Former University of Wisconsin assistant men’s basketball coach Lamont Paris will appear in the NCAA Tournament for the first time as a head coach courtesy of a remarkable overtime buzzer-beater by Chattanooga’s David Jean-Baptiste on Monday night.

Competing in the Southern Conference championship game, Jean-Baptiste took an inbound pass on the other end of the floor with 4.3 seconds left after Furman, a school that hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 1980, hit a go-ahead layup for a 63-61 lead. Jean-Baptiste weaved into the front court and unleashed a 30-footer defended by two Paladins that swished through as time expired for a 64-63 triumph.

The win meant the Mocs were heading back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016.

Paris, who was an assistant under both Bo Ryan and Greg Gard at Wisconsin

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Live scores, updates from 2022 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions Friday semifinals

3Q 4:52 Sierra Canyon 41 Whitney Young 32

Hasn’t been the prettiest of quarters. It did get a dunk from Amari Bailey who jumps really, really high.

Halftime Sierra Canyon 34 Whitney Young 25

Dolphins turn the ball over 15 times in the first half while the Blazers take a 10-point lead into halftime.

Ramel Lloyd Jr. leads the game with nine points with two 3’s and four rebounds. Amari Bailey has seven points and six boards.

Dalen Davis has nine points and two boards for the Dolphins.

2Q 0:53 Sierra Canyon 30 Whitney Young 22

Blazers’ pressure is turning into a lot of Dolphin turnovers. Whitney Young has five turnovers in the last 2:13 and 15 in the game.

2Q 3:00 Sierra Canyon 26 Whitney Young 20

Shy Odom with an and-one. He also has a pair of rebounds.

2Q 3:49 Sierra Canyon 23 Whitney Young 18

Ramel Lloyd

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No. 1 Oklahoma wins Bedlam round four 10-2, claims Big 12 tournament title

No. 1 Oklahoma softball returned to the diamond at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City on Saturday afternoon looking to complete the clean sweep of conference titles by winning the Big 12 tournament final against No. 9 Oklahoma State.

After a highly contested and emotional three-game set in Stillwater last weekend, the anticipation was high for this one and the atmosphere represented that to be a big crowd that had a significant Sooners lean.

Senior Shannon Saile (16-0) would get the start and do a good job working out of trouble through the first four innings, frequently leaving runners stranded on base in key moments. She would exit in the fifth after allowing a pair of solo home runs, with freshman pitcher Nicole May relieving her to record the final four outs of the game.

Oklahoma wouldn’t wait long to get the bats going as they struck for three

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