Michigan St. upends Michigan
Adreian Payne scored 18 points and Gary Harris and Branden Dawson added 15 each to lead No. 22 Michigan State to its second Big Ten tournament title in three years with a 69-55 upset of No. 8 Michigan on Sunday in Indianapolis.
The Spartans opened the second half with an 8-0 spurt for a 46-29 lead. The Wolverines, the Big Ten regular-season champs, never got closer than 10 points again.
Top-ranked Florida capped a perfect run through the Southeastern Conference when Kentucky failed to get off a shot on its final possession, allowing the Gators to escape with a 61-60 victory in the league title game in Atlanta.
Atlantic Coast Conference
Malcolm Brogdon scored 23 points and No. 6 Virginia won its first conference tournament title since 1976 by beating No. 7 Duke 72-63 in Greensboro, N.C.
Atlantic 10 Conference
Langston Galloway scored 19 points as Saint Joseph’s beat No. 23 VCU 65-61 in New York to win its first conference tournament title since 1997.
Sun Belt Conference
Xavian Rimmer scored a career-high 27 points, Louisiana-Lafayette rallied from a late nine-point deficit to force overtime and the Ragin’ Cajuns beat Georgia State 82-81 in the conference title game in New Orleans.