- Associated Press - Thursday, March 9, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Desmond Bane had 16 points, hitting three free throws with 2.5 seconds left, to help TCU stun top-ranked Kansas 85-82 in the Big 12 quarterfinals Thursday.

The eighth-seeded Horned Frogs (19-14) blew an 11-point halftime lead, and still trailed 80-76 with just over a minute remaining. But a parade of free throws knotted the game, and Alex Robinson’s driving layup gave TCU the lead back with 31 seconds left

Frank Mason answered with a pair of free throws for Kansas (28-4), but the Horned Frogs got the ball to Bane in the corner and he was fouled by Svi Mykhailiuk while putting up a shot.

He calmly drained all of them, and Devonte Graham’s long 3 at the buzzer bounced harmlessly off the rim as the Horned Frogs leaped off their benched to celebrate a massive upset of the No. 1 seed.

They’ll play No. 23 Iowa State, which topped Oklahoma State earlier, in Friday’s semifinals.



Kenrich Williams had 13 points, Robinson had 13 and Brandon Parrish had 12 for the Horned Frogs, who caught a break when Jayhawks coach Bill Self suspended Josh Jackson for the game. Jackson was cited for traffic violations in the latest incident involving the star freshman.

Mason, one of the leading candidates for national player of the year, had 29 points in a virtuoso effort for Kansas. Mykhailiuk had 18, and Landen Lucas had 13 points and 14 rebounds.

No. 2 VILLANOVA 108, ST. JOHN’S 67

NEW YORK (AP) - Donte DiVincenzo had 25 points, Kris Jenkins added 24 and Villanova cruised past St. John’s in the Big East quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden.

The Wildcats (29-3) set team tournament records for points and margin of victory. They will face Seton Hall in the semifinals Friday.

DiVincenzo, a redshirt freshman who finished 7 of 8 from the field, including 5 of 6 on 3s, surpassed his previous career high of 20 points, also set against St. John’s.

Bashir Ahmed and Marcus LoVett each scored 12 points for the Red Storm (14-19).

No. 3 UCLA 76, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 74

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Isaac Hamilton scored 22 points, and UCLA held on for the win in the Pac-12 quarterfinals.

Lonzo Ball got into early foul trouble and the young point guard struggled as the Trojans cut into a 14-point deficit before missing a tying 3-pointer and then two more shots in the final minute while trailing by three.

Ball, the Pac-12 freshman of the year, finished with 12 points and seven assists. Next up for Ball and the Bruins is a matchup with No. 7 Arizona in the semifinals on Friday night.

T.J. Leaf scored 14 points in his return after missing a game with a left ankle injury. UCLA (29-3) earned its 10th straight win.

Jordan McLaughlin scored 18 points and Elijah Stewart added 17 for USC (24-9).

No. 5 OREGON 80, ARIZONA STATE 57

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Dillon Brooks scored 22 points, Tyler Dorsey added 21 and No. 5 Oregon pulled away in the second half to beat Arizona State in the Pac-12 quarterfinals.

Oregon (28-4) tightened up defensively after a tight first half, holding Arizona State to 8-of-33 shooting in the second. The Ducks will face California in the semifinals Friday night.

Torian Graham had 32 points and made seven 3-pointers for Arizona State (15-18).

No. 6 NORTH CAROLINA 78, MIAMI 53

NEW YORK (AP) - Isaiah Hicks had 19 points and North Carolina beat Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals.

The top-seeded Tar Heels (27-6) got 12 points from ACC player of the year Justin Jackson and held the Hurricanes to 36 percent shooting, setting up a semifinal Friday night against No. 14 Duke.

Bruce Brown had 21 points and seven rebounds for the Hurricanes (21-11).

No. 7 ARIZONA 92, COLORADO 78

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lauri Markkanen scored 20 points, Allonzo Trier added 19 and Arizona pulled away in the second half to beat Colorado in the Pac-12 quarterfinals.

Arizona (28-4) had a hard time shaking the Buffaloes (19-14) in the first half before stretching the lead to 17 in the second. The co-Pac-12 champions shot 56 percent, made 10 3-pointers and held nearly everyone except Derrick White in check on defense.

White finished with 31 points.

KANSAS STATE 70, No. 9 BAYLOR 64

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Barry Brown had 21 points, D.J. Johnson added 13 and Kansas State beat Baylor 70-64 in the Big 12 Tournament, clinching not only a spot in the semifinals but most likely an NCAA berth.

It was the second time the sixth-seeded Wildcats (20-12) have beaten the Bears (25-7) this season, giving them precisely the kind of marquee victory that the selection committee favors.

They’ll get a chance for another against No. 11 West Virginia in the semifinals.

Al Freeman had 16 points to lead Baylor.

No. 11 WEST VIRGINIA 63, TEXAS 53

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jevon Carter scored 21 points, West Virginia cranked up its trademark defense and Mountaineers cruised past Texas in the Big 12 quarterfinals.

Carter made five 3-pointers and added three rebounds and three assists.

The Mountaineers (25-7) will face Kansas State in the semifinals. They forced the Longhorns (11-22) into 14 turnovers and held them scoreless for the final 5:34.

Andrew Jones had 13 points to lead Texas, which matched a school record with its 22nd loss.

No. 14 DUKE 81, No. 10 LOUISVILLE 77

NEW YORK (AP) - Jayson Tatum scored 25 points and Grayson Allen provided an emotional lift during a second-half comeback to help Duke beat Louisville in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals.

The Blue Devils (25-8) will play No. 6 North Carolina for the third time this season Friday night.

Deng Adel scored 21 points for Louisville (24-8).

No. 16 FLORIDA STATE 74, VIRGINIA TECH 68

NEW YORK (AP) - Dwayne Bacon scored all but two of his 17 points in the second half and Florida State finally overpowered Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals.

The second-seeded Seminoles (25-7) reached the semifinals for the first time since their 2012 championship and will play Friday night against No. 22 Notre Dame.

Zach LeDay led the Hokies (22-10) with 22 points and nine rebounds.

XAVIER 62, No. 18 BUTLER 57

NEW YORK (AP) - Trevon Bluiett scored 23 points, including a tough foul line jumper that broke the game’s final tie with 16 seconds left, and Xavier beat Butler in the Big East quarterfinals.

The Musketeers (21-12) will face Creighton in the semifinals Friday. Malcolm Bernard had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Xavier.

Kelan Martin had 15 points to lead the Bulldogs (23-8). They have never won a game in four Big East Tournaments.

No. 22 NOTRE DAME 71, No. 21 VIRGINIA 58

NEW YORK (AP) - Bonzie Colson had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Notre Dame beat Virginia for the first time since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, topping the Cavaliers to reach the tournament semifinals.

The Fighting Irish (24-8) will face No. 16 Florida State on Friday night.

Devon Hall and Darius Thompson led Virginia (22-10) with 12 points each.

No. 23 IOWA STATE 92, OKLAHOMA STATE 83

Monte Morris was an assist shy of the second triple-double in Big 12 Tournament history, leading Iowa State past Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals.

Morris had 21 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Cyclones (21-10). They will face TCU on Friday in the semifinals. The Horned Frogs upset top-ranked Kansas.

Juwan Evans had 29 points for the Cowboys (21-11).

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