Christian Koloko scored 24 points. Bennedict Mathurin added 20, and No. On Thursday, Stanford was defeated by 2 Arizona 84-80 in the Pac-12 quarterfinals.

The Cardinal was unable to be shaken by the top-seeded Wildcats (26-3), and they faced the same problem in the opening round of the tournament.

Arizona led 82-77 with Koloko’s two-handed dunk. Harrison Ingram (16 points), however, cut the lead to two when he scored on a corner 3. With 13 seconds remaining. Pelle Larsson, the ninth-seeded Stanford (16-16), was fouled quickly by Koloko and he made two free shots with 8.5 seconds remaining to send the Wildcats to the next round.

Stanford’s Spencer Jones scored 28 points, going 11 for 20 behind it.

In the semifinals, Arizona will play the winner of Oregon-Colorado on Friday.


KANSAS CITY (Mo. (AP) — Ochai Agbaji led Kansas’ scoring with 18 points. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was fouled twice and was ejected after 10 minutes.

For a place in the title game, the top-seeded Jayhawks (26-2), who beat the Mountaineers twice during the regular season, will face fifth-seeded TCU (25-6).

Kansas’ Christian Braun scored 11 points and grabbed a record 14 rebounds. Kansas led 41-19 at halftime. Jalen Wilson had 15 points.

West Virginia (16-17) was led by Malik Curry with 19 points. Taz Sherman scored 10 points, but was only 3 of 14 on the field.


NEW YORK (AP) — Duke began coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament with a tougher-than-expected victory Thursday over Syracuse, which played without suspended star Buddy Boeheim.

Wendell Moore Jr. scored 26 to help top-seeded Duke (27-5), advance to Friday’s semifinals at Barclays Center, against fourth-seeded Miami.

The Blue Devils couldn’t shake the Orange and closed the game with a 10-0 run.

Syracuse (16-17), who was without ACC leader scorer Buddy Boeheim had to be lifted by big brother Jimmy Boeheim. Jimmy Boeheim scored a season high 28 points.

The conference suspended Buddy Boeheim from the game for a “flagrant” act. He punched a Florida State player in his stomach during Wednesday’s Orange’s second round victory.


NEW YORK, (AP) — Al Durham scored a decisive 3-pointer with 41 seconds remaining for Providence’s first basket in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals.

Nate Watson scored 26 points in the season for the top-seeded Friars (25-2), who managed to avoid an early exit at Madison Square Garden, having won the first regular-season conference title in school history.

The Gritty Friars will take on No. Creighton is the 4th seed in Friday’s doubleheader.

Chuck Harris scored 14 points, while Bryce Golden scored all 13 points for the Bulldogs (9-19), who won the game late to defeat No. In overtime, 8 seed Xavier won the first round Wednesday.

TCU 65, NO. TCU 65, NO.

KANSAS CITY (Mo.) (AP) — TCU’s Damion Baugh led a frantic second half comeback. Eddie Lampkin gave the green light with 39 seconds remaining and the Horned Frogs defeated Texas in the quarterfinals at the Big 12 Tournament.

Baugh had 17 points. Mike Miles, who overcame an ankle injury in the first half, added 13 points. Fifth-seeded TCU (20-11), which set a school record for fifth place, rode its school-record fifth victory over a ranked opponent this season to a semifinal matchup against No. 6 Kansas.

After trailing 40-20, the Horned Frogs were able to score just before halftime. This sparked a comeback that was fuelled by hot shooting and some defensive stops. Baugh found Lampkin underneath the basket during a timeout and they took control of the game.

Texas’ Timmy Allen was the star of Texas (21-11), with 16 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.


INDIANAPOLIS, (AP) — Keegan and Jordan Murray each scored 26 points each to lead Iowa to victory in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals.

Murray shot 11 of 16 shots from the field, and had eight rebounds in the Hawkeyes’ historic victory (23-9). This was coach Fran McCaffery’s 400th game at the school. They set single-game tournament records for 3-point baskets (19, field goals (43) & points (43)

Ryan Young led the Wildcats (15-16), scoring 14 points, and Boo Buie had 12.

Iowa has won nine out of the last eleven, and 20 of its 23 victories have been by double digits.