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No. 1 Ohio State 68,
Michigan 61

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jared Sullinger had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 1 Ohio State boosted its bid for the NCAA tournament’s top overall seed with a 68-61 victory over rival Michigan in the Big Ten semifinals Saturday.
    The regular-season league champions and defending tournament champs will play in a record-tying third straight championship game Sunday against sixth-seeded Penn State. Illinois also played in three consecutive title games from 2003-05.
    Jon Diebler scored 16 points and William Buford had 14 for the Buckeyes (31-2). They have won six straight games overall and all three matchups this season with Michigan (20-13).
    The Wolverines were led by Darius Morris with 16 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. with 15.
Michigan got as close as 47-45 with 9:51 left, but the Buckeyes answered with 16 straight points and held off a late charge that got the Wolverines within four in the final minute.
No. 7 San Diego St. 72,
No. 8 BYU 54

    LAS VEGAS — Billy White put on an offensive display and bedeviled national scoring leader Jimmer Fredette in leading San Diego State past BYU for the Mountain West Conference title.
    White had 21 points, 12 rebounds and five steals and Kawhi Leonard pitched in 20 points and eight boards.
    Second-seeded San Diego State (32-2), whose only two losses were against the Cougars (30-4), finally figured out how to topple top-seeded BYU, which was playing its fifth game without star sophomore Brandon Davies, its best post player, who was suspended last week for violating the school’s honor code.
    Despite 30 points from a late-charging Fredette, the Cougars fell to 3-2 without Davies.
No. 12 Florida 77,
Vanderbilt 66

    ATLANTA — Kenny Boynton scored 24 points, Erving Walker added 17 and Florida recovered from another slow start to beat Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference semifinals.
    The Gators (26-6) matched their biggest comeback of the season, overcoming a 12-point deficit early in the second half. They will meet Kentucky in the championship game Sunday.
    Florida beat the Commodores (23-10) at their 3-point game. Boynton hit five shots beyond the arc, Walker made three and the Gators finished 11 of 21 overall.
Vanderbilt was just 6 of 33, and SEC leading scorer John Jenkins had a particularly tough day. Coming off a 29-point performance in the quarterfinals, he looked as though an ailing left foot was bothering him more than it did against Mississippi State. He scored just 10 points on 3-of-15 shooting.
    Jeffery Taylor led the Commodores with 21 points.
No. 15 Kentucky 72,
Alabama 58

    ATLANTA — Brandon Knight finally got rolling at the Southeastern Conference tournament and Kentucky looked like a young team peaking at just the right time with a semifinal victory over Alabama.
Knight scored 10 straight points to blow it open for the Wildcats (24-8), who have won seven out of eight with their three freshman starters.
    Kentucky raced to a 37-21 halftime lead, even with Knight missing all four of his shots. Alabama (21-11) scored two quick baskets to start the second half before the freshman guard put an end to any thought of another big comeback by the Crimson Tide.
Doron Lamb led the Wildcats with 15 points.
Washington 77,
No. 16 Arizona 75, OT

    LOS ANGELES — Isaiah Thomas hit a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer, lifting Washington over Arizona for the Pac-10 tournament championship in the first overtime title game in league history.
Thomas scored 19 of his 28 points in the first half, and freshman Terrence Ross added 16 for the third-seeded Huskies (23-10), who successfully defended their title and earned the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
     Pac-10 player of the year Derrick Williams had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the top-seeded Wildcats (27-7), who won the regular-season crown and are likely to return to the NCAA tournament after the school’s 25-year streak ended last year.
Washington’s C.J. Wilcox hit a 3-pointer that tied it 68-all with 7 seconds left in regulation.
Richmond 58, No. 24 Temple 54
     ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Kevin Anderson scored 22 points and Richmond beat three-time defending champion Temple in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament.
     Justin Harper added 18 points and nine rebounds as the third-seeded Spiders (26-7) avenged a loss to the No. 24-ranked Owls (25-7) in last year’s title game and a 20-point loss earlier this season.
Khalif Wyatt had 15 points and Lavoy Allen added 12 points and 10 rebounds for second-seeded Temple, which had a string of 10 tournament victories at Boardwalk Hall snapped.
     Juan Fernandez, the most outstanding player in last year’s tournament, had a miserable day, shooting 3 of 17 from the field and missing a one-and-one chance with 17 seconds to play and the Owls down 57-54.
     Temple did not score in the final 5 minutes after taking a 54-53 lead on a layup by Ramone Moore.
     The victory sent Richmond to the conference final against ninth-seeded Dayton.