NO. 2 SYRACUSE 58, CONNECTICUT 55
NEW YORK — Dion Waiters had 18 points and James Southerland scored all 10 of his points in the final 8 minutes to lead No. 2 Syracuse to a victory over Connecticut on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.
The top-seeded Orange (31-1) advanced to face Cincinnati in the semifinals Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
Shabazz Napier had 15 points and Andre Drummond added 14 for the ninth-seeded Huskies (20-13).
NO. 5 MISSOURI 88, OKLAHOMA STATE 70
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kim English scored 27 points and led a 26-5 first-half run, and No. 5 Missouri swamped short-handed Oklahoma State 88-70 in the Big 12 quarterfinals.
Marcus Denmon added 24 points, and Phil Pressey had 12 assists, one short of Missouri’s school record. The Tigers (28-4) also outrebounded the Cowboys 40-20.
NO. 13 GEORGETOWN 70, 2OT
NEW YORK — Cashmere Wright banked in a runner with 7.6 seconds left, and Cincinnati beat Georgetown in another multiple-OT classic at the Big East tournament.
The fourth-seeded Bearcats (23-9) trailed by 11 points midway through the second half of the quarterfinal but rallied behind Yancy Gates, who scored 23 points in his big-man duel with Henry Sims.
Gates scored twice in the last 2 minutes of regulation to give the Bearcats their first lead since midway through the first half. The Hoyas’ Otto Porter sent the game to overtime when his jumper bounced in with 3.6 seconds remaining. Sims, who had 22 points and 15 rebounds, hit a layup at the buzzer to force a second OT for the Hoyas (23-8). Well out of his range, Sims missed a potential winning 3-pointer at the end.
NO. 15 INDIANA 75, PENN ST. 58
INDIANAPOLIS — Jordan Hulls scored 20 points, Cody Zeller had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Indiana beat Penn State.
The Hoosiers (25-7) will face No. 14 Wisconsin on Friday in the quarterfinals.
Tim Frazier scored 19 of his 26 points in the first half for Penn State. The Nittany Lions finished 12-20 in their first season under coach Patrick Chambers.
NO. 18 SAN DIEGO ST. 65, BOISE ST. 62
LAS VEGAS — Jamaal Franklin made an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer to push top-seeded San Diego State past eighth-seeded Boise State in the Mountain West Conference tournament opener.
Franklin lifted the Aztecs (25-6) after they got sloppy against the scrappy Broncos (13-17).
Chase Tapley scored 20 for the Aztecs, Franklin had 19 and Thames 14.
Anthony Drmic had 19 points for the Broncos.
San Diego State will face Colorado State on Friday night in the semifinals. The Rams beat TCU 81-60.