March 12, 2005

Georgia Tech Upsets North Carolina in Semis

Will Bynum scored 23 of his career-high 35 points in the second half, as Georgia Tech pulled off a 78-75 upset victory over second-ranked North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament at the MCI Center.

No. 5 Duke 76, N.C. State 69

Like most scorers, J.J. Redick didn't fret after one bad game. He knew he was only one jumper away from a streak, so he waited patiently for it to come. And did it ever. The Duke guard carried his team to its eighth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference tournament final with a spectacular individual effort, making seven 3-pointers and scoring 35 points to lead the fifth-ranked Blue Devils past North Carolina State 76-69 Saturday.

Syracuse Beats W. Virginia, Wins Big East

Hakim Warrick had 20 points and 13 rebounds -- his third double-double in three games -- and No. 16 Syracuse won the Big East tournament for the first time since 1992 with a 68-59 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night.

Washington Tops Arizona for Pac-10 Title

Nate Robinson scored six points -- his only ones of the second half -- in the final 1:07, helping 14th-ranked Washington upset No. 8 Arizona 81-72 for its first Pac-10 tournament title Saturday.

No. 1 Illinois Beats Minnesota 64-56

There simply was no way top-ranked Illinois would let this game slip away. Playing less than 24 hours after their coach's mother died, the Illini used their defense to beat back a late Minnesota rally and defeat the Golden Gophers 64-56 Saturday.

Clement Breaks Johnson's 400-Meter Record

Florida sophomore Kerron Clement broke Michael Johnson's world 400-meter record Saturday night, an unexpected display of speed that overshadowed team titles for the Arkansas men and Tennessee women at the NCAA Indoor track and field championships.

Louisville Edges Memphis to Claim Conference USA Title

Francisco Garcia scored 19 points and committed an almost costly foul on Darius Washington Jr., who missed 2-of-3 foul shots with no time on the clock, and sixth-ranked Louisville captured the Conference-USA title with a dramatic 75-74 win over Memphis.

Texas Tech Upsets Oklahoma 69-63

Ronald Ross poured in a game-high 28 points to lead Texas Tech to a 69-63 upset over 17th-ranked Oklahoma in the first semifinal of the Big 12 Tournament from Kemper Arena.

Bode Miller Takes Pride in World Cup Triumph

Bode Miller finally confirmed his status as the world's best all-round skier on Saturday, wrapping up the World Cup overall title with just one race to spare. He becomes the first American in 22 years to win skiing's overall World Cup title.

No. 6 Baylor 68, No. 17 Kansas St. 55

Sophia Young scored 18 points, earning Big 12 tournament MVP honors, and No. 6 Baylor won its first championship with a 68-55 victory over No. 17 Kansas State on Saturday night.

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