College Basketball Roundup
The college basketball roundup …
ST. LOUIS ó Aaron Carter scored 15 points and Indiana State held top seed Missouri State to 30.5 percent shooting in a 60-56 victory in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final on Sunday.
Jake Kelly hit two clinching free throws with 1.4 seconds to go for the third-seeded Sycamores (20-13), who shot 50 percent and earned their first NCAA tournament berth since 2001. Indiana State has won five in a row and knocked off second seed Wichita State in the semifinals.
Kyle Weems, the conference player of the year, was held to 11 points on 3-for-16 shooting and got his last basket came with 11:12 to go in the first half. Jerome Mallett had 17 points and eight rebounds but was the only starter shooting above 50 percent for Missouri State (25-8), which shot below 40 percent in all three tournament games.
College of Charleston 63, Furman 58
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. ó Andrew Goudelock scored 31 points to lead the College of Charleston to a win over Furman on Sunday night in the Southern Conference tournament semifinals.
Antwaine Wiggins added 10 points, and Trent Wiedeman had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Cougars (24-9), who will face defending champion Wofford in the championship on Monday.
Wofford 86 W. Carolina 72
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. ó Noah Dahlman scored 18 points, and Cameron Rundles and Jamar Diggs added 17 apiece as Wofford defeated Western Carolinaon Sunday night in the Southern Conference tournamentís first semifinal.
Western Carolina (18-15) scored the first four points of the second half to pull within five, 45-40, but the Terriers answered with a 7-0 run that culminated with a Rundles 3-pointer at the 15:35 mark.
Georgia Tech 66, Miami 57
ATLANTA ó Iman Shumpert had 19 points, Lance Storrs led Georgia Techís 3-point assault and the Yellow Jackets beat Miami on Sunday in the final game at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Storrs had five 3-pointers for 15 points and Shumpert and Jason Morris, who had 11 points, each added three long-range shots as Georgia Tech overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half. The Yellow Jackets had 12 3-pointers, one shy of their season high.
Georgia Tech (13-17 overall, 5-11 Atlantic Coast Conference) finished a disappointing regular season under coach Paul Hewitt with its first two-game winning streak since January.
Adrian Thomas had 14 points and Durand Scott had 13 for Miami (18-13, 6-10 ACC), which was hurt by 21 turnovers.
Ohio State 93, Wisconsin 65
COLUMBUS, Ohio ó Jon Diebler lived up to his ě3-blerî nickname by hitting 7 of 8 shots behind the arc while scoring 27 points, leading top-ranked Ohio State to an emotion-laden 93-65 victory over No. 10 Wisconsin on Sunday.
Freshman Jared Sullinger added 22 points, William Buford had 18 and David Lighty 13 for the Buckeyes (29-2, 16-2 Big Ten), who got back at the Badgers (23-7, 13-5) for a painful loss a month ago.
Bradley fires Les
Jim Les was fired Sunday as Bradley’s basketball coach, ending a nine-year run that featured a stunning upset of Kansas in the first round of the 2006 NCAA tournament.
The Braves were only 12-20 this season, including 4-14 in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Les played at Bradley and for seven seasons in the NBA before moving into coaching. He was 154-140 overall with a 74-88 mark in the Missouri Valley.