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IUPUI basketball coach fired after 3 seasons (Yahoo Sports)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has fired men's basketball coach Todd Howard.
Parker leads No. 4 Duke past No. 14 UNC, 93-81 (Yahoo Sports)
If this was Jabari Parker's last home game at Duke, what a farewell it was. The freshman phenom scored a season-high 30 points and added 11 rebounds in the fourth-ranked Blue Devils' 93-81 win over No. 14 North Carolina on Saturday night. In leading Duke in both scoring and rebounding all season, he hasn't looked like a first-year player very often. ... It's time to grow up.'' Rodney Hood added 24 points to help Duke (24-7, 13-5) end the Tar Heels' 12-game winning streak and clinch the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Mercer tops FGCU in A-Sun final, 68-60 (Yahoo Sports)
Langston Hall and Anthony White Jr. scored 15 points each and Mercer earned its first NCAA tournament berth since 1985, beating top-seeded Florida Gulf Coast 68-60 in the Atlantic Sun Conference championship game on Sunday. Daniel Coursey scored 13 points and Jakob Gallon added 12 for the second-seeded Bears (26-8), who lost the A-Sun title game at home to the Eagles a year ago, then had to watch FGCU make a run to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament and become known nationally as ''Dunk City.'' It will be Mercer's time in the tourney this year, after handing FGCU its third home loss in 33 games over the past two seasons. Bernard Thompson and Brett Comer scored 14 points each for FGCU (22-12), which got 13 from Chase Fieler and cut a huge second-half deficit down to one but couldn't get the lead back.
Wichita State makes it 34-0, wins Valley tourney (Yahoo Sports)
Wichita State's still perfect. After the nation's only unbeaten made another put-away run in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament title game, guard Fred VanVleet fired back at doubters who cast aspersions on a schedule ranked 113th in the nation. Facts are facts, truth is truth,'' VanVleet, the conference player of the year, said after the second-ranked Shockers beat Indiana State 83-69 on Sunday to go to 34-0. And nobody that's arguing about it is on the selection committee.'' Players wore championship T-shirts that proclaimed Wichita State the winner on the front but on the back had a bracket with Indiana State winning.
Maryland stuns No. 5 Virginia 75-69 in ACC finale (Yahoo Sports)
As the final seconds of regulation ticked off the clock, the sellout crowd was poised to storm the court to celebrate an upset victory in Maryland's final regular season game in the Atlantic Coast Conference. No. 5 Virginia forced overtime, forcing the fans back to their seats to see if the Terrapins could rebound from the letdown to pull off an upset against the best team in the league. Maryland closed out its 61st and final ACC regular season in stunning fashion, outlasting the Cavaliers 75-69 in overtime Sunday to end Virginia's 13-game winning streak. It was a lot of things,'' Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon said.