No. 2 Indiana beats Purdue to clinch share of Big Ten title No. 4 UCLA tops Colorado, claims Pac-12 regular-season title Arizona State stuns No. 7 Arizona 89-88 on Cambridge’s heave In NIL-era first, NCAA gives Miami probation for violation Kermit Davis is out as Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Utah projected as No. 1 seed in women’s NCAA Tournament

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana – The celebration in Indiana began hours before early Sunday, when crowds of students and fans gathered outside the Assembly Hall.

Inside, the party continued as the first sell-out crowd at home finally got to see the long-awaited net-cutting ceremony. This may just be the beginning for the Hoosiers.

Mackenzie Holmes scored 20 points, Grace Berger added 14 points and 10 assists, and Indiana’s No. 2 thrashed Purdue 83–60 to claim a share of their first Big Ten regular season championship since 1982–83, the league’s first season of play.

Indiana has yet to win an overall title, but the players and coaches enjoyed the moment as they collected the trophy to the blaring music in the background.

“I was so focused on the game that I didn’t even realize when I came out that we had won the championship,” Berger said. “I think Mackenzie told me. Once I figured it out, it was really special.”

The stage was another major step in Indiana’s nine-year ascent under coach Teri Moren.

Indiana (26-1, 16-1) has already broken the school record in a single season, and now, with 14 straight wins, it’s also the second-longest streak in school history. They’ve won 18 consecutive home games and Morin, who led career wins earlier this season, is two wins behind No. 200 with the Hoosiers and three wins behind No. 400 overall.

But what Sunday showed the most about these Hoosiers (26-1, 16-1) was that they did more than just win games.

On the day they celebrated the 40th anniversary of the only other women’s regular season championship team, Indiana also played in front of a fourth record that season, 17,222 spectators. And they did it with an uplifting roar of the orchestra, with fans constantly jumping up and down, with player numbers and a deafening roar as the clock counted down the last seconds.

This combination doomed Purdue’s hopes of crashing parties.

Lasha Petri scored 23 points and joined the 2000 points club. Abby Ellis added 12 Boilermakers fighters (17-8, 8-7). It wasn’t enough to avoid a ninth straight loss in this rivalry, and second-year coach Kathy Girlds looks to the Hoosiers as a blueprint for her own program.

“Teri, in nine years, what she’s done here has been amazing, and we’d love to do it again in West Lafayette,” the sophomore coach said. “We understand that this will take some time, but today we congratulate Indiana.”

Boilermakers continued to make life difficult for Indiana.

They ended the first half 7-0 to cut the deficit from 10 points to 37-34 and were still five points behind at the start of the second half.

Berger and Holmes then went on to score six points together in a row, with Chloe Moore-McNeil adding a mid-range jumper to make it 52-39 with 4:19 left in the third quarter.

Perdue threatened to keep it, responding with five in a row only to get all those points back in one game – Moore-McNeil hit a three-pointer and called a foul as the ball went over the net. Sidney Parrish hit both shots to give Indiana 60-44 with 1:15 left in the third quarter, and the only remaining question was how long the post-game celebration would last.

“We knew it was going to be another challenge, another challenge, but we thought if we could do it in front of our home crowd, then it would be a great moment,” Morin said after spinning the net towards the crowd. “Doing it in front of 17,000 fans, our friends, our families makes it special.”


Purdue: Gearlds has revived the Boilermakers program. Even though Perdue was stuck in the half, he faced the perfect storm in the second half. The best days are ahead for the Girls and her program, maybe even this week as they try to make their case in the NCAA Tournament.

Indiana: It’s been a dream season for the Hoosiers. They’ve been breaking records on and off the court, and now they’ve ended their title drought. But they insist they are not done yet. Winning their first straight conference crown should set Indiana up for a deep run in the conference tournament and the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.


No one can argue with the Hoosiers rating. They are 9-0 against ranked teams, perfect at home and one win away from matching the school’s longest winning streak. But if defending champion South Carolina’s perfect season doesn’t end, Indiana will remain number two.


Purdue: hosts Penn State on Wednesday.

Indiana: Gets a six-day break before meeting No. 7 in Iowa next Sunday.

BOULDER, Colorado. Jaime Jacques Jr. scored 17 points and Tiger Campbell scored 13 of his 14 points in the second half as UCLA No. 4 beat Colorado 60-56 on Sunday.

Amari Bailey added 11 points for UCLA (25-4, 16-2 Pac-12), which won its eighth straight to end an undefeated February and clinch the regular season conference title.

“It doesn’t change anything,” said UCLA coach Mick Cronin. “Our goal along the way was to win the Pac-12 to try and stay in the West (for the NCAA Tournament). So, we have more games to win in order to try and reach this goal. In addition, we have the longest home winning streak (23 games) in a country that we are very proud of. So we are focused on the state of Arizona.”

With the Pac-12 and the NCAA Tournament approaching, Jacquez agreed with his coach that now is not the time to stop there in the regular season.

“That was one of the goals we set for ourselves at the beginning of the year. And we did it,” he said. “And now we have two more goals that we also want to achieve. And we’ll just keep working hard.”

KJ Simpson had 14 points to lead Colorado (15-15, 7-12). Tristan da Silva, who left the game with just over five minutes left due to an apparent calf injury, and Luke O’Brien scored 13 points each. Colorado narrowly missed a loss to UCLA after a lopsided loss to USC.

“It’s a different feeling after losing tonight than after losing Thursday night and I’m talking to the players about how the reason they are upset and frustrated tonight is because they were wrestling with their tails,” the coach said. Colorado” Ted Boyle. . “They fought tooth and nail and they didn’t make it.”

Buffalo bounced back to take a 45–44 lead after a da Silva three-pointer with 8:13 remaining to end the Buffalo streak 8–2. The game remained tense, with the score tied at 3:41 twice in the final.

Jaques made one of two free throws with 2:17 left to give UCLA a one-point lead, with Campbell adding another basket for the Bruins. Buffalo came back within two points of a pair of free throws from Lawson Lovering with seven seconds left. Amari Bailey was fouled in the ensuing field play and hit both free throws to secure a win over Colorado, who missed a shot in the closing seconds.

Losing a basket at halftime, UCLA scored the first seven points in the second half to take a 35–30 lead. It was the Bruins’ first lead since Jacques dunked in the first minute of the game. Tiger Campbell ended the streak with a three-pointer, the first from beyond the arc for the Bruins, who hit 0-for-6 in the first half.

UCLA missed 10 of their first 11 shots and trailed 11-2 before gradually closing the gap to 30-28 due to Jaylen Clark’s layup shortly before halftime. Colorado was unable to build on their early lead due to their own offensive problems and effectively finished the first half shooting 37.9%, about two percent lower than UCLA’s over the same period.


The Bruins made one of their 14 three-pointers, but it was enough to extend their 23-year streak. Tiger Campbell’s 3-pointer early in the second half extended UCLA’s streak with at least one 3-pointer to 782 games. The Bruins have not been without three-pointers in a game since hitting 0-for-14 from three on February 3, 2000, in a 78–63 loss at then-second place at Stanford.


UCLA: The Bruins pulled off a landslide victory that will serve them well as they turn their focus to postseason tournaments. They overcame a slow start and uneven attacking play, keeping their composure against an underdog but determined opponent, relying on their defensive intensity to drive the game to victory.

Colorado: The Buffalo put up a huge effort against a powerful UCLA team, going head-to-head with their opponent until the last moments. They have shown that they can compete with the best in the conference and with a young roster they have shown that they have the potential to improve in the near future.


UCLA: Opens last regular season home stand on Thursday against Arizona State ahead of Saturday’s final against No. 7 Arizona. The Bruins have a 23-game home winning streak since last season, the longest active streak in the country.

Colorado: Hosts Utah in the regular season finals on Saturday.

TUCSON, Arizona. Arizona State’s final loss to the rivalry seemed inevitable even after a late rally when all that was left was desperate.

Desmond Cambridge Jr. cashed it out by swinging the McKale miracle to keep the Sun Devils’ NCAA Tournament hopes alive.

Cambridge Jr. landed a 60-foot blow to the buzzer and Arizona State rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat No. 7 Arizona 89-88 on Saturday.

“I didn’t think this shot would hit the target,” Cambridge said after scoring 19 points. “I just wanted to miss well so that everyone in the crowd went, “Oooh!” As soon as he came in, I literally could only scream because I couldn’t understand it.”

The Wildcats (24–5, 13–5, Pak-12) took a 10 lead and then missed a field goal for over six minutes, with Arizona State taking a lead by one.

The Sun Devils (20-9, 11-7) went up 86-85 with a layup by Warren Washington with just a minute left, but Pelle Larsson again took Arizona out of a layup with 29 seconds left.

DJ Horn from Arizona missed the jumper with four seconds left and…


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