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No. 15 Cincinnati beats No. 20 Memphis 97-84 (Yahoo Sports)
Cincinnati's seniors hugged before the game and relayed a quick, quiet message. ''We all whispered in each other's ears: 'It's time to go,''' Sean Kilpatrick said. Kilpatrick scored a season-high 34 points in his final home game, and Cincinnati's trio of senior starters led the way to a 97-84 victory over No. 20 Memphis on Thursday night that left the American Athletic Conference race tied. Afterward, Kilpatrick went from one end of the court to the other, stood on the sideline tables and saluted the students, thinking about how he would never get to do it again.
No. 2 Wichita State 32-0 after beating Evansville (Yahoo Sports)
No. 2 Wichita State is still perfect. The top-seeded Shockers stayed unbeaten with an 80-58 romp over Evansville in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley tournament Friday. ''I love how this team goes about their business, their approach and how resolute they are,'' coach Gregg Marshall said. ''Fantastic to see what they're doing,'' Evansville guard D.J. Balentine said after scoring 31 points.
Gamecocks' Martin apologizes for harsh language (Yahoo Sports)
Suspended South Carolina coach Frank Martin apologized to fans for his harsh words aimed at Gamecocks point guard Duane Notice in the loss to No. 1 Florida this week. ''I can't do anything other than apologize,'' Martin said Friday in a press conference to address the suspension. He already apologized to Notice and is not travelling with the team to its regular-season finale at Mississippi State on Saturday. Martin will resume his duties before the Gamecocks play in the Southeastern Conference tournament next week.
Duke: Coach K back at practice after dizzy spell (Yahoo Sports)
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Coach Mike Krzyzewski is out of the hospital and at practice with No. 4 Duke after feeling light-headed during a loss at Wake Forest.
New Mexico-San Diego St. Preview (Yahoo Sports)
Xavier Thames and the 10th-ranked San Diego State Aztecs will have home court advantage in raucous Viejas Arena. The No. 21 New Mexico Lobos will have the Cameron Bairstow advantage. On Saturday night, the Aztecs (26-3, 15-2) and Lobos (24-5, 15-2) meet for the outright Mountain West Conference title, two weeks after Bairstow scored 26 points in the Lobos' 14-point victory against the Aztecs in Albuquerque. SDSU coach Steve Fisher said he originally wondered why the teams played twice in two weeks.