Late Night Snacks: Northeastern, Wofford and Manhattan are dancing
Even though Wofford was the best team in the SoCon, and Furman was the worst, this game came down to the final possession before the Terriers advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in six years. SoCon Player of the Year Karl Cochran knocked in a deep go-ahead 3-pointer with 4:01 left to give Wofford a late lead that they never relinquished. Lee Skinner finished with a team-high 17 points for the Terriers.
Punching a ticket from the CAA to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1991 is Northeastern, who almost squandered a huge late lead. The Huskies received 22 points from Quincy Ford and 15 from David Walker and had a 22-point lead with 3:39 left shrink to six with 36 seconds left.
3. Manhattan 79, Iona 69
The Jaspers are dancing in back-to-back years as they bested MAAC rival Iona. Ashton Pankey had 21 points and 10 rebounds while teammate Emmy Andujar added another double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
- The MAC began its conference tournament play on Monday as Eastern Michigan beat Miami (OH) in overtime. Brandon Nazione had the game-winning layup with 31 seconds left in overtime for the Eagles while Raven Lee had 19 points.
- Bowling Green raced past Ball State as Anthony Henderson had 20 points and Jehvon Clarke had 19 points.
- Akron got past Northern Illinois with ease as Deji Ibitayo had 18 points.
- Western Michigan had a great night from David Brown as his 34 points and seven rebounds pushed the Broncos past Ohio.
- First round tournament action began in the MEAC as Delaware State beat Savannah State. Amere May had 26 points and six rebounds.
- Also moving on to the next round is Hampton, who easily topped Morgan State as Reggie Johnson and Deron Powers each had 18 points.
- In the semifinals, South Dakota State earned a win over South Dakota as Deondre Parks had 21 points and three assists.
- Joining South Dakota State in the title game will be North Dakota State, who defeated Oral Roberts. Lawrence Alexander had 15 points and six rebounds.
- No. 7 Gonzaga moved on to the WCC finals with an easy win over Portland. Byron Wesley had 25 points while Kyle Wiltjer had 19 points and seven rebounds.