Big Ten comeback: Michigan topples LSU 86-78
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS – What the Big Ten needed was someone, anyone, to start playing like it came from the Big Ten. Seven of nine teams from the conference had departed before coach Juwan Howard brought Michigan (22-4) to the court for its second-round game in the East region. But during the 14-1 stretch that opened things up, Michigan did what typical Big Ten teams are supposed to do. Most-telling stat of the night was points off the bench: Michigan 26, LSU 2. His 27 points kept LSU in range in the second half, but Wagner rejected him underneath at the end of that stretch.
Michigan outlasts LSU 86-78 to advance to Sweet 16: Live updates recap
FINAL: Michigan 86, LSU 78The Wolverines outscored the Tigers 43-36 in the second half to advance to the Sweet 16. 0:44 – Michigan 84, LSU 78It isn’t over yet as Mike Smith airballed a triple and Cameron Thomas made a layup at the other end. Javonte Smart hit a mid-range jumper and Cameron Thomas drilled a 3 to extend the Tigers’ run to 12-3. HALFTIME: Michigan 43, LSU 42FIRST HALF0:00 – Michigan 43, LSU 42Michigan rallied from nine down to take a lead into halftime. 12:13 – LSU 19, Michigan 12Michigan has had no answer for Cameron Thomas, already is up to 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting.mlive.com
No. 6 Alabama adds another SEC title, edges LSU at tourney
Alabama players celebrate after beating LSU in the championship game of the NCAA college basketball Southeastern Conference Tournament Sunday, March 14, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Alabama won 80-79. 6 Alabama won the Southeastern Conference Tournament for the first time since 1991, holding off a late flurry to edge LSU 80-79 Sunday. Alabama, the reigning national champions in football, won its seventh tournament title overall, second in the SEC only to Kentucky's 31. Alabama did it by adding two more SEC titles in basketball after Nick Saban's squad won both the SEC and national championships a couple months ago. About 20 minutes before tip-off, Alabama and LSU players had to be separated at midcourt.
LSU upsets No. 8 Arkansas 78-71 to reach SEC tourney final
Arkansas (22-6) snapped a 12-game SEC winning streak that tied the program record set by the 1993-94 team that also ended in the SEC Tournament in the semifinals. Losing hurts every time regardless, and we really wanted this game.”The Razorbacks came in leading the SEC with 82.8 points a game. LSU took advantage after Arkansas guard Davonte Davis made a pair of free throws with 11:42 left tying it up at 52. The Tigers LSU reeled off 12 straight points to take the lead for good, and Gaines capped the spurt with a layup with 7:25 left. "I thought he played a really, really good floor game.