Ramblers still alive after topping Tennessee…Top seeds Villanova, Kansas play on…Rockets win again

UNDATED (AP) — No. 11 seed Loyola of Chicago and No. 5 Kentucky have played themselves into the South Region semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. Clayton Custer made a go-ahead jumper with 3.6 seconds left to give the Ramblers a 63-62 win over Tennessee. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 27 points on 10 of 12 shooting in leading the Wildcats to a 95-75 rout of Buffalo.

UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA Tournament’s East Region semifinals will include No. 1 Villanova and No. 3 Texas Tech. Mikael Bridges hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points as the Wildcats hammered No. 9 Alabama, 81-58. Keenan Evans scored 22 points and nailed a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2 ½ remaining in the Red Raiders’ 69-66 triumph over Florida.

UNDATED (AP) — Top seed Kansas and No. 2 Duke are heading to the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Region semifinals in Omaha. Malik Newman poured in 28 points and Svi Mykhailiuk (svee mih-KAH’-lihk) chipped in 16 to help the Jayhawks pull out an 83-79 win against No. 8 Seton Hall at Wichita. The second-seeded Blue Devils rolled to an 87-62 pounding of Rhode Island as ACC Player of the Year Marvin Bagley delivered 22 points and nine rebounds.

UNDATED (AP) — Third seed Michigan and No. 4 Gonzaga have reached the NCAA West Region semifinals in Los Angeles by surviving close calls. Freshman guard Jordan Poole squared up and drained a long 3-pointer at the horn to lift the Wolverines past No. 6 Houston, 64-63. Zach Norvell dropped in 28 points and Rui Hachimura finished with 24 as the fourth-seeded Zags held off No. 5 Ohio State, 90-84.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — James Harden’s 32 points and 11 rebounds led the Houston Rockets to their 21st victory in 22 games, 107-101 at New Orleans. Harden provided a 27-foot, straight-on 3 that put the Rockets up by nine with 1:31 left. Chris Paul added 21 points and Clint Capela had 13 with 11 rebounds as Houston improved to an NBA-best 55-14.

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