Octavius Ellis had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Cincinnati solidified a No. 3 seed in the American Athletic Conference tournament after its 77-65 win over visiting Memphis (18-13, 10-8) Sunday.

Memphis is the fifth seed and will face fourth-seeded Temple at 2 p.m. Friday in the conference tournament.

Wisconsin 72, Ohio St. 48 - Frank Kaminsky scored 20 points to lead the visiting No. 6 Badgers (28-3, 16-2) past the No. 23 Buckeyes (22-9, 11-7) in a Big Ten game. D'Angelo Russell had 17 points for Ohio State.

SMU 67, Tulsa 62 - Markus Kennedy scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half and the host No. 22 Mustangs won their first American Athletic Conference regular-season title.

Okafor best in ACC. Duke's Jahlil Okafor is the first freshman in Atlantic Coast Conference history to win the league's player of the year award. He was the ACC rookie of the year and an all-conference first-team pick, along with Notre Dame's Jerian Grant, Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon, Boston College's Olivier Hanlan, and Syracuse's Rakeem Christmas. Christmas, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward and an Academy of the New Church graduate, is also one of 15 finalists for the John Wooden Award. The list will be cut to five March 30 and the winner named April 1.

Allen to resign. Penn coach Jerome Allen will resign after Tuesday's season finale against Princeton. The Quakers are 9-18 overall, 4-9 in the Ivy League.

Div. II tournament. University of the Sciences (24-5) is the sixth seed in the NCAA Division II tournament East Regional that starts Saturday. Sciences will play St. Anselm (19-9). Philadelphia University (24-7) is the eighth seed in the same bracket and will face American International (23-6). If both teams win their first two games, they would play in the East final.


South Carolina 62, Tennessee 46 -

Tiffany Mitchell scored 17 points as the No. 3 Gamecocks, coached by Philadelphia native Dawn Staley, won their first Southeastern Conference tournament title by beating the No. 5 Volunteers. South Carolina likely has secured a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Notre Dame 71, Florida St. 58 - Jewell Loyd scored 18 points and the No. 2 Fighting Irish (31-2) earned their second straight Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title.

Maryland 77, Ohio State 74 - Lexie Brown scored 19 points, and the No. 4 Terrapins (30-2) beat the Buckeyes to capture the Big Ten tournament title.

George Washington 72, Dayton 62 - Jonquel Jones scored 16 of her 21 points in the second half and the No. 21 Colonials (29-3) rallied past the Flyers (25-6) for the Atlantic 10 tournament title.