Caroline Coyer scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds, but Villanova lost, 58-55, to DePaul in the semifinals of the Big East Conference women's tournament.

Coyer and Lauren Burford missed potential game-tying three-pointers in the final 10 seconds for the third-seeded Wildcats.

The second-seeded Blue Demons will face top seed Seton Hall, a 72-60 winner over St. John's, in the final.

Emily Leer added 12 points for the Wildcats.

Megan Podkowa led DePaul with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Connecticut 84, South Florida 70 - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led four Huskies players in double figures with 23 points and the nation's top-ranked team beat the Bulls to win its second straight American Athletic Conference tournament.

Breanna Stewart had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Huskies (32-1). Morgan Tuck had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Moriah Jefferson added 14 points.

Shalethia Stringfield tied a career high with 20 points to pace South Florida (26-7).

Baylor 75, Texas 64 - Nina Davis had 16 points with 11 rebounds and the No. 5 Bears clinched their fifth Big 12 tournament title in a row by beating the Longhorns.

SWAC suspensions. Texas Southern imposed its own penalty on the women's basketball team, withdrawing the top-seeded team from the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament that begins Wednesday.

The conference suspended 15 players - eight from Texas Southern and seven from Southern - involved in the bench-clearing fight between the Lady Tigers and Southern on Saturday night. Officials ruled the game a double forfeit.


Northeastern 72, William & Mary 61 -

The Huskies captured the Colonial Athletic Association championship by beating the top-seeded Tribe, who again failed to earn a trip to the NCAA tournament.

Quincy Ford scored 22 points and David Walker added 15 for Northeastern (23-11), making its first tournament appearance since 1991.

Gonzaga 79, Pepperdine 61 - Byron Wesley scored 25 points and led a second-half run with teammate Kyle Wiltjer as top-seeded and the seventh-ranked Bulldogs defeated the Waves to reach its 18th consecutive West Coast Conference tournament championship game.

Wiltjer had 17 points and Przemek Karnowski added 13 for the Bulldogs (31-2), who will face the winner of the BYU-Portland game for the title.

Player of the Week. Temple senior guard Will Cummings is the final Big 5 player of the week. He averaged 19.5 points and 5.5 assists in two wins. He scored 16 points against East Carolina and 23 against Connecticut.