The top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats are taking a 34-game winning streak into the NCAA tournament in their quest for title.
Willie Cauley-Stein scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Kentucky never trailed in beating Arkansas, 78-63, Sunday in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game in Nashville.
Atlantic Ten. Treveon Graham scored 20 points and Doug Brooks made a huge steal in the final minute to help Virginia Commonwealth beat Dayton, 71-65, and win its first A-10 tournament championship.
American Athletic. Markus Kennedy scored 14 points in the first half and SMU held off UConn, 62-54, in Hartford, Conn., to win the tournament title.
Big Ten. Nigel Hayes scored 25 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin outscored Michigan State, 11-0, in overtime for an 80-69 victory in the conference tournament final in Chicago.
Sun Belt. R.J. Hunter made two free throws with 21.6 seconds left and Georgia State survived two last-second, three-point attempts to beat Georgia Southern, 38-36, in the title game.
Division II. Garret Kerr, a Middle Township High School graduate, ended his career with a game-high 34-point, 12-rebound effort, but University of the Sciences lost to Southern New Hampshire, 59-53, in the second round of the men's basketball tournament in Springfield, Mass. Sho DaSilva (Bishop Eustace) was the only other Sciences player in double figures with 11 points. Southern N.H. trailed by nine at halftime but outscored Sciences (25-6) by 15 in the second half. Aleksandar Dobrovic led Southern N.H. with 16 points.
The field for the NCAA women's basketball tournament will be announced Monday at 7 p.m. (ESPN).
No. 1 Connecticut, No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 3 South Carolina are expected to be among the top regional seeds.