David Cohn led a balanced William and Mary attack with 24 points, six rebounds and seven assists to help the fourth-seeded Tribe punch a ticket into the semifinals for the fifth straight season with an 80-66 win over Towson in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament at North Charleston Coliseum on Sunday.
Nathan Knight had 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Connor Burchfield and Matt Milon both had three treys apiece and finished with 15 and 13 points, respectively, for the Tribe (19-11). W&M advanced to play the top-seeded College of Charleston (24-7) at 6 p.m. Monday.
Justin Gorham had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Towson (18-14).
W&M roared out of the gates, hitting nine of its first 13 shots from the floor and using a 13-3 run open up a double-digit lead midway through the opening half.
Matt Milon, who scored five during the run, increased the lead to 22-11 at the 12:03 mark with a pull-up jumper from the right side. Knight sparked a seven-point run to extend the lead to 31-15 with 8:15 left in the half.
The Tigers cut the deficit to 36-28, and it was 41-32 at halftime.
Towson scored seven of the first eight points to start the second half, drawing within 42-39.
But Cohn sparked a pair of Tribe runs to re-established a double-digit margin and put the game away. He scored four straight points before finding Paul Rowley in the right corner for a 3-pointer to cap a 9-0 run and push the W&M's lead to 51-39 with 12:38 left.
Cohn then put the game on ice, scoring five points in a 35-second stretch and dishing to Burchfield for a wing 3-pointer during an 8-0 spurt.
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College of Charleston 66, Drexel 59: Charleston overcame a nine-point second-half deficit as All-CAA honoree Joe Chealey scored 18 of his game-high 22 points after halftime and ignited a rally by the Cougars.
Drexel led 48-39 before Chealey helped the Cougars turn around the game. He scored on a driving layup with 3:55 to play to put Charleston in front to stay at 54-53. Senior guard Cameron Johnson had a 3-pointer and Chealey a 15-footer for a 59-53 Cougar edge with 2:38 left, and Drexel got no closer than four points again.
Kurk Lee led the Dragons with 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting.
Northeastern 74, Delaware 50: Vasa Pusica scored 15 points, had 10 assists and grabbed eight rebounds for the second-seeded Huskies, who will face No. 6 UNC Wilmington — a team they swept in the regular season — at 8:30 Monday night.
The Huskies led 33-28 at halftime and used a 6-0 run to extend the margin to 11. Delaware (14-19) didn't score in the second half until 14:58 left on Eric Carter's jumper.
Northeastern shot 27 of 52 from the field, had 18 assists and owned a 39-24 rebounding advantage.
Ryan Daly led the Blue Hens with 23 points and eight rebounds. The Blue Hens made just 18 of 50 from the field including 1 of 14 from distance.
UNC Wilmington 93, Hofstra 88: Jordon Talley hit five 3-pointers and tied the tournament record with a career-high 37 points for the sixth-seeded Seahawks (11-20).
No. 3 seed Hofstra (19-12) led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but Talley had seven points and Ty Taylor scored five during a 16-3 run that gave UNCW a 66-61 lead with 11 minutes left.
Justin Wright-Foreman made back-to-back 3s — the second of which he converted into a four-point play — to spark a 12-4 spurt that put the Pride up 79-77 with 3:41 left.
But Talley converted a three-point play, Taylor hit a 3-pointer and Talley added a layup to make it 85-82. Desure Buie's 3-pointer pulled Hofstra within one with 30 seconds to go, but Talley and Jaylen Fornes each hit two free throws to seal it.
Wright-Foreman had 29 points, including seven 3s, and Buie scored 20 for Hofstra.
Devontae Cacok, who was limited by foul trouble to just 20 minutes, had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Seahawks.
SEC final: A'ja Wilson helped eighth-ranked South Carolina become the first Southeastern Conference women's program to win four consecutive tournament titles, snapping the nation's longest winning streak at 32 with a 62-51 upset of No. 2 Mississippi State in Nashville, Tenn.
Wilson scored 16 points, and the Gamecocks beat Mississippi State yet again with a title on the line. South Carolina beat the Bulldogs last April for the program's first national championship, and now the Gamecocks (26-6) have their third straight SEC tournament title at Mississippi State's expense.
MSU (32-1) had not lost since that national title game, coming into the SEC tournament final with the Bulldogs' first regular-season championship and hoping a third try at the tournament title would be the charm.
ACC final: Asia Durr scored 17 points and Sam Fuehring converted a key three-point play in the final minute, helping No. 4 Louisville beat No. 5 Notre Dame 74-72 at Greensboro Coliseum for its first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title.
Arica Carter had 16 points and hit four 3-pointers, Fuehring and Myisha Hines-Allen each added 15 points and Durr, the ACC Player of the Year, hit four free throws in the final seconds for the top-seeded Cardinals (32-2). They won their first conference tournament title since 1993 in the Metro.
Jessica Shepard had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the second-seeded Fighting Irish (29-3). They won the tournament the previous four years.
Ariel Atkins, Joyner Holmes and Alecia Sutton each scored 10 points for the Longhorns (26-5), who have won 11 of 12.
Naomi Davenport scored 17 points and Kristina King added 12 for West Virginia (21-11), which was the defending tournament champion.
Texas will play No. 3 Baylor for the title Monday night. Baylor defeated TCU 94-48 earlier Sunday in the other semifinal.
Baylor beat Texas for the tournament titles in 2015 and 2016. The Lady Bears defeated Texas 81-56 on Jan. 25 and 93-87 on Feb. 19 and will enter the championship game on a 27-game win streak.
AAC quarterfinal: No. 20 South Florida 80, East Carolina 44: Maria Jespersen scored 23 points for USF in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals in Uncasville, Conn.
Kitija Laksa added 21 points for the Bulls (25-6). They will face Central Florida on Monday.
Lashonda Monk had 11 points for East Carolina (16-15).