Rhode Island went cold down the stretch, losing three of its final five games, including the A-10 tournament championship against Davidson.
The 2018 NCAA Tournament is underway.
"I don't think it's just going to be a little blip on the radar", said John Tauer, the championship-winning coach at Division III St. Thomas in Minnesota, who doubles as a social psychology professor. The Rams had possession for the remainder of the game, but Stanford Robinson missed a baseline jumper, and after the rebound went out of bounds with 10 seconds left, a contested 3-point try by Jeff Dowtin was off the mark.
Davidson's Peyton Aldridge was named the tournament's most outstanding player.
CONWAY, S.C. - The High Point University baseball team capped off a tremendous weekend as champions of the Environmental Staffing Chanticleer Classic, defeating the host and No. 21 Coastal Carolina, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon at Springs Brooks Stadium.
Among the intriguing early matchups is No. 8 seed Creighton and its star, Marcus Foster, against ninth-seeded Kansas State.
Notre Dame basketball misses out on NCAA Tournament
The Pirates earned the NIT bid after earning the top-seed in the MEAC Tournament with its share of the regular-season title. Sophomore guard Tony Carr was selected first-team All-Big Ten and USBWA All-District and to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team.
They range from teams that made it into the tournament off the so-called bubble - Alabama - to one of the best teams in the country.
Saint Mary's lacked high-quality victories, but it's tough on a West Coast Conference team to get those opportunities.
Another Big East team was affected by that result also.
The Rams used an 11-3 run to take their first lead of the game, at 73-71, on two free throws by Cyril Langevine with 6:15 to play and the two teams traded the lead through the next three minutes. Shortly after that, a commission led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to deliver recommendations from an investigation triggered by an FBI probe that led to charges last fall against assistant coaches, agents, employees of apparel companies and others. TBS and CBS officials have said that will happen in the first 10 minutes of the show.
Middle Tennessee made its first Top 25 appearance and dominated the Conference USA regular season, but came up short in the conference tournament.
Davidson gets the automatic bid to the Final Four Tournament.
The Atlantic Coast Conference leads the way with nine teams in the field.