first_imgWith the score 52-52 and 1:25 left, Butler’s A.J. Graves drove to the basket but Wood blocked the shot from behind. Then at the other end, Wood curled off a pick and hit a 3-pointer from the right wing with 1:06 left for a 55-52 lead. Isaac Wells led Arkansas State (18-15) with 21 points. Women No. 19 Rutgers 55, No. 2 Connecticut 47: The Scarlet Knights, beaten twice during the regular season by Uconn, upset the Huskies in the championship game of the Big East tournament. It was the first loss for the Huskies in conference play this season – and the first Big East tournament title for Rutgers after four losses in the final game, including three to UConn. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DaShaun Wood scored 27 points and Will Graham hit four free throws in the last 12 seconds to lead Wright State past No. 19 Butler 60-55 Tuesday night for the Horizon League postseason title and its second trip to the NCAA tournament. Wood helped turn the tide after Butler (27-6) had scrambled back from an eight-point deficit to take the lead in the final minutes. center_img Oral Roberts 71, Oakland, Mich. 67: Ken Tutt banked in a jumper with 31.6 seconds left as Oral Roberts beat Oakland to win the Mid-Continent Conference tournament title and automatic NCAA bid for the second straight year. Caleb Green scored 28 points to become the Mid-Con’s career scoring leader, and Tutt had 20 points for the top-seeded Golden Eagles. North Texas 83, Arkansas St. 75: Calvin Watson hit six 3-pointers and scored 24 points to help North Texas get to its first NCAA tournament since 1988 with the victory over Arkansas State in the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship. Watson, the Mean Green’s season and career leader in 3-pointers, had lost his range in recent games, but rediscovered it at the right time, hitting his first five against the Indians. It made the difference for North Texas (23-10), which held only slim leads most of the second half and missed 13 free throws. last_img