College basketball highlights: Penn State-Purdue, Houston-Memphis; Alabama wins


Selection Sunday is here, but before we get to the bracket reveals, there are still a handful of conference championships yet to be decided, including three big ones involving potential No. 1 seeds.

First, No. 4 Alabama took down No. 18 Texas A&M in the SEC championship game in Nashville.

Elsewhere, the American Athletic Conference final, which pits No. 1 Houston against Memphis, is underway in Texas.

Next, No. 5 Purdue will take on Penn State in the Big Ten championship game.


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Purdue vs. Penn State (Big Ten Final)

Early Edey eating

Purdue star Zach Edey was fed early, scoring eight points on four baskets in the first eight minutes of the game. 

Fletcher flicks it in before the buzzer

With the shot clock winding down, Fletcher Loyer recognized he had to get his deep 3-pointer off. His shot fell, giving Purdue an early 10-point lead. 

No look Lundy

Seth Lundy was doubled in the post, but that wasn’t a problem for him because he saw Kebba Njie cutting to the basket, allowing him to throw the over-the-back dish for the dunk. 

Don’t stop Dave

Dave Jenkins got open at the top of the key to drain a 3-point shot before halftime, giving him 11 first-half points off the bench while Purdue held a 35-27 lead going into the break.

Houston vs. Memphis (AAC Final)

And we’re off!

It all comes down to this for the Cougars (31-2) and the Tigers (25-8).

Houston is seeking its third straight AAC postseason title.

Prayer = answered

Tramon Mark’s shot was somehow on the mark as he tossed the midrange jumper over two defenders to beat the shot clock. 

Lomax on the dot

Alex Lomax drained a deep 3-pointer to put Memphis up 24-16 early. 

Memphis keeps on making ’em

Kendric Davis shot right over his defender for 3 to give Memphis a surprising 35-20 lead.

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Alabama 82, Texas A&M 63 (SEC Final)

Hot start

Alabama’s Mark Sears drained a 3-pointer for the first points of the game, which sparked an 8-0 run for the Tide.

Setting the tone

Alabama continued to pour it on as the first half continued, jumping out to a double-digit lead, 24-13, with ease.


Texas A&M struggled to find a groove as the first half winded down. Alabama went on to keep the Aggies from making a field goal for nine and a half minutes, while the Tide extending their lead to 33-21 in the final few minutes of the first half.

Alabama held a 34-23 lead at halftime.

More of the same

Texas A&M was never able to catch up despite its best efforts and a couple clutch buckets that kept this competitive.

In the end, the Tide cruised to 19-point win after a dominating performance from start to finish.

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