Mississippi 66, No. 13 Florida 63
Murphy Holloway scored 23 points and Marshall Henderson had 21 as the Mississippi Rebels gave coach Andy Kennedy his first NCAA tournament berth Sunday by upsetting 13th-ranked Florida for the Southeastern Conference tournament championship in Nashville, Tenn.
The Rebels (26-8) now have won seven of eight grabbing their first tournament title since 1981 and their second ever.
Reginald Buckner added 13 points for Ole Miss.
Florida (26-7), which hasn’t won this tournament since wrapping up a three-peat in 2007, had a final chance to force overtime. Scottie Wilbekin missed both free throws with 4.2 seconds left, and Kenny Boynton’s last-gasp 3 glanced off the rim after he took a step back to make sure he was over the line.
Mike Rosario had 18 points and Boynton 13 for the Gators. Ole Miss outshot the regular-season champs 47.4 percent (27 of 57) compared to 37.3 percent (22 of 59) and outrebounded them 37-34. That gave the Rebels an 11-5 edge on second-chance points.
ACC: No. 9 Miami 87, North Carolina 77
Shane Larkin and ninth-ranked Miami now have the program’s first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship to go with its first regular-season title. Larkin scored a career-high 28 points, eight coming in the final 2½ minutes, to help No. 9 Miami pull away late to beat North Carolina in the final in Greensboro, N.C. Trey McKinney Jones added a career-high 20 points for the top-seeded Hurricanes (27-6), including the go-ahead 3-pointer from the left corner with 6:27 left.
Atlantic 10: No. 16 Saint Louis 62, No. 25 VCU 56
Kwamain Mitchell scored 19 points, including a huge 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down, and tournament MVP Dwayne Evans added 16 to lead No. 16 Saint Louis to its first Atlantic 10 tourney title with a win over No. 25 VCU in New York. The veteran Billikens stayed just poised enough against the Rams’ frenetic defensive pressure and a hostile crowd to win only the second conference tournament crown in school history.