Don't count 'em out

UConn overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to beat Tulsa 47-42 and advance to the finals of the American Athletic Conference tournament, meaning the defending national champions (20-13) will have a chance Sunday to secure a return trip to the NCAA tournament. UConn knew coming into the tournament that it likely needed to run the table to get an NCAA bid.

Bobby Hurley is back

Buffalo, coached by March Madness icon Bobby Hurley, earned its first trip to the NCAA tournament by beating top-seeded Central Michigan 89-84 in the Mid-American Conference championship in Cleveland. Hurley led Duke to three straight Final Fours and consecutive national titles in 1991 and 1992.

Tough to be a Seawolf

Stony Brook's loss to Albany in the America East championship game was an absolute crusher for the Seawolves, who fell one victory short of an NCAA automatic bid for the fourth time in the past five years. They're still waiting for the school's first NCAA invitation.

Yale's wait not over

By losing to Harvard, Yale (22-10) missed out on its first NCAA appearance since 1962. Javier Duren missed a running layup at the buzzer as Harvard fans rushed the floor.

Ivy packs Palestra

After seeing 5,256 fans pack inside the Palestra in Philadelphia for such an exciting end to the conference season, Yale coach James Jones thinks that it's about time the Ivy League has a conference tournament.