COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Kate Hall of Casco earned her second NCAA title Friday night, leading a 1-2-3 sweep for Georgia in the long jump at the Division I indoor track championships at Texas A&M.

Hall, the 2017 outdoor champion, took the lead with a distance of 21 feet, 6 1/4 inches on her first jump, then improved on each of her next two attempts. She broke teammate Keturah Orji’s school indoor record on her third jump, going 22-1.

Orji finished second at 21-4 3/4, and Tara Davis was third at 21-4.

Hall also qualified for Saturday’s final in the 60 meters with a personal-best time of 7.17 – the third-fastest time in the preliminary round.

Penn State junior Isaiah Harris of Lewiston advanced to Saturday’s final in the men’s 800, winning his heat in 1:47.87.


(1) VIRGINIA 64, (19) CLEMSON 58: Kyle Guy scored 15 points and Virginia advanced to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game with a victory over Clemson in Brooklyn.

The top-seeded Cavaliers (30-2) got several crucial plays from role player Jack Salt down the stretch and will face Duke or North Carolina for the tournament title Saturday night.

Virginia’s only ACC tournament crowns came in 1976 and 2014.

Shelton Mitchell scored 18 points and Elijah Thomas added 15 for the fourth-seeded Tigers (23-9), who remain the lone original member of the ACC that hasn’t won the conference tournament.

PROVIDENCE 75, (3) XAVIER 72: Alpha Diallo hit a go-ahead jumper with 2:22 left in overtime and fifth-seeded Providence rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit to stun top-seeded Xavier in the semifinals of the Big East tournament in New York.

Kyron Cartwright hit a jumper with 55 seconds to go and took an offensive foul on a layup attempt by J.P. Macura with eight seconds to play as the Friars (21-12) beat the Musketeers (28-5) for the second time in three games this season.

(8) CINCINNATI 61, SMU 51: Kyle Washington scored 15 points and Gary Clark added 12 points and 11 rebounds to help Cincinnati beat SMU in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament in Orlando, Florida.

The Bearcats also got 13 points from Cane Broome and rallied from a six-point second-half deficit to move on to the semifinals against Memphis.

Jahmal McMurray led SMU with 17 points, and Ben Emelogu had 11 points and seven rebounds. The Mustangs got eight points and six rebounds from their best big man, Akoy Agau. But Agau reinjured a severely sprained ankle on the first possession of the game and wasn’t much of a factor in his 24 minutes.

(9) KANSAS 83, KANSAS STATE 67: Malik Newman poured in 22 points, Silvio De Sousa filled in admirably for ailing big man Udoka Azubuike and Kansas beat short-handed Kansas State to reach the Big 12 tournament title game in Kansas City, Missouri.

Devonte Graham added 15 points and Svi Mykhailiuk had 12 for the top-seeded Jayhawks (26-7), who will play Texas Tech or West Virginia on Saturday night.

The fourth-seeded Wildcats (23-10) learned Friday morning they’d be without All-Big 12 forward Dean Wade, who hurt his foot in a quarterfinal win over TCU. Then they lost starting guard Barry Brown early against the Jayhawks when he was accidentally poked in the eye.

(13) TENNESSEE 62, MISSISSIPPI STATE 59: Lamonte Turner scored 15 points and Tennessee locked down on defense to beat Mississippi State in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament in St. Louis.

The second-seeded Volunteers (24-7) led nearly the entire game, but Mississippi State (22-11) had an opportunity to take the lead in the final 10 seconds. Down 61-59, Xavian Stapleton missed a 3-pointer.

Lamar Peters led the Bulldogs with 22 points.

(11) WICHITA STATE 89, TEMPLE 81: Landry Shamet scored 24 points, Rashard Kelly had 16 and Wichita State beat Temple in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament in Orlando, Florida.

The Shockers (25-6) also got a strong performance from their reserves, including 13 points from Austin Reaves.

Quinto Rose led Temple (17-14) with 25 points.

ALABAMA 81, (16) AUBURN 63: Collin Sexton scored 31 points and Alabama used a strong second half to defeat Auburn in the SEC quarterfinals in St. Louis.

The Crimson Tide (19-14) trailed 41-31 at halftime but started the second half on a 28-3 run.

Mustapha Heron led Auburn (25-7) with 18 points.

(25) RHODE ISLAND 76, VCU 67: Jeff Dowtin scored 18 points and Rhode Island (24-6) survived a challenge from Virginia Commonwealth (18-15) in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals in Washington.

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