The undefeated Thomas More women survived a second-half rally by Piedmont College to win 53-44 in the first round of the NCAA Division III Championship in Crestview. The top-ranked Saints (29-0) advanced to play 16th-ranked Mount Union at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Simon Kenton graduate Chelsea Tolliver scored 16 points to lead Thomas More.
Samford 57, Western Carolina 48: Emily London (Lexington Christian) was 8-for-8 from the free-throw line and scored 15 points to go with five rebounds and two assists in Samford's victory in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament.
Stetson 48, Belmont 46: Victoria McGowan threw up a shot from 55 feet away that beat the buzzer, and No. 2 seed Stetson rallied to beat Belmont in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament semifinals in Macon, Ga.
Whitney Seals (Raceland) had five points and six rebounds for Belmont.
Ky. Wesleyan 91, Northern Ky. 89 (OT): Anthony Young made a pair of decisive free throws with 1.4 seconds remaining after a technical foul was called on Northern Kentucky in the quarterfinals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament in St. Louis. The Norse were trying to get the ball inbounds when Ethan Faulkner (Elliott County) called a timeout his team didn't have.
Young finished with a career-high 36 points for Kentucky Wesleyan, which avenged two regular-season losses to Northern Kentucky. Bobby Shannon scored a career-high 23 points for NKU. Josh Tabb added 20 points for the Norse.
Georgetown 86, Virginia-Wise 73: Eddie Gray and Tyrone Shelley both scored 19 points to lead the Tigers to a victory in the Mid-South Conference Tournament quarterfinals in Frankfort. Vic Moses (Henry Clay) added 17 and Rodney Haddix (Scott County) had 12. Maurice Pearson had a career-high 17 rebounds to go with eight points.
Georgetown will play Cumberlands in the semifinals. Pikeville will face St. Catherine.
Cumberlands 66, Lindsey Wilson 64: Fourth-seeded Cumberlands scored the final four points to rally past Lindsey Wilson in the Mid-South Conference Tournament quarterfinals in Frankfort.
Cumberlands (18-10) tied the game on a pair of free throws by Tanner Jacobs (Louisville Trinity) with 2:05 remaining, and took the lead for good with 1:10 to play when senior Jared Cunningham scored in front of the rim. Cunningham led all scorers with 21 points and had six rebounds.
Pikeville 85, Campbellsville 78 (OT): Bears senior Quincy Hankins-Cole scored 23 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to help Pikeville advance to the Mid-South Conference Tournament semifinals in Frankfort. It was the 100th win for Coach Kelly Wells in his five seasons at Pikeville. Senior Justin Hicks (Hazard) had 17 points and five assists. Hicks needs three points to reach 1,500 for his career.
St. Catharine 82, West Virginia Tech 59: St. Catharine junior Kashiff Carr scored 18 of his game-high 24 points before halftime. He also had nine rebounds in the Mid-South semifinals game.
Former Kansas assistant coach Ed Manning dies
Ed Manning, the former Kansas assistant basketball coach and father of current assistant coach and former Jayhawks star Danny Manning, died. He was 68.
The university said Ed Manning died Friday at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. The cause of death wasn't specified, but the university said he had a long-standing heart condition.
Danny Manning was in Columbia, Mo., on Friday for Kansas' game Saturday against Missouri and plans to join his family afterward.
Ed Manning played for Baltimore, Chicago and Portland in the NBA and Carolina, New York and Indiana in the ABA.
The former Jackson State forward was an assistant under Larry Brown at Kansas from 1984 through 1988 — the year Danny Manning's Jayhawks team won the NCAA championship.
Irving's rehab going well
Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski said freshman point guard Kyrie Irving has been cleared for "a few basketball-related activities" as he recovers from a toe injury that has sidelined him most of the season. But the Hall of Fame coach said Friday that he still doesn't expect Irving to return this season.