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2013 NCAA Tournament — Miami, Saint Louis, Ole Miss and Ohio State Win To Reach NCAA Tournament

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Miami, Saint Louis, Mississippi and Ohio State each won their respective conference tournaments on Sunday. The four teams received automatic bids into next week’s NCAA tournament as a result of the victories. Here’s a recap of Sunday’s conference championships:

Big 10 Conference Championship: (10) Ohio State 50 — (22) Wisconsin 43

DeShaun Thomas scored 17 points, and No. 10 Ohio State beat No. 22 Wisconsin, 50-43, in the Big 10 tournament championship in Chicago on Sunday. As a result of the win, Ohio State (26-7) claimed the conference’s automatic bid in the 2013 NCAA tournament. Wisconsin (23-11) was certain to get an at-large invite to the tournament, as well.

Atlantic Coast Conference Championship: (9) Miami 87 — North Carolina 77

Shane Larkin scored 28 points, and No. 9 Miami beat North Carolina, 87-77, to win the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship in Greensboro, N.C. on Sunday. The victory gave Miami (27-6) its first ACC tournament title and the conference’s automatic bid in the 2013 NCAA tournament. North Carolina (24-10) still has a chance at landing an at-large bid.

Atlantic-10 Conference Championship: (16) Saint Louis 62 — (25) VCU 56

Kwamain Mitchell scored 19 points and tournament MVP Dwayne Evans added 16, as No. 16 Saint Louis beat No. 25 VCU, 62-56, to win the Atlantic 10 tournament championship in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sunday. It was the first Atlantic 10 tourney title for Saint Louis (27-6), which claimed the conference’s automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA tournament.

Southeastern Conference Championship: Mississippi 66 — (13) Florida 63

Murphy Holloway scored 23 points and Marshall Henderson added 21, as Mississippi upset No. 13 Florida, 66-63, for the Southeastern Conference tournament championship in Nashville, Tenn. on Sunday. Ole Miss (26-8) won its first conference tournament title since 1981 and clinched the conference’s automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA tournament.

Next: See Which NCAA Teams Qualified On Saturday

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