(27-3, 11-3) No. 2 Tennessee 73, No. 12 Vanderbilt 53: Candace Parker had 21 points and 14 rebounds and the host Lady Vols (27-2, 14-0 Southeastern Conference) made a strong case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. No. 5 Ohio State 72, Michigan 58: Jessica Davenport scored 25points as the visiting Buckeyes (26-2, 15-1) clinched their second straight Big Ten championship. No. 16 Texas A&M 63, No. 14 Baylor 58: Danielle Gant scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half for the visiting Aggies (22-5, 12-3 Big 12). No. 15 Purdue 58, Illinois 48: Katie Gearlds scored 21 points and the visiting Boilermakers took advantage of 16 Fighting Illini turnovers. (25-5, 14-2 Big Ten) No. 20 Michigan State 57, Minnesota 50: Victoria Lucas-Perry scored 13 points in her final regular-season home game to help the Spartans rally. (22-7, 13-3 Big Ten) Old Dominon 62, No. 22 James Madison 57: Sherida Triggs scored 15points to lead the host Monarchs (19-8, 14-1 Colonial Athletic Association). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! No. 6 Maryland 76, Boston College 60: Crystal Langhorne scored 21points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the visiting Terrapins (26-4, 10-4) clinched third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. No. 7 LSU 70, Alabama 27: Sylvia Fowles had 12 points, 14rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes and got the rest of the day off as the host Tigers (24-6, 10-4 SEC) routed the reeling Crimson Tide, which has lost 14 in a row. No. 9 George Washington 56, Temple 53: Kenan Cole’s jumper broke a late tie as the host Colonials (25-2, 14-0) clinched their sixth straight Atlantic 10 regular-season title. No. 11 Georgia 69, Arkansas 51: Senior Cori Chambers scored 17 points as the host Lady Dogs clinched the second seed in the SEC Tournament. (24-5, 11-3) No. 13 Oklahoma 72, Missouri 57: Courtney Paris scored 33 points for the host Sooners (22-4, 12-3 Big 12). Alison Bales had 16 points and 12rebounds, and No. 1 Duke pulled away late to beat No. 4 North Carolina 67-62 and finish the first unbeaten regular season in Atlantic Coast Conference history. Fellow senior Lindsey Harding added 15 points in her final home game for the host Blue Devils (29-0, 14-0), who held the Tar Heels without a field goal for 7 minutes down the stretch while outscoring them 9-0.
Four men were killed and several injured in North 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal in clashes between BJP and Trinamool workers on Saturday night. Three of the dead were BJP workers, while the other was a Trinamool member. The deceased were identified as Sukanta Mandal, Pradip Mandal and Tapan Mandal of the BJP and Kayum Mollah of the Trinamool.The parties blamed each other for the violence at Bhangipara of Sandeshkhali block, about 80 kilometres south of Kolkata.According to a post by BJP, at least 18 of their supporters are missing. The BJP said Trinamool cadre attacked their activists following a scuffle over removal of saffron flags. “They opened fire indiscriminately killing three of our cadres. Kayum Mollah was shot by Trinamool activists only,” said Sayantan Basu, a BJP leader.However, Trinamool leaders said armed BJP activists had attacked their members and killed Mollah.“Kayum Mollah was hacked to death by BJP. He was shot too. BJP bringing outsiders to attack us,” said TMC leader Jyotipriya Mullick.Reportedly, TMC cadres attacked BJP activists in retaliation. However, police administration has not issued any statement.Trouble was brewing in Sandeshkhali, albeit in a different area, over last few days as a senior Government official was beaten up. Incidents of sporadic violence was reported.Leaders of both parties are expected to visit Sandeshkhali on Saturday which may trigger more commotion.