Wichita State's still perfect. And proudly awaiting a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
After the nation's only unbeaten made another put-away run in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament title game, guard Fred VanVleet fired back at doubters who cast aspersions on a schedule ranked 113th in the nation.
"You can debate what you want to debate. Facts are facts, truth is truth," VanVleet, the conference player of the year, said after scoring 22 points to lead the No. 2 Shockers past Indiana State 83-69 on Sunday in St. Louis. "We're not into debating how good or great we are or how bad somebody else is.
"That's for barber shop talk and coffee table arguments. We're not into that stuff. If they feel that way, it's on them. And nobody that's arguing about it is on the selection committee."
Players wore championship T-shirts that proclaimed Wichita State (34-0) the winner on the front but on the back had a bracket with Indiana State winning.
"They'll get us the right ones eventually," guard Ron Baker said.
Wichita State matched the NCAA record for victories to start the season by UNLV in 1990-91.
"They do not have weaknesses," Indiana State coach Greg Lansing said of the Shockers. "If anybody could see one, I'd like to hear it."
Maryland 75, Virginia 69: The host Terrapins (17-14, 9-9) closed out their 61st and final Atlantic Coast Conference regular season with an overtime victory that ended No. 5 Virginia's 13-game winning streak.
Seth Allen scored 20 points for Maryland, which moves to the Big Ten next season. Virginia (25-6, 16-2) already had clinched the ACC regular-season title.
Syracuse 74, Florida State 58: C.J. Fair scored 22 points to spark the No. 7 Orange (27-4, 14-4 ACC) past the host Seminoles (18-12, 9-9).
Nebraska 77, Wisconsin 68: Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway scored 26 points apiece, and the host Cornhuskers (19-11, 11-7) defeated the No. 9 Badgers (25-6, 12-6) to clinch fourth place in the Big Ten.
Saint Louis 64, Massachusetts 62: Jordair Jett scored on a driving layup with 3 seconds to play, and the No. 17 Billikens (26-5, 13-3) snapped a three-game losing streak to win the Atlantic 10 regular-season title for the second straight season. Jett finished with 17 points. Chaz Williams scored 20 for the host Minutemen (23-7, 10-6).
Ohio State 69, Michigan State 67: LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points to lead the host Buckeyes (23-8, 10-8 Big Ten) past the No. 22 Spartans (23-8, 12-6).
NCAA bids: Florida Gulf Coast, which reached the Sweet 16 last year, won't get a return trip after losing 68-60 to Mercer in the Atlantic Sun championship game. Mercer (26-8) earned its first NCAA bid since 1985. Coastal Carolina sealed its first NCAA berth since 1993 by defeating Winthrop 76-61 in the Big South title game. The Chanticleers (21-12) are coached by Cliff Ellis, who previously guided South Alabama, Clemson and Auburn into the NCAAs.
Connecticut 83, Rutgers 57: Breanna Stewart scored 22 points, and the No. 1 Huskies (33-0) cruised past the Scarlet Knights (22-9) to reach the final of the inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament in Uncasville, Conn. UConn meets No. 3 Louisville in the title game Monday. The Cardinals (30-3) beat South Florida 60-56.
Notre Dame 69, Duke 53: Jewell Loyd scored 26 points, and the No. 2 Fighting Irish (32-0) beat the No. 10 Blue Devils (27-6) in the ACC championship game in Greensboro, N.C.
Tennessee 71, Kentucky 70: Meighan Simmons scored 17 points, and the No. 6 Lady Vols (27-5) beat the No. 12 Wildcats (24-8) in the Southeastern Conference final in Duluth, Ga.
Nebraska 72, Iowa 65: Rachel Theriot scored 24 points, leading the No. 16 Cornhuskers (25-6) past the No. 23 Hawkeyes (26-8) in the Big Ten tournament final in Indianapolis.
USC 71, Oregon State 62: Kiki Alofaituli scored 15 points, helping the Trojans (22-12) beat the Beavers (23-10) in the Pac-12 final in Seattle.