Villanova didn't do much with its No. 1 seed this week, and the Wildcats might not get another one.

Sterling Gibbs hit a step-back jumper at the buzzer and Seton Hall stunned third-ranked Villanova 64-63 in a thrilling Big East quarterfinal Thursday, a loss that could cost the conference's regular-season champion a top seed in the NCAA tournament.

"You've all heard me say this before: This was not about 1 seeds, 2 seeds," Villanova coach Jay Wright said. "This was about we wanted to come to Madison Square Garden and win the Big East tournament. Winning the Big East tournament would mean much more to us than a 1 seed. The NCAA tournament seedings, my belief is 1, 2, 3, it doesn't matter that much. You're going to play great teams."

Eugene Teague had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the eighth-seeded Pirates (17-16), who advanced to the Big East semifinals for the first time in 13 years.

Josh Hart scored 18 to lead the top-seeded Wildcats (28-4), beaten only twice in 18 league games this season while winning their first outright title.

San Diego State 73, Utah State 39: Xavier Thames scored 15 points and dished seven assists to lead the top-seeded and eighth-ranked Aztecs (28-3) over the Aggies (18-14) in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West tournament in Las Vegas.

Kansas 77, Oklahoma State 70: Andrew Wiggins scored 30 points, Wayne Selden Jr. had 14 and the No. 10 Jayhawks (24-8) pulled away in the final seconds of an overtime victory over the Cowboys (21-12) in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo.


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Creighton 84, DePaul 62: Doug McDermott put on a dazzling shooting display in his Big East tournament debut, scoring a record 27 of his 35 points in the first half for the No. 14 Bluejays (25-6) during a victory over the Blue Demons (12-21). The nation's leading scorer hit six of his first seven 3-point attempts.

New Mexico 93, Fresno State 77: Cameron Bairstow and Alex Kirk each scored 21 points to lead the No. 20 Lobos (25-6) over the Bulldogs (17-16) in the Mountain West tournament.

Rice: Former Cal coach Ben Braun resigned from Rice after a 7-23 season.

Braun spent six seasons at the Houston school after being fired at Cal in 2008, and was hindered in recent years by player defections. He was 63-128 for the Owls, just 2-14 this season in Conference USA.

Braun was 219-154 in 12 seasons at Cal from 1997-2008.

Staff writer Jeff Faraudo contributed to this report.