There will be two NIC-10 teams playing for spots down state next Tuesday as Auburn and Boylan both captured sectional championships.
The Knights won the 4A title, defeating St. Charles East 55-48 for their second sectional crown in the last three seasons. Appearing in their third consecutive sectional final, Auburn received an 18-point effort from reigning Athlete of the Week Trayvon Tyler to advance to the 4A Super-Sectional at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. They will face Conant of Hoffman Estates on March 15 at 8:00 pm.
The Titans won their 31st game of the season in wire-to-wire fashion, never trailing in a 52-32 victory against Glenbard South. Boylan clinches the 3A sectional championship and a spot in the NIU Super-Sectional against Peoria Manual. That will be a rematch of an MLK Tournament meeting earlier this year at Jefferson, which Boylan won.
The college postseason rolled along as well, with RVC headlining a busy night. The Golden Eagles return to the NJCAA national title game with an 87-65 win against Nassau in New York. Craig Doty's squad will play for their second title in three years on Saturday in its third straight appearance in the championship game.
March Madness isn't far away, with conference tournaments running right up to Selection Sunday. Stateline native Marcus Posley poured in 32 points for St. Bonaventure in the A-10 quarterfinals, but it wasn't enough as Davidson won in overtime, 90-86. The Bonnies now await the selection committee's announcement in hopes of securing an at-large bid.
The Big Ten Tournament sent Michigan, Purdue, Michigan State, and Maryland to the semifinals.
The NCAA Div. III tournament features Augustana moving on in the bracket, winning 88-65 against Emory. Byron native Hunter Hill scored 14 points to lead the Vikings, advancing to the Elite Eight against St. Thomas of Minnesota.
Rockford native Brea Edwards scored 8 points for Middle Tennessee, as they continue their march through the Conference-USA Tournament, beating Marshall 69-41. The Lady Blue Raiders play Old Dominion in the championship game on Saturday.