Zion Williamson Caps Stunning Return, Leading Duke to A.C.C. Title

MOUNTAIN WEST Sam Merrill scored 24 points, Neemias Queta had 17 points and 8 rebounds, and Utah State (28-6) won its first Mountain West Conference championship with a 64-57 victory over San Diego State (21-13) in Las Vegas.

SOUTHLAND Jaren Lewis had 20 points and 6 rebounds, Jaylen Franklin added 16 points and 6 assists, and Abilene Christian (27-6) beat New Orleans (19-13), 77-60, in Katy, Tex., for the Southland Conference championship and its first N.C.A.A. Tournament berth.

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC Zacarry Douglas scored all 10 of his points during a 25-6 second-half run, and North Carolina Central (18-15) won its third consecutive conference tournament with a 50-47 victory over top-seeded Norfolk State (21-13) in Norfolk, Va.

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC Gary Blackston and Dennis Jones scored 17 points apiece, leading six Prairie View A&M players in double figures, and the Panthers (22-12) beat Texas Southern (21-13), 92-86, in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament championship game in Birmingham, Ala.

AMERICA EAST Anthony Lamb scored 28 points, and Vermont beat Maryland-Baltimore County (21-13), 66-49, in Burlington, Vt., winning the conference championship. It was the seventh conference title and the second in three years for the Catamounts (27-6).

BIG SKY Sayeed Pridgett scored 18 points, and Montana (26-8) overcame a 12-point deficit and beat Eastern Washington (16-18), 68-62, in Boise, Idaho, for its second straight Big Sky Tournament title and N.C.A.A. Tournament bid.

WESTERN ATHLETIC Trevelin Queen scored 27 points, and New Mexico State beat Grand Canyon (20-13), 89-57, in Las Vegas for its third straight Western Athletic Conference tournament championship and N.C.A.A. Tournament berth. New Mexico State improved to 30-4 with its 19th straight victory, extending its program record for wins in a season.

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