Ohio State Buckeyes defeat Minnesota Golden Gophers, 90-61

Big victories over Michigan State and Purdue over the weekend boosted Minnesota into the NCAA men's basketball tournament despite today's 29-point loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game.

The 11th-seeded Gophers will play No. 6 Xavier on Friday in Milwaukee in the West region.

The winner of that game will play the winner of No. 3 seed Pittsburgh and No. 14 seed Oakland on Sunday.

Syracuse in the No. 1 seed in the region.

Game times will be announced later....

INDIANAPOLIS - Evan Turner didn't need any late-game heroics on Sunday.

When it appeared there was nothing more he could do to make his Big Ten tournament performance better, the junior had 31 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 5 Ohio State over Minnesota 90-61 on Sunday in the championship game.

Turner hit a 37-foot shot at the buzzer to beat Michigan in the quarterfinals, then scored 12 of his 31 points after regulation in a double-overtime win over Illinois in the...