Wildcats face Auburn today…Wisconsin-Purdue semifinal in Big Ten

NASHVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Top-ranked and undefeated Kentucky tries to keep its perfect season alive in semifinal play at the SEC tournament today. The Wildcats, who defeated Florida 64-49 in yesterday’s quarterfinal, play unranked Auburn in today’s semifinal.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — It’s 11th-ranked Notre Dame against No. 19 North Carolina in a classic ACC semifinal showdown this evening. The Tar Heels eliminated top seed and defending ACC tournament-winner Virginia, 71-67, last night while Notre Dame eliminated Duke 74-64.

CHICAGO (AP) — Wisconsin plays Purdue in today’s first Big Ten semifinal at United Center. The sixth-ranked Badgers eliminated Michigan 71-60 in their first appearance in the Big Ten tourney yesterday.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Coach Larry Brown’s SMU Mustangs play Temple in a semifinal in the American Athletic Conference tournament. The Mustangs downed East Carolina 74-68 yesterday.

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Brendon de Jonge (deh-YAHNG’), who has never won on the PGA Tour, is the 36-hole leader in the Valspar Championship. De Jonge takes a one-shot lead over Jordan Spieth (SPEETH), Henrik Stenson, Ryan Moore, Derek Ernst and Kevin Streelman into today’s third round.