Senior Senario Hillman, playing in his last game in Coleman Coliseum where Alabama went a school-record 19-0 this season, scored 17 points and set another school record with 175 career steals. Tony Mitchell had 16 points and JaMychal Green added 14 for Alabama (24-11).
The Crimson Tide will play Colorado in the semifinals in Madison Square Garden on March 29. Green and
Mitchell both had nine rebounds for Alabama.
Durand Scott had 19 points, Reggie Johnson had 14 points and seven rebounds and DeQuan Jones added 12 points for the Canes (21-15).