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Marquette vs. Wichita St. 8:30 a.m. • ESPN What’s up? A meeting between teams that overcame second-half defi­cits to make the semifinals. Wichita State is trying to reach the Maui title game for a first time; Marquette was the 2007 runner-up. The Golden Eagles lead the all-time series ...

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Rule changes A longer coaching box is among the rule changes for this season getting an early look during this year’s Maui Jim Maui Invitational. Coaches now have more room to roam the sidelines with the coaching box extended from 28 feet to 38. Players double-teaming another player, ...

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Tournament leaders

Points Don Coleman, California 35 Charles Matthews, Michigan 28 Matt Farrell, Notre Dame 27 Shaquille Morris, Wichita State 25 Rebounds Rashard Kelly, Wichita State 10 Sam Hauser, Marquette 9 Charles Matthews, Michigan 8 Matt Heldt, Marquette 8 Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame ...

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT PHOTO: Wichita State’s Shaquille Morris pumps up the crowd late in Monday’s comeback win over California in the first round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. • Marquette’s Theo John and Virginia Commonwealth’s Justin Tillman battle ...

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Today’s Games Quarterfinals Marquette vs. VCU 9:30 a.m. • ESPN2 Quarterfinals Wichita St. • California Noon • ESPN2 Quarterfinals Notre Dame vs. Chaminade 4 p.m. • ESPNU Quarterfinals Michigan vs. LSU 6:30 p.m. • ESPNU Tuesday’s Games Semifinals Marquette-VCU winner ...

Eric Bovaird, shown during a Maui Jim Maui Invitational news conference Sunday at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, is in his seventh season as Chaminade’s coach. The Maui News / BRAD SHERMAN photo

Silverswords are well-tested

KAANAPALI — No team has more experience in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational than Chaminade. The Silverswords have seven players who have played on Maui before, which could bode well as they attempt to win a game at the Lahaina Civic Center for the first time in five years. “The players are ...

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Marquette vs. VCU 9:30 a.m. • ESPN2 What’s up? Things get started with two teams coming off losses. Marquette lost to Purdue, No. 19 in the AP rankings, on Tuesday, while Virginia Commonwealth fell to Virginia on Friday. The Rams have won both of the teams’ previous meetings, in 1986 ...

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Conference call The Atlantic Coast Conference has the most tournament championships, based on teams’ current affiliations, with 12. Duke has won the title all five times it has made the trip, and North Carolina won for the fourth time last year, one better than Syracuse’s total. The ...

Maui Invitational on-island ticket sale next week

Single-game general admission and all-day reserved ticket sales for the Maui Jim Maui Invitational are scheduled for Sept. 29-30 at multiple Valley Isle locations, tournament officials have announced. Until tickets are sold out, they can be purchased at Hi-Tech Surf Sports stores in Kahului ...

Bracket for 2017 Maui Invitational released

Wichita State, which returns the top eight scorers from a team that went 31-5 last season, will face California in the opening round of this year's Maui Jim Maui Invitational, tournament officials revealed Tuesday in announcing the bracket for the 34th edition of the event. The three-day ...

Roy Williams coaches North Carolina to a victory over Oklahoma State on Tuesday at the Lahaina Civic Center in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational semifinal round. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Maui still scores points

LAHAINA — The Maui Jim Maui Invitational is 33 years old, in its prime and poised to stay there. The event had a modest beginning as a four-team competition at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku, but is now college basketball’s pre-eminent early-season tournament. This year’s field had three ...

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Monday's Results Quarterfinals Wisconsin 74, Tennessee 62 Quarterfinals Georgetown 65, Oregon 61 Quarterfinals Oklahoma St. 98, UConn 90 Quarterfinals North Carolina 104, Chaminade 61 Tuesday's Results Consolation Oregon 69, Tennessee 65, OT Consolation UConn 93, ...

North Carolina players and coaches pose after claiming the Maui Jim Maui Invitational title with a 71-56 win over Wisconsin on Wednesday at the Lahaina Civic Center. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Fourth Carolina

LAHAINA — So, North Carolina can play. The Tar Heels came to the Valley Isle off a sluggish win at Hawaii, but The Associated Press’ fourth-ranked team left no doubt who was the class of this year’s Maui Jim Maui Invitational field with a 71-56 win over No. 16 Wisconsin in the ...

Joel Berry II totaled 54 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for North Carolina in three Maui Invitational games. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Berry wins another tournament MVP award

LAHAINA — After Joel Berry II made back-to-back shots with three minutes to go in Wednesday’s Maui Jim Maui Invitational title game, North Carolina fans at the Lahaina Civic Center began chanting “MVP, MVP!” They got their wish, and the Tar Heels got the win, 71-56 over Wisconsin ...

Oregon’s Dillon Brooks heads toward the hoop as Connecticut’s Steven Enoch defends during the first half of the Ducks’ 79-69 win over the Huskies on Wednesday in the fifth-place game. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Boucher contributes on each end in Oregon win

LAHAINA — Lanky shot-blocker Chris Boucher is a nightmare under the basket, but the 6-foot-10 senior forward is also no picnic for opponents when he’s away from the hoop. Boucher sank five 3-pointers on the way to 21 points, and Oregon won 79-69 over Connecticut on Wednesday in the Maui ...

Oklahoma State’s Jawun Evans gets between Georgetown’s Bradley Hayes and Jagan Mosely for a layup in the first half of the Cowboys’ 97-70 win over the Hoyas in Wednesday’s third-place game. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Cowboys beat Hoyas to claim third place

LAHAINA — Oklahoma State rebounded from its first loss of the season pretty well. The Cowboys claimed third place in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Wednesday, beating Georgetown 97-70 at the Lahaina Civic Center. The lopsided win followed a 32-point loss on Tuesday to North Carolina, ...

Chaminade’s Kuany Kuany draws a foul on Tennessee’s Robert Hubbs III (right) as Kyle Alexander also defends during the second half of the Volunteers’ 95-81 win over the Silverswords in the seventh-place game Wednesday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Tennessee picks up first win of week

LAHAINA — Tennessee might be one of the most satisfied seventh-place finishers in the history of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. After back-to-back losses to opponents ranked in The Associated Press top 25, the Volunteers will leave the Valley Isle on a winning note, beating Cha-minade ...

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Top prospects Twelve players from six teams that appeared in this year’s Maui Jim Maui Invitational are on nbadraft.net’s list of the top 100 prospects. Terry Larrier, who led Connecticut with 16.7 points per game before a season-ending knee injury Monday, leads the pack at No. 29. The ...

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Tournament images

First photo: Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ blocks a shot by North Carolina’s Justin Jackson during the Tar Heels’ win over the Badgers in Wednesday’s Maui Jim Maui Invitational final at the Lahaina Civic Center. Second photo: Oklahoma State’s Lindy Waters goes up for a shot during the ...