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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’s Tony Bradley dunks between Oklahoma State’s Phil Forte and Juwan Evans during the first half of the Tar Heels’ 107-75 victory over the Cowboys on Tuesday in a Maui Jim Maui Invitational semifinal game at the Lahaina Civic Center. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Heels earn sixth trip to Maui final

LAHAINA — North Carolina came to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational with one thing in mind. The Tar Heels are one step from that goal. North Carolina reached the tournament final with 107-75 win over Oklahoma State in Tuesday’s last game at the Lahaina Civic Center. The Associated Press’ ...

Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ goes to the hoop as Georgetown’s Bradley Hayes defends during the first half of the Badgers’ 73-57 win over the Hoyas on Tuesday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Wisconsin rules boards in victory over Georgetown

LAHAINA — Wisconsin gave Georgetown a sense of deja vu, in more ways than one. In the teams’ third meeting in three seasons, the Badgers’ Bronson Koenig and Ethan Happ opened the game with a scoring spree, then did the same thing to start the second half of a 73-57 win Tuesday at the ...

Nigel Hayes, shown playing for Wisconsin on Tuesday, has offered public comments on multiple social issues. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Koenig, Hayes tuned in to more than basketball

LAHAINA — Bronson Koenig and Nigel Hayes are unquestionably Wisconsin’s leaders on the floor. The guidance and maturity the seniors have shown, however, reaches much farther than any gym. Koenig, who is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, protested with fellow Native Americans against the ...

Oregon’s Dillon Brooks attempts a pass to Jordan Bell as Tennessee’s Kyle Alexander defends in the second half of the Ducks’ 69-65 overtime victory over the Volunteers on Tuesday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Ducks beat Vols in OT, will play for fifth place

LAHAINA — Oregon gave Dillon Brooks more playing time Tuesday, and the junior guard made it worthwhile. In his second game back from a foot injury, Brooks scored 17 points — including a 3-pointer in the final minute of overtime to put the Ducks ahead for good in a 69-65 victory over ...

Connecticut’s Jalen Adams tries to get off a shot over Chaminade’s Kiran Shastri  during the first half of the Huskies’ 93-82 win over the Silverswords on Tuesday. Looking on are UConn’s Juwan Durham and Chaminade’s Sam Daly. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Adams helps UConn get past Chaminade

LAHAINA — Chaminade hung tough again, but once more in the end, the Silverswords’ opponents were too much to handle. Connecticut withstood a 3-point shooting barrage from the NCAA Division II tournament hosts Tuesday afternoon and nearly got a triple-double from Jalen Adams in a 93-82 ...

Today’s tournament planner

Tennessee vs. Chaminade 9 a.m. • ESPNU What’s up? Tennessee gets what, on paper, is its easiest test of the tournament and will try to avoid being the first Division I team to finish eighth on Maui since Texas in 2012. Chaminade, which lost to Tennessee in the seventh-place game in ...

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New roles for Lunas For the first time in the past 10 years, students from Lahainaluna High School are not working the floor at the Maui Invitational, athletic director Scott Soldwisch said. This year, tournament organizers switched to paid positions for sweeping and mopping. About 45 ...

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Oregon’s Chris Boucher misses a dunk during the Ducks’ overtime win over Tennessee in a Maui Jim Maui Invitational consolation game Tuesday at the Lahaina Civic Center. Second photo: Ryan Pollard, younger brother of Chaminade center Nate Pollard, heads to a win in a free-throw contest ...

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Maui Jim Maui Invitational

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 Today's Games Consolation Oregon vs. Tennessee 8:30 a.m. • ...

Georgetown’s L.J. Peak blocks a shot by Oregon’s Payton Pritchard during the first half of the Hoyas’ 65-61 victory over the Ducks on Monday in a Maui Jim Maui Invitational first-round game at the Lahaina Civic Center. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Hoyas upset Ducks

LAHAINA — If there’s anyone to blame for spoiling the return of Oregon guard Dillon Brooks, it’s Georgetown’s Rodney Pryor. Pryor had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the Hoyas stymied a comeback bid by the Ducks, No. 13 in The Associated Press rankings, to win 65-61 on Monday in the ...

Kennedy Meeks of North Carolina attempts a shot against the defense of Chaminade’s Kiran Shastri (left) and Nate Pollard during the first half of the Tar Heels’ 104-61 win over the Silverswords on Monday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Tar Heels break Maui wins record

LAHAINA — Things started reasonably well for Chaminade, but in the end North Carolina proved to be too much. The Tar Heels, ranked fourth in the country by The Associated Press, beat the Silverswords 104-61 on Monday night at the Lahaina Civic Center in the final game of the first round of ...

Oklahoma State’s Jeffrey Carroll is guarded by Connecticut’s Kentan Facey during the first half of the Cowboys’ 98-90 win over the Huskies on Monday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Cowboys continue perfect start

LAHAINA — A stellar performance by Connecticut’s backcourt couldn’t overcome a strong showing from Oklahoma State’s own dynamic duo. Jawun Evans scored 35 points and Phil Forte III added 18 as the Cowboys outlasted the Huskies for a 98-90 win Monday in the first round of the Maui Jim ...

Wisconsin’s Zak Showalter goes up for a shot in front of Tennessee’s Shembari Phillips in the second half of the Badgers’ 74-62 win over the Volunteers on Monday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Wisconsin beats Tennessee after trailing in second half

LAHAINA — In a game of runs, Wisconsin came up with the decisive one. The Badgers, ranked 16th in the nation by The Associated Press, rallied after trailing midway through the second half and beat Tennessee 74-62 on Monday in the first game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina ...

Today’s tourney planner

Tennessee vs. Oregon 8:30 a.m. • ESPN2 What’s up? Tennessee doesn’t want a second straight Maui trip to start with back-to-back losses — the Vols were seventh in 2011. Oregon hopes not to be the first current Pac-12 team in the seventh-place game since Colorado in 2009. Tennessee ...

‘He had tremendous charisma, tremendous personality, and it was very contagious. When he walked into a room, people paid attention.’ – Oklahoma State coach Brad Underwood, on Tyrek Coger

Coger left impression in brief time with Cowboys

In only a brief amount of time with Oklahoma State, Tyrek Coger left many memories behind. Coger, who had transferred from a junior college and planned to play for the Cowboys this season, died July 21, less than three weeks after arriving in Stillwater. He was 22. “I think everybody, ...

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Chaminade’s future Officials with the Maui Jim Maui Invitational and Chaminade say a plan announced in October to have the Silverswords play in the event only in odd-numbered years after this season could benefit the tournament and the school. In years Chaminade does not visit Maui, ...

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Georgetown coach John Thompson III shouts to his team during Monday’s win over Oregon in the first round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. Second photo: Dancers from the Drums of the Pacific Luau perform for the fans. Third photo: Oklahoma State coach Brad ...

Wisconsin to face North Carolina in Maui title game

Wisconsin beat Georgetown 73-57 and North Carolina defeated Oklahoma State 107-75 on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. The Tar Heels (6-0), No. 4 in The Associated Press poll, will be seeking their fourth Maui title Wednesday in ...

Oregon coach Dana Altman, shown during Sunday’s Maui Jim Maui Invitational news conference at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, hopes the Ducks improve on their 2-1 record this week. The Maui News / BRAD SHERMAN photo

Proving ground

KAANAPALI — The Maui Jim Maui Invitational had three teams in the top nine of last week’s Associated Press rankings. When the new poll is released today, that is unlikely to still be the case. Five teams arrived on the Valley Isle with at least one loss — including No. 4 Oregon and No. ...