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Maui Jim Maui Invitational

Maui Invitational Champions

First photo: Kansas players pose after winning the championship title over Dayton at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational collegiate basketball tournament at the Lahaina Civic Center. The Jayhawks defeated the Flyers 90-84 to claim the coveted title of the three-day tournament. Azubuike shared the ...

Top spot Jayhawks

LAHAINA — In a game befitting of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational championship, fourth-ranked Kansas saw its two biggest stars step to the forefront when it counted most. Co-Most Valuable Players Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike combined to score 60 points to lead the Jayhawks to a 90-84 ...

Maui Jim Maui Invitational • At Lahaina Civic Center

Monday’s Results Quarterfinals Dayton 80, Georgia 61 Quarterfinals Virginia Tech 71, Michigan St. 66 Quarterfinals Kansas 93, Chaminade 63 Quarterfinals BYU 78, UCLA 63 ***** Tuesday’s Results Consolation Michigan St. 93, Georgia 85 Consolation UCLA 74, Chaminade ...

Edwards to rescue as Georgia edges ’Swords

LAHAINA — Ant Man saved the day for the Georgia Bulldogs. With his team tied with Division II Chaminade, Anthony Edwards drilled a long, last second 3-pointer to lift Georgia to a 80-77 win in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational seventh-place game Wednesday at the Lahaina Civic Center. “I ...

Silent auction brings in over $20K for food bank

The Maui News Over $20,000 was raised for the Maui Food Bank at the silent auction booth during the three days of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. “We’re just honored that the tournament gives back to the community, we just happen to be one of the beneficiaries of them giving back, but it ...

Winston, Spartans take down Bruins to claim fifth place

LAHAINA — Michigan State star guard Cassius Winston said his biggest takeaway from the Maui Jim Maui Invitational is how he and the Spartans grew as a team. After an upset loss to Virginia Tech on Day 1, the third-ranked Spartans rebounded to finish 2-1 on the Valley Isle. “To come in ...

Tournament images

First photo: Ball boys Sebastian Peterson (from left), Prody Craig and Kenji Shing wipe sweat from the Lahaina Civic Center floor during a halftime break in Wednesday’s game between Chaminade and Georgia for seventh place in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. Second photo: Dayton coach Anthony ...

Cougars close out Hokies in third-place game

LAHAINA — The Brigham Young University basketball team knew how important the final game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational was for them. The Lahaina Civic Center was not nearly as raucous as it was a few hours earlier for the championship game or even a close loss for Chaminade in the ...

Jayhawks pull away for semifinal win over BYU

LAHAINA — The outcome had long been decided, but the loudest cheer of the nightcap Tuesday at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational came when Kansas’ Christian Braun slammed home an alley-oop pass from Devon Dotson. The No. 4-ranked Jayhawks rolled past Brigham Young 71-56 in the semifinals to ...

Flyers make final with rout of Hokies

LAHAINA — With just over a minute to go in Dayton’s 89-62 win over Virginia Tech in the semifinals of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Tuesday, a chant rang out at the Lahaina Civic Center. “We want Kansas, we want Kansas,” the Flyers’ booster section declared as their team ...

Maui Jim Maui Invitational • At Lahaina Civic Center

Monday’s Results Quarterfinals Dayton 80, Georgia 61 Quarterfinals Virginia Tech 71, Michigan St. 66 Quarterfinals Kansas 93, Chaminade 63 Quarterfinals BYU 78, UCLA 63 ***** Tuesday’s Results Consolation Michigan St. 93, Georgia 85 Consolation UCLA 74, Chaminade ...

Spartans hold off Edwards, UGA

LAHAINA — Less than 24 hours after being on the losing end of a big upset, No. 3 Michigan State was looking to bounce back. The Spartans did, though the win didn’t come easy. A day after losing to Virginia Tech, Michigan State held off a furious charge by Anthony Edwards and Georgia 93-85 ...

Bruins overcome first-half woes to beat ’Swords

LAHAINA — UCLA coach Mick Cronin didn’t want to answer any questions about how his team rebounded from a tough first half to beat Chaminade in a Maui Jim Maui Invitational consolation semifinal Tuesday. “The turnaround had, before you ask, the turnaround had nothing to do with our first ...

Tournament images

First photo: Kansas mascot Big Jay dances during a timeout in the second half of the Jayhawks’ 71-56 win over BYU in a Maui Jim Maui Invitational semifinal Tuesday night at Lahaina Civic Center. Second photo: Kansas cheerleader Madison Holloway helps lead the crowd in a cheer. Third photo: ...

Crackdown on flops a headache for officials

The Maui News Hank Nichols is at his 31st Maui Jim Maui Invitational as the coordinator of officials. The Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer was in his familiar corner chair on Tuesday in the Lahaina Civic Center, taking copious notes on the in-game referees for all four games. One of the ...

Hokies stun No. 3 Spartans

LAHAINA — Landers Nolley II put a smile on his coach’s face when he sank a dagger 3-pointer in Virginia Tech’s 71-66 upset of No. 3-ranked Michigan State in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Monday. Then, the 6-foot-7, 225-pound redshirt freshman forward made the smile on Mike Young’s ...

Fourth-ranked Jayhawks handle Silverswords 93-63

LAHAINA — A few hours after their ranked counterparts here stumbled, No. 4 Kansas had no trouble taking care of business on Monday at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. The Jayhawks (4-1) delighted their huge crowd in the Lahaina Civic Center with a 93-63 win over Chaminade (2-1), the host ...

Maui Jim Maui Invitational • At Lahaina Civic Center

Monday’s Results Quarterfinals Dayton 80, Georgia 61 Quarterfinals Virginia Tech 71, Michigan St. 66 Quarterfinals Kansas 93, Chaminade 63 Quarterfinals BYU 78, UCLA 63 ***** Today’s Games Consolation Georgia vs. Michigan St. 9:30 a.m. • ESPN2 Consolation Chaminade vs. ...

Cougars pull away, beat Bruins 78-63

LAHAINA — The Brigham Young University basketball team had a game plan to execute in the opening round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Monday, and the Cougars did it just the way they planned. BYU shot 62 percent from the field (31-for-50) and 50 percent from 3-point range (9-for-18) to ...