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Maui Jim Maui Invitational

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 ...