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Maui Jim Maui Invitational

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Tournament notebook

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 ...

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 ...

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 Tuesday's Results Consolation Oregon 69, Tennessee 65, OT Consolation UConn 93, ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tournament notebook

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 ...

Tournament images

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 ...

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. • ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...