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Maui Jim Maui Invitational

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 ...

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, ...

Tournament notebook

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, ...

Tournament images

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 ...

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. ...

Maui Jim Maui Invitational

Today's Games Quarterfinals Tennessee vs. Wisconsin 9:30 a.m. • ESPN2 Quarterfinals Georgetown vs. Oregon 11:30 a.m. • ESPN2 Quarterfinals Oklahoma St. vs. UConn 4 p.m. • ESPNU Quarterfinals North Carolina vs. Chaminade 6:30 p.m. ...

Today’s tourney planner

Tennessee vs. Wisconsin 9:30 a.m. • ESPN2 What’s up? Tennessee enters this year’s tournament opener seeking its second Maui victory over a Division I team. Wisconsin is trying to win for the fourth time in its last five games at the Lahaina Civic Center. The Volunteers lead the ...

Notebook

On the run Baldwin High School senior Tyler Cooper won the inaugural Sun, Sand & Hoops 5K, which started and ended at Paradise Grill in Kaanapali. Cooper finished in 18 minutes, 52 seconds. Daniel Chorbak was the runner-up, seven seconds behind. Hannah Koski of Danville, Calif., ...

Field forecast

The ESPN “Bracketology” report issued Thursday by Joe Lunardi predicts five Maui teams will be in this season’s NCAA tournament. The projected bracket has North Carolina getting a No. 1 seed, Oregon going on a No. 2 line and Wisconsin receiving a No. 3. Connecticut is forecast as a No. 10 ...

Wooden watch

Nine players on teams competing at the Lahaina Civic Center this week are on the preseason top 50 for the Wooden Award for the national player of the year. Three teams have three players apiece — Oregon (Chris Boucher, Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey) and Wisconsin (Ethan Happ, Nigel ...

Fab frosh

Two freshmen in this year’s field were named to the McDonald’s and Jordan Brand All-America teams — Connecticut’s Alterique Gilbert (left) and North Carolina’s Tony Bradley. Gilbert was the Gatorade Player of the Year for Georgia last season, and won three state titles at Miller ...

Block party

Blocked shots could be a big part of this year’s Maui Jim Maui Invitational. Connecticut’s Amida Brimah (right, shown rejecting Northeastern’s T.J. Williams) has 293 career blocks, which ranks third in school history. Oregon’s Chris Boucher had 110 blocks last season (including the one ...

Making the grade

Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes is a two-time all-academic  Big Ten pick majoring in business finance who says he enjoys “random  facts and trivia.” … Mitchell Solomon a mechanical engineering major at Oklahoma State, was on the Big 12 all-academic second team last season. … ...

Legacies

Georgetown junior Trey Mourning is the son of Alonzo Mourning, a Basketball Hall of Famer who was a four-time All-American for the Hoyas from 1989 to 1992. Trey Mourning has appeared in one game this season, scoring  two points. … Oklahoma State freshman Trey Reeves’ father is Bryant ...

Tallest and shortest

The tallest and shortest players in this year’s field (photo) are from Chaminade — Dantley Walker, listed as 5-foot-10, and 7-1 Nate Pollard. Three players are listed as 5-11 — the Silverswords’ Kahanu Pu‘ulei-Auld, and Oklahoma State’s Brandon Averette and Phil Forte III. Four ...

Georgetown beats Oregon, North Carolina breaks Maui win record

Georgetown pulled off the first upset of this year's Maui Jim Maui Invitational by defeating Oregon 65-61 on Monday in a first-round game at the Lahaina Civic Center. The Hoyas will face Wisconsin on Tuesday in a semifinal game -- the 13th-ranked Badgers beat Tennessee 74-62 in the ...