November 22 – Azuolas Tubelis scored 30 points and had 11 rebounds as the No. No. 14 Arizona was burned in the second half by pesky Cincinnati 101-93 at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Monday night.
Tubelis made 12 of 18 shots, and fellow forward Oumar Ballo also had a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds to help Arizona advance to Tuesday night’s semifinal against San Diego State.
The Beasts (4-0) made their first 12 shots after halftime and shot 79.3 percent (23 of 29) in the second half, when the teams combined for 124 points. The Bearcats (2-3-2) had a torrid 3-point shooting pace, led by senior Landers Nolleio II, who finished with a career-high 33 points while making 9 of 14 from behind the arc.
Arizona led 40-30 at halftime, but couldn’t pull away despite hot shooting. Cincinnati, who made 13 of 19 3-pointers in the second half, pulled within 81-74 on a long ball by Mika Adams-Woods with 5:29 to go.
No. 4 Texas, 73 Northern Arizona 48
Marcus Carr scored 17 points as the Longhorns experienced no hangover from their biggest win of the year, a victory over then-No. 2 Gonzaga, exciting the Lumberjacks in the Black Legion Classic game in Edinburg, Texas.
Texas (4-0) led by 28 at halftime and let off the gas in the second half, doing more than enough to keep everyone in the game evenly while everyone can win.
Xavier Fuller led the Lumberjacks (2-4) with 15 points. No other player had more than six points for Northern Arizona, which snapped a two-game winning streak.
8 Dux 74, Bellarmine 57.
Kyle Filipowski scored from the interior and the perimeter en route to 18 points as the Blue Devils held off the Cavaliers’ onslaught in a win in Durham, NC.
Jacob Grandison added 16 points off the bench and Jeremy Roach 10 points for the Venetian Devils (4-1), who did not pull away until a few minutes later. Duke shot 14-for-35 on 3-pointers, with five players connecting from deep at least twice.
Curt Hopf and Peter Suder scored 11 points for Bellarmine (2-3), which beat Louisville earlier in the season. Juston Betz had nine points, but the Knights shot 42.6 percent from the field.
9 Arkansas 80, Louisville 54.
Anthony Black scored 26 points and Ricky Council added 15 to lead the Razorbacks to a bloody victory over the victorious Cardinals in an opening round game at the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.
Black shot 9 for 11 from the field, including 3 for 5 from 3-point range, to go with six assists, three rebounds and two steals. Council shot 6 for 13 from the field. Louisville (0-4) was led by Lander Kamari’s 13 points. Arkansas (4-0) scored 29 points off Louisville’s 22 turnovers.
Arkansas will face No. 10 Creighton in the semifinals Tuesday.
10 Creighton 76, No. 21 Texas Tech 65
Arthur Kaluma had 18 points and all five Creighton starters scored in double figures as the Bluejays dominated the second half en route to a win over the Red Raiders in an open-round game at the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.
Trey Alexander had 17 for Creighton (5-0). Ryan Nembhard added 16, Baylor Scheierman scored 11 points and 12 rebounds and Ryan Kalkbrenner had 10 points.
The Red Raiders (3-1) were led by Daniel Batcho’s 17 points. Pop Isaacs added 13, De’Vion Harmon 12 and Kevin Obanor scored 10 for Texas Tech, which shot 43.5 percent from the field to Creighton’s 55.1 percent.
17 San Diego State 88, Ohio State 77
Matt Bradley scored 18 points to lead four Aztecs in double figures during a victory over the Buckeyes in the quarterfinals of the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.
Lamont Butler and Micah Parrish scored 15 points each and Adam Seiko had 14 for San Diego State (4-0).
Sean McNeil scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, Brice Sensabaugh had 17 points and Bruce Thornton added 13 points for Ohio State (3-1).
–Field Level Media
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