2016 Maui Jim Maui Invitational: Day 1 Recap
Game 1: Wisconsin Tops Tennessee, 74-62
Bronson Koenig scored 21 points to lead all scorers as Wisconsin knocked off Tennessee, 74-62, in the opening game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Monday.
The Badgers led by as many as 17 points midway through the first, but the Volunteers battled back to take the lead midway through the second half, but the Badgers pulled slowly pulled away as the half wore on. Nigel Hayes finished with 17 points, while Ethan Happ finished with 16. Shembari Phillips led the way for Tennessee with 16 points, while Robert Hubbs III and Detrick Mostella each had 12.
Wisconsin advances to Tuesday’s first semifinal, scheduled for 8 p.m. ET, where it will face Georgetown.
Game 2: Georgetown Hangs On to Defeat UConn, 65-61
Rodney Pryor finished with a double-double in Georgetown’s 65-61 victory over Oregon on Monday. He led all scorers with 26 points and also grabbed 10 rebounds to finish the game.
Georgetown gained momentum early, and led by as many as 18 in the first half. The Ducks battled back in the second half, and eventually led but couldn’t hold off the Hoyas. LJ Peak contributed 17 points, and Jessie Govan added nine for the winning team. Oregon’s Payton Pritchard led the Ducks with 18 points on 50 percent shooting from the field.
Georgetown will face Wisconsin today at 3 p.m. HST (8 p.m. ET) in the first Tournament semifinal on ESPN 2. Oregon will face Tennessee in a morning game today at 8:30 a.m. HST (1:30 p.m. ET), also on ESPN 2.
Game 3: Oklahoma State Advances to Semifinals With 98-90 Victory Over UConn
Oklahoma State defeated UConn 98-90 in Game 3 of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. Jawun Evans, who led all scorers with 35, also had five of the team’s 18 steals. Phil Forte and Jeffrey Caroll each contributed 18 points.
Oklahoma State led the entire game. Their largest lead, 19, came late in the second half before UConn eventually cut it to single digits. UConn’s Jalen Adams had 34 points, while Rodney Purvis had 20 on 50 percent shooting from the floor.
Oklahoma State will play North Carolina at 5:30 p.m. HST (10:30 p.m. ET). UConn will face Chaminade at 10:30 a.m. (3:30 p.m. ET).
Game 4: Talented UNC Moves to 5-0 After Victory Against Chaminade
North Carolina’s big men put on a dominating performance in the Tar Heels’ 104-61 victory over Chaminade on Monday. Kennedy Meeks produced a double-double for a second time this season, finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Isaiah Hicks scored 22 points and led all scorers.
North Carolina jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. The Tar Heels led in nearly every category including rebounds (52), assists (18) and steals (12). Chaminade’s Rohndell Goodwin put up 18 points for the Silverswords.
The Tar Heels advance to face Oklahoma State at 5:30 p.m. HST (10:30 p.m. ET) tonight. Chaminade will play UConn at 10:30 a.m. HST (3:30 p.m. ET).
|CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND – Nov. 21-23|
|Game 1||Tennessee (62) vs. Wisconsin (74)||Nov. 21||9:30 a.m.||ESPN2|
|Game 2||Georgetown (65) vs. Oregon (61)||Nov. 21||11:30 a.m.||ESPN2|
|Game 3||Oklahoma State (98) vs. UConn (90)||Nov. 21||4 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Game 4||North Carolina (104) vs. Chaminade (61)||Nov. 21||6:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Game 5||Tennessee vs. Oregon||Nov. 22||8:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Game 6||Chaminade vs UConn||Nov. 22||10:30 a.m.||ESPN2|
|Game 7||Wisconsin vs. Georgetown||Nov. 22||3 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Game 8||Oklahoma State vs North Carolina||Nov. 22||5:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|Game 9||TBD vs. TBD||Nov. 23||9 a.m.||ESPNU|
|Game 10||TBD vs. TBD||Nov. 23||11:30 a.m.||ESPN2|
|Game 11||TBD vs. TBD||Nov. 23||2:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Game 12||TBD vs. TBD||Nov. 23||4:30 p.m.||ESPN2|