Maui Jim Maui Invitational: BYU, Kansas, Virginia Tech and Dayton Get Day 1 Wins

November 26, 2019, 8:21 AM HST · Updated November 26, 8:21 AM
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Maui Jim Maui Invitational. Background file photo by Rodney S. Yap.

The 2019 Maui Jim Maui Invitational collegiate pre-season basketball tournament tipped off on Monday at the Lahaina Civic Center.

Teams this year include BYU, Dayton, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan St., UCLA, Virginia Tech, and host Chaminade.

GAME 4: BYU OVER UCLA, 78-63

In the final game of Day 1, the BYU Cougars defeated the UCLA Bruins, 78-63.

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“The Bruins shot an average of 45.5 percent from the field with 16 points from their lead scorer Jules Bernard. The BYU Cougars led by four at the half with a score of 36-32. Jake Toolson with the Cougars scored 20 points in the game with TJ Haws following him with 15 points,” according to information compiled by the tournament.

The BYU Cougars will play the Kansas Jayhawks in Game 8 of the Tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. HT (10:30 p.m. ET).

UCLA will face Chaminade in Game 6 on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 12 p.m HT (5 p.m. ET).

GAME 3: KANSAS DEFEATS CHAMINADE, 93-63

In Game 3, the University of Kansas Jayhawks defeated host Chaminade by 30 points.

“The Jayhawks took a 20-point lead in the first half, with 5 players earning double digits. The Chaminade Silverswords shot 46 percent in the field. Senior guard Andrew Arissol led with 18 points followed closely by Tyler Cartaino with 17 points. Kansas sophomore guard Devon Dotson led the team with 19 points followed by senior center Udoka Azubuike who scored 15 points,” according to a tournament recap.

The Kansas Jayhawks takes on BYU in Game 8 of the Tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. HT (10:30 p.m. ET).

Chaminade will face UCLA on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 12 p.m. HT (5 p.m. ET).

GAME 2: VIRGINIA TECH OVER MICHIGAN STATE, 71-66

The Virginia Tech Hokies defeated the Michigan State Spartans in a 71-66 win.

“The Hokies scored 12 points on 11 turnovers in the first half, and entered the break with a 32-28 lead. Five Hokies scored in the double digits: Cattoor (10), Alleyne (10), Bede (11), Horne (12), and Nolley (22),” according to tournament

Virginia Tech will face Dayton in Game 7 on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. HT (8 p.m. ET).

GAME 1: DAYTON DOMINATES GEORGIA, 80-61

The University of Dayton defeated the Georgia Bulldogs, 80-61 in game 1 of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.

Dayton took an early lead with a score of 43-25 at the half.  According to information compiled by the tournament, Jalen Crutcher and Obi Toppin both ended the game responsible for 25 and 20 points, respectively.

The University of Dayton plays Virginia Tech in Game 7 on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. HT (8 p.m. ET).

The Georgia Bulldogs will play Michigan State in Game 5 of the Tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 9:30 a.m. HT (2:30 p.m. ET).

Last year’s tournament attracted an estimated 7,000 visitors and generated nearly $22 million in sales statewide. Games are televised live to a national audience by the ESPN networks, reaching close to 8.9 million viewers.

Combined, the 2019 teams own 196 NCAA Tournament berths, including 44 Final Four appearances, and 16 national championships. The field features three of the top 15 all-time winningest programs in BYU, Kansas, and UCLA. Accompanied by Tournament newcomer Georgia, the seven returning programs come back to Maui with a combined five Tournament championships, with the Jayhawks returning to Maui having claimed the Tournament title in their most recent appearance (2015). BYU, Michigan St., and Kansas are among the top 20 winningest programs in the nation since the start of the 2010-11 season. Michigan State enters the 2019 Tournament coming off a trip to the Final Four last season.

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