Hachimura, No. 3 Gonzaga hang on to upset No. 1 Duke in Maui

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              Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating Duke 89-87 in an NCAA college basketball game to win the Maui Invitational, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
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LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Rui Hachimura scored 20 points and No. 3 Gonzaga blocked four shots in the final 46 seconds to hold off five-time champion Duke 89-87 Wednesday in the Maui Invitational title game.

Duke (5-1) trailed by 16 in the second half before mounting a massive charge with a series of dunks and drives to the basket. After the Blue Devils tied it at 87-all, Hachimura scored on a hard drive to put Gonzaga ahead.

The Zags (6-0) missed four free throws to give Duke a final shot, but Brandon Clarke blocked R.J. Barrett’s drive on the game’s final play.

Gonzaga beat a No. 1 team for the first time and ended Duke’s unbeaten streak on the Valley Isle (17-1) with its second Maui Invitational title.

Barrett had 23 points and Zion Williamson scored 22 for Duke.

Zach Norvell Jr. scored 18 points for the Zags.

NO. 2 KANSAS 77, MARQUETTE 68

NEW YORK (AP) — Dedric Lawson had 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead Kansas in an NIT Season Tip-Off semifinal.

Marquette (3-1) led by as many as 12 in the first half before taking a 47-38 lead into the break. Then came the Jayhawks‘ 22-0 run.

Marquette went 0-of-10 from the field to start second half as Kansas (4-0) retook the lead in commanding fashion.

Sam Hauser led the Golden Eagles with 20 points while Markus Howard had 18 points.

The Jayhawks got 16 points from Lagerald Vick while Devon Dotson chipped in with 10 points, four assists and three steals.

NO. 4 VIRGINIA 74, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 52

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — De’Andre Hunter had 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds to help Virginia beat Middle Tennessee in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Kyle Guy also scored 15 points and Braxton Key added 13 for the Cavaliers (4-0), who never trailed but didn’t put the game away until midway through the second half. Virginia led 9-0 and 30-9, only to see the Blue Raiders claw to within 38-30 early in the second half.

Guy answered with a 3-pointer to start a 9-0 run that stretched the lead back out. Middle Tennessee got no closer than 11 again.

Antonio Green scored 11 points to lead Middle Tennessee (3-2), which shot 39 percent.

NO. 5 TENNESSEE 92, LOUISVILLE 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Grant Williams scored 24 points to lead five Tennessee players in double figures in an NIT Season Tip-Off semifinal.

Admiral Schofield added 20 points for the Vols (4-0), who shot 54 percent from the field. The win was the 664th of Tennessee coach Rick Barnes’ career. It moved him past John Wooden on the all-time Division I wins list.

Trailing 77-70 with 6:51 left, Louisville coach Chris Mack got called for a technical foul when he didn’t like an over-the-back call on Dwayne Sutton. The Cardinals could never recover, trailing by as many as 15.

Jordan Nwora had 23 points and 10 assists to lead Louisville (3-1).

No. 8 AUBURN 73, ARIZONA 57

Bryce Brown scored 19 points, Malik Dunbar added 15 and Auburn pulled away from Arizona to win the Maui Invitational third-place game.

Auburn (5-1) gave top-ranked Duke its first real test of the season in the semifinals before losing by six. The Tigers built a 10-point lead against Arizona, allowed the Wildcats to pull within one and took control with an 11-0 second-half run to go up 14.

Arizona (4-2) knocked off Iowa State in its opener before succumbing to No. 3 and eventual tournament champion Gonzaga’s second-half onslaught in the semifinals. The Wildcats kept Auburn within reach until the Tigers’ second-half run and could not make up the difference.

Brandon Randolph had 18 points and Justin Coleman 16 for Arizona.

NO. 10 KENTUCKY 87, WINTHROP 74

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — PJ Washington had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Tyler Herro added 15 points and Kentucky shot 56 percent to run away from Winthrop.

Coming off Sunday’s tense victory over hot-shooting VMI, the Wildcats (4-1) had a far easier time against the Eagles as they used their size to control the boards 37-20 and scoring in the paint (42-24).

Washington was the catalyst, making 7 of 11 from the field on the way to his second consecutive double-double. Herro left the game briefly after taking a hard tumble in the first half but returned to make 6 of 14 with three 3-pointers.

Josh Ferguson, Charles Falden and Austin Awad each had 11 points, while Kyle Zunic and Adam Pickett added 10 apiece for Winthrop (2-3), which lost its second in a row.

NO. 15 MISSISSIPPI STATE 61, SAINT MARY’S 57

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Quinndary Weatherspoon and Tyson Carter each scored 12 points to lead Mississippi State in the consolation game of the MGM Main Event’s heavyweight division.

Saint Mary’s took a 50-48 lead with 6:15 left, but the Bulldogs went on a 6-0 run, culminated by Aric Holman’s powerful dunk.

The Bulldogs (4-1) got nine points and 11 rebounds from Holman, while Lamar Peters added 10 points.

Jordan Ford scored 23 points for the Gaels (3-2), and Malik Fitts added 10 points and nine rebounds.

CREIGHTON 87, NO. 16 CLEMSON 82

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Sophomore Ty-Shon Alexander made seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 36 points to lead Creighton to the upset in the championship game of the Cayman Islands Classic.

Alexander, who was named the most outstanding player of the tournament, was 9-of-16 shooting, missing just five from distance, and made all 11 of his free throws.

Clemson’s Marcquise Reed completed a 3-point play with 28 seconds left and Elijah Thomas forced a turnover on an inbound play, leading to Shelton Mitchell’s shot inside to pull to 83-80. Davion Mintz answered with two free throws at the other end, and after Reed was off on a 3-pointer, Mintz sealed it with a dunk.

Reed was 11 of 22 from the floor and scored 27 points for Clemson (5-1), reaching 1,001 points with the team.

NO. 20 IOWA 105, ALABAMA STATE 78

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Gazra scored 22 points, freshman Joe Wieskamp had a career-high 20 and Iowa rolled in its home debut as a ranked team.

Tyler Cook scored 16 points and Isaiah Moss added 15 for the Hawkeyes (5-0), who dismissed any notion of a letdown with 68 first-half points — their most under ninth-year coach Fran McCaffery.

Iowa scored the game’s first 12 points on its way to the rout. Wieskamp broke his previous career high of 15 points midway through the first half in helping the Hawkeyes stake out a 30-11 lead.

Reginald Gee had 16 points to lead Alabama State (2-3).

NO. 22 BUFFALO 110, DARTMOUTH 71

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Perkins had 18 points and 10 rebounds in Buffalo’s win.

Buffalo, playing without leading scorer C.J. Massinburg in its first game after a nine-day layoff, raced to a 15-0 lead in the first five minutes. Buffalo had a 26-point lead at halftime.

Five players scored in double figures for Buffalo (4-0), which tied its record for points in a game since moving to Division I in 1994-95. Davonta Jordan and Jayvon Graves scored 16 points apiece for Buffalo, while Jeremy Harris and Jeenathan Williams each had 11.

Ian Sistare scored 18 points for Dartmouth (3-2), all in the first half, and Chris Knight added 17.

NO. 25 WISCONSIN 62, STANFORD 46

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Ethan Happ had 16 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out late, and Wisconsin beat Stanford in the first round at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Sophomore Nate Reuvers had a tournament-record nine blocked shots for the Badgers (4-0), a total that also tied the longtime Wisconsin single-game record.

D’Mitrik Trice added 16 points for Wisconsin, which shot just 35 percent after halftime yet came up with a critical 9-0 burst to seize control after the Cardinal had gotten within a basket with 6:53 left.

Okpala scored 11 points but made 2 of 12 shots for the Cardinal (2-2), who shot 27 percent overall.