UNLV 72, No. 13 Indiana 69
LAHAINA,Hawaii — Patrick McCaw scored 20 points and UNLV hung on through the frantic final seconds for a victory over No. 13 Indiana on Wednesday in the fifth-place game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.
The Runnin' Rebels (5-1) bounced back from their opening loss to UCLA with wins over Chaminade and the Hoosiers (4-2), who leave Hawaii with just one win.
Indiana trailed by 15 points in the first half and turned on some solid defense to get back in the game. The Hoosiers closed to 55-53 with 8:20 to play. The Runnin' Rebels then went on a 12-1 spurt, with McCaw scoring seven of the points, including a run-closing 3.
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The Hoosiers weren’t done. They got within three points twice in the final 30 seconds. The first time was on a dunk by Thomas Bryant off a tremendous pass from a flying Yogi Ferrell. UNLV’s Jerome Seagears made both ends of a 1-and-1 with 13 seconds left to make it 72-67.
Gonzaga 80, Washington 64
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — The Gonzaga-Washington rivalry is back, accompanied by the sound of whistles. The Bulldogs took the latest round Wednesday, wading through a mound of fouls to get there.
Kyle Wiltjer had 24 points and Domantas Sabonis added 17 to send 10 Gonzaga past Washington in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
The teams combined for 60 fouls and 74 free throws. The Bulldogs took advantage of the Huskies’ foul trouble in the first half, at one time taking a 24-point lead.
Kyle Dranginis (Skyview High) had 5 points and 11 rebounds for Gonzaga.
Samford 75, Idaho 58
DENTON, Texas — Christen Cunningham scored 26 points, Darius Jones-Gibson added 21 and Samford beat Idaho in the championship game of the Mean Green Showcase. Cunningham was 8-of-11 from the field and 8-of-10 from the free-throw line, and Jones-Gibson hit 10 of 12 free throws. Wyatt Walker added 10 points for Samford (5-1), which won its fifth straight game. Perrion Callandret tied a career-high with 18 points to pace Idaho (4-2).
Denver 79, Idaho State 69
DENVER — Nate Engesser made five 3-pointers and scored 25 points to help Denver beat Idaho State for the Pioneers’ fourth straight victory. Idaho State trailed by as many as 15 in the second half but clawed back to 75-69 with 1:10 left after Gary Chivichyan and Ali Faruq-Bey hit back-to-back 3’s.