Today is the final day of the Maui Invitational and it is basically classification day. Our Boilers can still finish as one of the three 2-1 teams, which is a pretty good showing in an event like this. At least we avoided Chaminade (though it is possible our two wins would come over teams that only beat Chaminade).
Here is a recap of the day and a look at today's schedule:
Purdue 82, Missouri 61
The Boilermakers rolled in this one, as Purdue jumped out to a 6-0 and 18-4 lead before eventually pushing it to 34. Rapheal Davis has a career high 22, but it was Purdue's balance that won the day. A total of eight players scored at least six points while Jon Octeus had eight points, six rebounds, and four assists.
Bringham Young 121, Chaminade 85
It was raining threes as Bringham Young hit their first 11 triples in a blowout victory. Chase Fischer hit his first nine threes and was 10 of 13 from long range for 30 points. Tyler Haws had 19 points and Anson Winder had 18. The Cougars scored scored 66 first half points and lead the nation in scoring at 99 points per game. So far their season low was 91against Arkansas-Little Rock.
Arizona 72, Kansas State 68
This was a tight game throughout, but Rondae Hollis-Jefferson sealed it with a pair of free throws with five seconds left. Kaleb Tarczewski had 18 to lead Arizona into the title game while Marcus Foster had 23 as he is playing like he wants to be on the all-Tournament team.
San Diego State 74, Pittsburgh 57
Trey Kell finished with 15 points as a balanced SDSU had a much easier time than the previous day's double OT win over BYU. James Robinson finished with 17 for Pittsburgh, who shot only 37%from the field.
Day 3 Schedule:
Game 9: Missouri (2-3) vs. Chaminade 2:30pm ESPNU
Game 10: Purdue (4-1) vs. BYU (4-1) 5pm ESPN2
Game 11: Kansas State (4-2) vs. Pittsburg (3-2) 7:30pm ESPN2
Game 12: Arizona (5-0) vs. San Diego State (5-0) 10pm ESPN