Lahaina, Hawaii — Less than 24 hours after a tough, last-second loss, No. 13 Indiana found a way to get back on the winning track.
Senior point guard Yogi Ferrell and freshman center Thomas Bryant had a lot to do with that in an 83-73 victory over St. John’s on Tuesday in the consolation round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.
Bryant had a career-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting for the Hoosiers (4-1), who lost to Wake Forest 82-78 in the closing seconds of their opening-round game.
“I thought for the fact that we played less than 24 hours completely differently today was a great sign of the aptitude of our team, the attitude of our team, and the desire of our team,” Hoosiers coach Tom Crean said. “I think that’s how it played out.”
Indiana will play the winner of the Chaminade-UNLV game for fifth place today.
“We didn’t play great. It wasn’t always pretty. They made baskets. But it’s not going to be when you’re playing against other competitive teams when you’re in this environment. But we played with great purpose,” Crean said.
“We went to a game plan that really was where we needed to end the game yesterday, and we didn’t end it that way, but we came at it and established it right away.”
Federico Mussini and Ron Mvouika had 17 points each for the Red Storm (3-2), who played much better than they did in their 92-55 pasting from No. 19 Vanderbilt in the first round.
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Radford 86, (at) Penn State 74: Cameron Jones made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Rashun Davis added 18 points and YaYa Anderson scored 14 points, including four 3-pointers, for Radford (4-2). Brandon Holcomb had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Highlanders, who made 12 of 22 3-pointers.
Jones and Anderson scored eight points each during a 22-9 run the Highlanders used to take control with 8:03 to play. Penn State chipped away and made it a two-possession game with 3:36 left but Davis hit his second 3-pointer with 3:17 remaining to put it out of reach.
Julian Moore led Penn State (2-2) with a career-high 16 points.
No. 2 Maryland 77, Illinois State 66: Rasheed Sulaimon scored 16 points and Melo Trimble added 15 to help Maryland beat Illinois State in the Cancun Challenge in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. MiKyle McIntosh scored 17 points and Paris Lee added 15 for Illinois State.
Maryland will face Rhode Island for the Riviera Division title on Wednesday. Illinois State plays TCU in the consolation game.
Louisiana Tech 82, Ohio State 74: Alex Hamilton had 24 points and three teammates also reached double figures when Louisiana Tech (4-0) defeated Ohio State (2-2), which never led and lost a second straight home game to a non-major conference opponent.
Marc Loving led Ohio State with 25 points; Keita Bates Diop scored 12 points and JaQuan Lyle 10.
(At) Nebraska 67, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 44: Andrew White III and Shavon Shields combined for 23 first-half points. The Cornhuskers (4-1) pulled away late in the opening period, holding the Golden Lions (1-4) without a field goal for the last 8:03 of the half. The Huskers closed the final 4:23 of the half with a 15-3 run, highlighted by a Shields dunk that put the Huskers up 31-15 with 1:40 left.
(At) No. 1 Kentucky 82, Boston University 62: Skal Labissiere scored 16 to lead top-ranked Kentucky (5-0) over Boston University. Tyler Ulis added 15 points, and Alex Poythress had 14 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for his second straight double-double. Boston University (2-3) got 15 points from John Papale.
No. 5 Kansas 92, UCLA 73: Perry Ellis scored 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting and Kansas had another easy win on the way to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational championship game. Kansas (3-1) will play No. 19 Vanderbilt, which defeated Wake Forest 86-64, for the title on Wednesday night.
(At) No. 7 Oklahoma 96, Incarnate Word 63: Buddy Hield scored 22 to help Oklahoma defeat Incarnate Word. The preseason first-team All-American is averaging 25.3 points through three games. Ryan Spangler had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Jordan Woodard added 10 points for the Sooners (3-0).
Jontrell Walker scored 16 and Tyler Singleton added 11 for Incarnate Word (2-2).
No. 9 North Carolina State 83, No. 22 LSU 72 (OT): Anthony Barber scored 20 points. Five players reached double figures for North Carolina State (3-2), which led by 12 early in the second half. Barber scored six of his points in overtime when the Wolfpack outscored the Tigers (3-2) by an 18-7 margin.
Caleb Martin scored 16, Malik Abdul-Abu added 15 while Cody Martin and Maverick Rowan had 14 and 10 respectively.
N.C. State 83, No. 22 LSU 72 (OT): Anthony “Cat” Barber scored 20 points and N.C. State needed overtime to get a victory over LSU in New York.
Five players reached double figures for North Carolina State (3-2), which led by 12 early in the second half. Caleb Martin scored 16, Abdul-Malik Abu added 15 while Cody Martin had 14. LSU star freshman Ben Simmons finished with 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
No. 19 Vanderbilt 86, Wake Forest 64: Wade Baldwin IV and Damian Jones both scored 17, and Vanderbilt (5-0) easily handled Wake Forest in the semifinals of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.
(At) No. 24 Cincinnati 64, Southeastern Louisiana 49: Troy Caupain and Jacob Evans III scored 15 apiece, and Cincinnati (5-0) overcame low-percentage shooting to beat Southeastern Louisiana.
Zay Jackson had 15 points for Southeastern Louisiana (1-4).
Western Kentucky 88, Central Michigan 60: Frederick Edmond scored 16 and Justin Johnson added 13 on 6-of-8 shooting.
Rayshawn Simmons made a bucket to pull Central Michigan within two, 17-15, midway through the first half but back-to-back layups by Johnson sparked a 19-4 Western Kentucky (3-2) run to close the half.
Central Michigan (2-2) made just 8-of-34 (23.5 percent) field goals, including 2 of 15 from 3-point range, in the first half. The Chippewas didn’t score after a dunk by DaRohn Scott with 5:59 left before the break.
Braylon Rayson scored 13, on 5-of-20 shooting, and Austin Stewart added 10 points for Central Michigan, which was without injured guard Chris Fowler.
(At) Southern Illinois 97, Oakland 88: Anthony Beane scored 30 for Southern Illinois (5-0). Kahlil Felder scored 27 for Oakland (1-2).
Western Michigan 72, (at) Bradley 59: Alex Morton scored 15, Meredith Shipman 14 and Miracle Woods 13 for Western (3-2). Leti Lerma scored 15 for Bradley (1-3).
(At) St. Bonaventure 84, Detroit 73: Nyla Rueter scored 21 for St. Bonaventure (2-2). Rosanna Reynolds and Brianne Cohen each scored 19 for Detroit (0-4), and Reynolds added 13 rebounds.
Oakland 83, (at) Norfolk State 73: Nola Anderson scored 21 and Olivia Nash 17 for Oakland (3-1). Norfolk State is 0-4.