No. 8 Syracuse Prevails
Lahaina , Hawaii — Tyler Ennis scored 28 points and led two key second-half runs that carried No. 8 Syracuse past California 92-81 in the Maui Invitational on Tuesday.
The win put the Orange in the tournament title game tonight against Dayton or No. 18 Baylor.
Syracuse scored 51 points in the second half, shooting 55 percent and making five of seven 3-point attempts. Ennis had 17 points and Trevor Cooney scored 20 of his 23 after the break.
Ennis hit a layup during a nine-point run started by Jerami Grant’s putback dunk. The spurt lasted more than 2 minutes and gave Syracuse (6-0) its first double-digit lead with less than 8 minutes left.
Justin Cobbs scored 18 points for the Golden Bears (5-1), who will play the Dayton-Baylor loser in the third-place game.
No. 11 Gonzaga 113 Chaminade 81
Lahaina, Hawaii — Sam Dower Jr. and Gerard Coleman scored 19 points each as No. 11 Gonzaga cruised to an easy win over Division II Chaminade in the Maui Invitational.
Przemek Karnowski had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Kevin Pangos and Kyle Dranginis had 18 points each. Gary Bell Jr. had 16.
The Bulldogs (5-1) took control of the game midway through the first half with an 11-point run that included two layups by Coleman and another by Karnowski.
Coleman scored six more points during a 13-point run in the second half that gave Gonzaga a 31-point lead at 83-52 with less than 11 minutes left.
Lee Bailey led Chaminade (2-2) with 29 points. Tyree Harrison scored 10 points.
Gonzaga will play Arkansas on Wednesday.
No. 13 Connecticut 76 Loyola (Md.) 66
Hartford, Conn. — DeAndre Daniels had 21 points and eight rebounds to help keep No. 13 Connecticut remained undefeated.
Ryan Boatright added 13 points and eight boards for the Huskies (7-0) and Lasan Kromah, a transfer from George Washington, chipped in with a season-high 12 points.
Dylon Cormier had 23 points for Loyola (4-1). The senior guard had been averaging just under 30 points per game.
A 3-pointer by Cormier early in the second half cut what had been a 15-point UConn lead to 38-35.
No. 5 Notre Dame 92 No. 25 DePaul 76
South Bend, Ind. — Natalie Achonwa scored 17 points and Kayla McBride had 16 to help No. 5 Notre Dame beat No. 25 DePaul for its second victory over a ranked opponent this season.
Taya Reimer had 15 points and 14 rebounds off the bench for the Fighting Irish (5-0), who won their 28th consecutive regular-season game and 15th straight at home.
DePaul (3-1) was led by 18 points from reserve Megan Rogowski in the Blue Demons’ first game in eight days.
No. 6 Stanford 86 No. 16 Purdue 69
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — Chiney Ogwumike scored 17 of her 22 points in the second half to lead Stanford over Purdue and earn Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer her 899th career victory.
With her next win, the Hall of Famer will become the fifth women’s basketball coach to reach the 900-win milestone, joining Pat Summitt, Sylvia Hatchell, C. Vivian Stringer and Jody Conradt.
No. 19 Okla. State 103 Mass-Lowell 52
Stillwater, Okla. — Sophomore Brittney Martin scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as No. 19 Oklahoma State rolled over UMass-Lowell.
Martin hit 15 of 18 shots as the Cowgirls (6-0) shot 53 percent while limiting the River Hawks (0-5) to 24 percent.
No. 22 Georgia 74 S.C. State 58
Athens, Ga. — Tiaria Griffin had 16 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, coming just short of a triple-double as Georgia beat South Carolina State.
Georgia (6-0) shot 49.1 percent from the field, with Erika Ford finishing with a career-high 23 points on 9 of 10 shooting. Khaalidah Miller added 11 with six assists for Georgia.