Indiana puts away Georgia to make title game
BY Associated Press
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
11/20/12 at 4:54 AM
Victor Oladipo had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 1 Indiana to a 63-53 victory over Georgia on Monday night in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in New York.
Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford both had 14 points for the Hoosiers (4-0).
The Hoosiers will face Georgetown for the title on Tuesday night.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Vincent Williams both had 14 points for Georgia (1-3), which lost its third straight.
No. 9 North Carolina 95, Mississippi State 49: In Lahaina, Hawaii, Leslie McDonald scored 21 points as one of five North Carolina players in double-figures in an easy win over Mississippi State at the Maui Invitational.
P.J. Hairston had 18 points, Reggie Bullock had 16 points, and Dexter Strickland and James McAdoo each scored 10.
Roquez Johnson led the Bulldogs with 12 points.
No. 10 Arizona 94, Long Beach State 72: In Tucson, Ariz., Freshman Brandon Ashley had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first start, Kevin Parrom hit all five of his 3-pointers for 15 points and Arizona ran over Long Beach State.
James Ennis had 17 points and Peter Pappageorge added 16 for Long Beach State (1-3).
Georgetown 78, No. 11 UCLA 70: In New York, Markel Starks scored 23 points and Georgetown beat No. 11 UCLA in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic, spoiling the college debut of Shabazz Muhammad.
Otto Porter had 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Hoyas (3-0), who will face No. 1 Indiana in Tuesday night's championship game.
No. 12 Kansas 78, Washington State 41: In Kansas City, Mo., Travis Releford showed some newfound aggressiveness in scoring 17 points, and No. 12 Kansas roared to a win in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.
Perry Ellis added 12 points and Ben McLemore had 10 for the Jayhawks (3-1), who built a double-digit lead in the opening minutes and never looked back.
They will play Saint Louis, a 70-49 winner over Texas A&M, in Tuesday night's championship game.
Butler 72, Marquette 71: In Lahaina, Hawaii, Butler's Rotnei Clarke hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to shock Marquette at the start of the Maui Invitational.
Clarke hit the improbable basket after the Bulldogs (2-1) drove the length of the court down two points with less than 8 seconds left.
The Verdigris graduate - who had missed most of his 3-point shots for the game - made the shot from the right side and was mobbed on the gym floor by his teammates after it went through.
Clarke had 20 points and made just 4-of-14 3-point attempts. But the shots he hit came in big moments, including two to tie in the first half.
Chaminade 86, Texas 73: In Lahaina, Hawaii, De'Andre Haskins scored 32 points to lead Division II Chaminade to an upset of Texas, 30 years after the tiny school made its mark on college hoops with its famous upset over top-ranked Virginia.
The win was just Chaminade's seventh at the Maui Invitational since the tournament started in 1984.
Butler guard Rotnei Clarke (center) and his teammates celebrate Clarke's game-winning 3-point shot at the buzzer in Monday's victory over Marquette in Lahaina, Hawaii. EUGENE TANNER / AP