Indiana State rallies past Miami in Hawaii tournament
BY Associated Press
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
12/26/12 at 4:06 AM
Jake Odum banked in a 15-footer with eight-tenths of a second left in overtime to rally Indiana State to a 57-55 win over Miami on Tuesday in the third-place game of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu.
The championship game between No. 17 San Diego State and No. 3 Arizona was played later Tuesday.
Manny Arop and R.J. Mahurin scored 13 points apiece for the Sycamores (7-4), who trailed by as many as nine points and who shot just 27 percent from the field.
Arop made two free throws to tie it at 55 with 1:03 left in overtime, and after Miami's Kenny Kadji missed a shot, Indiana State got the ball and called timeout with 29.3 seconds left.
Odum received the ensuing inbounds pass and held the ball until 5 seconds remained. He started to his right, pump-faked near the free-throw line and hit what became the game-winning shot.
Kadji led the Hurricanes (8-3) with 13 points.
Mississippi 81, Hawaii 66: Murphy Holloway scored 18 points to lead Mississippi in the fifth-place game of the Diamond Head Classic.
Nick Williams and Marshall Henderson scored 16 points each and Aaron Jones added 10 points for the Rebels (10-2), who pulled away in the final four minutes from a close game.
Vander Joaquim led Hawaii (6-5) with 29 points and 15 rebounds. Isaac Fotu had 11 points and Christian Stanhardinger had 10 in the loss.
Jones' putback gave the Rebels the lead for good at 65-63 with 3:40 left, and his emphatic, uncontested dunk made it 69-63 with 2:21 remaining.
Henderson hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Rebels a 25-9 lead with 8:34 left in the first half. The Rainbow Warriors responded with a 21-4 run to take a 30-29 halftime lead.
San Francisco 67, ETSU 49: Cole Dickerson scored 13 of his game-high 19 points in the first half and San Francisco beat East Tennessee State in the seventh-place game of the Diamond Head Classic.
The Dons (6-6) also got 15 points from Cody Doolin and 10 from Tim Derksen to snap a five-game losing streak.
San Francisco shot 42.1 percent on 3-pointers and dominated ETSU inside, with a 38-21 rebounding advantage and a 24-16 edge in points in the paint.
The Buccaneers were led by Jarvis Jones' 17 points. It was their seventh straight loss.
ETSU (2-10) held its last lead at 15-14 just past the midway point of the first half, but the Dons outscored the Buccaneers 18-6 to lead 32-21 at halftime.
Original Print Headline: Indiana State rallies past Miami
Indiana State guard Lucas Eitel (left) and forward R.J. Mahurin celebrate the Sycamores' 57-55 overtime win over Miami in the Diamond Head Classic on Tuesday in Honolulu. EUGENE TANNER / AP