LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Azuolas Tubelis and Oumar Ballo completed with double-doubles and No. 14 Arizona shot almost 80% within the second half to beat Cincinnati 101-93 on Monday night time, closing out the primary day of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.
Tubelis completed with 30 factors on 12-of-18 taking pictures and grabbed 11 rebounds for Arizona (4-0). Ballo matched his profession excessive with 21 factors. Ballo sank 8 of 11 photographs from the ground however simply 5 of 10 on the free-throw line. The 7-footer added 10 rebounds.
Landers Nolley II hit a 3-pointer for Cincinnati to open the scoring. The lead modified fingers six instances till Cedric Henderson buried a 3-pointer to offer Arizona a 14-13 lead with 13:43 left within the first half.
Tubelis helped Arizona keep in entrance, scoring 10 of his 14 first-half factors from there because the Wildcats constructed a 40-24 lead with 2:59 left. The Bearcats closed with a 6-0 run to get inside 10 at halftime.
Cincinnati (3-2) stayed within the sport by sinking 13 of 19 photographs from 3-point vary within the second half. The Bearcats acquired inside seven factors 3 times, the final at 81-74 with 5:29 left to play on a Mika Adams-Woods 3-pointer. However Courtney Ramey scored seven in a 12-3 run over the following 2:06 and the Wildcats withstood the rally.
Ramey scored 14 of his 17 factors within the second half for Arizona. Kerr Kriisa had 11 factors and 7 assists.
Nolley scored 23 of his career-high 33 factors after intermission for Cincinnati. He made 9 of 14 photographs from past the arc, together with 7 of 10 within the second half. Viktor Lakhin completed with 17 factors, whereas Adams-Woods hit three 3-pointers and scored 11.
Arizona got here in taking pictures 63% from the ground, tops within the nation. The Wildcats made 23 of 29 photographs (79.3%) within the second half and shot 62.3% (38 of 61) for the sport. Cincinnati shot 63% total within the second half and 47% for the sport. The Bearcats made 17 of 34 from distance.
Arizona will play Seventeenth-ranked San Diego State in a Tuesday semifinal. No. 10 Creighton (5-0) performs No. 9 Arkansas (4-0) within the different semifinal.
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