Kansas seeks its third Maui Invitational championship. Dayton is chasing its second. BYU and Virginia Tech have never won the event.
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Those four teams advanced to the semifinals with victories Monday at the Lahaina Civic Center. An 80-61 victory over Georgia put Dayton in the position of getting three games against teams ranked in the top 70 of the Ken Pomeroy ratings.
Georgia ranks 70th. Virginia Tech is 29th. Kansas is No. 8, and BYU is 68th.
“That’s exactly what we want,” Dayton forward Ryan Mikesell said. “Going into this tournament, we hoped for three opportunities for building our resume, and we’re ready for it.”
The Flyers play Virginia Tech at 8 p.m. Tuesday (Ohio time) and then will play Kansas or BYU on Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m. if they’re playing in the championship game or 11:30 p.m. if it’s the third-place game.
Kansas beat Chaminade 93-63 in the first round. BYU beat UCLA 78-63.
Here’s a glance at the complete schedule of Tuesday’s games. All times are Ohio times.
Georgia vs. Michigan State, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
UCLA vs. Chaminade, 5 p.m. (ESPNU
Dayton vs. Virginia Tech, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Kansas vs. BYU, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
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