Chants of "We want Duke, we want Duke", rang out from the raucous Gonzaga fan base as the final minute of action finished.
Gonzaga, the No. 3 team in the country, upset No. 1 Duke in the tournament's championship game this evening. Gonzaga's coach Mark Few was equally enamored with his team's effort level, expressing himself in so few words after the game: "I thought we played great". So, unbelievable job by our guys. "That's a really, really good sign for us".
"I think he (got a) switch to me and tried to play one-on-one against me", said Hachimura of Barrett's attempted late-game heroics.
"I didn't know what they were talking about".
The Zags' Brandon Clarke drives in the first half against Arizona's Ira Lee and Ryan Luther. That brought Gonzaga within 53-52 with 12:51 to play.
Zach Norvell Jr. scored 18 points for the Zags.
With 19:11 remaining in Tuesday night's Maui semifinal, Arizona led Gonzaga, 50-37.
The Blue Devils didn't get much production out of the trio of Marques Bolden, Javin DeLaurier, or Jack White.
Former Portsmouth boss in the frame for Republic of Ireland job
Martin O'Neill had been in charge since 2013, leading the country to the last 16 of Euro 2016. It brings an end to a awful run of results in 2018, with just four goals in nine games.
115 plastic cups, 4 bottles and 2 flip-flops found inside dead whale
There were more than 1,000 individual pieces of plastic including four bottles, 115 cups, a sack, and 25 single use carrier bags. Plastics bags are believed to kill hundreds of marine animals there each year.
Baby girl's death treated as suspicious
Detectives from the Logan Child Protection and Investigation Unit as well as homicide detectives are investigating. Insp Hogan said it appeared the girl had been in the water, but there were no obvious wounds or injuries.
But on Wednesday, Pearl was singing his reserves' praises after a 73-57 win over Arizona in the third-place game.
But could they really beat a diminished Cavs team?
Hachimura finished with 24 points, six rebounds and two steals. Coleman dished nine assists total and shot 58.3 percent from 3-point range.
Now, the assignment of taking on mighty Duke is at hand.
This was the game everyone expected when the Maui Invitational got another marquee title game between the what-will-they-do-next Blue Devils against the electrically efficient Zags.
This was basketball bliss and we are sorry if you missed it.
Robert Collias is at email@example.com. But Xavier (3-3) used a balanced attack to hold off IL (1-4). With the score tied 87-87, the 203-cm power forward, who hails from Toyama Prefecture, scored the go-ahead bucket with 1:17 remaining and then played solid defense on Duke standout R.J. Barrett, forcing him into a hard shot and then blocking the Canadian freshman at the rim as he looked to tie the game.
Five-time Maui champion Duke (5-1) made it look easy in the season's first five games, its fantastic freshmen soaring through the spotlight, not cowering away from it while looking all but unbeatable.