LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Kemba Walker scored 29 points and
Connecticut beat a Top 10 team for the second straight day,
knocking off No. 8 Kentucky with an 84-67 rout to win the Maui
Tournament on Wednesday night.
Connecticut (5-0), the 2005 Maui champions, wore down
second-ranked Michigan State in the semifinals and steamrolled the
Wildcats with a massive run to close the first half.
Alex Oriakhi had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Huskies shot
57 percent against one of the nation's best teams to leave paradise
with a big trophy and bigger expectations.
The Wildcats (4-1) had no answer for UConn's first-half run and
fell farther behind instead of catching up in the second.
Terrence Jones had 24 points despite spending a good chunk of
the first half on the bench, and Darius Miller added 15 for
Kentucky, which shot 36 percent.
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