Next step for the Wildcats at the Maui Invitational

Next step for the Wildcats at the Maui Invitational
(Walton, Elizabeth)

Maui, HI (AP) - Rui Hachimura scored 24 points, Zach Norvell Jr. added 20 and No. 3 Gonzaga earned a spot in the Maui Invitational title game with a 91-74 win over Arizona Tuesday night.

Gonzaga (5-0) was out of synch late in the first half after a good start, falling into an eight-point hole.

The Zags turned the Lahaina Civic Center into The Kennel West early in the second, the cheers growing louder with each basket during a 15-2 run that put them up 56-53.

Two-time Maui champion Arizona (4-1) fought back to keep it close, but only for a little while. Gonzaga went on another run, pushing the lead 79-67 and kept the Wildcats at bay from there.

The Zags will face five-time Maui champion and top-ranked Duke in Wednesday’s title game. The teams will tip off at 3 p.m. (Arizona time) on ESPN.

Unranked Arizona will face No. 8 Auburn in the third-place game, which is set for 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

Justin Coleman had 28 points for Arizona, which had three assists on 21 made field goals.

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