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No. 3 Arizona edges SDSU for Maui title

(AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Stanley Johnson had 18 points and nine rebounds, helping No. 3 Arizona gut out a 61-59 victory over No. 15 San Diego State on Wednesday night for its second Maui Invitational title.

Arizona (6-0) survived a stiff semifinal challenge against Kansas State and faced a bigger one against the athletic Aztecs (5-1).

The Wildcats traded blows in this heavyweight bout in paradise, coming up with the big plays down the stretch to win their 33rd straight regular-season non-conference game.


AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky6-0
2 Wisconsin4-0
3 Arizona5-0
4 Duke5-0
5 North Carolina3-0
6 Louisville4-0
7 Texas5-0
8 Virginia5-0
9 Wichita State3-0
10 Gonzaga4-0
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Rhode Island3-0
2 Wright State3-1
3 Miami (FL)6-0
4 Gonzaga4-0
5 Wichita State3-0
6 Connecticut3-1
7 Florida2-1
8 Wisconsin4-0
9 Holy Cross3-0
10 San Diego State5-0
10 West Virginia5-0
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