No. 14 Arizona beats No. 17 San Diego State 87-70 in Maui

No. 14 Arizona beats No. 17 San Diego State 87-70 in Maui
No. 14 Arizona beats No. 17 San Diego State 87-70 in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Courtney Ramey and Kerr Kriisa scored 21 points each and No. 14 Arizona pulled out in the second half to beat 17th-ranked San Diego State 87-70 on Tuesday night in Maui Invitational semi-final.

Arizona (5-0) will face No. 10 Creighton in Wednesday’s championship game. San Diego State will face No. 9 Arkansas in the consolation final.

Azuola Tubelis had his 14 points in the first half and Ramey scored 12 for Arizona. A twisted layup from Tubelis on an alley-oop pass gave the Wildccats a 31-15 lead at 5:06 before intermission. Darrion Trammell hit a 3-pointer for San Diego State and turned two interceptions into layups to help the Aztecs close the half on an 18-6 run to close 37-33.

Keshad Johnson had two rebounds and a three-point dunk and San Diego State used a 9-3 surge to take a 42-40 lead with just 2:40 remaining in the second period. It was the Aztecs who led the game first and alone.

Pelle Larsson sank a 3-pointer, Trammell missed a 3, and Oumar Ballo followed with a three-point play to give Arizona a 46-42 lead. The Wildcats increased their lead to 10 on a Ballo free throw with 11:43 remaining and pushed it to 71-56 on a Cedric Henderson jumper with 6:58 remaining.

Ramey, a transfer graduate from the University of Texas, made all five 3-pointers in his second game with Arizona. Kerr added five assists. Ballo finished with 12 points and nine rebounds before committing a foul. Henderson scored 10.

Trammell led San Diego State with 21 points. Micah Parrish scored 10.

Arizona, which led the nation in shooting 62.9 percent from the floor, shot 58.6 percent against the Aztecs and went 9 of 20 from beyond the arc. SDSU shot 38% overall and only went 3 of 19 from range.

The article is in French

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