Pac-12 teams played Monday night in Kansas City, East Rutherford, N.J., and Maui.
Where would you liked to have been?
– UCLA 90, Chaminade 62: The Bruins (1-2) found paradise in the second half of their Maui Invitational opener, outscoring the Silverswords 52-22 to advance past the first round. Lazeric Jones scored 19 points, Jerime Anderson had 18 and Tyler Lamb 15 for UCLA. Reeves Nelson, who missed the bus to the airport on Sunday and then the team flight, sat out the first half before contributing one point and five rebounds in 11 second-half minutes. (Rather a severe punishment, huh?) UCLA will play in Tuesday’s semifinal against Kansas, which beat Georgetown 67-63.
– Vanderbilt 64, Oregon State 62: Brad Tinsley’s basket with 4.5 seconds left gave the No. 18 Commodores (4-1) the win in the title game of the Legends Classic in East Rutherford, N.J. The Beavers (4-1), who scored 100 points in an overtime win over Texas the night before, shot 2 for 14 from the 3-point arc. Devon Collier scored 19 for OSU. Jared Cunningham, the Pac-12 Player of the Week after scoring 72 points in two previous games, had just nine points. The San Leandro HS grad had seven steals, but also seven turnovers and shot 3 for 9.