LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Isaiah Hicks scored 22 points, Kennedy Meeks had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 4 North Carolina overpowered host Chaminade 104-61 Monday night in the Maui Invitational.
North Carolina (5-0) needed a little time to shake the pesky Silverswords, doing so midway through the first half by pounding the ball inside.
The Tar Heels outscored Division II Chaminade 46-8 in the paint and had 26 second-chance points on 17 offensive rebounds to earn a spot in the semifinals against Oklahoma State today.
Rohndell Goodwin led Chaminade (2-1) with 18 points.
No. 5 Kansas 83, UAB 63
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Josh Jackson had 22 points, Frank Mason III and Devonte Graham were nearly as productive and Kansas rolled to a victory over Alabama-Birmingham in the CBE Classic semifinals.
Mason finished with 20 points and Graham had 16 for the Jayhawks (3-1), who advanced to play Georgia for the title ronight. The Bulldogs beat George Washington 81-73 in the other semifinal.
Dirk Williams led the Blazers (2-2) with 13 points. Tyler Madison had 12.
No. 8 Arizona 71, Northern Colorado 55
TUCSON, Ariz. — Lauri Markkanen scored 17 points, Parker Jackson-Cartwright had 15 points and a career-high 11 assists and Arizona pulled away over the final 12 1/2 minutes to beat Northern Colorado.
Kadeem Allen added 10 for the Wildcats (4-0).
Gerard Davis scored 20 for the Bears (1-3). Chaz Glotta, a transfer from Southern Illinois, made 5 of 11 3-pointers for 15 points.
No. 12 Creighton 86, Mississippi 77
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Marcus Foster scored 25 points, and Creighton had to rally in the second half to beat Mississippi in the championship game of the Paradise Jam tournament.
Georgetown 65, No. 13 Oregon 61
LAHAINA, Hawaii — Rodney Pryor had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Georgetown withstood a furious second-half rally to hold off Oregon in the first round of the Maui Invitational.
No. 16 Wisconsin 74, Tennessee 62
LAHAINA, Hawaii — Bronson Koenig scored 21 points, Nigel Hayes had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Wisconsin opened the Maui Invitational with a win over Tennessee.
Shembari Phillips led Tennessee with 16 points, and Detrick Mostella and Robert Hubbs III had 12 each.
Northwestern 77, No. 22 Texas 58
NEW YORK — Bryant McIntosh had 20 points and five assists to lead Northwestern to a convincing victory over Texas in the semifinals of the Legends Classic at Barclays Center.
The Wildcats (3-1) will play Notre Dame, which beat Colorado 89-81, in the championship game tonight.
Scottie Lindsey had 16 points and Dererk Pardon had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Northwestern which took advantage of an out-of-synch Texas offense for the easy win.
Tavin Mack scored 18 points for the Longhorns, who finished with 14 turnovers and just seven assists. Texas didn’t help itself at the free throw line going 13 for 27.