LAHAINA, Hawaii — Kalin Lucas scored 29 points and sparked a second-half rally Wednesday, helping second-ranked Michigan State salvage a 76-71 win over No. 13 Washington in the third-place game of the Maui Invitational.
Michigan State (4-1) trailed by 10 after a turnover-filled first half, but charged back behind Lucas. The senior guard scored seven points during an opening 18-5 run that put the Spartans up 52-49 and hit two free throws in the closing seconds after injuring his knee a few minutes earlier.
Lucas finished 9-for-13 from the field with four threes.
Washington (3-2) shot superbly in the first half after a slow start, but the Huskies just couldn't get the stops, particularly down the stretch.
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"We're obviously very, very disappointed," Washington Coach Lorenzo Romar said. "We had a lot of high hopes coming into the tournament, and we're leaving 1-2."
Wichita St. 70, Virginia 58: J.T. Durley had 17 points, Toure Murry added 13 and Wichita State overcame an early 14-point hole to beat Virginia in the fifth-place game.
Chaminade 68, Oklahoma 64: Maybe it wasn't as monumental as that all-timer over Virginia 19 years ago, but it still felt good.
Steven Bennett scored on a contested drive with 16 seconds left, and Division II Chaminade held on to pull off another upset, in the seventh-place game.
Chaminade (4-2) led by 10 midway through the second half, withstood Oklahoma's late rally and held on down the stretch to set off a wild celebration at midcourt.
Shane Hanson had 23 points, and Mamadou Diarra added 15 points, 11 rebounds and hit two free throws with eight seconds left.