Tuesday, November 24, 2009

VU, Arizona to meet in Maui Wednesday

by Barca Blog - The Vanderbilt men's basketball team will square off with Arizona on Wednesday, the final day of the 2009 Maui Invitational.

The Commodores (3-1) used a 24-0 run in the second half to pull away from host Chaminade, 68-41, Tuesday morning. Freshman sharpshooter John Jenkins had career-high 14 points and four rebounds while going 4-of-6 behind the arc in 23 minutes off the bench.

The Wildcats (3-1) advanced by edging Colorado 91-87 in overtime behind senior guard Nic Wise's 30 points. Wise took over in crunch time, scoring 16 of his team's final 19 points.

This will be only the second meeting between Vanderbilt and Arizona. The Commodores defeated the Wildcats, 107-76, on Dec. 29, 1956, in Nashville.

Wednesday's winner will claim fifth place in the tournament. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT on ESPNU with Carter Blackburn and Jimmy Dykes providing the call.

Tuesday's Results
Game 5: Vanderbilt 68, Chaminade 41
Game 6: Arizona 91, Colorado 87 (OT)
Game 7: Cincinnati 69, Maryland 57
Game 8: Gonzaga 74, Wisconsin 61

Wednesday's Schedule
Game 9 for 7th and 8th Place
Colorado vs. Chaminade - 1 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Game 10 for 3rd and 4th Place
Maryland vs. Wisconsin - 3:30 p.m. CT (ESPN2)

Game 11 for 5th and 6th Place
Vanderbilt vs. Arizona - 6 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Game 12 for 1st and 2nd Place
Cincinnati vs. Gonzaga - 9 p.m. CT (ESPN)

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