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Top 25 Capsules

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Tyler Ennis scored 28 points and led two key second-half runs that carried No. 8 Syracuse past California 92-81 in the Maui Invitational on Tuesday.

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The win put the Orange in the tournament title game Wednesday night against No. 18 Baylor, which edged Dayton 67-66.

Syracuse scored 51 points in the second half, shooting 55 percent and making five of seven 3-point attempts. Ennis had 17 points and Trevor Cooney scored 20 of his 23 after the break.

Jerami Grant finished with 19 points while C.J. Fair had 14 points and seven rebounds.

Ennis hit a layup during a nine-point run started by Grant's putback dunk. The spurt lasted more than 2 minutes and gave Syracuse (6-0) its first double-digit lead with less than 8 minutes left.

Justin Cobbs scored 18 points for the Golden Bears (5-1), who will play Dayton in the third-place game.

No. 10 WISCONSIN 63, SAINT LOUIS 57

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Traevon Jackson scored 16 points, Frank Kaminsky added 12 and unbeaten Wisconsin fended off a Saint Louis surge to reach the finals of the Cancun Challenge.

Kaminsky added eight rebounds and four blocks for the Badgers (7-0). Jackson helped squash a second-half spurt by Saint Louis (5-1) that made it a five-point game with 1:10 to play.

Wisconsin will play West Virginia in the championship game Wednesday.

The Badgers are off to their best start under coach Bo Ryan. They had not opened a season with seven consecutive wins since starting 11-0 in 1993-94.

Robe Loe led the reigning Atlantic 10 Conference champion Billikens with 15 points. Austin McBroom had 14 and Dwayne Evans added 12.

No. 11 GONZAGA 113, CHAMINADE 81

Sam Dower Jr. and Gerard Coleman scored 19 points each as Gonzaga cruised to an easy win over Division II Chaminade in the Maui Invitational.

Przemek Karnowski had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulldogs (5-1), beaten by unranked Dayton the previous night. Kevin Pangos and Kyle Dranginis scored 18 apiece. Gary Bell Jr. had 16 and Drew Barham 11.

Gonzaga shot nearly 70 percent from the field - 74.2 percent in the first half - and made 13 of 23 3-pointers (56.5 percent).

Lee Bailey led Chaminade (2-2) with 29 points.

No. 12 WICHITA STATE 75, BYU 62

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ron Baker scored 23 points, making six straight free throws down the stretch, and Wichita State held off BYU in the title game of the CBE Classic.

Fred VanVleet and Cleanthony Early added 12 points each for the Shockers (7-0), who trailed by two at halftime but used hustle and physical play inside to wear down the Cougars.

Wichita State was clinging to a 68-62 lead when Baker was popped by BYU's Nate Austin, who was given a flagrent-2 foul and ejected from the game. Baker made both free throws with 45.3 seconds left, and then two more when he was fouled with just more than 30 seconds remaining.

The Cougars (5-2) were then hit with a technical foul on their bench for protesting a series of calls, and Baker tacked on two more free throws to put the game out of reach.

It was the second in-season tournament the Shockers have won since the 1963-64 season. They captured the Cancun Challenge before their Final Four run last season.

Matt Carlino had 21 points for the Cougars, who missed a series of 3-pointers in the closing minutes that could have changed the outcome.

No. 13 CONNECTICUT 76, LOYOLA, MD. 66

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - DeAndre Daniels had 21 points and eight rebounds to help Connecticut remain undefeated with a win over Loyola, Md.

Ryan Boatright added 13 points and eight boards for the Huskies (7-0). Lasan Kromah, a transfer from George Washington, chipped in a season-high 12 points.

Dylon Cormier had 23 points for Loyola (4-1). The senior guard had been averaging just under 30 per game.

A 3-pointer by Cormier early in the second half cut what had been a 15-point UConn lead to 38-35.

Kromah gave the Huskies some breathing room, hitting a 3-pointer, then stealing the ball and going in for a layup that put them up 61-50. A 3-pointer by Daniels closed the 10-2 run and gave UConn a 14-point lead.

The Greyhounds cut the lead to nine late, but couldn't get closer.

No. 18 BAYLOR 67, DAYTON 66

Cory Jefferson had a go-ahead putback with 16 seconds left and Baylor rallied to beat Dayton in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational.

After trailing nearly the entire game, Baylor (6-0) whittled away a 10-point deficit over the final 7 minutes and Jefferson's layup gave the Bears a 67-66 lead.

Vee Sanford missed a contested shot in close for Dayton with 2 seconds left, Devin Oliver's tip-in attempt bounced off the rim and Baylor grabbed the rebound as the final buzzer sounded.

Royce O'Neale and Kenny Chery had 13 points each for the Bears.

Jordan Sibert led Dayton (5-1) with 20 points and Oliver had 14.

Baylor trailed by 14 with less than 5 minutes left in the first half before going on a nine-point run to cut it to 33-28 at halftime.

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