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No. 1 Duke, No. 8 Auburn meet in Maui

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Usually when heavyweights collide in Hawaii, it's a pair of Sumo wrestlers squaring off in a circular ring.

On Tuesday night, a more traditional mainland heavyweight collision is on tap when No. 1 Duke and No. 8 Auburn meet in a semifinal game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.

The Blue Devils (4-0) easily dispatched San Diego State on Monday, cruising to a 90-64 victory against the Aztecs at the Lahaina Civic Center.


No. 3 Gonzaga, Arizona renew rivalry

For much of the past two decades, Gonzaga and Arizona have battled for the unofficial title of Best Team on the West Coast.

They'll renew their rivalry on Tuesday in the middle of the Pacific in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational.


Reserve F Burns leaves Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Elijah Burns, one of Notre Dame's three team captains, is leaving the men's basketball program.

Coach Mike Brey said Monday that Burns, a 6-9 senior forward and largely a backup, will leave school following his graduation in December. He said the Irish will support Burns, who is from Troy, New York, "as he takes the next step in his academic and playing careers." The announcement came hours before a Tuesday night game against Duquesne.


Daum breaks SDSU's career scoring record

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Mike Daum had 41 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, and set South Dakota State's career scoring record as the Jackrabbits beat UTSA 99-79 on Tuesday in the second round of the Gulf Coast Showcase.

The two-time Summit League player of the year entered with 2,347 career points, needing 16 to tie Nate Wolters' mark of 2,363. Daum hit two first-half free throws to tie Wolters and sank a fade-away jumper from the free-throw line to set the mark. He also moved into third on the Summit League's scoring chart, trailing leader Caleb Green of Oral Roberts (2003-07) with 2,504 points.


JSU sets Cancun record with 19 steals

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) Jamall Gregory and Derek St. Hilaire each scored 15 points, helping Jacksonville State beat Western Carolina 84-53 on Tuesday in the Cancun Challenge for its first victory of the season.

Gregory also had five steals as Jacksonville State set a Cancun Challenge record with 19 steals, topping VCU's 14 against Vanderbilt in 2008.


Sun Devils top No. 15 Miss. St. in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) As a freshman, Arizona State's Kimani Lawrence made three 3-pointers.

Monday night, the sophomore drained three from long range - part of a 22-point performance - including the game winner with 33 seconds, to lead the Sun Devils to a 72-67 victory over No. 15 Mississippi State in the heavyweight bracket of the MGM Main Event.


Kansas St. cruises to Paradise Jam title

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) Dean Wade wanted nothing more than to win a regular-season tournament title for Kansas State coach Bruce Weber.

Wade helped the 12th-ranked Wildcats deliver, scoring 21 points as Kansas State defeated Missouri 82-67 Monday night in the championship game of the Paradise Jam tournament.


Little, Johnson lead UNC by St. Francis

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Once seventh-ranked North Carolina started taking care of the basketball, the Tar Heels had no trouble taking care of Saint Francis of Pennsylvania.

Cameron Johnson scored 20 points, freshman Nassir Little added 19 and North Carolina beat Saint Francis 101-76 on Monday night in the on-campus round of the Las Vegas Invitational.


No. 6 Nevada cruises past Cal Baptist

RENO, Nev. (AP) Trey Porter thinks his adrenaline got the best of him during the first three games of the season.

"I'm a diabetic, so I got my blood sugar up a little bit," said Porter, who transferred to Nevada this season from Old Dominion. "It makes me kind of cranky. ... I was able to control my blood sugar (tonight). It definitely helped me out."


Kabengele scores 18 as FSU rips Canisius

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Mfiondu Kabengele knew he was ready to make the jump from reserve to a major contributor this season.

The 6-foot-10 sophomore had a career night Monday, even doing it while coming off the bench.

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