November 26, 2008 – 6:22 am
by Ryan Phillips
The second day of the 25th Maui Invitational was a good one, highlighted by No. 8 Notre Dame’s fantastic win over No. 6 Texas. It was actually the only close game of the entire tournament so far. As I did yesterday, here’s a photo recap of the day.
St. Joseph’s 80, Indiana 54.
The St. Joseph's Hawk was off his game today. He was at 34 flaps per minute, down from 37 FPM yesterday.
The Hoosiers' bench won't be doing much of this during the coming season.
I chose to forgo the NCAA-licensed execution that was the Alabama-Chaminade game. Alabama won 78-56, click the link if you want to read about it.
No. 8 Notre Dame 81, No. 6 Texas 80.
A.J. Abrams led Texas with 23 points.
The Longhorns did all they could to keep Luke Harangody out of the paint, but the All-American broke out for 29 points and 13 rebounds.
Notre Dame's Kyle McAlarney played all 40 minutes, dropped 19 points, including going 5-9 from 3-point range.
Texas' Justin Mason had the play of the tournament with this emphatic dunk.
Harangody hit a ridiculous halfcourt shot as the shot clock expired late in the game.
Chapman, Atchley and Ward sounds like a law firm.
McAlarney was clutch down the stretch.
No. 1 North Carolina 98, Oregon 69.
North Carolina legend Eric Montross was in the building.
Freshman Tyler Zeller's wrist cast was gigantic. That thing could be used as a weapon.
National Player of the Year Tyler Hansbrough made his Maui debut.
Oregon fans are a "colorful" bunch to say the least. I swear I saw this guy panhandling outside the arena.
Fresh from an evening workout, the Hoosiers stopped by to watch the Tar Heels run the Ducks out of the building.
Hansbrough finished with 16 points in 19 minutes. He was 12-of-14 from the free throw line.