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#HoopsFeast 2018 Day 6 Schedule And Preview

On Monday, Kansas State claimed the Paradise Jam title, while the first day of the most loaded Maui Jim Maui Invitational ever lived up to the hype. What will day two have in store?

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Championship Recap

The 2018 Paradise Jam title went to the Kansas State Wildcats (5-0), comfortable 82-67 winners over the Missouri Tigers (3-1) in the finale on St. Thomas. Jordan Geist’s 24 points weren’t enough to push Mizzou past its former Big 8/12 rival, as Dean Wade and Barry Brown Jr. combined to score 40 for K-State.

The Oregon State Beavers (4-1) overwhelmed the Penn Quakers (4-2) in the third-place contest, 74-58.

In the fourth-place game, UNI Panthers (3-2) edged Old Dominion Monarchs (2-3), 54-53. Therefore, the Monarchs will leave the Paradise Jam having won just once for the first time in four appearances. But ODU will get a chance at revenge in Norfolk on Friday. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels (3-3) sent the Kennesaw State Owls (1-5) home winless after a 100-81 romp in the seventh-place game.

The High Point Panthers (2-3) won its second Bimini Jam game in three attempts by topping Air Force Falcons (2-3), 69-62. However, UMBC Retrievers (4-2) was unable to go 3-0 in the Bahamas, as they fell to previously 0-2 South Dakota Coyotes (3-2), 58-52.

Tip Time Schedule

Tuesday, November 20

Tip Time (ET) Event Round Matchup TV/Streaming KenPom Fan Match Rank
Tip Time (ET) Event Round Matchup TV/Streaming KenPom Fan Match Rank
11 a.m. Gulf Coast Showcase Consolation Semifinals South Dakota State vs. UTSA BD Global stream ($) 20
11 a.m. Cayman Islands Classic Consolation Semifinals Akron vs. Illinois State Stadium on Facebook Live 13
12:30 p.m. Cancun Challenge Mayan Semifinals Jacksonville State vs. Western Carolina College Sports Live 41
1:30 p.m. (approx.) Gulf Coast Showcase Consolation Semifinals Colorado State vs. FGCU BD Global stream ($) 21
1:30 p.m. (approx.) Cayman Islands Classic Championship Semifinals Clemson vs. Georgia Stadium on Facebook Live 9
2:30 p.m. Maui Invitational Consolation Semifinals Xavier vs. San Diego State ESPN2 4
3 p.m. (approx.) Cancun Challenge Mayan Semifinals Southern Mississippi vs. North Florida College Sports Live 26
4 p.m. Cayman Islands Classic Subregional Consolation Jackson State vs. Chicago State None 37
5 p.m. Legends Classic Consolation California vs. Temple ESPNU 16
5 p.m. Legends Classic Subregional Consolation Hampton vs. Loyola (Md.) FloHoops.com ($) 33
5 p.m. Gulf Coast Showcase Semifinals Tulane vs. UC Irvine BD Global stream ($) 19
5 p.m. (approx.) Maui Invitational Consolation Semifinals Iowa State vs. Illinois ESPN2 6
5 p.m. (approx.) Cayman Islands Classic Consolation Semifinals St. Bonaventure vs. Boise State Stadium on Facebook Live 14
6 p.m. Cancun Challenge Riviera Semifinals SMU vs. Bradley CBSSN 11
7 p.m. Hall of Fame Classic Consolation Missouri State vs. USC ESPN3 22
7 p.m. Cayman Islands Classic Subregional Championship Sam Houston State at ETSU ESPN3 42
7:30 p.m. (approx.) Cayman Islands Classic Championship Semifinals Georgia State vs. Creighton Stadium on Facebook Live 7
7:30 p.m. (approx.) Legends Classic Championship St. John's vs. VCU ESPN2 12
7:30 p.m. (approx.) Legends Classic Subregional Championship Bowling Green at Detroit Mercy FloHoops.com ($) 29
7:30 p.m. (approx.) Gulf Coast Showcase Semifinals Louisiana vs.Toledo BD Global stream ($) 8
8 p.m. Maui Invitational Championship Semifinals Auburn vs. Duke ESPN 1
8:30 p.m. (approx.) Cancun Challenge Riviera Semifinals Penn State vs. Wright State CBSSN 15
9 p.m. Vancouver Showcase Showcase Santa Clara vs. Minnesota BTN 40
9:30 p.m. (approx.) Hall of Fame Classic Championship Nebraska vs. Texas Tech ESPN2 2
10:30 p.m. (approx.) Maui Invitational Championship Semifinal Arizona vs. Gonzaga ESPN 5
11:30 p.m. (approx.) Vancouver Showcase Showcase Washington vs. Texas A&M ESPN2 3

Gulf Coast Showcase Semifinals

Championship Bracket

Tulane Green Wave (2-1) vs. UC Irvine Anteaters (5-0), 5 p.m. (BD Global stream ($))
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (2-2) vs. Toledo Rockets (3-1), approx. 7:30 p.m. (BD Global stream ($))

Consolation Bracket

South Dakota State Jackrabbits (3-2) vs. UTSA Roadrunners (0-4), 11 a.m. (BD Global stream ($))
Colorado State Rams (3-1) vs. FGCU Eagles (2-3), approx. 1:30 p.m. (BD Global stream ($))

Full bracket

Tulane avoided a Red Line Upset in the first quarterfinal by knocking off South Dakota State, 84-80. But the Green Wave might not be so lucky in this evening’s first semifinal, as they’ll be taking on a UC Irvine squad that’s already won at Texas A&M. The Anteaters handled still-winless UTSA, 65-56, in the second afternoon matchup. Louisiana opened the evening session by roasting Colorado State, 91-73. The Ragin’ Cajuns will meet Toledo in the second semifinal, thanks to the Rockets’ blowout 90-62 win over a FGCU team playing in its literal backyard.

Cayman Islands Classic Semifinals

Championship Bracket

Clemson Tigers (4-0) vs. Georgia Bulldogs (3-1) , approx. 1:30 p.m. (Stadium on Facebook Live)
Georgia State Panthers (3-1) vs. Creighton Bluejays (3-1), approx. 7:30 p.m. (Stadium on Facebook Live)

Consolation Bracket

Akron Zips (3-1) vs. Illinois State Redbirds (2-2), 11 a.m. (Stadium on Facebook Live)
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (1-3) vs. Boise State Broncos (1-2), 5 p.m. (Stadium on Facebook Live)

Downloadable bracket

Clemson got more than it bargained for against Akron in the first quarterfinal on Grand Cayman, though the Tigers prevailed, 72-69.

In game two, Illinois State disappointed, while Georgia surprised, with the Bulldogs prevailing 80-68 after jumping out to a 21-point halftime lead.

In the first game of the evening session, Georgia State topped St. Bonaventure, 75-65, in a matchup of two 2018 NCAA teams that seem to be going in different directions this season.

The Panthers will meet yet another 2018 NCAA qualifier in the second semifinal on Tuesday night, as Creighton got 18 from Ty-Shon Alexander and 16 from Damien Jefferson (including the dunk below) to beat Boise State, 94-82. RJ Williams scored 27 for the Broncos in a losing effort.

Cancún Challenge Semifinals

After an all mid-major 2017 edition, a pair of power conference teams anchor the Cancún Challenge’s Riviera Division in 2018, though both SMU and Penn State have struggled a bit in the first two weeks of the season. The Mustangs dropped the first of their on-campus games, to currently undefeated Southern Miss., 74-64, along with their last contest, a 79-73 home loss to Lipscomb. Penn State, meanwhile, has lost just once, but that was to Big East doormat DePaul in the Gavitt Tip-Off Games.

None of the four Riviera Division (host) teams have made the trip to Mexico previously, but a pair of Mayan Division (visiting) squads have. Back in 2014, North Florida won the Mayan Division en route to a first-ever NCAA bid, while Western Carolina finished third in the 2012 edition.

Mayan Bracket Semifinals

Jacksonville State Gamecocks (0-3) vs. Western Carolina Catamounts (1-3), 12:30 p.m. (CollegeSportsLive.com)
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (3-0) vs. North Florida Ospreys (1-3), approx. 3 p.m. (CollegeSportsLive.com)

Riviera Bracket Semifinals

SMU Mustangs (2-2) vs. Bradley Braves (3-1), 6 p.m. (CBSSN)
Penn State Nittany Lions (2-1) vs. Wright State Raiders (3-1), approx. 8:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Maui Jim Maui Invitational Semifinals

Championship Bracket

Auburn Tigers (4-0) vs. Duke Blue Devils (4-0), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Arizona Wildcats (4-0) vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs (4-0), approx. 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Consolation Bracket

Xavier Musketeers (2-2) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (2-1), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Iowa State Cyclones (3-1) vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (1-2), approx. 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

Downloadable bracket

While the Maui bracket went chalk, three of Monday’s four quarterfinals were thrillers.

Auburn and Xavier opened with a classic in the early morning (Maui time) tip. With the Musketeers rallying late to force OT and 5’11” Jared Harper pushing the Tigers to the win in the extra period, 88-79.

Duke opened its quest for an unprecedented sixth Maui title by annihilating San Diego State, 90-64. It wouldn’t be a Duke win in the new season without a merciless Zion Williamson dunk. It was like he was taking his feelings out on Lahaina’s famously soft rims.

The Blue Devils should expect a sterner test tonight against Auburn.

In the evening session, Arizona came back to top Iowa State, 71-66, in the third quarterfinal AKA the slot that used to feature a Chaminade blowout loss in most (but not all) previous editions. Chase Jeter had a double-double (10 points, 13 boards) for the Wildcats, while the Cyclones’ Marial Shayok outdid him with 19 and 15 in a losing effort.

So with Duke (2011) and Arizona (2014) both winning, two of the three teams looking to go 3-0 in consecutive trips to Lahaina were on the right track. The third, 2013 champ Illinois, wasn’t so lucky. Gonzaga held off the Fighting Illini, 84-78, thanks to 23 from Rui Hachimura and a near double-double by Josh Perkins (10 points and 9 assists).

So Arizona and Gonzaga will resume their on-again/off-again series in the second semifinal tonight, with the Zags having won the last meeting, a 69-62 victory in L.A. on December 3, 2016.

Cayman Islands Classic Mainland Finals

Consolation: Jackson State Tigers (0-4) vs. Chicago State Cougars (0-6), 4 p.m. (No TV/streaming)
Championship: Sam Houston State Bearkats (3-3) at ETSU Buccaneers (3-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

Sam Houston State dispatched Jackson State easily in Monday’s first semifinal, 75-60. The Tigers will try to win their first against fellow winless squad Chicago State tonight. That’s because the Cougars were pounded by host ETSU, 86-61, in the nightcap. The Bucs will meet the Bearkats for the Mainland title in Tuesday’s finale in Johnson City.

GotPrint.com Legends Classic Presented by Old Trapper Finals

Consolation: California Golden Bears (1-2) vs. Temple Owls (4-1), 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
Championship: St. John’s Red Storm (4-0) vs. VCU Rams (4-0), approx. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Downloadable bracket and schedule

In the second half of Monday’s first semifinal in Brooklyn, Cal’s Paris Austin and Connor Vanover combined on one of the sweetest flushes you’ll see that doesn’t involve Zion Williamson or Jared Harper.

But Shamorie Ponds and the Red Storm had the last word, defeating the Golden Bears, 82-79.

And given how bad the rest of St. John’s non-conference schedule is, winning this tournament is vital for their March hopes. They’ll have a shot to do that tonight against VCU, thanks to Marcus Evans.

The Rams held off Temple, who looked completely hopeless on offense in the first half before falling short in the second, 57-51.

GotPrint.com Legends Classic Presented by Old Trapper Subregional Finals

Consolation: Hampton Pirates (1-3) vs. Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds (1-4), 5 p.m. (FloHoops.com ($))
Championship: Bowling Green Falcons (3-2) at Detroit Mercy Titans (1-3), approx. 7:30 p.m. (FloHoops.com ($))

Downloadable bracket and schedule

Hampton had its collective heart broken at the buzzer in Monday’s first semifinal at Calihan Hall.

Victorious Bowling Green will take on the hosts, Detroit Mercy, in this evening’s subregional championship game. Last night’s victory over Loyola was the Titans’ first of the young season.

Hall Of Fame Classic Powered by ShotTracker Finals

Consolation: Missouri State Bears (3-1) vs. USC Trojans (2-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Championship: Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-0) vs. USC Trojans (2-2), approx. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

While Nebraska didn’t dominate Missouri State quite as emphatically as its first three opponents, the Cornhuskers nevertheless moved on to tonight’s final in Kansas City with an impressive 85-62 win. However, I’m still wondering why the Bears were cosplaying 2017-18 Arizona State during the early game at the Sprint Center.

The Cornhuskers will reunite with their former Big 12 rival, Texas Tech, in tonight’s final, thanks to the Red Raiders’ 78-63 triumph over USC. The Red Raiders impressively overcame a 32-23 halftime deficit to send the Trojans to the consolation game.

Nebraska and Texas Tech last met on January 22, 2011—a 72-71 Red Raider victory in Lubbock. The coaches in that one: Doc Sadler for Nebraska and Pat Knight for Tech.

TCL Vancouver Showcase Day 2

Santa Clara Broncos (0-3) vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-0), 9 p.m. (BTN)
Washington Huskies (3-1) vs. Texas A&M Aggies (1-3), approx. 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2 (U.S.)/TSN (Canada))

On Sunday, Washington took down Santa Clara and Minnesota slipped past Texas A&M, meaning today’s preset matchups each feature teams with reversed records. Note that the Huskies and Golden Gophers meet tomorrow evening (afternoon in B.C.) to wrap things up.

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