Syracuse Orange top Baylor Bears to win Maui Invitational

For the second straight night, #8 Syracuse used a second half run to create a large enough cushion to hold on for a victory, this time knocking off #18 Baylor to win the EA Sports Maui Invitational championship game by a 74-67 score. The Orange (7-0) posted ten straight points to stretch a four-point lead to fourteen with just over five minutes on the clock and never let the gap shrink to less than six until the game’s waning seconds.


Instant Juice: Syracuse 75, Minnesota 67

Andre Holland’s free throws with 2:13 left cut Syracuse’s lead to 67-65 after the Orange had led by as many as 14 in the second half. But from there, Syracuse went on a 8-0 run, sparked by three turnovers in the final two minutes. By the time Minnesota finally scored, Syracuse had put the game out of reach.

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Maui Invitational Recap

At the beginning of each college basketball season, fans and critics get a taste of tournament basketball in November. For most teams, this opportunity provides an early checkpoint to see not only how far a team has progressed since the dog days of summer lifting, but more importantly, in what areas they need to improve before conference play commences.