LAHAINA, Hawaii — Landers Nolley II hit a big 3-pointer in the final minute and scored 22 points, helping Virginia Tech hold off No. 3 Michigan State 71-66 at the Maui Invitational on Monday.
The teams grinded through a back-and-forth second half. The Hokies (6-0) — projected 14th out of 15 Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the league’s preseason poll — went up 10 with 4½ minutes left before Michigan State fought back within one.
Virginia Tech will face Dayton in Tuesday’s semifinals.
No. 4 Kansas 93, Chaminade 63: LAHAINA, Hawaii — Devin Dotson scored 19 points, Azubuike added 15 despite early foul trouble and Kansas (4-1) cruised to a victory over the Silverswords.
No. 10 Ohio State 71, Kent State 52: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kaleb Wesson scored 17 points and Ohio State (6-0) recovered after a furious second-half rally from Kent State to pull away.
BYU 78, UCLA 63: LAHAINA, Hawaii — Jake Toolson scored 20 points, TJ Haws added 15 and Brigham Young knocked off UCLA in the opening round of the Maui Invitational on Monday night. BYU (4-2) made up for a size disadvantage against UCLA with ball movement and good perimeter shooting. The Cougars hit 62% from the floor, 9 of 18 3s and used a pair of big runs to pull away in the second half.