The Maui Invitational hasn’t been all rainbows and hibiscuses for Oregon. After falling to Georgetown on Day One of the tournament, Oregon will take on Tennessee for Day Two on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Catch all the action on ESPN2, with tip-off timed for 10:30 a.m. PT.
Here’s everything you need to know about today’s basketball action:
Week 3 — No. 13 Oregon Ducks (2-2, 0-0 Pac-12) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (1-2, 0-0 SEC)
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. PT
Place: Lahaina Civic Center (Lahaina, Hawaii.)
Radio: Vols Network
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Ducks now have No. 1 career shot blocker @1jordanbell (163) and no. 2 Boucher (120) on the same roster.— Oregon Basketball (@OregonMBB) November 22, 2016
From luau to block party.
At A Glance
- Oregon Ducks (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) — The Ducks have played in the Maui Invitational once before, going 1-2 in the 2008 games. Oregon took down Alabama, 92-69, before falling to North Carolina, 98-69, and Texas, 70-55… In the latest AP poll, Oregon dropped from No. 4 to No. 13. The Ducks are 2-2 on the young season with wins over Army and Valparaiso and losses at Baylor and most recently to Georgetown… Oregon trailed by 17 points at the break before opening the second half with a 22-4 surge to briefly take a 43-42 lead with 8:49 remaining. The Hoyas retaliated almost immediately before closing out the game for their first win since the season-opener… Payton Pritchard continues to tear through his freshman campaign, leading the Ducks with 18 points and four swipes off the bench against Georgetown. Pritchard (11.3ppg) is one of four Ducks averaging double figures, as Chris Boucher (14.5ppg), Jordan Bell (11.5ppg) and Tyler Dorsey (10.0ppg) round out Oregon’s top scorers… Dillon Brooks, the Pac-12’s Preseason Player of the Year, saw the hardwood for the first time this year following foot surgery, contributing eight points and three rebounds over 13 minutes against Georgetown.
- Tennessee Vols (1-2, 0-0 SEC) — Tennessee is 1-2 on the season, with a win over Appalachian State sandwiched between losses to Chattanooga and Wisconsin… Tennessee is 2-5 in the Maui Invitational, most recently falling to No. 16 Wisconsin on Day One of competition, 74-62… Like the Ducks, the Vols trailed by 17 points at the break before storming back for a brief lead… Tennessee boasts a talented roster of young players, as 46 percent of the their points have come from freshmen… Oregon should be aware of sending redshirt freshman Lamonte Turner to the line, as he’s a perfect 14-of-14 from the charity stripe… Sophomore Shembari Phillips is 5-of-7 (71 percent) from downtown, as the Vols are shooting 27.8 percent from three as a team… Robert Hubbs III (13.0ppg), Shembari (11.7ppg) and Lamonte Tuner (10.7ppg) round out the Vols’ leading scorers… Defensively, Kyler Alexander paces Tennessee with seven boards per game and seven total blocks.
- In their only series meeting, the Ducks fell to the Vols, 70-63, in Portland on Dec. 29, 1964. Oregon forward Bill Jennings (17 points) and guard Nick Jones (15 points) led the scoring effort for the Ducks.
Maui Invitational Bracket
- For Day Three of the tournament, the winner of Oregon-Tennessee (Nov. 22, 10:30am) will take on the winner of UConn-Chaminade (Nov. 22, 12:30pm). On the other side of the bracket, the winner of Georgetown-Wisconsin (Nov. 22, 5pm) will face the winner of Oklahoma State-North Carolina (Nov. 22, 7:30pm). All times are in Pacific Time.
Below, you’ll find highlights from the Vols’ most recent game. Tennessee fell to No. 16 Wisconsin in the tournament-opener, 74-62.
No. 16 Wisconsin 74, Tennessee 62