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NEW YORK -- Victor Oladipo had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 1 Indiana to a 66-53 victory over Georgia on Monday night in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic at the Barclays Center.
The Hoosiers will face the winner of the game between No. 11 UCLA and Georgetown for the title on Tuesday night.
The Hoosiers, who came into the game shooting 39.4 percent from 3-point range missed 11 of the first 12 shots they took from behind the arc. Watford hit a 3 with 10:06 left to end the shooting slump and extended Indiana's lead to 45-40.
No. 9 NORTH CAROLINA 95, MISSISSIPPI STATE 49
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Leslie McDonald scored 21 points as one of five North Carolina players in double-figures in an easy win over Mississippi State at the Maui Invitational.
Roquez Johnson led the Bulldogs with 12 points.
The Tar Heels scored the game's first nine points and led 29-6 in less than 10 minutes. Mississippi State never came closer than 20 points behind after that. A fade-away 3-pointer from Hairston put UNC up 42 with 5:30 left in the game.
Mississippi State made just seven shots in the first half and shot 28.3 percent for the game.
North Carolina next faces Butler, which topped Marquette on a buzzer-beater 3-pointer earlier Monday.
No. 10 ARIZONA 94, LONG BEACH STATE 72
Arizona (3-0) quickly turned what was supposed to be its toughest challenge of the early season into a rout, racing out to a 22-point lead in the first half.
The Wildcats shot 53 percent while making 9 of 19 from 3-point range and 25 of 35 free throws.
Ashley led the way, hitting all six of his shots from the field and 8 of 9 free throws. Solomon Hill made all 11 of his free throws to add 15 points for Arizona, which gets nine days off before its next game.
GEORGETOWN 78, No. 11 UCLA 70
Otto Porter had 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Hoyas (3-0), who will face No. 1 Indiana in Tuesday night's championship game. The Hoosiers beat Georgia 66-53.
The Hoyas opened the second half on a 12-0 run -- with Greg Whittington hitting two 3s -- to take a 43-29 lead, their biggest of the game.
The Bruins (3-1) were within 59-53 on a 3-pointer by Norman Powell. But the Hoyas went on a 7-1 run that was capped by a hook shot by Nate Lubick with 6:17 to go. The Bruins did get within 77-70 on a 3 by Muhammad with 50 seconds to play.
NO. 12 KANSAS 78, WASHINGTON STATE 41
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Travis Releford showed some newfound aggressiveness in scoring 17 points, and the Jayhawks roared to a victory over the Cougars in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.
They'll play Saint Louis, a 70-49 winner over Texas A&M, in Tuesday night's championship game.
Brock Motum had 14 points for the Cougars (2-2).
NEW MEXICO 66, NO. 21 UCONN 60
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Kendall Williams scored 15 points and New Mexico staved off a late Connecticut rally to lead the Lobos to a victory in the championship game of the Paradise Jam.
New Mexico led by 10 early in the second half, and by nine with as little as 8:15 left. But No. 21 UConn (4-1) went on a 10-0 run and took the lead after three Ryan Boatright free throws with 2:23 to play.
However, the Lobos (4-0) countered with a 9-0 run, paced by five points from Hugh Greenwood, then made all four foul shots in the final 39 seconds to seal the victory.
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