Santa Clara 43

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Hawaii 56

(1-1, 1-1 home)

    11:30 PM ET, November 24, 2003

    Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii

    1 2 T
    SCU 18 2543
    HAW 21 3556

    Hawaii wins to set up all-Hawaii semifinal

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Michael Kuebler scored 15 points, and Hawaii overcame a horrible start to beat Santa Clara 56-43 Monday night in the opening round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

    The win by the Rainbow Warriors (1-1) sets up an all-Hawaii semifinal on Tuesday. They will play Chaminade, which beat Villanova 52-49 in the first round.

    The schools, located about a mile apart in Honolulu on neighboring Oahu, have split two previous meetings. Hawaii won the most recent on Dec. 17, 1982.

    Kuebler, the team's leading returning scorer at 12.2 points per game, made up for an off night in Hawaii's opener when he scored five points on 2-for-9 shooting.

    He was 6-for-9 from the field against Santa Clara (0-1), including 3-for-4 from 3-point range.

    Kyle Bailey had 11 points to lead the Broncos, who scored the game's first 12 points only to fall behind 21-18 at halftime.

    Hawaii shot 54.5 percent from the field (12-for-22) in the second half and led by as much as 56-40 when Kuebler hit his last 3 of the game with 1:29 to play.

    Julian Sensley had 12 points for Hawaii, while Haim Shimonovich had nine points and 11 rebounds.

    Jim Howell added 10 points for Santa Clara, which shot 32 percent for the game (17-for-53), including 4-for-19 from 3-point range, and was 5-for-14 from the free-throw line.

    Bailey hit a 3-pointer with 11:49 to play that brought Santa Clara within 37-35. The Rainbow Warriors then went on a 10-0 run started by 3-pointers by Sensley and Logan Lee and the Broncos were never closer than 10 points the rest of the way.

    Santa Clara's starters accounted for all but three of the team's points as the seven reserves went a combined 1-for-14 from the field.

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