Division II Chaminade shocks Texas in Maui hoops

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Lahaina, HI, United States (4E Sports) – The Chaminade Silverswords upset Texas Longhorns 86-73 Monday at the Maui International tournament in the Lahaina Civic Center.

De’Andre Haskins scored 32 points and had nine rebounds to lead the Division II Chaminade (3-1). Kevin Hu, a Taiwanese freshman, added 16 points in 14 minutes off the bench.

Texas was led by J.Felix with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.

Chaminade picked Texas apart in the second half, not allowing them to score consecutive baskets until less than 7 minutes remained. A pull-up jumper from Hu with 6:23 left gave Chaminade a 19-point lead at 64-45. Texas pulled to within nine on a 3-pointer from Julien Lewis with 2:16 left, but could get no closer.

The Longhorns (2-1) shot 46.4 percent and finished with 18 turnovers compared with just 10 assists, and made less than 57 percent of its free throws.

Chaminade coach Eric Bovaird said his team focused significantly on rebounds, snatching 43 compared with 35 for Texas.

“We knew when you look on paper, their size, their strength, their weight as compared to us, everybody, it didn’t take a basketball genius to realize that they were going to try to beat us inside and try to beat us on the boards,” he said.

The win came 30 years after Chaminade beat top-ranked Virginia.

The win was just Chaminade’s seventh at the Maui Invitational since the tournament started in 1984. The host team has lost 76 at the tournament in that span.

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