LAHAINA, Hawaii — Jamil Wilson channeled his inner aloha spirit with a colorful 19-point performance in Marquette's 72-64 win over USC at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday.
Wilson made 7 of 9 field goals off the bench, throwing up Hawaii's famous shaka sign each time he hit a 3-pointer.
USC (3-2) pulled within one point of the Golden Eagles (4-1) with 14 minutes left. Wilson responded by touching off a nine-point Marquette run. The Trojans got no closer than six points after that.
Davante Gardner added 12 points for Marquette, Junior Cadougan had 11 and Chris Otule scored 10.
J.T. Terrell had 21 points for USC. Marquette finished fifth in the eight-team tournament, its only loss a buzzer-beater to Butler in the opening game.
Utah 57, Idaho State 46
At Salt Lake City, Dallin Bachynski posted career-highs of 22 points and 16 rebounds and Utah defeated Idaho State.
Melvin Morgan, who led the Bengals with 15 points, made a jumper which gave Idaho State its largest lead in the second half at 31-22.
Utah (2-1), which got 11 points from Glen Dean, began bypassing outside shots and started to find Bachynski inside. The 7-footer powered a 15-1 run that culminated in Jason Washburn's layup for a 54-38 Utah edge with 6:26 to play. After surrendering a late 13-point lead to Sacramento State last Friday to lose 74-71, the Utes again struggled on offense down the stretch. Bachynski missed two dunks late in the final minutes but Idaho State (0-3) couldn't convert on the other end, missing four 3-pointers on a single possession in the final minute.