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Wisconsin edges Arizona 65-61 at Maui Invitational

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Associated Press
November 24, 2009
— Trevon Hughes scored 24 points and Keaton Nankivil had a pair of crucial dunks in the final 90 seconds to lead Wisconsin to a 65-61 win over Arizona in the first round of the Maui Invitational on Monday night.

Wisconsin (3-0) broke away from a 55-55 tie in the final 2 1/2 minutes, starting with a pair of free throws from Hughes with 2:02 to play.


Nankivil made it a four-point Wisconsin lead when he took a bounce pass from Jason Bohannon and slammed it home with 1:29 left.


Arizona (2-1) drew within one when Jamelle Horne made a 3-pointer with 1:01 left.


Hughes then drove the lane, but his layup bounced off the front rim, and Nankivil drove the rebound home on a dunk to make it 61-58 with 25 seconds remaining.


After two free throws by Jason Bohannon, Horne made another 3 to draw Arizona within 63-61 with 8 seconds left.


Wisconsin got one free throw each from Nankivil and Hughes to put the game away.


Nankivil finished with 12 points and eight rebounds.


Derrick Williams led Arizona with 25 points, but was 13 of 21 from the free-throw line, and Nic Wise added 13 points.



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