Vols look to avoid Maui Invitational sweep against Chaminade

LAHAINA, Hawaii – The Tennessee basketball team looks to avoid getting swept in the Maui Invitational in Wednesday’s seventh-place game against Divison II opponent Chaminade.

Tennessee (1-3) suffered its second loss in Maui on Tuesday to No. 13 Oregon. The Vols fell to the Ducks 69-65 in overtime.

Tuesday’s loss marked Tennessee’s second consecutive loss to a ranked opponent. Tennessee lost the opening game of the eight-team tournament to No. 16 Wisconsin on Monday.

Chaminade (2-2) is also looking for its first win in Maui after losing to No. 4 North Carolina on Monday and to UConn on Tuesday.

Vols junior guard Detrick Mostella is averaging 17 points and 6 rebounds through two games in Maui. Freshman forward John Fulkerson’s double-double against Oregon was the first by a UT freshman since Jarnell Stokes logged one in March 2012. Fulkerson had 12 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in the loss.

UT played Tuesday’s game without sophomore forward Admiral Schofield due to a suspension, and without freshman guard Jordan Bone due to a left foot injury.

Through four games, senior guards Rohndell Goodwin (21.5 points) and Kiran Shastri’s (18.3 points) lead Chaminade in scoring.

A win would give Tennessee at least one win in each of its three appearances at the Maui Invitational.

Tennessee last played Chaminade on this date five years ago in Maui. UT won 86-60.

Tipoff between the Vols and Silverswords at the Lahaina Civic Center is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday. The game airs on ESPNU.

Editor’s Note: The AP Top 25 Poll was used for the rankings in this story.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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