No. 8 Syracuse 92, California 81
Tyler Ennis scored 28 points and led two key second-half runs that carried Syracuse past California in the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.
The win put the Orange in the tournament title game tonight against Dayton or No. 18 Baylor.
Syracuse scored 51 points in the second half, shooting 55 percent and making five of seven 3-point attempts. Ennis had 17 points and Trevor Cooney scored 20 of his 23 after the break.
Jerami Grant finished with 19 points while C.J. Fair had 14 points and seven rebounds.
Ennis hit a layup during a nine-point run started by Grantís putback dunk. The spurt lasted more than 2 minutes and gave Syracuse (6-0) its first double-digit lead with less than 8 minutes left.
Justin Cobbs scored 18 points for the Golden Bears (5-1), who will play the Dayton-Baylor loser in the third-place game.
No. 11 Gonzaga 113, Chaminade 81
Sam Dower Jr. and Gerard Coleman scored 19 points each as Gonzaga cruised to an easy win over Division II Chaminade in the Maui Invitational.
Przemek Karnowski had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Kevin Pangos and Kyle Dranginis had 18 points each. Gary Bell Jr. had 16 and Drew Barham had 11.
Gonzaga shot nearly 70 percent from the field ó 74.2 percent in the first half. The Bulldogs made 13 of 23 3-pointers (56.5 percent).
The Bulldogs (5-1) took control midway through the first half with an 11-point run that included two layups by Coleman and another by Karnowski.
Coleman scored six more points during a 13-point run in the second half that gave Gonzaga a 31-point lead at 83-52 with less than 11 minutes left.
Lee Bailey led Chaminade (2-2) with 29 points. Tyree Harrison scored 10 points, mostly on free throws.
No. 13 Connecticut 76, Loyola (Md.) 66
DeAndre Daniels had 21 points and eight rebounds to help Connecticut remain undefeated with a win over Loyola, Md., in Hartford, Conn.
Ryan Boatright added 13 points and eight boards for the Huskies (7-0) and Lasan Kromah, a transfer from George Washington, chipped in a season-high 12 points.
Dylon Cormier had 23 points for Loyola (4-1). The senior guard had been averaging just under 30 points per game.
A 3-pointer by Cormier early in the second half cut what had been a 15-point UConn lead to 38-35.
Kromah gave The Huskies some breathing room, hitting a 3-pointer, then stealing the ball and going in for a layup that put the Huskies up 61-50.