When: 2:05 p.m. today
Where: Lahaina Civic Center
Records: WSU 1-0; UConn 2-1
Radio: KNSS, 1330-AM
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Pos Wichita State (1-0) Ht. Yr. ppg rpg
F Aaron Ellis 6-9 Sr. 2.0 2.0
F Graham Hatch 6-4 Sr. 2.0 5.0
C Garrett Stutz 7-0 Sr. 4.0 4.0
G Toure Murry 6-4 Jr. 10.0 x-3.0
G David Kyles 6-4 Jr. 20.0 2.0
F Tyler Olander 6-9 Fr. 4.0 4.0
F J. Coombs-McDaniel 6-7 So. 4.5 5.5
C Alex Oriakhi 6-9 So. 11.0 12.5
G Kemba Walker 6-1 Jr. 30.0 x-3.0
G Jeremy Lamb 6-5 Fr. 7.5 6.0
Wichita State: The Shockers are making their first appearance in the Maui Invitational and have never played Connecticut.... WSU lost games to Big East teams in tournaments the past two seasons, falling to Georgetown in 2008-09 in Florida and to Pittsburgh last season in Kansas City. Before that, the Shockers won four straight against Big East opponents.... G Joe Ragland made his Shocker debut with 11 points, five assists and one turnover in last week's 79-67 win over Texas Southern. Hatch handed out six assists in that game, earning the praise of coach Gregg Marshall for his passing to the big men.
Connecticut: The Huskies are picked 10th in the Big East preseason coaches poll.... They opened the season with wins over Stony Brook (79-52) and Vermont (89-73). Connecticut out-rebounded those opponents 103-63, blocked 16 shots and recorded 16 steals.... Walker made 13 of 16 free throws in his two games.... Connecticut is 5-1 in the tournament. It defeated Arizona, Arkansas and Gonzaga to win the 2005 title.