Gates has 17 points and 13 rebounds as Cincinnati upsets No. 21 MarylandBy AP
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Gates helps Cincinnati upset No. 21 Maryland
LAHAINA, Hawaii — Yancy Gates scored 17 points and added 13 rebounds and Deonta Vaughn had 16 points to lead Cincinnati to the championship game of the Maui Invitational with a 69-57 victory over No. 21 Maryland on Tuesday at the Lahaina Civic Center.
Gates scored 10 of his 17 points during a decisive second-half stretch that put the game out of reach for the Terrapins (4-1), who will play either Wisconsin or Gonzaga for third place on Wednesday, while the Bearcats (4-0) take on the other team in the championship.
Maryland, which went for 6 minutes without scoring in the first half, led by three early. Cincinnati then used a 14-0 run to take a 25-11 advantage.
After the Terps rallied, Dion Dixon capped a 20-4 spurt with a buzzer beater that sent Cincinnati into halftime with a 13-point cushion.
Greivis Vasquez led Maryland with 19 points on 5-of-17 shooting.
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