Division II Chaminade pulled a shocking upset in Maui, upsetting Oklahoma on the final day of the tournament, 68-64. The host school, stuck in a tournament with national powers, hung with Michigan State on Monday, but wasn’t considered to be a real factor in the star-studded tournament. They made sure to leave a mark, dropping the Sooners and pulling off a shocker.
This wasn’t a typical come from behind, upset win from the Silverswords. Chaminade took a three point lead into halftime and hung on down the stretch to win by four. After Kentucky cruised to victory over the Sooners to open the tournament, Oklahoma strung together two suprising losses, to Chaminade and Virginia. At least they got a trip to Maui out of it all.
Chaminade used 23 points from Shane Hansen to pull away from the Sooners. USC transfer Mamadou Diarra, a 7-foot-0 center, added 13 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Steven Bennett continued his strong run in Maui with 16 in the finale. Chaminade shot 46 percent from the field and 37 percent from three point range.
Oklahoma was led by Cade Davis’ 24 points. Davis was joined in double figures by Andrew Fitzgerald, who added 11 points on 5-7 shooting. Outside of those two, the Sooners were cold, with no other real scoring threats. Oklahoma shot 46 percent from the field, but only connected on 26 percent of their three point attempts, hitting six of 23.
It’s a huge upset for Chaminade, who won the toilet bowl and finished 1-2 in Maui. Oklahoma heads back to the mainland wondering what went wrong, leaving without a win during its three day stay in Hawaii.