Wildcats hold off Huskies

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Terrence Jones had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Brandon Knight scored 24 points to help No. 8 Kentucky hold off No. 13 Washington 74-67 in the Maui Invitational semifinals Tuesday night.

A 4.7 earthquake centered on the Big Island shook courtside tables and chairs with about 6 minutes left, but play continued and few people in the gym seemed to notice. They were too busy watching the back-and-forth action.

Kentucky (4-0) had an abysmal night from 3-point range — 3-for-17 — but smothered Washington on the perimeter defensively and came up with all the big plays down the stretch.

Arizona 78, Bethune-Cookman 45

At Tucson, Ariz., Derrick Williams scored 19 points and Arizona overpowered Bethune-Cookman in the second half.

Arizona (4-0) outscored Bethune-Cookman 39-15 over the final 15 minutes.

Washington State 84, Portland 68

At Seattle, Klay Thompson scored Washington State's first nine points and 18 of his 35 in the first half, and the Cougars nearly blew all of an early 20-point lead before pulling away from Portland.

Playing their annual game at Seattle's KeyArena, the Cougars (3-0) jumped to a 24-4 lead, then had to fend off a furious rally from the Pilots in the second half. Portland cut the deficit in half before halftime and pulled within 57-56 with 11 minutes left before the Cougars put it out of reach.

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