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Texas 66, Indiana 44

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Matt Coleman III scored 16 points to help No. 17 Texas beat Indiana 66-44 in Tuesday's semifinals of the relocated Maui Invitational, reaching the tournament's championship game for the first time.

Courtney Ramey added 13 points for the Longhorns (3-0), who locked down to force a rough offensive performance for the Hoosiers.

Indiana shot just 24% and finished with more turnovers (14) than field goals (11). Its struggles included four stints of roughly five minutes or longer between baskets, including one of nearly eight minutes that ended just before halftime.

It was a far better result for Texas at the defensive end than in their tough first-round win against Davidson. The Longhorns didn't have the same offensive balance, though, with only Coleman, Ramey and Andrew Jones (12 points) hitting double figures after six Texas players did so the previous afternoon.

Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 17 points to lead Indiana (2-1), which made 20 of 29 free throws in what amounted to its most reliable source of scoring, with little else falling.

Indiana trailed 31-19 at the break and got no closer than 10 after the opening minute of the second half. The deficit ballooned past 20 points by midway through the second half on a frustrating afternoon, which included fourth-year coach Archie Miller getting whistled for a technical foul with 10:38 left.



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