NEW YORK – Victor Oladipo had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 1 Indiana to a 63-53 victory over Georgia on Monday night in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic at the Barclays Center.
Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford both had 14 points for the Hoosiers (4-0), and they were the ones who finally started hitting from long range as Indiana established control of the game.
The Hoosiers will face Georgetown for the title tonight. Georgetown upset No. 11 UCLA, 78-70.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Vincent Williams both had 14 points for Georgia (1-3), which lost its third straight.
Illinois-Chicago 86, Iona 81: At St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Hayden Humes had 22 points and eight rebounds, and Illinois-Chicago rallied from a 12-point deficit late in the game to beat Iona (2-2) at the Paradise Jam.
Gary Talton added 17 points, and Daniel Barnes had 16 for UIC (3-1), which trailed, 70-58, with 6:57 to play but broke off a 12-0 run to tie it.
Butler 72, Marquette 71: At Lahaina, Hawaii, Butler’s Rotnei Clarke hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to shock Marquette (2-1) at the start of the Maui Invitational.
Clarke hit the improbable basket after the Bulldogs (2-1) drove the length of the court down two points with less than 8 seconds left.
Clarke – who had had 20 points and made 4 of 14 3-point attempts – hit the shot from the right side and was mobbed on the gym floor by his teammates after it went through.