No. 14 Arizona is too much for No. 17 Aztecs in Maui

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Overcoming one 16-point deficit against the No. 14 team in the country? No problem. Doing it twice? No chance. San Diego State and its 17th-ranked basketball team lost for the first time this season, falling 87-70 against Arizona in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational on Tuesday night in a game that was a blowout, then suddenly close, then a blowout again. The consolation prize: No. 9 Arkansas, the highest ranked of the eight teams here, in the third-place game Wednesday at 7 p.m. PST on ESPN2. The loser will leave the islands 1-2. It also means the Aztecs won’t get a rem…

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