Joe D and Wayne Norman talk with Kemba Walker, Andre LaFleur, Alex Oriakhi, and Shabazz Napier. Also, game highlights.

AP Basketball Writer

Walker leads Huskies to 83-79 win over Shockers

Men’s College Basketball

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 29 of his 31 points in the second half and hit a key jumper with under a minute left to help Connecticut open the Maui Invitational with an 83-79 win over Wichita State on Monday.

Connecticut (3-0), the 2005 Maui champion, rallied from a sloppy first half behind Walker, who made 14 of 15 free throws and hit a pull-up jumper with 41 seconds left to put the Huskies up three.

Connecticut had a huge free throw advantage, making 32 of 44 while the Shockers shot just 13. The Huskies next face No. 2 Michigan State or host Chaminade in the semifinals on Tuesday.

Toure Murry had 19 points and David Kyles scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half for the Shockers (1-1), who didn’t score over the final 2:01.

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