LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Shaquille Morris scored 25 points, Landry Shamet added 23 and No. 6 Wichita State got the Maui Invitational off to a wild start by rallying from an 18-point deficit to beat California 92-82 on Monday.
Cal (2-2) used its pressure to harass the Shockers into mistakes and missed shots, building the lead to nine by halftime and 18 within 4 and-a-half minutes of the second half.
The Shockers (3-0) turned the game around by turning on their own pressure cooker, revving up the crowd by speeding up the young Bears with their full-court press. Cal handled it poorly, leading to a string of turnovers transition baskets that allowed Wichita State to pull even with 5 minutes left.
Wichita State snatched the lead with a late 8-0 run, earning a spot in Tuesday's semifinals against Marquette.
Don Coleman carried the Bears with 26 first-half points and finished with 35 for his third game of at least 30 points this season. Cal was hurt by foul trouble in the front court, with Kingsley Okorah and Marcus Lee contributing very little until both fouled out.
The Bears had 19 turnovers that led to 29 points for Wichita State and were outscored 46-26 in the paint with their big men neutralized.