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LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Tennessee played well for stretches, had a few lapses in Maui. Cheap Texans Jerseys . The Vols lost to a pair of ranked teams and closed out the tournament by beating a team they were supposed to.The three-day trip, one Tennessee coach Rick Barnes initially wanted to get out of, is definitely something the young Vols can build on for the rest of the season.Robert Hubbs III scored 28 points, Detrick Mostella added 14 and Tennessee beat host Chaminade 95-81 Wednesday to take seventh place in the Maui Invitational.I cant tell you how proud I am of the way they came out today and responded, because they really laid it out there for two days against two really top 20 teams, Barnes said. But I think well leave here knowing that were capable of playing and beating anybody on our schedule.Tennessee (2-3) had an inconsistent trip to Maui, playing well for stretches against No. 16 Wisconsin and No. 13 Oregon, ultimately losing to both.The Vols didnt have much trouble with the Division II Silverswords, using a short run late in the first half to build an 11-point lead and sustaining it through the second half.Tennessee shot 52 percent and had a 52-32 advantage in the paint. Shembari Phillips had 12 points and Jordan Bowden 11 for the Vols.I think our progress has been very good, said Hubbs, who was 10 for 19 from the floor and made all seven of his free throws. We had two close battles in Wisconsin and Oregon, two really great teams, and we put up a fight and it just shows how good this team can be.Chaminade (2-3) closed out another Maui Invitational by putting a scare into power programs again, notably UConn in the second round.The Silverswords kept Tennessee from turning their finale into a rout by hitting 9-of-25 3-pointers.Rohndell Goodwin led Chaminade with 22 points and Kiran Shastri added 19.I think this experience is going to really, really help us, Chaminade coach Eric Bovaird said. I think were going to be a strong team in Division II.Chaminades deep shooting allowed the Silverswords to keep No. 4 North Carolina close for about 10 minutes in the opener and UConn until the closing minutes in the second round.Chaminade again kept up with a power program behind its perimeter shooting, still within 23-21 of Tennessee near the midpoint of the first half.The Vols began to extend the lead behind Phillips, who had 12 points by halftime to put Tennessee up 51-40.Hubbs took over in the second half, scoring 12 points in the opening nine minutes to keep the Vols cushion over double figures. Hobbs punctuated Tennessees Maui finale with a tomahawk dunk over Nate Pollard, Chaminades 7-foot-1 center.It was just back to the mental lapses, said Goodwin, who played through a sprained left ankle in the second half. Thats something we have to work on. We have to learn how to keep fighting not to put our head down.BIG PICTURETennessee showed flashes of what it could do in Maui, though not consistently. The Vols leave with a win, but it was against a team they should beat.Chaminade: Another year in Maui, another batch of games for the Silverswords to build upon for the rest of the season.UP NEXTTennessee hosts Georgia Tech on Dec. 3.Chaminade hosts Hawaii Hilo on Nov. 30. J.J. Watt Jersey .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. Texans Jerseys Online . With the short-handed Warriors needing help from someone -- anyone -- to stop a three-game skid, ONeal returned from right knee and groin injuries that had sidelined him for four games and put up season highs with 18 points and eight rebounds. It was just enough to help lift Golden State to a 102-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. http://www.cheaptexansjerseysauthentic.com/ . PETERSBURG, Fla. PHILADELPHIA -- San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner came up big as a hitter on Sunday. He hopes to make a more conventional contribution Tuesday night, when the Giants open a nine-game road trip with a game against the Philadelphia Phillies.Bumgarner (10-6, 2.09 ERA) gets the start for the struggling National League West leaders, facing Phillies rookie right-hander Zach Eflin (3-4, 4.23 ERA).Before winning the final two games of a four-game weekend series against the Washington Nationals, San Francisco had dropped 11 of 13 games since the All-Star break.The Giants, whose 10-13 record in July represented their worst in any month this season, shored up their pitching staff by acquiring starter Matt Moore from Tampa Bay and reliever Will Smith from the Milwaukee Brewers at Mondays trade deadline, but offense remains a concern. They are averaging 3.2 runs and hitting .243 as a team over their past 15 games.Bumgarner did his part at the plate Sunday, doubling off the right field fence in the fifth inning as a pinch hitter for starting pitcher Matt Cain. Manager Bruce Bochy made the move even though Cain had worked five no-hit innings against the Nationals -- albeit while throwing 93 pitches.Bochy then sent in pitcher Jeff Samardzija to pinch-run for Bumgarner, and Samardzija came around to score, helping San Francisco earn a 3-1 victory.They both want to get into the game, Bochy said of Bumgarner and Samardzija. Pretty impressive pinch-hit, wasnt it?Bumgarner, who is hitting .179 this season and .182 in his career, told MLB.com, Its fun to just be a part of the game and get a chance to help the team win when youre not out there pitching. Texans Jerseys China. Im just glad it worked out.Bumgarner, who turned 27 Monday, is 0-2 over his last three starts, though he has allowed just seven earned runs over 21 innings (an ERA of 3.00) while striking out 24. The Giants have managed just four runs in that span.The four-time All-Star also dropped a 3-2 decision to the Phillies on June 25, carrying a 2-0 lead into the seventh before yielding three runs in that inning, the last two on a homer by Philadelphia catcher Cameron Rupp.Thats one of the best in the game, Rupp said of Bumgarner during the Phillies last homestand, and to be able to have an at-bat like I did off him, and then the result, of course it boosts confidence. I think when you have confidence, you have success. Thats been the whole thing for me.Rupp, a full-time starter for the first time this season, is hitting .273 with 10 homers and 30 RBI. The Phillies as a team continue to struggle at the plate, however. They are 29th in the major leagues in batting average (.239) and runs (380), and their .218 home average is baseballs worst.Eflin allowed seven runs on nine hits over five innings in an 11-1 loss to the Miami Marlins his last time out, but in his previous seven starts, he fashioned a 2.08 ERA.Called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on June 10, he was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Jimmy Rollins trade in December 2014. He pitched well in his only outing against the Giants, allowing just an unearned run in six innings during a no-decision on June 24 in San Francisco. ' ' '
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