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Jones, but no Huskies, on all tournament team

Here's the Maui all-tournament team:Kalin Lucas, Kemba Walker, Terrence Jones, Alex Oriakhi, Steven Bennett

Walker, of champion UConn, gets tournament MVP.

Here's some quick reaction from Washnigton's 76-71 loss to Michigan State on this final day of he Maui Invitational. The win gave the Spartans third place, while the Huskies settled for fourth.

UW coach Lorenzo Romar:"We’re obviously disappointed. We had a lot of high hopes coming into the tournament,and we leave here 1-2. But with that being said, I really like our team. Our team’s going to be fine. I think we saw, as I said yesterday, we saw some weaknesses that we had at this point that we’ll be able to work on. The weaknesses are definitely correctable. We’ll have on from here. This was a great tournament to participate in.

"It’s really really difficult to have a few hours to prepare for Michigan State. They run their offense with much precision. They run a number of different sets. It’s just hard to master everything when you’re playing against them, and they did a really good job."

MSU coach Tom Izzo"I really liked (Romar’s) team. … His team sure did play hard, physical. It was a physical game, I’m sure (my players) would agree. … (Romar’s) teams play with reckless abandon: I was amazed how scrappy they were. I would have rathered play them in the finals, but I have incredible respect for him and his team, and I think our players agree that was a team that … we earned the win: We earned the win."

MSU guard Kalin Lucas"We knew it was going to be a dogfight. We expected that. We knew they are a good team. They’re actually a better team than I ever thought they were. It’s good to get a win, but especially after a loss like we took last night."