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Maui, HI (SportsNetwork.com) - Another nip-and-tuck affair went to Arizona. Stanley Johnson had 18 points and nine rebounds as the No. 3 Wildcats defeated 15th-ranked San Diego State 61-59 in the Maui Invitational championship game. Trey Kells four-point play pulled the Aztecs within 57-55 with 17 seconds left, but Johnson knocked down a pair of foul shots at the other end. J.J. OBrien split two free throws with five ticks left at the other end and T.J. McConnell drained two bonus shots to seal the outcome. These two non-conference opponents met for the fifth time in the last four seasons and the Wildcats (6-0) have won the last four by a combined 18 points. San Diego State (5-1) has won 32 of its last 37 against non-conference foes, with four of those five losses coming against Arizona. Neither team led by more than six points in this one. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson posted 14 points and six rebounds, while McConnell added 11 points for Arizona, which became the sixth team to win the Maui Invitational multiple times. The Wildcats last won the tournament in 2000. Winston Shepard tallied 14 points and six rebounds and Kell also provided 14 points for the Aztecs. Arizona didnt lead by more than four until the final minute. Angelo Chols layup staked the Aztecs to a 48-47 edge with 9:15 left before Arizona seized control with a 10-3 run and held SDSU without a point for 5:42 following the Chol bucket. McConnell jump-started the surge with a deep left wing 3-pointer and two Johnson free throws capped it to give Arizona a 57-51 lead with 34 seconds to go. Earlier, the Aztecs raced out to a 10-4 start less than five minutes in, but Arizona closed the opening half on an 8-2 spurt and took a 32-31 edge into the locker room. Game Notes Duke has the most Maui Invitational Tournament titles with five ... 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In McCutchens mind, and likely those of many who saw what transpired, he was hit by Arizona reliever Randall Delgado on purpose. The count was 2-0 with one out when it happened, and the Pirates All-Star outfielder stayed in the game and eventually scored. The NL MVP was plunked a day after Pirates reliever Ernesto Frieri hit Diamondbacks star Paul Goldschmidt in the left hand, causing a fracture that put him on the disabled list. "Sure it did," McCutchen said with a hint of sarcasm when told that Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said the pitch from Delgado got away from him. "They had all game to retaliate. They had the first inning to retaliate. They had the first pitch (of the ninth inning at-bat) to retaliate. They missed. You throw a slider on the second pitch and then you throw up and in on the next pitch. Are you trying to hurt me too? Thats the question. "We understand that retaliation is going to happen in this game. But you know, theres a right way to do it," McCutchen added. "If youre going to hit me, hit me. . He hit me square in the spine. If I get hurt, what happens then?" Asked if he thought it was intentional, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle repeated the words "The game takes care of itself." Delgado looked dejected as he walked off the mound, head down, following his ejection for hitting McCutchen. "I was trying to work my corners and unfortunately the ball moved. I think maybe I didnt have control," he said. The Pirates broke the game open late, just as they did the previous night. McCutchen drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single off third baseman Andy Martes glove that keyed a four-run eighth inning to make it 5-1. It was 1-all when Josh Harrison, who had homered earlier, opened the Pittsburgh eighth with an infield hit and Gregory Polanco reached on catchers interference. McCutchens sharp ground ball glanced off Martes glove and into left field, breaking the tie. Arizona reliever Brad Zieglers throwing error later helped the Pirates break away. Brent Morel, inserted into the game at third base in the sixth inning with PPedro Alvarez struggling through an 0-for-3 night, hit an RBI double in the eighth and a two-run single in the ninth.dddddddddddd Harrison is 14 for 31 in his last seven games. Until striking out in the fifth, he had four straight at-bats with an extra-base hit and seven straight hits that went for extra bases. Starters Vance Worley of the Pirates and Chase Anderson of the Diamondbacks both threw six innings and allowed one run. Jared Hughes (6-2) got the win with a scoreless seventh. Ziegler (4-2) took the loss. Frieri came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth, but there were no further incidents. David Peralta hit a two-run homer off Frieri. Peralta went 3 for 5 to raise his average to .319 and he drove in all of the Diamondbacks runs with a home run and a single. A double he hit in the third inning hit just below the yellow home run line in centre field. A CATCH FOR CUTCH The Pirates turned what could have been a big inning for the Diamondbacks into nothing thanks to two fine catches from left fielder Travis Snider and centre fielder McCutchen in the second. Snider robbed Didi Gregorious of a hit by diving to catch a line drive, and McCutchen stole a hit from Marte with a sliding catch in shallow right-centre that looked to be a trapped ball. The play was challenged by Gibson but the out call was upheld after a 2-minute, 49-second review. HOT HARRISON Harrison is batting .303 after a 3 for 4 night in which he scored three times. "Trying to have good at-bats and not miss pitches," Harrison said of his recent success. "Getting pitches out over the plate that I can handle and just putting the barrel on it." Hurdle has enjoyed it. "Hes had a knack of getting things going," he said. 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