LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Tyler Ennis scored 28 points and led two key second-half runs that carried No. 8 Syracuse past California 92-81 in the Maui Invitational on Tuesday.
The win put the Orange in the tournament title game Wednesday night against Dayton or No. 18 Baylor.
Syracuse scored 51 points in the second half, shooting 55 percent and making five of seven 3-point attempts. Ennis had 17 points and Trevor Cooney scored 20 of his 23 after the break.
Ennis hit a layup during a nine-point run started by Jerami Grant's putback dunk. The spurt lasted more than 2 minutes and gave Syracuse (6-0) its first double-digit lead with less than 8 minutes left. Justin Cobbs scored 18 points for the Golden Bears (5-1), who will play the Dayton-Baylor loser in the third-place game.