MAUI (Ticker) -- The Longhorns got their second trip to the Maui Invitational off to a good start Monday.
Sophomore P.J. Tucker led five players in double figures with 15 points as No. 15 Texas defeated Chaminade, 84-62, in the opening round of this prestigious tournament.
The Longhorns lost their opening-round game against Kentucky in 1993 and finished fifth of eight teams with a 2-1 record.
Tucker, who led the team with 18 points in a season-opening 95-63 triumph over Texas State on Wednesday, shoot 6-of-10 from the floor and added 11 rebounds. His final basket with 33 seconds remaining gave the Longhorns (2-0) their biggest lead at 84-59.
Kenton Paulino, who finished with 14 points, hit one of his four 3-pointers with 13:08 left to cap an 8-0 run that gave Texas a commanding 56-37 lead.
Jason Klotz and Kenny Taylor added 12 points apiece for the Longhorns, who shot 10-for-23 from the arc. The tournament is using an experimental 3-point distance, nine inches farther out than the regular college shot.
Chris Reaves converted 8-of-10 3-pointers and scored 33 points for Chaminade (1-1).
Texas limited Chaminade to just 35 percent (17-for-49) shooting and forced 18 turnovers.
Texas will play Iowa in the semifinals on Tuesday.