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Eugene Tanner, Associated Press
Georgetown center Henry Sims, left, looks for an open teammate to pass to while being guarded by Kansas center Jeff Withey, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Lahaina, Hawaii.

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Thomas Robinson had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Travis Releford hit two big free throws to help No. 14 Kansas hold off pesky Georgetown 67-63 in the first round of the Maui Invitational on Monday night.

Tyshawn Taylor fought off leg cramps to score 16 in front of a largely pro-Kansas crowd inside Lahaina Civic Center.

Releford made the two biggest plays, sinking two free throws with 15 seconds left and calling timeout after diving for a loose ball following a miss by the Hoyas.

Kansas (2-1) moves on to face UCLA in the semifinals on Tuesday.

Georgetown (2-0) kept up with the Jayhawks most of the way, hitting one big shot after another each time Kansas went on a run. The Hoyas fell just short when Jason Clark's 3-pointer with 5 seconds left was offline.