UCLA Basketball: 3 Things We Learned From the Maui Invitational

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Nov 24, 2015; Lahaina, HI, USA; UCLA Bruins go up for the opening tip against the Kansas Jayhawks during the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The UCLA Basketball team went a disappointing 1-2 in the Maui Invitational. Here are 3 things we noticed about the Bruin’s trip to Hawai’i.

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The UCLA Basketball team had a not-so-hot week in Paradise as they participated in the Maui Invitational to start the Thanksgiving week. The Bruins won their battle in their first game against UNLV, 77-75. Unfortunately, the Bruins lost the next two games.

UCLA then got beaten up by #5 Kansas, 92-73, in the semi-finals where the Bruins allowed 59 first half points. Then in the third-place game, UCLA could not keep up with Wake Forest in a 80-77 loss. That game was close and with a few improvements, the Bruins could have pulled out the victory.

Unfortunately, the Bruins seem to be falling into the same patterns as we saw in these games, though it was not all bad. Here are 3 things we learned from the Maui Invitational.

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