Kansas advances to the finals of the Maui Invitational with a 70-56 win over UCLA on Tuesday. The Jayhawks will take on Duke in the finals on Wednesday.
Despite leading throughout, things got interesting in the second half as UCLA cut a 20 point Kansas lead to just five points behind a barrage of three point baskets. However, the Bruins ran out of gas down the stretch and couldn't get any closer.
Elijah Johnson led all scorers with 23 points including four three point baskets and one huge jump shot after UCLA had cut the lead to five. Thomas Robinson logged a double double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Tyshawn Taylor tossed in 13 points for Kansas. The Jayhawks out rebounded the Bruins 33-20 and cruised to the victory despite 18 turnovers.
Tyler Lamb scored a team-high 15 points for UCLA who fall just 1-3 on the season. Jerime Anderson pitched in 14 points while Reeves Nelson added 12. The Bruins shot just 36 percent in the game but were 8-14 from three point range which fueled their second half comeback.