The Michigan Wolverines placed a respectable third in the Maui Invitational after easily topping the UCLA Bruins 79-63 on Wednesday night.
Guards Zack Novak and Tim Hardaway Jr. ruled the night for Michigan, scoring 22 and 20 points respectively. Hardaway Jr. had probably his best all-around game of the season, making 8-13 field goals while adding four rebounds and four assists to go with his 20 points.
UCLA took a quick 8-6 lead early on, but that was followed by an 11-0 run by Michigan, and the Wolverines never looked back. Michigan shot 61.7 % from the field compared to just 41.8 % for the Bruins.
Michigan heads back to the continental United States with a 4-1 record and an impending trip all the way across the country to face the Virginia Cavaliers on Nov. 29. Meanwhile, UCLA, whose starters only totaled 23 points in the game against Michigan, leaves Hawaii with a 1-4 record on the season after only managing a win against Chaminade in its opening game.