Michigan Routs UCLA in 3rd Place Game At Maui Invitational

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Zack Novak scored a career-high 22 points, as No. 15 Michigan downed UCLA, 79-63, at the Maui Invitational.

Tim Hardaway Jr. added 20 points, while Jon Horford had 12 points off the bench for the Wolverines (5-1), who claimed third-place in the tourney.

Travis Wear paced the Bruins (1-4) with 16 points, while Jerime Anderson and Joshua Smith both had 12 points. All four of UCLA's losses this season have come by double digits.

Horford rose from the pine to provide a significant spark in the first half, scoring all of his career-high 12 points over the first 20 minutes of play. His layup at the 11:32 mark made it a 15-8 game and prompted a UCLA timeout. Michigan, behind 58.3 percent shooting, held a 10-point lead in the waning moments of the opening half. But Anderson grabbed an offensive rebound and buried a fadeaway three-pointer as time expired to make it a 38-31 game at the break. The Bruins, who landed in the consolation game following Tuesday's loss to Kansas, kept it close early in the second half.

Eventually, though, the Wolverines began to pull away.

Hardaway's dunk made it a 55-45 game with 10:38 remaining. A little over two minutes later, the sophomore swingman showed his versatility, hitting a deep trey to give the Wolverines a 63-47 lead. They were not threatened for the remainder of the contest.

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