Kansas found a nice, easy path to the championship game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, casually stepping over outmatched UCLA on Tuesday night.
The fifth-ranked Jayhawks, who won their first-round game by a tournament-record 51 points, cruised past the Bruins, 92-73, Tuesday night in the semifinals and will face No. 19 Vanderbilt in the title game Wednesday.
The game actually wasn't as close as the final score, as Kansas (3-1) led by as many as 29 points in the first half, by 59-33 at halftime and by no fewer than 20 for all but the closing seconds.
“Really tough first half,” said UCLA Coach Steve Alford, whose team needed a late surge to beat Nevada...