Michigan in Maui: UCLA preview 

November, 23, 2011
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The matchup similarities to Michigan’s 2009 trip to New York continues in the Maui Invitational on Wednesday as the Wolverines face UCLA.

In John Beilein’s second season at Michigan, his team beat UCLA in the 2K Sports Classic semifinals before losing to Duke in the finals. This season, the Wolverines lost to Duke in the semifinals, setting up a third-place game against the Bruins.

The difference this time, though, is Michigan is the team expected to win. Should the Wolverines do that, this could be considered a successful tournament in Hawaii and a good harbinger for what the rest of the season might hold.

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