UCLA falls to No. 4 Marquette in thrilling game at Maui Invitational
UCLA basketball showed some impressive stuff last night despite a 71-69 loss to No. 4 Marquette.
The score speaks for itself here: This game deserved overtime like no other. UCLA not only competed in this game, they led for a good chunk of it. The backbreaker came at the start of the 2nd half when Marquette went on a 17-0 run to take a 50-45 lead with 10 minutes remaining.
Adem Bona gave UCLA the lead with just under a minute remaining, but the Bruins couldn’t answer a Sean Jones 3-pointer to give Marquette the win. The Golden Eagles now sit at 4-0 on the season while UCLA is 3-1.
— UCLA Men’s Basketball (@UCLAMBB) November 21, 2023
There are some major positives to take from Monday night’s game. For one, Sebastian Mack.
The freshman shooting guard scored a game-high 25 points with 6 rebounds, a pair of assists and 2 steals. He was everywhere against one of the top teams the Bruins will play all season.
UCLA now draws Chaminade after the Silverswords fell to No. 1 Kansas last night. The game tips at 2 p.m. PT from Honolulu.