- UCLA blew a 12-point second-half lead in a close 71-69 loss to No. 4 Marquette
- Sebastian Mack led UCLA with 25 points, but his potential game-tying shot at the buzzer missed
- Marquette's 17-0 run in the second half secured their victory
UCLA suffered a tough loss to No. 4 Marquette, squandering a 12-point lead in the second half to fall 71-69 at the Maui Invitational. Despite a valiant effort from Sebastian Mack, who scored 25 points, the Bruins couldn’t hold off Marquette’s comeback. UCLA will look to bounce back against Chaminade in the loser’s bracket. The game showcased the Bruins’ potential but also highlighted their inexperience and turnovers, ultimately costing them the win.