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2011 Maui Invitational: Kansas Edges Georgetown, To Face UCLA Tuesday Night

The Kansas Jayhawks didn't have quite as easy a time with the Georgetown Hoyas, but they survived a highly competitive late night Maui Invitational quarterfinal. Kansas's defense held Georgetown to 32% shooting, but the Hoyas took twelve more shots thanks to sloppy Kansas ball-handling. The Jayhawks relied on Thomas Robinson, who nearly managed a double-double with 20 points and eight rebounds. Tyshawn Taylor provided amble support with 16 points, and Travis Releford put up 10 points by hitting all six of his shots (four field goals, two free throws).

Kansas will take on the UCLA Bruins tomorrow in what shapes up to be a competition of two of the most historic programs in college basketball. However, UCLA's struggles have happened against much lower-level competition while Kansas has gone up against powerhouses like Kentucky and Georgetown. If the Bruins really want to show they're ready to rise up to the competition, bringing the fight to Kansas early and often will be critical.

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