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The Bruins outplayed the Wolverines in the first half, but couldn't put them away. UCLA outshot Michigan 50 percent to 31 percent and outrebounded the Wolverines 21-8, yet only had a six-point lead at the break.
Michigan was able to hang close by forcing 11 turnovers and committing only two in the first half.
"When they got down 10 it didn't rattle them," Howland said.
UCLA advanced to Madison Square Garden by beating Miami (Ohio) 64-59 last Friday. The Bruins blew out Prairie View in their opening-round game.
Michigan made it to New York by routing Michigan Tech and Northeastern. Harris averaged 28 points, 8.5 rebounds and five assists in the two games.
The Wolverines lost to Duke 95-67 on Dec. 8, 2007.
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