2:27 AM EST, Sat December 15, 2018
Bruins Nation 1 hour ago
Game Preview and How to Watch: Belmont at UCLA

Game Preview and How to Watch: Belmont at UCLA

In a matchup between the Belmont Bruins and the UCLA Bruins, one thing is for certain: The Bruins will win. I am 100% certain the Bruins will tomorrow afternoon. The question is which Bruins — the UCLA Bruins or the Belmont Bruins? So far this season, my preseason picks have been a 100% accurate, but that does not exactly make me ready for Vegas. Saturday’s game at 2 pm PT against Belmont could change that. I picked Belmont. On paper, Belmont is the right type of team to pull off an upset of UCLA. As Dmitri frequently points out, UCLA under Alford historically has not done a good job...
Ben Bolch / Los Angeles Times 6 hours ago

UCLA's defensive rise will be tested by high-scoring Belmont on Saturday

It was the sort of game that UCLA appeared poised to lose. The Bruins missed nearly twice as many shots as they made. They struggled to move the ball against Notre Dame’s zone. They went more than seven minutes in the second half with their top scorer sidelined because of cramps in a calf. They...
Bruins Nation 6 hours ago
UCLA Men’s Basketball: Steve Alford Discusses Bruins’ Defensive Play

UCLA Men’s Basketball: Steve Alford Discusses Bruins’ Defensive Play

As the Bruins prepare to play the Belmont Bruins tomorrow, Steve Alford spent much of his week press conference discussing UCLA’s defense against Notre Dame. Yesterday, UCLA Bruins head coach Steve Alford met with the media and the media dove right into questioning him about Shareef O’Neal’s heart surgery and, I have to be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a serious look come over Alford’s face in a press conference when asked about a down player. You could really see the concern he had for one of his boys and at the time of the presser yesterday, Shareef was still in...
www.ocregister.com 12 hours ago
UCLA men’s basketball fuels winning streak with defense

UCLA men’s basketball fuels winning streak with defense

In winning their past three games, the Bruins have allowed just 60.3 points, more than 15 points less than in their first six games.
Bruins Nation Dec 13, 2018
UCLA Football Recruiting: DB Carl Jones Commits to the Bruins

UCLA Football Recruiting: DB Carl Jones Commits to the Bruins

The 3-star recruit from Bakersfield HS flips to UCLA after decommitting from Colorado. The 2019 UCLA Bruins football recruiting class got a little bit bigger this afternoon when 3-star DB Carl Jones announced his commitment to the Bruins. Jones made the announcement on B Varsity Live, which is a weekly show on Bakersfield.com. BVarsity Nightly November 29, 2018Bakersfield High senior Carl Jones makes his verbal commitment LIVE in studioPosted by BVarsity Live on Thursday, December 13, 2018 While 247Sports.com lists him as an athlete, it seems clear from the video that UCLA is...

UCLA's Kris Wilkes stays thirsty, but he must quench it with more than just a desire to win

Kris Wilkes stepped in front of a small group of reporters Thursday toting a bottle of water, the new necessity in his basketball life. Dehydration has led to cramps that forced the UCLA small forward out of parts of two of his last four games. Wilkes missed more than seven minutes in the second...
www.ocregister.com Dec 13, 2018
Video: Steve Alford previews UCLA’s game vs. Belmont

Video: Steve Alford previews UCLA’s game vs. Belmont

Head coach Steve Alford talks about UCLA's defensive growth against Notre Dame, Jalen Hill's impact defensively and why he thinks Belmont is one of the best offensive teams UCLA will play this year.
www.ocregister.com Dec 13, 2018
Video: Jaylen Hands on how UCLA can attack zone defenses

Video: Jaylen Hands on how UCLA can attack zone defenses

Guard Jaylen Hands talk about how Notre Dame shut down UCLA's fast-break opportunities last week, what the Bruins need to do better against zone defenses and what Jalen Hill brings to the team's defense.
www.ocregister.com Dec 13, 2018
Video: UCLA’s Kris Wilkes on managing in-game calf cramps

Video: UCLA’s Kris Wilkes on managing in-game calf cramps

Guard Kris Wilkes talks about the plan to combat in-game calf cramps that he's suffered twice this season and what Cody Riley's return to the court has given the Bruins on defense.

Jaylen Hands' pass-first mentality is working for UCLA, even with the occasional wayward pass

Jaylen Hands drove for what looked like an easy breakaway basket … until the degree of difficulty rose unexpectedly. Shifting the ball between his legs, he tried to go behind his head for a dunk. He missed. And he heard about it moments later when his high school coach yanked him from the taut...

Justin Murphy pulls switcheroo, to leave UCLA after it helped him gain extra year of eligibility

Two days after thanking UCLA’s compliance department for helping him gain a sixth year of college eligibility, Justin Murphy announced that he was going to use it elsewhere. The graduate transfer offensive lineman revealed his change of plans Wednesday on Twitter, writing that he was grateful for...
Bruins Nation Dec 12, 2018
UCLA Football: Whoa! OL Justin Murphy To Transfer For Sixth Year

UCLA Football: Whoa! OL Justin Murphy To Transfer For Sixth Year

After thanking UCLA’s compliance department for its help in obtaining a sixth year of eligibility, Justin Murphy shows his gratitude...by announcing that he’s leaving Westwood. Wow. Talk about an about-face. It was two days ago that Justin Murphy announced that he had been granted a sixth year of eligibility. This was his tweet on Monday. I am extremely grateful to the @NCAA for granting me a 6th year of eligibility! None of this could've been possible if it weren't for the amazing job done at @UCLACompliance. Thank you for everything y'all do over there, it doesn't go unnoticed!—...
www.ocregister.com Dec 12, 2018
UCLA OL Justin Murphy will use sixth year to transfer

UCLA OL Justin Murphy will use sixth year to transfer

Despite being granted a sixth year of eligibility with help from the UCLA compliance office, Justin Murphy will transfer from UCLA.

UCLA offensive tackle Justin Murphy granted a sixth year of eligibility

UCLA’s offensive line on Monday received a significant boost for next season when the NCAA approved a sixth year of eligibility for right tackle Justin Murphy. The graduate transfer described himself as “extremely grateful” on Twitter and thanked UCLA’s compliance department for its assistance...
Bruins Nation Dec 10, 2018
UCLA Football: NCAA Grants 6th Year of Eligibility for Justin Murphy

UCLA Football: NCAA Grants 6th Year of Eligibility for Justin Murphy

Murphy’s application for a sixth year of eligibility due to multiple knee injuries has been approved by the NCAA. If Murphy can stay healthy, his presence will help the line remain a force for the Bruins. UCLA Bruins graduate transfer tackle Justin Murphy will be back for another season. That’s because the NCAA has granted his petition for a sixth year of eligibility, according to Murphy’s Twitter account. I am extremely grateful to the @NCAA for granting me a 6th year of eligibility! None of this could've been possible if it weren't for the amazing job done at @UCLACompliance....

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