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Lonzo Ball as close to 100 percent as he has been

Lonzo Ball as close to 100 percent as he has been

By LARRY VAUGHT Point guard Lonzo Ball of UCLA has had a sensational season but has been slowed by a thumb injury recently. “I think Lonzo is as close to 100 percent as he’s been in a long, long time,” UCLA coach Steve Alford said Thursday in Memphis. “Lonzo practiced all last week, too.” That’s …
Orange County Register 15 hours ago

Beyond biggest game of Steve Alford's coaching career, future is murky at UCLA

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The question was directed at Lonzo Ball’s teammate, but the UCLA point guard wasn’t about to leave the podium without answering it himself. “We’ve been shooting half-court shots all year,” Ball said. “That’s his first...

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Orange County Register 15 hours ago
Whicker: Intentional tourists: How UCLA found itz Oz

Whicker: Intentional tourists: How UCLA found itz Oz

MEMPHIS – When UCLA goes 15-17 in basketball, it’s like sneezing while you’re performing heart surgery. It’s like visiting the in-laws for the first time and crashing into the family sedan. It’s time to get away. The Bruins spent 10 days on...
Ben Bolch / Los Angeles Times 16 hours ago

UCLA basketball team has navigated distractions en route to regional semifinal

They have soared over every obstacle, defeating each team on their schedule while restoring sheen to a brand that had dulled considerably in the more than two decades since the UCLA Bruins last ruled college basketball. Showtime, once the exclusive realm of the Lakers, has moved to Westwood, where...
Ben Bolch / Los Angeles Times 17 hours ago

UCLA vs. Kentucky: How the teams match up for the NCAA South Regional semifinal

A look at how the UCLA Bruins and Kentucky Wildcats match up for a South Regional semifinal of the NCAA tournament on Friday. WHO: No. 3 UCLA (31-4) vs. No. 2 Kentucky (31-5). WHAT: NCAA South Regional semifinal, Friday, 6:40 p.m. PDT. WHERE: FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn. TV: Channel 2; Radio: 570....
Los Angeles Times 21 hours ago

UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau has surgery for muscle tear after early exit from pro day

The chest injury to UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau appears to be more serious than originally thought. Moreau, who pulled out of pro day testing Tuesday after experiencing pain during the bench press, suffered a torn pectoral muscle and underwent surgery Wednesday to repair it, according to a report...

Bruins can use more roaring success from Ike Anigbogu when they meet Kentucky

The highlight isn’t always over whenever a play involving Ike Anigbogu ends. His dunks and rejections often come with their own soundtrack that can be every bit as entertaining as whatever preceded them. The UCLA freshman was trailing a Bruins fastbreak against then-No. 1 Kentucky in December when...
Los Angeles Times Mar 21, 2017

UCLA pro day gives former Bruins a chance to show off for scouts

The big man would have given his right arm to be working out on that practice field. Alas, the right arm of UCLA defensive end Takkarist McKinley was in a sling Tuesday, with fresh bandages on either side of his shoulder from the labrum surgery he underwent the day after last month’s scouting combine....
Orange County Register Mar 21, 2017
UCLA football hosts NFL scouts, coaches at Pro Day

UCLA football hosts NFL scouts, coaches at Pro Day

LOS ANGELES – Mike Fafaul doesn’t have much game tape to show NFL scouts. That’s what makes every opportunity he gets to show his skills even more important. Fafaul, who went from career backup to starting quarterback to UCLA record-holder in...
Los Angeles Times Mar 21, 2017

Bruins stay hot and roll into the round of 16 where UConn awaits

They’ve been allowed only to talk about what’s guaranteed. Now it’s a sure thing: UCLA will get its shot at the matchup it’s had its eyes on all along against top-ranked and undefeated Connecticut. The Bruins earned it by routing Texas A&M on Monday, 75-43, in a second-round NCAA tournament game...
Orange County Register Mar 21, 2017
UCLA women rout Texas A&M, will face UConn in NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16

UCLA women rout Texas A&M, will face UConn in NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16

LOS ANGELES – Kari Korver scored 21 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, and fourth-seeded UCLA routed fifth-seeded Texas A&M, 75-43, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Monday night at Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins’ reward is a date with...
Orange County Register Mar 20, 2017
UCLA dials up timely defense for NCAA Tournament run

UCLA dials up timely defense for NCAA Tournament run

Bryce Alford is realistic when he assesses UCLA’s defensive prowess. He knows the Bruins aren’t in the business of holding teams to the low 60s or 50s, he said this past week as they prepared for the NCAA Tournament. What they are in the business...
Los Angeles Times Mar 20, 2017

Bruins have a Ball while disposing of the Bearcats

The ball went sailing. The Ball trotted backward. The blitz was on. After grinding through a half of burdensome basketball Sunday night, UCLA suddenly flicked Cincinnati off its shoulders with three quick whisks, in barely a blink, turning a 30-win team into dust in the wind. Lonzo Ball, trey....
Orange County Register Mar 20, 2017
Final: Lonzo Ball leads UCLA to comeback over Cincinnati

Final: Lonzo Ball leads UCLA to comeback over Cincinnati

SACRAMENTO >> A stand-out second-half performance from guard Lonzo Ball led UCLA to a 79-67 win over Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in Sacramento's Golden 1 Center. The freshman had 18 points, seven rebounds and nine...

Lonzo Ball and UCLA kick it into gear in second half to beat Cincinnati, 79-67

The celebrating started with just less than three minutes to play, Bryce Alford holding his hands high and wriggling his fingers to coax cheers from roaring UCLA fans. The Bruins are headed back to the NCAA tournament’s second weekend. It took some gutsy play from Alford and teammate TJ Leaf, who...
Orange County Register Mar 19, 2017
Lonzo Ball named finalist for Naismith Trophy

Lonzo Ball named finalist for Naismith Trophy

SACRAMENTO - Already regarded as one of the best freshmen in the country, UCLA guard Lonzo Ball took another step toward claiming the nation’s top individual prize Sunday. Hours before UCLA’s second-round game against Cincinnati, Ball was named...

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