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Bruins Nation Jan 9, 2017
UCLA Moves Up in Coaches Poll, Holds In AP Poll

UCLA Moves Up in Coaches Poll, Holds In AP Poll

The Bruins are now ranked #4 in both Top 25 polls. The UCLA Men’s Basketball team is now ranked #4 in both the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll after the Bruins moved up a spot in the last Coaches Poll. The Bruins swapped spots with Gonzaga in Coaches Poll. Villanova’s first loss of the season dropped them out of the top spot and lifted Baylor to #1 in both polls. Crieghton moved up from #10 to #8 in both polls as previous #7 West Virginia and previous #9 Louisville slipped in both polls. Florida State also broke into the Top Ten at #9 in the AP Poll and #10 in the Coaches...
Bruins Nation Jan 9, 2017
What’s Bruin: UCLA Basketball Looking to Improve on the Offensive Glass

What’s Bruin: UCLA Basketball Looking to Improve on the Offensive Glass

News and notes from around the UCLA-iverse. One of the rare stats that the Bruins do not fare well in this season compared to the rest of the college basketball world is offensive rebounds. From Clay Fowler at the LA Daily News: UCLA failed to get more offensive rebounds than its opponent on Sunday for the 14th time in 17 games, continuing one of the few disturbing trends for the No. 4 team in the country. The Bruins, who entered Sunday’s 89-75 win over Stanford ranked 272nd in the country with 9.4 offensive rebounds per game, collected 12 offensive boards to Stanford’s 16, despite...
Bruins Nation Jan 9, 2017
News Roundup of UCLA’s Win Which Gives The Bruins a Better Record than Last Year

News Roundup of UCLA’s Win Which Gives The Bruins a Better Record than Last Year

Once again, UCLA has a great first half and an uneven second half leads to a win. This time, it was 89-75 over Stanford. The major UCLA beat writers covered the same theme. With last night’s 89-75 win at Pauley over Stanford, UCLA has more wins than last year. As Ben Bolch of the LA Times wrote: It was even sweeter considering UCLA (16-1 overall, 3-1 Pac-12 Conference) reached a milestone of sorts in front of its third home sellout crowd of the season. The Bruins exceeded their victory total from all of last season with at least 16 games to play, assuming they qualify for the NCAA...
Bruins Nation Jan 8, 2017
Bruins Beat Cardinal 89-75, But Doubts Continue to Linger

Bruins Beat Cardinal 89-75, But Doubts Continue to Linger

The Bruins moved from coincidence to trend while taking out the Cardinal. This was....well, it certainly was another game. Maybe we should state the obvious first: UCLA was never going to lose this game. Stanford isn’t a great team as-is, and with the Cardinal missing their best player in Reid Travis, this on REALLY was never going to be in doubt. And yet..... For the third game in a row, UCLA found itself needing to buckle-down in the second half of a blowout, as a combination of better shooting and weak effort from the Bruins allowed Stanford to close an 18-point halftime lead. And,...
Bruins Nation Jan 8, 2017
How To Watch Stanford at #4 UCLA: Game Time, TV, Live Stream and More

How To Watch Stanford at #4 UCLA: Game Time, TV, Live Stream and More

Stanford visits Pauley Pavilion to take on the Bruins tonight. Stanford has one big question mark heading into tonight’s game against UCLA: Will the Cardinal’s leading scorer Reid Travis suit up and play tonight? By most accounts, Travis will probably unable to go since he’s listed as being out indefinitely with a shoulder injury. Assuming he’s unable to go, tonight would be a good time for UCLA to regroup and get back to the type of games they were playing in early December. But, even if he can go, the Bruins should easily win this one. For more on this game, check out our game...
Bruins Nation Jan 8, 2017
UCLA Women’s Basketball Looks to Bounce Back Against Washington

UCLA Women’s Basketball Looks to Bounce Back Against Washington

After a stunning loss against Washington State, the Bruins face the Huskies. UCLA traveled to the state of Washington to face the Washington Schools. With two conference wins already in the bag, Washington State was up first. It did not go as planned. Washington State beat UCLA, 82-73. Today, they face the University of Washington. Against Washington State, the Bruins were shooting 3-for-11 in the first quarter. That’s only 27.3% compared to Wazzou which was 5-for-8 (62.5%). Despite these low numbers, somehow, UCLA continued to lead the Cougars at the half. In the third quarter, Monique...
Bruins Nation Jan 7, 2017
UCLA Basketball: The Stanford Cardinal Does Not Have the Offense to Hang With the Bruins

UCLA Basketball: The Stanford Cardinal Does Not Have the Offense to Hang With the Bruins

Stanford's offensive challenges will likely be magnified if its leading scorer, Reid Travis, does not suit up. The UCLA Men’s Basketball team (15-1; 2-1 PAC 12) hosts the Stanford Cardinal (8-7; 0-3 PAC 12) tomorrow evening at Pauley Pavilion. Tip off is at 5 p.m. PT, and the game is televised on Fox Sports 1. Let’s preview the 2016-2017 Stanford Men’s Basketball team going into the game. Stanford Cardinal Stanford is winless in the PAC 12, losing at home to the Arizona schools, and falling on Thursday to Southern Cal, 72-56, across town at the Galen Center, in a game in which the...
Bruins Nation Jan 7, 2017
#4 UCLA Gymnastics Debuts With Two Former Olympians

#4 UCLA Gymnastics Debuts With Two Former Olympians

Defending Pac-12 Champion UCLA boasts not one, but two Olympic gold medalists in their season opener against #17 Arkansas. The UCLA Gymnastics team will take on the Arkansas Razorbacks at 4:00pm PST at Pauley Pavilion today in hopes of beginning yet another successful season. The Bruins are the preseason favorite to capture the Pac-12 title, and this is the first time since 2014 that UCLA has ranked in the top spot. The Bruins are ranked #4 overall in the country, keeping the tradition alive of a top ten ranking since the ranking system was established in 1998. The Bruins welcome the first...
Bruins Nation Jan 7, 2017
UCLA Men’s Volleyball: The Bruins and the Buckeyes Battle for National Supremacy

UCLA Men’s Volleyball: The Bruins and the Buckeyes Battle for National Supremacy

In the final game of the AVCA Showcase Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge, the second-ranked Bruins face the top-ranked Buckeyes in a rematch of last season's NCAA tournament semifinal. #2 UCLA Men’s Volleyball (2-0) Opponent: #1 Ohio State (1-0) When: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 3:00 PM PT Where: St. John Arena, Columbus, OH TV/Audio: Big Ten Network Stream: BTN2Go Live Stats: OSU GameTracker Official Match Preview It's #1 vs #2 today as the Bruins take on defending national champs, OSU. Catch all the action on the Big10 Network at 3PM PST #GoBruins pic.twitter.com/Irg0WoPIs2 — UCLA M....
Bruins Nation Jan 7, 2017
5-star CB Darnay Holmes Commits to UCLA Football

5-star CB Darnay Holmes Commits to UCLA Football

Holmes announced his choice during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. UCLA’s 2017 recruiting class got a big shot in the arm today when 5-star Calabasas CB/WR Darnay Holmes announced his commitment to the Bruins. Holmes is 5’10" and weighs 187 lbs. He is the third addition to UCLA’s recruiting class in two days. Yesterday, Rahyme Johnson and Martin Andrus also joined the class. In making the announcement, Holmes told NBC Sports: For the next 3 or 4 years, I’m going to play at the Rose Bowl....At the end of the day, you’ve got to always go where family’s at and make...
Bruins Nation Jan 7, 2017
UCLA Football Gets Commitments from Rahyme Johnson and Martin Andrus

UCLA Football Gets Commitments from Rahyme Johnson and Martin Andrus

Rahyme Johnson and Martin Andrus announced their commitments in a video from Bleacher Report. The 2017 UCLA Football got bigger yesterday when two recruits committed to the Bruins. In the case of Rahyme Johnson, it was a re-commitment. Martin Andrus joined Johnson as part of the Bruins’ recruiting class yesterday. The duo made the announcement together via a video posted by Bleacher Report. 4-star recruits @Martin_A__ and @rahyme_johnson commit 'Old School'-style. *Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn not included. pic.twitter.com/7GvbDPSl5M— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 6,...
Bruins Nation Jan 7, 2017
UCLA Commit Jaelan Phillips Selected as Defensive Player of the Year at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

UCLA Commit Jaelan Phillips Selected as Defensive Player of the Year at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Philips, a solid Bruin commit, was named the Defensive Player of the Year last night. Today, he’ll play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee has selected UCLA commit Jaelan Phillips as the 2017 American Family Insurance Defensive Player of the Year. The award is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding high school defensive player in the country. The announcement was made at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show last night in San Antonio prior to today’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Phillips set career-highs of 142...
Bruins Nation Jan 6, 2017
Women’s Basketball Heads to Washington State

Women’s Basketball Heads to Washington State

The Bruins face off against the Cougars tonight. With the win against Colorado, UCLA now has 20 consecutive wins at home. This weekend, the Bruins travel to Washington to face the set of schools. First up is the Washington State Cougars. A third consecutive win in conference play is the goal. After a sloppy start in their conference opener, the Bruins wanted a stronger showing against Colorado. The Bruins lead Colorado all night with the Buffaloes cutting the led to eight points. That’s the closest they got all night. The biggest superstar of the night was Monique Billings. She tied a...
Bruins Nation Jan 6, 2017
UCLA Men’s Volleyball Meets PSU in the AVCA Showcase

UCLA Men’s Volleyball Meets PSU in the AVCA Showcase

Fresh off a road win against #11 Loyola, the second-ranked Bruins face #13 Penn State today and #1 Ohio State tomorrow in the AVCA Showcase Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge. #2 UCLA Men’s Volleyball (1-0) Opponent: #13 Penn State (0-0) When: Friday, January 6, 2017, 2:00 PM PT Where: St. John Arena, Columbus, OH TV/Audio: None Stream: Off The Block Live Stats: PSU GameTracker Official Game Preview It's gameday!! We're in Columbus and kicking off the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge with a match vs #13 Penn State #GoBruins pic.twitter.com/1l3WChf59F — UCLA M. Volleyball (@UCLAMVB) January 6,...
Bruins Nation Jan 6, 2017
What’s Bruin: More on UCLA Football's Jedd Fisch Hiring

What’s Bruin: More on UCLA Football's Jedd Fisch Hiring

News and notes from around the UCLA-iverse. The official hiring of Jedd Fisch as UCLA’s new offensive coordinator and subsequent conference call would have gone largely under the radar yesterday if not for some bone-headed comments made by Jim Mora about the spread that riled up the CFB twitter-sphere. Mora appeared later in the afternoon on Petros and Money to clarify (clarify? not clarify... further muddy-up?) his comments about whether or not a spread offense has ever won a championship and waxed "philosophical" about labeling offenses... Perhaps Mora confuses the "spread offense"...
Bruins Nation Jan 6, 2017
UCLA Football Coach Jim Mora Explains Why He Said No Spread Offense Has Won a National Championship

UCLA Football Coach Jim Mora Explains Why He Said No Spread Offense Has Won a National Championship

Jim Mora set the sports internet on fire yesterday when he said a spread team had never won a national championship. When he went on Petros and Money, he explained, in great detail, why he doesn't like labelling football offenses as "pro-style" or "spread." So, yesterday, the sports internet blew up after UCLA Football Head Coach Jim Mora claimed that spread teams have never won the national championship. Then, in the afternoon, he went on Petros and Money where he discussed several things, including different offensive schemes. In particular, he explained how the best teams use elements...
Bruins Nation Jan 5, 2017
One Perfect Half of UCLA Basketball is Enough to Beat UC Berkeley

One Perfect Half of UCLA Basketball is Enough to Beat UC Berkeley

UCLA plays a great first half which is enough to overcome an ugly low effort second half for a 81-71 win. The story of the first half was the UCLA offense was back with a couple of beautiful runs. Even better may have been the defense, at least at times. UCLA held UC Berkeley to 30% shooting. While UCLA has had some good second halves on defense (seemingly made after adjustments) with the exception of their little guard Grant Mullins, UC Berkeley could not do anything against UCLA in the first half. But, back to the offense. Bryce hit his first four threes in the first half and had 16...
Bruins Nation Jan 5, 2017
How To Watch UC Berkeley at #4 UCLA: Game Preview, Time, TV, Live Stream and More

How To Watch UC Berkeley at #4 UCLA: Game Preview, Time, TV, Live Stream and More

UCLA returns home for a game against UC Berkeley. Last week, UC Berkeley opened conference play at home against the Arizona schools and came away with a split. They lost to #18 Arizona and beat ASU. So far this season, the Golden Bears have come close to beating a ranked opponent twice. In the final nonconference game against then-#12 Virginia, UC Berkeley lost a close one 56-52. Then, last weekend they lost to the Wildcats 67-62. Tonight’s game will be another good test for the Bruins as the Golden Bears are a defensive-minded team. They are 4th in the nation in shooting efficiency...
Bruins Nation Dec 28, 2016
How To Watch #2 UCLA at #21 Oregon: Game Time, TV, Live Stream and More

How To Watch #2 UCLA at #21 Oregon: Game Time, TV, Live Stream and More

UCLA opens Pac-12 play tonight in Eugene against the Ducks. Tonight, UCLA will have what will likely prove to be its biggest test of the season since the Kentucky game when the Bruins travel to Eugene to play the Ducks in their Pac-12 conference opener. The good news for UCLA is that Thomas Welsh will be back after missing the past few games with an injury. When you add in the fact that Chris Boucher may not be able to play, the Bruins may just have an added advantage. They will need any advantage they can get because the Ducks are riding a 33-game home winning streak at Matthew Knight...
Bruins Nation Dec 28, 2016
What’s Bruin: Pac-12 Play Begins for UCLA Basketball

What’s Bruin: Pac-12 Play Begins for UCLA Basketball

News and notes from around the UCLA-iverse. After a 13-0 start with wins over then top-ranked Kentucky, and solid Big Ten opponents Michigan and Ohio State, Steve Alford’s Bruin team heads up to Eugene to begin conference play tonight with perhaps the toughest game of the 18-game slate. Jon Wilner of The Mercury News lays out his Pac-12 predictions for the 2016-17 season, as well as a brief wrap-up of non-conference play from around the league (the Pac-12 did not exactly shine). The Pac-12 has a mere five wins over top-50 opponents, and that figure includes victories over No. 48 SMU...

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