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UCLA's basketball team still trying to master the basics this late in season

It was 90 minutes of basketball basics. UCLA players broke into two groups, focusing on fundamentals and shooting drills that more closely resembled a summer workout than a late-season practice. By the time the session ended Monday, the Bruins might have felt as if they deserved Murry Bartow Basketball...
Feb 19, 2019

Friends and roommates, UCLA basketball's backcourt of the future is nearly inseparable

David Singleton went on his official visit to UCLA with Jules Bernard, lived with him in the campus dorms over the summer and now rooms with him in an off-campus apartment. The Bruins’ backcourt of the future has been nearly inseparable … except for that time the actual backcourt intervened. Singleton...
Feb 17, 2019

Jaylen Hands’ best game can’t stop Stanford as UCLA loses 104-80

It was delayed aggravation. UCLA already was trailing Stanford by nearly double digits Saturday night at Maples Pavilion when the start of the second half was pushed back by a basket malfunction. The Bruins milled about as a worker stood atop a ladder for several minutes trying to fix the defect....
Feb 15, 2019

David Singleton was on point in UCLA's comeback victory, but he won't become starter

Maybe it’s not true that a college basketball team is what it is 25 games into its season. Consider the oh-so-curious case of UCLA. The foible-prone Bruins ran a capable half-court offense over the latter portion of their overtime victory against California on Wednesday, patiently moving the ball...
Feb 13, 2019

UCLA announces plans for $35-million academic center to benefit athletes

UCLA announced plans on Wednesday for a $35-million academic facility on campus to support its athletes that will be named after principal donor Mo Ostin. Ostin has provided $15 million toward the Mo Ostin Academic Center for Student-Athletes, designed to serve the school’s nearly 700 athletes...
Feb 12, 2019

UCLA's NBA draft prospects are down, but one Bruin might sneak into the first round

Kris Wilkes and Jaylen Hands returned to UCLA for their sophomore seasons, giving college another try in an effort to boost their NBA draft stock. If they want to go in the first round, they might have to try, try again. Both players project as likely second-round picks should they declare for...
Feb 12, 2019

UCLA seeks to brighten its mood after gut-wrenching loss to Utah

They have lost their coach and as many games as they did all of last season, with a month left on the schedule. They are playing for an interim coach as part of a roster that also has a temporary feel given some likely defections to the NBA. They are coming off a loss so crushing that it almost...
Feb 9, 2019

UCLA squanders a 22-point lead to lose at the buzzer to Utah 93-92

Murry Bartow could only stand expressionless with his arms crossed, as if frozen in time. His team had just squandered a 22-point lead over the final 12 minutes of a 93-92 loss to Utah that qualified as its most crushing loss in a season full of them. Parker Van Dyke’s NBA-range three-pointer at...
Feb 8, 2019

UCLA needs to end on hot streak to avoid difficult trek through Pac-12 tournament

UCLA has only one more Wednesday game left on its schedule, and the Bruins would like to keep it that way. Another Wednesday game would mean the team’s unlikely road to the NCAA tournament had become even more improbable. It would mean the Bruins had failed to secure one of the top four seedings...
Feb 7, 2019

Former UCLA basketball standout Don Johnson dies at 88

Don Johnson, a UCLA All-American under coach John Wooden who went on to become one of the winningest coaches in California community college history at Cypress College, died Wednesday in Laguna Niguel. A cause of death was not immediately available for Johnson, who was 88. After spending two seasons...
Feb 7, 2019

UCLA moves football season opener against Cincinnati to Thursday, Aug. 29

UCLA announced Thursday that it had moved up its football season opener against Cincinnati to accommodate an ESPN broadcast. The Bruins’ game against the Bearcats at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati will be on Thursday, Aug. 29. Kickoff time has not been announced. UCLA has another Thursday game scheduled,...
Feb 6, 2019

UCLA adds three players to 2019 football recruiting class, misses out on a few others

UCLA’s signing day went largely as expected Wednesday. The Bruins signed the three players who had committed to play for the school but lost out on a few others who had listed UCLA among their finalists. UCLA signed Santa Ana Mater Dei High tight end Michael Martinez, Wayne (N.J.) Hills High receiver...
Feb 5, 2019

UCLA freshman guard David Singleton is making a compelling case for more playing time

He’s the best three-point shooter on the team, has committed only a handful of turnovers and never seems to play out of the flow of the offense. The case for increasing David Singleton’s playing time appears to be a strong one, and even the coach who has limited his minutes agrees. “He’s very low-risk,...
Feb 5, 2019

UCLA's 2019 football recruiting class won't change much, but the school's approach to 2020 already has

Chip Kelly chuckled when he noticed the high school recruit holding a massive water bottle during a visit to UCLA’s campus. “He was like, ‘The one good thing is, you’re already hydrated,’” Josh Carlin, an offensive lineman from Chatsworth Sierra Canyon High, recalled of his lighthearted exchange...
Feb 2, 2019

UCLA's sloppy passing leads to 69-55 loss at Washington

UCLA lost the ball dribbling in transition. It lost the ball driving into the paint. It lost the ball on an inbounds pass. It lost the ball on a jump pass. It lost the ball on an entry pass. It lost the ball on a lob out of bounds. It lost the ball moving it around the perimeter while hearing the...

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