Friday, January 20


Gameday predictions: UCLA vs. Oregon, Oregon State

Undefeated UCLA men’s basketball will open Pac-12 play with a road trip to Oregon and Oregon State this week. Here’s how the Daily Bruin beat writers think the Bruins will fare: Win at Oregon, Win at Oregon State Derrek Li, beat writer Last season, coach Steve Alford kept saying a road-trip sweep was a goal for the season. Read more...


UCLA turned around a turnover-ridden first half to put away Ohio State down the stretch. Freshman point guard Lonzo Ball flirted with a triple-double before finishing with eight points, nine assists and nine rebounds. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Offense gains pace in second half, UCLA wins against Ohio State 86-73

LAS VEGAS – Once No. 2 UCLA tightened up its dribbles, stopped throwing errant passes and started moving around, the offense started humming again. The Bruins turned the ball over 12 times in the first half, but quickly cleaned it up after halftime. Read more...

Photo: UCLA turned around a turnover-ridden first half to put away Ohio State down the stretch. Freshman point guard Lonzo Ball flirted with a triple-double before finishing with eight points, nine assists and nine rebounds. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA turned around a turnover-ridden first half to put away Ohio State down the stretch. Freshman point guard Lonzo Ball flirted with a triple-double before finishing with eight points, nine assists and nine rebounds. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Sophomore guard Aaron Holiday added 10 points and four steals for the Bruins off the bench, including back-to-back 3s to give them the lead over the Buckeyes. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Men’s basketball leads Ohio State 40-37 at halftime despite turnovers

LAS VEGAS – No. 2 UCLA (11-0) has made a name for itself this season for its fast offense featuring well-orchestrated ball movement. At least for one half against the Ohio State Buckeyes (8-2) on Saturday, it’s a completely different Bruin team on the court. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Aaron Holiday added 10 points and four steals for the Bruins off the bench, including back-to-back 3s to give them the lead over the Buckeyes. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Sophomore guard Aaron Holiday added 10 points and four steals for the Bruins off the bench, including back-to-back 3s to give them the lead over the Buckeyes. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA and freshman guard Lonzo Ball will take on the best team in the country this weekend, but win or lose, the Bruins still have the ingredients to have a successful season. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Li for 3: Men’s basketball match against Kentucky important, but not decisive

Chances are No. 11 UCLA won’t upset No. 1 Kentucky for the second year in a row – It might even be a blowout loss. And you know what? Read more...

Photo: UCLA and freshman guard Lonzo Ball will take on the best team in the country this weekend, but win or lose, the Bruins still have the ingredients to have a successful season. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA and freshman guard Lonzo Ball will take on the best team in the country this weekend, but win or lose, the Bruins still have the ingredients to have a successful season. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior guard Isaac Hamilton paced the Bruins with 27 points, including shooting 7-for-12 from beyond the arc. UCLA finished the game shooting 48 percent from 3-point range. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball dominates UC Riverside 98-56

This post was updated Nov. 30 at 10:30 p.m. Sandwiched in between winning the Wooden Legacy championship and a date with No. 1 Kentucky, No. 11 UCLA men’s basketball (8-0) still had to take care of business at home. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Isaac Hamilton paced the Bruins with 27 points, including shooting 7-for-12 from beyond the arc. UCLA finished the game shooting 48 percent from 3-point range. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior guard Isaac Hamilton paced the Bruins with 27 points, including shooting 7-for-12 from beyond the arc. UCLA finished the game shooting 48 percent from 3-point range. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior center Thomas Welsh led the Bruins with 10 points and eight rebounds, including eight of the team’s first 13 points. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball leads UC Riverside 42-27 at halftime

Steve Alford was worried that UCLA would let its guard down to UC Riverside. The Bruins came out and immediately alleviated any of Alford’s concern about the men’s basketball team’s focus with a 42-27 lead over the Highlanders at halftime. Read more...

Photo: Junior center Thomas Welsh led the Bruins with 10 points and eight rebounds, including eight of the team’s first 13 points. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior center Thomas Welsh led the Bruins with 10 points and eight rebounds, including eight of the team’s first 13 points. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Before senior guard Isaac Hamilton and the UCLA team face off against Kentucky, they'll take on UC Riverside on Wednesday night. The Bruins are coming off a win against Texas A&M to clinch the Wooden Legacy championship. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball aims to maintain no-loss record against UC Riverside

The next test for undefeated UCLA will be to avoid the classic trap game. The men’s basketball team just played three games in four days to win the Wooden Legacy championship this past Sunday. Read more...

Photo: Before senior guard Isaac Hamilton and the UCLA team face off against Kentucky, they'll take on UC Riverside on Wednesday night. The Bruins are coming off a win against Texas A&M to clinch the Wooden Legacy championship. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Before senior guard Isaac Hamilton and the UCLA team face off against Kentucky, they'll take on UC Riverside on Wednesday night. The Bruins are coming off a win against Texas A&M to clinch the Wooden Legacy championship. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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