Friday, February 24



Freshman guard Lonzo Ball gets it done on both sides of the court with 15 points as well as three steals and a block in a dominant first-half performance against Stanford. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA men’s basketball leads Stanford 48-30 at halftime

There goes Lonzo Ball again. By now, it’s becoming routine to see the freshman guard helm the dynamic No. 4 UCLA offense. Against the Stanford Cardinal (8-7, 0-3 Pac-12), Ball’s dialed-in first-half performance along with a suffocating Bruin defense give the Bruins a 48-30 lead heading into halftime. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Lonzo Ball gets it done on both sides of the court with 15 points as well as three steals and a block in a dominant first-half performance against Stanford. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball gets it done on both sides of the court with 15 points as well as three steals and a block in a dominant first-half performance against Stanford. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)


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)


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