Friday, January 19

The Buffaloes led by as many as 17 points before the Bruins trimmed the deficit to single digits in the second half, though UCLA wouldn’t find a way to pull out the victory. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)
The Buffaloes led by as many as 17 points before the Bruins trimmed the deficit to single digits in the second half, though UCLA wouldn’t find a way to pull out the victory. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore forward Alex Olesinski sat out last season's campaign with a foot injury, but has become a legitimate threat off the bench for coach Alford and the Bruins early in the season. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UCLA men’s basketball will rely on top players to challenge Utah

Entering the season, UCLA men’s basketball only had two known quantities in junior guard Aaron Holiday and senior center Thomas Welsh. The Bruins’ frontcourt depth took another hit after freshmen forwards Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were suspended for shoplifting in China, forcing redshirt sophomore Alex Olesinski into the rotation as the first frontcourt player off the bench. Read more...

Redshirt sophomore forward Alex Olesinski sat out last season's campaign with a foot injury, but has become a legitimate threat off the bench for coach Alford and the Bruins early in the season. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Rumors that Josh Rosen's teammates dislike him plagued the star quarterback throughout his career as a Bruin, but these claims were never backed by much hard evidence. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Wang’s Word: Unfounded rumors that teammates dislike Josh Rosen should not affect draft

Josh Rosen is finally gone. The nation’s top-ranked pro-style high school quarterback in 2015 via 247Sports endured a tumultuous three-year tenure as a Bruin. But despite playing under a different offensive coordinator each season and learning a new playbook every offseason, Rosen cemented his place in the top-three of nearly every UCLA passing record in only 30 games. Read more...

Rumors that Josh Rosen's teammates dislike him plagued the star quarterback throughout his career as a Bruin, but these claims were never backed by much hard evidence. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Junior guard Aaron Holiday left UCLA with 21 points in a 107-84 rout of California on Saturday afternoon. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)
Junior guard Aaron Holiday left UCLA with 21 points in a 107-84 rout of California on Saturday afternoon. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Newly hired Chip Kelly doesn't need to worry about coaching his team through a bowl game, so the to-be-coach has been putting his staff together and dealing with recruits in the time between the end of the regular season and the Bruins' bowl game. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Newly hired Chip Kelly doesn't need to worry about coaching his team through a bowl game, so the to-be-coach has been putting his staff together and dealing with recruits in the time between the end of the regular season and the Bruins' bowl game. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men's basketball shot just 2-of-17 from 3-point range in Wednesday's matchup against Detroit Mercy. The only people to score from beyond the arc were UCLA's bigs – senior center Thomas Welsh (pictured) and redshirt sophomore forward Alex Olesinski. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)
UCLA men's basketball shot just 2-of-17 from 3-point range in Wednesday's matchup against Detroit Mercy. The only people to score from beyond the arc were UCLA's bigs – senior center Thomas Welsh (pictured) and redshirt sophomore forward Alex Olesinski. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Aaron Holiday led the Bruins in scoring thanks to 7-of-8 shooting in two-point range and 2-for-4 shooting from the free throw line. The junior point guard didn’t make a 3, as the Bruins only shot 2-from-17 from beyond the arc on the night.
Aaron Holiday led the Bruins in scoring thanks to 7-of-8 shooting in two-point range and 2-for-4 shooting from the free throw line. The junior point guard didn’t make a 3, as the Bruins only shot 2-from-17 from beyond the arc on the night.


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