Wednesday, July 17

UCLA men's basketball sophomore guard Jaylen Hands said the Bruins will have to avoid falling behind early if they want to keep their season alive at the Pac-12 tournament. UCLA will face Stanford in the first round on Wednesday night. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Basketball aims to overcome sluggish starts going into Pac-12 tournament

With all its distractions and bright lights seducing people around the clock, Las Vegas is an apt destination to determine UCLA men’s basketball’s postseason fate. If the Bruins (16-15, 9-9 Pac-12) want to overcome long odds and make their way into the NCAA tournament, they’ll need to focus. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's basketball sophomore guard Jaylen Hands said the Bruins will have to avoid falling behind early if they want to keep their season alive at the Pac-12 tournament. UCLA will face Stanford in the first round on Wednesday night. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men's basketball sophomore guard Jaylen Hands said the Bruins will have to avoid falling behind early if they want to keep their season alive at the Pac-12 tournament. UCLA will face Stanford in the first round on Wednesday night. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Chris Smith is averaging 6.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game so far this season. UCLA men’s basketball will wrap up its regular season this week against Colorado and Utah on the road. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball goes into final week of regular season with possible bye in sight

With a good week, UCLA men’s basketball could climb as high as the No. 3 seed for next week’s Pac-12 tournament. With a bad week, the Bruins are looking at the dreaded four-games-in-four-nights draw starting March 13 in Las Vegas. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Chris Smith is averaging 6.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game so far this season. UCLA men’s basketball will wrap up its regular season this week against Colorado and Utah on the road. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Chris Smith is averaging 6.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game so far this season. UCLA men’s basketball will wrap up its regular season this week against Colorado and Utah on the road. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt junior Alex Olesinski missed UCLA men's basketball's first 13 games of the season after suffering a foot injury in the offseason. Olesinski logged a season-high 19 minutes against Oregon on Saturday. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Even with bevy of youth, men’s basketball sees leadership emerge after comeback win

Leadership was always going to be a question mark for the Bruins this season. Aside from two redshirt juniors, UCLA men’s basketball’s rotation consists entirely of freshmen and sophomores. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior Alex Olesinski missed UCLA men's basketball's first 13 games of the season after suffering a foot injury in the offseason. Olesinski logged a season-high 19 minutes against Oregon on Saturday. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt junior Alex Olesinski missed UCLA men's basketball's first 13 games of the season after suffering a foot injury in the offseason. Olesinski logged a season-high 19 minutes against Oregon on Saturday. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman guard David Singleton has only seven turnovers in 419 minutes played this season for UCLA men's basketball. Every other Bruin with more than 63 minutes of playing time has at least 31. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshmen guards emerge as future backcourt starters for UCLA basketball

David Singleton and Jules Bernard have both ended up on the floor of Pauley Pavilion more often than they anticipated. The 6-foot-6-inch Bernard is an aggressive slasher who specializes in driving to the hoop and drawing contact. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard David Singleton has only seven turnovers in 419 minutes played this season for UCLA men's basketball. Every other Bruin with more than 63 minutes of playing time has at least 31. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman guard David Singleton has only seven turnovers in 419 minutes played this season for UCLA men's basketball. Every other Bruin with more than 63 minutes of playing time has at least 31. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Utah guard Parker Van Dyke drained a buzzer-beating 30-footer to complete Utah’s comeback from a 22-point deficit. The Utes’ celebration spilled into the Bruin bench. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball defeated by Utah 93-92 at the buzzer after giving up 22-point lead

This post was updated Feb. 9 at 5:35 p.m. A polar vortex recently sent bitter cold weather and biting winds into the Midwest. The Pacific Northwest is currently experiencing a brutal winter storm, prompting Washington Gov. Read more...

Photo: Utah guard Parker Van Dyke drained a buzzer-beating 30-footer to complete Utah’s comeback from a 22-point deficit. The Utes’ celebration spilled into the Bruin bench. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Utah guard Parker Van Dyke drained a buzzer-beating 30-footer to complete Utah’s comeback from a 22-point deficit. The Utes’ celebration spilled into the Bruin bench. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Freshman center Moses Brown is just one of many UCLA men's basketball forwards who have struggled to set consistent screens this season. Brown missed a defender entirely during an attempt against USC on Jan. 19. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s basketball focuses on setting screens, utilizing deep rotation

Thirty-foot airballs are not the only whiffs that occur beyond the 3-point line. With 6 minutes left in the game against USC, Jaylen Hands caught a pass 30 feet from the hoop and dribbled to the right wing. Read more...

Photo: Freshman center Moses Brown is just one of many UCLA men's basketball forwards who have struggled to set consistent screens this season. Brown missed a defender entirely during an attempt against USC on Jan. 19. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman center Moses Brown is just one of many UCLA men's basketball forwards who have struggled to set consistent screens this season. Brown missed a defender entirely during an attempt against USC on Jan. 19. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)


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