Thursday, October 17

Florida freshman forward Patric Young and the Gators lead UCLA 35-33 at the half during the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.

UCLA down two at the half

TAMPA, Fla. "“- The Bruins had two chances to go into the locker room with a tie or the lead, but instead enter halftime trailing Florida, 35-33. The Bruins pulled down two offensive rebounds, and freshman center Anthony Stover missed three free throws to end the half, prompting sophomore guard Tyler Honeycutt to practice his shooting motion as he walked off the court. Nonetheless, UCLA enjoyed a four-point lead midway through the second half before Florida's sharp outside shooting put the Gators ahead. In this see-saw third-round game, no team has lead by more than four and the lead has changed eight times. Both teams have a balanced box score, but perhaps the biggest story line is unfolding in the paint. Read more...

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Florida freshman forward Patric Young and the Gators lead UCLA 35-33 at the half during the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.

Florida freshman forward Patric Young and the Gators lead UCLA 35-33 at the half during the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.

Kentucky handles West Virgina, 71-63, to punch ticket to Sweet 16

TAMPA, Fla. — In a rematch of last year’s Elite Eight, No. 4-seed Kentucky slipped past No. 5-seed West Virgina to advance to the Sweet 16. A loud and sizable pro-Kentucky crowd helped urge John Calipari’s team to the 71-63 win that was sealed when West Virgina’s Jonnie West air-balled a 3-pointer from the baseline with 40 seconds to go. The Wildcats got a big game from both pf their freshman standouts, especially Brandon Knight. The guard playing in his home state poured in 30 points to lead Kentucky, while his backcourt partner Terrence Jones posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Kentucky will face the winner of the Ohio State-George Mason contest to be played tomorrow. Read more...


WVU leads Kentucky at the half

TAMPA, Fla. — In the first of two games of the Tampa subregional, West Virgina finished the half on an 8-0 run in the last 1:10 to take a 41-33 lead into the locker room. Despite shooting 56.5 percent and getting 16 points from freshman guard Brandon Knight, “Big Blue” fans — which traveled well — are disgruntled by the halftime deficit. The matchup is the first of the day, pitting the No. 5 and No 4 seeds of the East Region against one another, as well as two coaching legends: Bob Huggins and John Calipari. The winner of this game will most likely face the overall No. 1 seed Ohio State in the Sweet 16. Read more...


Junior guard Jerime Anderson and the No. 7-seeded Bruins will face No. 2-seeded Florida on Saturday in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in Tampa, Fl.

MBBALL: Quotes and notes from Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. — The UCLA men’s basketball team will face off against the SEC regular season champion Florida Gators Saturday at 11:45 PST. Read more...

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Junior guard Jerime Anderson and the No. 7-seeded Bruins will face No. 2-seeded Florida on Saturday in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in Tampa, Fl.

Junior guard Jerime Anderson and the No. 7-seeded Bruins will face No. 2-seeded Florida on Saturday in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in Tampa, Fl.


Junior guard Lazeric Jones is fouled by Michigan State freshman guard Keith Appling during the first half of UCLA's second round game in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Fifteen of the Bruins' 40 points during the first half came from free throws. No. 7-seeded UCLA defeated No. 10-seeded Michigan State 78-76 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fl. on Thursday.

Bruins earn narrow two-point victory over Michigan State after nerve-racking final seconds

TAMPA, Fla. "”mdash; There's a reason they say you "survive and advance" in the NCAA Tournament.

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Junior guard Lazeric Jones is fouled by Michigan State freshman guard Keith Appling during the first half of UCLA's second round game in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Fifteen of the Bruins' 40 points during the first half came from free throws. No. 7-seeded UCLA defeated No. 10-seeded Michigan State 78-76 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fl. on Thursday.

Junior guard Lazeric Jones is fouled by Michigan State freshman guard Keith Appling during the first half of UCLA's second round game in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Fifteen of the Bruins' 40 points during the first half came from free throws. No. 7-seeded UCLA defeated No. 10-seeded Michigan State 78-76 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fl. on Thursday.



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