Tuesday, June 25

Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands scored 10 points in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball’s contest against Colorado on Thursday night. The Bruins trail the Buffaloes 37-27 at the break. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Despite rocky start, men’s basketball brings Colorado’s lead to 37-27 at half

The Bruins’ road trip didn’t get off to the best start Thursday night. UCLA men’s basketball (16-13, 9-7 Pac-12) trails Colorado (17-11, 8-8) 37-27 at the break after shooting just 33.3 percent from the floor in the first half. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands scored 10 points in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball’s contest against Colorado on Thursday night. The Bruins trail the Buffaloes 37-27 at the break. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands scored 10 points in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball’s contest against Colorado on Thursday night. The Bruins trail the Buffaloes 37-27 at the break. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men's basketball interim coach Murry Bartow said the Bruins are feeling confident about where they are heading towards the postseason. UCLA has two more games remaining on its regular season schedule. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA, Colorado, Utah to vie for Pac-12 tournament first-round bye this week

The Bruins have one last road trip to prove they’re worthy of a first-round bye. UCLA men’s basketball (16-13, 9-7 Pac-12) will head out on the road to face Colorado (17-11, 8-8) Thursday night before rounding out the regular season at Utah (15-13, 9-7) Saturday. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's basketball interim coach Murry Bartow said the Bruins are feeling confident about where they are heading towards the postseason. UCLA has two more games remaining on its regular season schedule. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men's basketball interim coach Murry Bartow said the Bruins are feeling confident about where they are heading towards the postseason. UCLA has two more games remaining on its regular season schedule. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore cornerback Darnay Holmes said UCLA football's offseason was the toughest he has experienced in three seasons with the team. Holmes recorded 48 tackles and three interceptions for the Bruins in 2018. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Football grows in confidence going into second year under Chip Kelly

The Bruins are back on the gridiron. UCLA football held its first of 14 spring practice sessions Tuesday morning, and sophomore cornerback Darnay Holmes said the team is fired up to be back on the field following a long offseason. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore cornerback Darnay Holmes said UCLA football's offseason was the toughest he has experienced in three seasons with the team. Holmes recorded 48 tackles and three interceptions for the Bruins in 2018. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Sophomore cornerback Darnay Holmes said UCLA football's offseason was the toughest he has experienced in three seasons with the team. Holmes recorded 48 tackles and three interceptions for the Bruins in 2018. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands put UCLA men’s basketball’s 93-88 overtime win over USC on ice after he nailed 3-pointer with just 21 seconds remaining on Thursday night. Hands finished the game with 21 points, 10 assists and zero turnovers. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball pushes past Trojans in overtime after back-and-forth battle

The Bruins needed a win in their final home game of the season and they got one. UCLA men’s basketball (16-13, 9-7 Pac-12) boosted its odds at clinching a first-round bye in the Pac-12 tournament with a 93-88 overtime victory over crosstown rival USC (15-14, 8-8) on Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands put UCLA men’s basketball’s 93-88 overtime win over USC on ice after he nailed 3-pointer with just 21 seconds remaining on Thursday night. Hands finished the game with 21 points, 10 assists and zero turnovers. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands put UCLA men’s basketball’s 93-88 overtime win over USC on ice after he nailed 3-pointer with just 21 seconds remaining on Thursday night. Hands finished the game with 21 points, 10 assists and zero turnovers. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes led all scorers with 12 points in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball’s matchup with USC on Thursday night. Wilkes shot 3-of-4 from beyond the arc and 4-of-8 overall. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball takes 41-38 lead over USC at half after slow start

The Trojans were getting whatever they wanted early on, but the Bruins responded. After falling behind by 10 in the opening five minutes, UCLA men’s basketball (15-13, 8-7 Pac-12) came back to take a 41-38 lead over USC (15-13, 8-7) by the half. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes led all scorers with 12 points in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball’s matchup with USC on Thursday night. Wilkes shot 3-of-4 from beyond the arc and 4-of-8 overall. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes led all scorers with 12 points in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball’s matchup with USC on Thursday night. Wilkes shot 3-of-4 from beyond the arc and 4-of-8 overall. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali scored 15 points against USC on Jan. 19. Ali has missed the Bruins' last two games and his status for Thursday's game is still uncertain. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Gameday Predictions: UCLA vs USC

Ryan SmithSports editorPrediction: UCLA 82, USC 70 I have been predicting UCLA will win in big games all year – regardless of the sport. And despite the Bruins losing in each and every one of those games, I will continue to do the same. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali scored 15 points against USC on Jan. 19. Ali has missed the Bruins' last two games and his status for Thursday's game is still uncertain. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali scored 15 points against USC on Jan. 19. Ali has missed the Bruins' last two games and his status for Thursday's game is still uncertain. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Under former coach Steve Alford, UCLA men's basketball missed the NCAA tournament one time. The Bruins did not go to the NIT that season, and they haven't accepted a bid to the tournament since 1986. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Smith Says: Men’s basketball should not play in NIT to prepare for next season

The Bruins probably aren’t making it to the NCAA tournament. However, a strong finish to conference play and a couple wins in the Pac-12 tournament could help UCLA men’s basketball secure an invite to the National Invitational Tournament – a competition comprised of the 32 schools who came closest to making the cut. Read more...

Photo: Under former coach Steve Alford, UCLA men's basketball missed the NCAA tournament one time. The Bruins did not go to the NIT that season, and they haven't accepted a bid to the tournament since 1986. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Under former coach Steve Alford, UCLA men's basketball missed the NCAA tournament one time. The Bruins did not go to the NIT that season, and they haven't accepted a bid to the tournament since 1986. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)


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