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Senior guards Norman Powell (front left) and Bryon Wesley (front right) have grown accustomed to facing each other over the past four years, as Wesley played at USC from 2011-2014 before transferring to Gonzaga this season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Senior guards Norman Powell (front left) and Bryon Wesley (front right) have grown accustomed to facing each other over the past four years, as Wesley played at USC from 2011-2014 before transferring to Gonzaga this season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman forward Kevon Looney goes up for a layup during Thursday's practice at the cavernous NRG Stadium, which is where the Bruins will face the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Sweet 16 on Friday. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Freshman forward Kevon Looney goes up for a layup during Thursday's practice at the cavernous NRG Stadium, which is where the Bruins will face the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Sweet 16 on Friday. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior guard Norman Powell said playing the full 40 minutes will be key for UCLA against Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 on Friday. The Bulldogs possess one of the most lethal offenses in the country and are capable of putting up big offensive numbers in short time spurts. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Senior guard Norman Powell said playing the full 40 minutes will be key for UCLA against Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 on Friday. The Bulldogs possess one of the most lethal offenses in the country and are capable of putting up big offensive numbers in short time spurts. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman forward Kevon Looney played an integral role in UCLA's dominance of UAB in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 Saturday. Looney and his partner in the frontcourt – junior forward/center Tony Parker – accounted for 38 points and 23 rebounds. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Freshman forward Kevon Looney played an integral role in UCLA's dominance of UAB in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 Saturday. Looney and his partner in the frontcourt – junior forward/center Tony Parker – accounted for 38 points and 23 rebounds. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Tony Parker spearheaded UCLA's attack Saturday, as the junior forward/center scored a career-high 28 points in the Bruins' 92-75 win over the UAB Blazers. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Tony Parker spearheaded UCLA's attack Saturday, as the junior forward/center scored a career-high 28 points in the Bruins' 92-75 win over the UAB Blazers. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior guard Norman Powell scored 15 points on 5-8 shooting in UCLA's 92-75 win over UAB in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s basketball defeats UAB, advances to Sweet 16

This post was updated on March 21 at 12:10 p.m. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Bruins are headed back to the Sweet 16. With a 92-75 win over the University of Alabama-Birmingham in the Round of 32 Saturday, UCLA punched its ticket to Houston for the next round of the NCAA Tournament, thanks largely to a career performance from junior forward/center Tony Parker. Read more...

Senior guard Norman Powell scored 15 points on 5-8 shooting in UCLA's 92-75 win over UAB in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior forward/center Tony Parker led all scorers with 19 points in the first half against UAB in the third round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Junior forward/center Tony Parker led all scorers with 19 points in the first half against UAB in the third round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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