Thursday, June 21


Attendance has been an issue at Pauley Pavilion this season. The empty seats prompted ESPN personality Dick Vitale to call UCLA fans out for their poor attendance.

Nguyening: Uninspiring season setup makes for an empty Den

If UCLA plays in Pauley Pavilion and no one’s there to see it, does the arena make a sound? This brain teaser is a little easier to solve than the one about the tree falling in the forest. Read more...

Photo: Attendance has been an issue at Pauley Pavilion this season. The empty seats prompted ESPN personality Dick Vitale to call UCLA fans out for their poor attendance.

Attendance has been an issue at Pauley Pavilion this season. The empty seats prompted ESPN personality Dick Vitale to call UCLA fans out for their poor attendance.

Tony Spino spent time in John Wooden's den taking care of the former UCLA men's basketball coach. A re-creation of that den has now been immortalized in the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.

Athletic trainer finds lifelong friend and ‘Coach’ at UCLA

Tony Spino stands atop the two-flight staircase overlooking the lobby of the John Wooden Center. A few hundred feet and several racquetball courts behind him lies his new temporary office in the UCLA Competitive Sports Clubhouse. Read more...

Photo: Tony Spino spent time in John Wooden's den taking care of the former UCLA men's basketball coach. A re-creation of that den has now been immortalized in the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.

Tony Spino spent time in John Wooden's den taking care of the former UCLA men's basketball coach. A re-creation of that den has now been immortalized in the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.

Sophomore guard/forward Kyle Anderson played a key role in UCLA's three wins over Arizona last year. The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 this year and hungry for redemption.

UCLA men’s basketball to go head-to-head with No. 1 Arizona

In Arizona’s recent memory, the thought of UCLA burns rather intensely. The Wildcats had a terrific season in 2012-2013, finishing 27-8 and just one possession shy of defeating Aaron Craft and the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard/forward Kyle Anderson played a key role in UCLA's three wins over Arizona last year. The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 this year and hungry for redemption.

Sophomore guard/forward Kyle Anderson played a key role in UCLA's three wins over Arizona last year. The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 this year and hungry for redemption.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Jan. 9

1. Arizona: The Wildcats earn the top spot on this list by virtue of being the top team in the nation. With super-athletic freshman forward Aaron Gordon teaming up with sophomore bigs Brandon Ashley and Kaleb Tarczewski, Arizona (15-0, 2-0 Pac-12) has as imposing a frontcourt trio as there is in the nation. Read more...


Freshman guard Bryce Alford led a strong effort by the Bruins bench against the Trojans, totaling a season-high 20 points in the UCLA victory Sunday.

Cohesive offense, bench talent a major factor in wins over USC, Alabama

A week after a tight 75-67 win over Alabama, UCLA men’s basketball looked loose as it rolled over USC 107-73 on Sunday. The Bruins were held to 47.5 percent shooting against the Crimson Tide and well below their 85.5 point average. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Bryce Alford led a strong effort by the Bruins bench against the Trojans, totaling a season-high 20 points in the UCLA victory Sunday.

Freshman guard Bryce Alford led a strong effort by the Bruins bench against the Trojans, totaling a season-high 20 points in the UCLA victory Sunday.

Sophomore guard/forward Kyle Anderson led a dominant UCLA offense, scoring 23 points against USC.

UCLA decimates USC in 107-73 victory

If only USC basketball scrimmaged in silence. Back in October, a reporter overheard and printed what coach Andy Enfield said after stopping play in the Galen Center’s practice gymnasium. “We play up-tempo basketball here,” Enfield said. “If you want to play slow, go to UCLA.” Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard/forward Kyle Anderson led a dominant UCLA offense, scoring 23 points against USC.

Sophomore guard/forward Kyle Anderson led a dominant UCLA offense, scoring 23 points against USC.


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