Wednesday, December 12

Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands tallied eight assists in the first half against North Carolina on Friday. Hands has also picked up 11 turnovers over UCLA men's basketball's last three games. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball reassesses performance in preparation to take on Hawai’i

The Bruins are back in Pauley Pavilion for a four-game homestand. UCLA men’s basketball (4-2) and Hawai’i (4-3) will play Wednesday night, with both teams having a chance to stop two-game losing streaks. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands tallied eight assists in the first half against North Carolina on Friday. Hands has also picked up 11 turnovers over UCLA men's basketball's last three games. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands tallied eight assists in the first half against North Carolina on Friday. Hands has also picked up 11 turnovers over UCLA men's basketball's last three games. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes scored a team-leading 22 points for UCLA men's basketball Friday in the consolation game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. He left the game with a left calf cramp, but returned to the floor in the final minute. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Tale of two halves for men’s basketball as second half struggles cause loss to UNC

The Bruins saw another lead dwindle away and ended the Las Vegas Invitational without a win. No. 17 UCLA men’s basketball (4-2) held a lead over No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes scored a team-leading 22 points for UCLA men's basketball Friday in the consolation game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. He left the game with a left calf cramp, but returned to the floor in the final minute. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes scored a team-leading 22 points for UCLA men's basketball Friday in the consolation game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. He left the game with a left calf cramp, but returned to the floor in the final minute. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Chris Smith scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting and hauled in three rebounds in UCLA men’s basketball’s loss to Michigan State on Thursday night. UCLA will face North Carolina on Friday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball cedes 20-point loss to Michigan State in Las Vegas Invitational

The Bruins fell asleep after Thanksgiving dinner and never woke up. No. 17 UCLA men’s basketball (4-1) suffered a 87-67 drubbing at the hands of No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Chris Smith scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting and hauled in three rebounds in UCLA men’s basketball’s loss to Michigan State on Thursday night. UCLA will face North Carolina on Friday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Chris Smith scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting and hauled in three rebounds in UCLA men’s basketball’s loss to Michigan State on Thursday night. UCLA will face North Carolina on Friday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands led UCLA men’s basketball with 19 points in its win over Presbyterian on Monday night. Hands also led the Bruins with six turnovers and he shot 6-of-15 from the field. (Kristie-Valerie Hoan/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball defeats Presbyterian 80-65, extending win streak to four

The Bruins won their fourth straight game Monday night, but not without yet another second-half scare. After allowing just 19 points in the first half – and extending its lead to 24 early in the second – No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands led UCLA men’s basketball with 19 points in its win over Presbyterian on Monday night. Hands also led the Bruins with six turnovers and he shot 6-of-15 from the field. (Kristie-Valerie Hoan/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands led UCLA men’s basketball with 19 points in its win over Presbyterian on Monday night. Hands also led the Bruins with six turnovers and he shot 6-of-15 from the field. (Kristie-Valerie Hoan/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Center Moses Brown posted his third straight double-double in UCLA men’s basketball’s 95-58 win over Saint Francis on Friday night. The freshman ended the night with 23 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s basketball’s win streak grows with 95-58 home victory over Saint Francis

The Bruins are 3-0 for the third consecutive season, but they had to fight through a sluggish start to get there. After trailing late into the opening half, No. Read more...

Photo: Center Moses Brown posted his third straight double-double in UCLA men’s basketball’s 95-58 win over Saint Francis on Friday night. The freshman ended the night with 23 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Center Moses Brown posted his third straight double-double in UCLA men’s basketball’s 95-58 win over Saint Francis on Friday night. The freshman ended the night with 23 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman guard Jules Bernard has four steals in his first two games with UCLA men's basketball. The Bruins allowed 80 points to Long Beach State last Friday and are averaging 13.5 turnovers forced per game. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball hopes to decrease turnover problems against Saint Francis

The Bruins have yet another non-Power Five matchup on their slate. No. 20 UCLA men’s basketball (2-0) will face off against Saint Francis (1-1) on Friday night in the third game of the Bruins’ four-game season-opening homestand. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Jules Bernard has four steals in his first two games with UCLA men's basketball. The Bruins allowed 80 points to Long Beach State last Friday and are averaging 13.5 turnovers forced per game. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman guard Jules Bernard has four steals in his first two games with UCLA men's basketball. The Bruins allowed 80 points to Long Beach State last Friday and are averaging 13.5 turnovers forced per game. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman guard David Singleton said he and the rest of the UCLA men's basketball bench are focused on providing energy whether they are on the floor or not. Singleton is averaging seven points in 17 minutes per game this season. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s basketball looks to the bench, relying on second-unit skill in rotation

The Bruins’ bench is proving their worth two games into the season. Following No. 20 UCLA men’s basketball’s (2-0) win Friday night, coach Steve Alford praised the second unit’s tenacity and said its play ignited the rest of the team. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard David Singleton said he and the rest of the UCLA men's basketball bench are focused on providing energy whether they are on the floor or not. Singleton is averaging seven points in 17 minutes per game this season. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman guard David Singleton said he and the rest of the UCLA men's basketball bench are focused on providing energy whether they are on the floor or not. Singleton is averaging seven points in 17 minutes per game this season. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)