Saturday, February 16

Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali is the only member of UCLA men's basketball shooting over 35 percent from beyond the arc this season among players with at least 50 attempts. Ali is shooting 36 percent on 100 total attempts. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Utah matchup offers men’s basketball chance to move up in conference standings

The Bruins need a win. UCLA men’s basketball (12-11, 5-5 Pac-12) is on the cusp of its second three-game losing skid since the start of conference play and will face Utah (12-10, 6-4) at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali is the only member of UCLA men's basketball shooting over 35 percent from beyond the arc this season among players with at least 50 attempts. Ali is shooting 36 percent on 100 total attempts. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali is the only member of UCLA men's basketball shooting over 35 percent from beyond the arc this season among players with at least 50 attempts. Ali is shooting 36 percent on 100 total attempts. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman center Moses Brown scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds in UCLA men’s basketball’s 84-73 loss to Colorado on Wednesday night. The loss was the Bruins’ fourth at home this season. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s basketball loses to Colorado Buffaloes 73-84 in season’s fourth home loss

The Bruins couldn’t hold on to any momentum. UCLA men’s basketball (12-11, 5-5 Pac-12) kept within striking distance of Colorado (13-9, 4-6) for nearly all 40 minutes Wednesday night, but ultimately lost 84-73 at Pauley Pavilion. Read more...

Photo: Freshman center Moses Brown scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds in UCLA men’s basketball’s 84-73 loss to Colorado on Wednesday night. The loss was the Bruins’ fourth at home this season. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman center Moses Brown scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds in UCLA men’s basketball’s 84-73 loss to Colorado on Wednesday night. The loss was the Bruins’ fourth at home this season. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman guard Jules Bernard was one of five Bruins to score at least five points in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball’s game against Colorado on Wednesday night. The Buffaloes lead the Bruins 38-37 at the half. (Ellie Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Colorado leads UCLA men’s basketball 38-37 at halftime in Pauley Pavilion

Wednesday’s first half went better for the Bruins than their last. Despite having only nine turnovers compared to the 18 it had in the first half against Washington on Saturday, UCLA men’s basketball (12-10, 5-4 Pac-12) trails Colorado (12-9, 3-6) 38-37 at the half. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Jules Bernard was one of five Bruins to score at least five points in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball’s game against Colorado on Wednesday night. The Buffaloes lead the Bruins 38-37 at the half. (Ellie Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Freshman guard Jules Bernard was one of five Bruins to score at least five points in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball’s game against Colorado on Wednesday night. The Buffaloes lead the Bruins 38-37 at the half. (Ellie Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali is currently averaging 10.8 points per game on 45.6 percent shooting from the field and 37.5 percent shooting from deep. All of those marks are career highs for Ali, who also boasts career highs in player efficiency rating and win shares. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s basketball not deceived by Colorado’s shooting as Buffaloes come to Pauley

Murry Bartow said the Bruins would stick to zone defense. “Right now, we just think we’re better in the zone,” said the interim coach. “If you look at our numbers, we’ve just been much better in zone than we have in man.” UCLA men’s basketball (12-10, 5-4 Pac-12) will host Colorado (12-9, 3-6) in Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday night. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali is currently averaging 10.8 points per game on 45.6 percent shooting from the field and 37.5 percent shooting from deep. All of those marks are career highs for Ali, who also boasts career highs in player efficiency rating and win shares. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali is currently averaging 10.8 points per game on 45.6 percent shooting from the field and 37.5 percent shooting from deep. All of those marks are career highs for Ali, who also boasts career highs in player efficiency rating and win shares. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Former UCLA men's basketball guard Lonzo Ball has been involved in recent trade talks despite being in just his second NBA season. Ball is currently averaging 9.9 points and 5.4 assists per game for the Los Angeles Lakers. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Smith Says: Unreasonable expectations meant Lonzo Ball’s Laker tenure was doomed from start

Lonzo Ball’s time in Los Angeles appears to be coming to an end. But that begs the question – why so soon? The Lakers selected the former Bruin guard with the No. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA men's basketball guard Lonzo Ball has been involved in recent trade talks despite being in just his second NBA season. Ball is currently averaging 9.9 points and 5.4 assists per game for the Los Angeles Lakers. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Former UCLA men's basketball guard Lonzo Ball has been involved in recent trade talks despite being in just his second NBA season. Ball is currently averaging 9.9 points and 5.4 assists per game for the Los Angeles Lakers. (Daily Bruin file photo)


After only scoring four points in the first half, sophomore guard Kris Wilkes totaled 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting and six rebounds. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

3-point shot struggles, turnover troubles doom men’s basketball against Washington

The Bruins had no answer to the Husky offense. UCLA men’s basketball (12-10, 5-4 Pac-12) fell 69-55 to Washington (18-4, 9-0) on Saturday in Seattle. Both teams shot 42.6 percent from the field but the Bruins hit only 26.7 percent from 3 – nearly 20 percent behind the Huskies’ 45.8 percent from deep. Read more...

Photo: After only scoring four points in the first half, sophomore guard Kris Wilkes totaled 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting and six rebounds. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

After only scoring four points in the first half, sophomore guard Kris Wilkes totaled 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting and six rebounds. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)