Sunday, March 26

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball led the Bruins with 18 points and added on nine assists. His 3-pointers helped lead the team in the second half. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA to head to Sweet 16 after defeating Cincinnati 79-67

This post was updated March 19 at 11:27 p.m. SACRAMENTO — Bryce Alford called it. “Trying to slow it down sometimes works on us for a little while,” the senior guard said Saturday regarding UCLA’s matchup with Cincinnati. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Lonzo Ball led the Bruins with 18 points and added on nine assists. His 3-pointers helped lead the team in the second half. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball led the Bruins with 18 points and added on nine assists. His 3-pointers helped lead the team in the second half. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Guard Aaron Holiday came off the bench to provide UCLA with some offense. The sophomore notched five points and three assists in 13 minutes of play. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA trails Cincinnati 33-30 at halftime of NCAA second round

SACRAMENTO — UCLA put forth its lowest-scoring first half of the season Sunday, heading into halftime down 33-30 to Cincinnati in Sunday’s second-round NCAA Tournament matchup. Read more...

Photo: Guard Aaron Holiday came off the bench to provide UCLA with some offense. The sophomore notched five points and three assists in 13 minutes of play. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Guard Aaron Holiday came off the bench to provide UCLA with some offense. The sophomore notched five points and three assists in 13 minutes of play. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Lonzo Ball landed on his hip during UCLA's first-round win over Kent State, but is expected to be 100 percent Sunday. The Bruins will need the point guard as they face Cincinnati, one of the slowest-paced teams in the country. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Pace of play key in NCAA second-round matchup between UCLA, Cincinnati

Only 10 teams in the nation have posted 30 wins this season, and two of them will face off Sunday when UCLA (30-4) , the South region’s No. Read more...

Photo: Lonzo Ball landed on his hip during UCLA's first-round win over Kent State, but is expected to be 100 percent Sunday. The Bruins will need the point guard as they face Cincinnati, one of the slowest-paced teams in the country. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Lonzo Ball landed on his hip during UCLA's first-round win over Kent State, but is expected to be 100 percent Sunday. The Bruins will need the point guard as they face Cincinnati, one of the slowest-paced teams in the country. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Coach Steve Alford said Aaron Holiday's decision making in Friday's win over Kent State was "as good as it's been in a long time." The sophomore guard had 15 points and 11 assists off the bench. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Aaron Holiday key to basketball’s NCAA Tournament-opening win over Kent

He notched the first double-double of his career, was on the front end of the night’s two most memorable highlights and led UCLA’s final game-clinching push. Read more...

Photo: Coach Steve Alford said Aaron Holiday's decision making in Friday's win over Kent State was "as good as it's been in a long time." The sophomore guard had 15 points and 11 assists off the bench. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Coach Steve Alford said Aaron Holiday's decision making in Friday's win over Kent State was "as good as it's been in a long time." The sophomore guard had 15 points and 11 assists off the bench. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)



The Bruins will need the best out of not just their star freshmen, like forward T.J. Leaf (left), but also veterans like junior center Thomas Welsh (right), to make a deep run in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.  (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s basketball to put best foot forward for March Madness

Few people saw this coming – UCLA becoming one of the favorites in the NCAA Tournament this quickly. Not after what happened last year when the Bruins went 15-17 and missed out on the Big Dance. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins will need the best out of not just their star freshmen, like forward T.J. Leaf (left), but also veterans like junior center Thomas Welsh (right), to make a deep run in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Bruins will need the best out of not just their star freshmen, like forward T.J. Leaf (left), but also veterans like junior center Thomas Welsh (right), to make a deep run in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.  (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)