Wednesday, February 21

Freshman guard Jaylen Hands has recently re-entered the starting rotation and injected some life back into UCLA men's basketball. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Four-guard lineup rejuvenates UCLA men’s basketball’s offense

For the first time in a while, UCLA men’s basketball returned to having fun. There was a Kris Wilkes fast-break windmill dunk – routine by his standards – and a between-the-legs alley-oop pass from Jaylen Hands to Wilkes in the same game, minutes apart from each other. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Jaylen Hands has recently re-entered the starting rotation and injected some life back into UCLA men's basketball. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman guard Jaylen Hands has recently re-entered the starting rotation and injected some life back into UCLA men's basketball. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior center Thomas Welsh left UCLA men's basketball's game against California with his team trailing 27-16 and 9:07 to go in the first half, but his fellow Bruins found a way to rally without him. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Sports editor)

Battle of the Editors: Men’s basketball’s season-changing moments

16-0 run after Welsh’s injury in Cal game David Gottlieb, Sports editor “Things looked bad.” Those were the first three words in our story about the California game, and they were apt. Read more...

Photo: Junior center Thomas Welsh left UCLA men's basketball's game against California with his team trailing 27-16 and 9:07 to go in the first half, but his fellow Bruins found a way to rally without him. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Sports editor)

Junior center Thomas Welsh left UCLA men's basketball's game against California with his team trailing 27-16 and 9:07 to go in the first half, but his fellow Bruins found a way to rally without him. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Sports editor)

UCLA and USC faced off three times last season, with the Bruins claiming a victory in two of the games. The Trojans came out on top in the first regular season game between the crosstown rivals, but UCLA went on to win the second regular season matchup and a game in the Pac-12 tournament. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Q&A: Daily Trojan editor shares thoughts on upcoming men’s basketball matchup

To get some inside information on the USC men’s basketball team, Daily Bruin Sports reached out to the Daily Trojan – USC’s student news publication – and asked its men’s basketball beat writer Keith Demolder a few questions about the Trojans before their upcoming game against the Bruins on Saturday. Read more...

Photo: UCLA and USC faced off three times last season, with the Bruins claiming a victory in two of the games. The Trojans came out on top in the first regular season game between the crosstown rivals, but UCLA went on to win the second regular season matchup and a game in the Pac-12 tournament. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UCLA and USC faced off three times last season, with the Bruins claiming a victory in two of the games. The Trojans came out on top in the first regular season game between the crosstown rivals, but UCLA went on to win the second regular season matchup and a game in the Pac-12 tournament. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Freshman guard Kris Wilkes threw up 18 points Saturday night, second only to junior guard Aaron Holiday’s 21. Wilkes shot six-of-seven from the field, sunk both of his 3-point attempts and nailed all four of his free throws. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/assistant Photo editor)

UCLA defeats Stanford 89-73 behind acrobatic transition play

This post was updated Jan. 27 at 10:55 p.m. This time the lead was large enough. UCLA raced out to a double-digit advantage for the second time against Stanford this season, but there would be no Cardinal comeback Saturday night. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Kris Wilkes threw up 18 points Saturday night, second only to junior guard Aaron Holiday’s 21. Wilkes shot six-of-seven from the field, sunk both of his 3-point attempts and nailed all four of his free throws. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/assistant Photo editor)

Freshman guard Kris Wilkes threw up 18 points Saturday night, second only to junior guard Aaron Holiday’s 21. Wilkes shot six-of-seven from the field, sunk both of his 3-point attempts and nailed all four of his free throws. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/assistant Photo editor)


Freshman guard Jaylen Hands finished second on the Bruins with 14 points in Thursday’s content, shooting just 4-of-12 from the field but knocking down 5 of 6 free throws. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s basketball takes down Cal to snap 3-game losing streak

This story was updated Jan. 25 at 10:58 p.m. Things looked bad. Already in the midst of a three-game losing streak, UCLA men’s basketball (14-7, 5-4 Pac-12) was trailing by double digits midway through the first half against the Pac-12’s last-place team, California (7-14, 1-7), when senior center Thomas Welsh headed to the locker room with a sprained left knee. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Jaylen Hands finished second on the Bruins with 14 points in Thursday’s content, shooting just 4-of-12 from the field but knocking down 5 of 6 free throws. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman guard Jaylen Hands finished second on the Bruins with 14 points in Thursday’s content, shooting just 4-of-12 from the field but knocking down 5 of 6 free throws. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men's basketball will welcome California to Pauley Pavilion on Thursday night for the second matchup between the two teams this season. In their first meeting, the Bruins caught fire for a season-high 107 points en route to the 23-point road victory. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UCLA men’s basketball’s losing streak attributed to weak defense

Bill Walton called his alma mater’s basketball team soft in the middle of a nationally televised drubbing last weekend. It was an assessment that UCLA coach Steve Alford agreed with. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's basketball will welcome California to Pauley Pavilion on Thursday night for the second matchup between the two teams this season. In their first meeting, the Bruins caught fire for a season-high 107 points en route to the 23-point road victory. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UCLA men's basketball will welcome California to Pauley Pavilion on Thursday night for the second matchup between the two teams this season. In their first meeting, the Bruins caught fire for a season-high 107 points en route to the 23-point road victory. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)


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