Friday, February 24


Lonzo Ball switched onto Dillon Brooks in the second half, shutting down the Ducks' junior forward. Brooks finished with 19 points, but was held scoreless by Ball through the final 15 minutes of the game. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Marked defensive improvements drove UCLA’s takedown of Oregon

After giving up 48 points in the first half Thursday night against Oregon, UCLA men’s basketball looked like it was headed for an even worse showing early in the second half. Read more...

Photo: Lonzo Ball switched onto Dillon Brooks in the second half, shutting down the Ducks' junior forward. Brooks finished with 19 points, but was held scoreless by Ball through the final 15 minutes of the game. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Lonzo Ball switched onto Dillon Brooks in the second half, shutting down the Ducks' junior forward. Brooks finished with 19 points, but was held scoreless by Ball through the final 15 minutes of the game. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Aaron Holiday hit clutch free throws down the stretch to help close out UCLA’s upset win over Oregon. The sophomore guard also hit the go-ahead 3 with four minutes left in the game. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s basketball defeats Oregon 82-79 in rematch upset

This post was updated Feb. 9 at 9:48 p.m. One dramatic comeback deserves another. The last time UCLA and Oregon met on Dec. 28, the Ducks’ forward Dillon Brooks hit a game-winning, buzzer-beating, fadeaway 3-pointer to come back from a four-point deficit with 24 seconds left in the game. Read more...

Photo: Aaron Holiday hit clutch free throws down the stretch to help close out UCLA’s upset win over Oregon. The sophomore guard also hit the go-ahead 3 with four minutes left in the game. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Aaron Holiday hit clutch free throws down the stretch to help close out UCLA’s upset win over Oregon. The sophomore guard also hit the go-ahead 3 with four minutes left in the game. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Bryce Alford spearheaded the Bruins’ 14-0 run late in the first half, hitting three of his four shots from long range. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men’s basketball trails Oregon 48-39 at halftime

Last time UCLA and Oregon met, a buzzer-beating fade-away 3-pointer snapped the Bruins’ perfect record in Eugene. The momentum continued for the Ducks in the first half of the rematch as No. Read more...

Photo: Bryce Alford spearheaded the Bruins’ 14-0 run late in the first half, hitting three of his four shots from long range. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Bryce Alford spearheaded the Bruins’ 14-0 run late in the first half, hitting three of his four shots from long range. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Former UCLA basketball manager Tony Luftman grew as a person primarily learning under coach John Wooden. Luftman was a member of UCLA's championship team back in 1995. (Courtesy of Tony Luftman)

Manager Tony Luftman reflects on 1995 men’s basketball championship

Like clockwork, Jim Harrick’s cell phone buzzed on April 3. So did those of other members of UCLA’s 1995 men’s basketball championship team, like Ed O’Bannon, Tyus Edney and Steve Lavin. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA basketball manager Tony Luftman grew as a person primarily learning under coach John Wooden. Luftman was a member of UCLA's championship team back in 1995. (Courtesy of Tony Luftman)

Former UCLA basketball manager Tony Luftman grew as a person primarily learning under coach John Wooden. Luftman was a member of UCLA's championship team back in 1995. (Courtesy of Tony Luftman)

Senior guard Bryce Alford is coming off a 21-point effort versus Washington on Saturday. He leads the team with 78 made 3-pointers, and is second with 16.4 points per game. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant photo editor)

Men’s basketball looks to defend Pac-12 hopes in rematch with Oregon

More than halfway through the conference schedule, UCLA men’s basketball is fighting to stay relevant in the Pac-12 race. The Bruins are currently tied for third place, and if they want to claw back into contention for the regular season title, they have to start with a rematch of their closest loss this season. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Bryce Alford is coming off a 21-point effort versus Washington on Saturday. He leads the team with 78 made 3-pointers, and is second with 16.4 points per game. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant photo editor)

Senior guard Bryce Alford is coming off a 21-point effort versus Washington on Saturday. He leads the team with 78 made 3-pointers, and is second with 16.4 points per game. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant photo editor)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball still leads all of the Pac-12 in assists, but it's the defensive side of the ball the Bruins have been focusing on ever since their losses to Arizona and USC. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s basketball’s wins in Washington due to improved defense

After a buzzer-beating loss to Oregon, handily falling to Arizona at home and a thrashing by USC, No. 10 UCLA gets it – it’s time to play defense. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Lonzo Ball still leads all of the Pac-12 in assists, but it's the defensive side of the ball the Bruins have been focusing on ever since their losses to Arizona and USC. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball still leads all of the Pac-12 in assists, but it's the defensive side of the ball the Bruins have been focusing on ever since their losses to Arizona and USC. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Then-No. 13 Oregon hit 16 3-pointers in an 85-58 rout over then-No. 5 Arizona, tying both teams atop the Pac-12 standings. The loss snapped the Wildcats' 15-game winning streak, while extending the Ducks' nation-leading home winning streak to 40 games. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Around the League: Arizona men’s basketball’s first defeat, Stanford women’s water polo sweeps

While Bruin athletes continue competing in Westwood, here’s a look at some of the biggest news from the rest of the Pac-12. Men’s basketball TuAnh Dam, Sports editor Down went the last undefeated Pac-12 team Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Then-No. 13 Oregon hit 16 3-pointers in an 85-58 rout over then-No. 5 Arizona, tying both teams atop the Pac-12 standings. The loss snapped the Wildcats' 15-game winning streak, while extending the Ducks' nation-leading home winning streak to 40 games. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Then-No. 13 Oregon hit 16 3-pointers in an 85-58 rout over then-No. 5 Arizona, tying both teams atop the Pac-12 standings. The loss snapped the Wildcats' 15-game winning streak, while extending the Ducks' nation-leading home winning streak to 40 games. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)


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