Wednesday, December 12

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes logged 17 points and four rebounds, helping UCLA men’s basketball escape a late Long Beach State run. The Bruins defeated the 49ers 91-80 on Friday night. 
(Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin senior staff)

No. 21 UCLA men’s basketball staves off upset bid by unranked Long Beach State

With five minutes to play, the Bruins were running away with a 17-point lead. The lead was trimmed to five two minutes later. No. 21 UCLA men’s basketball (2-0) narrowly escaped an upset at the hands of Long Beach State (0-1) on Friday night, winning 91-80. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes logged 17 points and four rebounds, helping UCLA men’s basketball escape a late Long Beach State run. The Bruins defeated the 49ers 91-80 on Friday night. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes logged 17 points and four rebounds, helping UCLA men’s basketball escape a late Long Beach State run. The Bruins defeated the 49ers 91-80 on Friday night. 
(Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands finished third on the team in scoring with 18 points Tuesday night against Purdue Fort Wayne. He also recorded seven assists and three rebounds en route to the 25-point victory. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball sees chances for younger players to shine in upcoming match

With an injury-riddled rotation, Bruins’ coach Steve Alford said he wants to see his players step up and take advantage of the minutes that have become available. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands finished third on the team in scoring with 18 points Tuesday night against Purdue Fort Wayne. He also recorded seven assists and three rebounds en route to the 25-point victory. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands finished third on the team in scoring with 18 points Tuesday night against Purdue Fort Wayne. He also recorded seven assists and three rebounds en route to the 25-point victory. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes said UCLA men's basketball needs to focus on putting together full 40-minute defensive outings in order to succeed this season. Wilkes recorded one steal in the Bruins' season-opening win Tuesday. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Wang’s Word: Men’s basketball struggles with thin defense, sluggish half-court offense

This season, UCLA men’s basketball revolves around Moses Brown. The 7-foot-2-inch freshman center will be a mismatch for most of the teams on the Bruins’ schedule. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes said UCLA men's basketball needs to focus on putting together full 40-minute defensive outings in order to succeed this season. Wilkes recorded one steal in the Bruins' season-opening win Tuesday. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes said UCLA men's basketball needs to focus on putting together full 40-minute defensive outings in order to succeed this season. Wilkes recorded one steal in the Bruins' season-opening win Tuesday. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

At 7-foot-2-inch, freshman center Moses Brown is the tallest player to play for UCLA men's basketball in nearly 25 years. He scored 19 points and reeled in 17 rebounds in his NCAA debut against Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday night. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Five-star recruit Moses Brown looms on court as both scorer, defender

This post was updated Nov. 9 at 3:17 p.m. When Moses Brown got to campus in June, he measured in at 7-foot-1-inch. Then he grew another inch. Read more...

Photo: At 7-foot-2-inch, freshman center Moses Brown is the tallest player to play for UCLA men's basketball in nearly 25 years. He scored 19 points and reeled in 17 rebounds in his NCAA debut against Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday night. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

At 7-foot-2-inch, freshman center Moses Brown is the tallest player to play for UCLA men's basketball in nearly 25 years. He scored 19 points and reeled in 17 rebounds in his NCAA debut against Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday night. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes set a career-high with 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting in UCLA men's basketball's 25-point win over Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday night. Wilkes also finished with a double-double after posting 10 rebounds. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball scores first win of season against Purdue Fort Wayne

The Bruins ran by the competition in their season-opener – literally. UCLA men’s basketball (1-0) defeated Purdue Fort Wayne (0-1) 96-71 at Pauley Pavilion on Tuesday night for its seventh straight season-opening victory, and did so with a pace rating that would have been good for second in the country last season. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes set a career-high with 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting in UCLA men's basketball's 25-point win over Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday night. Wilkes also finished with a double-double after posting 10 rebounds. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes set a career-high with 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting in UCLA men's basketball's 25-point win over Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday night. Wilkes also finished with a double-double after posting 10 rebounds. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore forward Kris Wilkes was UCLA men’s basketball’s second leading scorer last season, averaging 13.7 points per game. Wilkes averaged 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball hones defense for season-opener against Purdue Fort Wayne

The Bruins will have to pick up the pace Tuesday. After winning by 52 points in its exhibition against NYIT, No. 21 UCLA men’s basketball will open its season hosting Purdue Fort Wayne. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore forward Kris Wilkes was UCLA men’s basketball’s second leading scorer last season, averaging 13.7 points per game. Wilkes averaged 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore forward Kris Wilkes was UCLA men’s basketball’s second leading scorer last season, averaging 13.7 points per game. Wilkes averaged 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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