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Five editors, five different predictions on how the Bruins will do in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA will tip off Friday night against Kent State in Sacramento. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Battle of the editors: NCAA Tournament predictions for UCLA

UCLA is back in the Big Dance for the first time since 2015, and the No. 3 Bruins will begin their quest for a 12th NCAA championship Friday against No. Read more...

Photo: Five editors, five different predictions on how the Bruins will do in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA will tip off Friday night against Kent State in Sacramento. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Five editors, five different predictions on how the Bruins will do in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA will tip off Friday night against Kent State in Sacramento. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Tyus Edney, who was a point guard on UCLA's last national championship team, is now a director of operations for the Bruins. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former point guard reminisces about 1995 championship

As illustrious as the history of UCLA basketball is, most of the pennants in Pauley Pavilion are a distant memory, hung over a generation before the stars of this year’s team were even born. Read more...

Photo: Tyus Edney, who was a point guard on UCLA's last national championship team, is now a director of operations for the Bruins. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Tyus Edney, who was a point guard on UCLA's last national championship team, is now a director of operations for the Bruins. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Despite the hype and attention, UCLA and freshman Lonzo Ball have remained focused on the task at hand. Now with the tournament about to start, they'll need to bring their best every game to avoid a season-ending loss. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Bruins optimistic about NCAA Tournament, defense needs work

The hype and level of play have been building all year, but some things still stay the same for UCLA men’s basketball. The focus on defense, the preparation and, most importantly, the approach have not changed, even as the Bruins picked up the wins and a 3-seed in the NCAA Tournament. Read more...

Photo: Despite the hype and attention, UCLA and freshman Lonzo Ball have remained focused on the task at hand. Now with the tournament about to start, they'll need to bring their best every game to avoid a season-ending loss. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Despite the hype and attention, UCLA and freshman Lonzo Ball have remained focused on the task at hand. Now with the tournament about to start, they'll need to bring their best every game to avoid a season-ending loss. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball led UCLA to a 29-4 regular season record and a No. 3 seed in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins' first-round opponent will be No. 14 seed Kent State. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball receives South Region’s No. 3 seed in NCAA Tournament

After finishing in third place in the Pac-12 and as a semifinalist in the conference tournament, UCLA men’s basketball received the South Region’s No. 3 seed for the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Lonzo Ball led UCLA to a 29-4 regular season record and a No. 3 seed in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins' first-round opponent will be No. 14 seed Kent State. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball led UCLA to a 29-4 regular season record and a No. 3 seed in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins' first-round opponent will be No. 14 seed Kent State. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior guard Bryce Alford and his teammates shot 4-for-25 from 3-point range in Friday's 86-75 loss to Arizona. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bruin basketball sharp shooters fall into slump as NCAA Tournament looms

Perhaps Arizona guard Rawle Alkins described the UCLA offense best. “When they’re hitting their shots, they look like a million dollars,” Alkins said. “When they’re not, they look crazy.” UCLA, which boasts the nation’s highest-scoring offense, shot 40.7 percent and connected on just four of its 25 3-point attempts in an 86-75 loss to No. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Bryce Alford and his teammates shot 4-for-25 from 3-point range in Friday's 86-75 loss to Arizona. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior guard Bryce Alford and his teammates shot 4-for-25 from 3-point range in Friday's 86-75 loss to Arizona. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Lonzo Ball averages 14.8 points per game. In Friday’s game against Arizona, the freshman guard only scored eight. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball exits Pac-12 tournament with 86-75 loss to Arizona

This post was updated March 11 at 12:10 a.m. LAS VEGAS – UCLA’s sweet shooting stroke just disappeared. This was a team that entered the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament fourth in the nation in 3-point shooting, hitting 41.3 percent of its 3s. Read more...

Photo: Lonzo Ball averages 14.8 points per game. In Friday’s game against Arizona, the freshman guard only scored eight. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Lonzo Ball averages 14.8 points per game. In Friday’s game against Arizona, the freshman guard only scored eight. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)



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