Tuesday, June 25

UCLA men’s basketball sophomore guard Kris Wilkes hired an agent and will enter his name into the 2019 NBA Draft. By hiring an agent, Wilkes will not be eligible to return to the NCAA. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kris Wilkes commits to 2019 NBA Draft, forfeiting NCAA eligibility

Kris Wilkes is the first Bruin to commit to the NBA this offseason. Per CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, the sophomore guard will hire an agent and enter his name in the 2019 NBA Draft pool, foregoing his final two years of college eligibility. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s basketball sophomore guard Kris Wilkes hired an agent and will enter his name into the 2019 NBA Draft. By hiring an agent, Wilkes will not be eligible to return to the NCAA. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s basketball sophomore guard Kris Wilkes hired an agent and will enter his name into the 2019 NBA Draft. By hiring an agent, Wilkes will not be eligible to return to the NCAA. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former Kentucky and Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino has 770 career wins, good for 13th-most in NCAA history. Pitino has won national championships in 1996 and 2013. (Creative Commons photo by Adam Glanzman via Flickr)

Un-Connon Opinions: Rick Pitino is the last person UCLA should pick to replace Alford

It has come to my attention that some fans want the next coach of UCLA men’s basketball to be two-time NCAA champion Rick Pitino. Hell no. Read more...

Photo: Former Kentucky and Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino has 770 career wins, good for 13th-most in NCAA history. Pitino has won national championships in 1996 and 2013. (Creative Commons photo by Adam Glanzman via Flickr)

Former Kentucky and Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino has 770 career wins, good for 13th-most in NCAA history. Pitino has won national championships in 1996 and 2013. (Creative Commons photo by Adam Glanzman via Flickr)

Freshman center Moses Brown played a team-low 11 minutes in UCLA men’s basketball’s quarterfinal loss to Arizona State on Thursday night. Brown finished the night with two points and seven rebounds.
(Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s basketball eliminated from Pac-12 tournament after loss to Arizona State

The Bruins may have walked off the court for the final time this season. No. 2-seeded Arizona State (22-9, 12-6 Pac-12) eliminated No. 7-seeded UCLA men’s basketball (17-16, 9-9) in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament Thursday night, handing the Bruins an 83-72 defeat in Las Vegas. Read more...

Photo: Freshman center Moses Brown played a team-low 11 minutes in UCLA men’s basketball’s quarterfinal loss to Arizona State on Thursday night. Brown finished the night with two points and seven rebounds. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman center Moses Brown played a team-low 11 minutes in UCLA men’s basketball’s quarterfinal loss to Arizona State on Thursday night. Brown finished the night with two points and seven rebounds.
(Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes scored 8 points on 3-of-8 shooting in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball's quarterfinals matchup with Arizona State on Thursday night. The Bruins trail the Sun Devils 45-29 at the break. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s basketball unable to catch up to Sun Devils at half, falling behind 45-29

The Bruins have 20 minutes to save their season. No. 7-seeded UCLA men’s basketball (17-15, 9-9 Pac-12) trails No. 2-seeded Arizona State (21-9, 12-6) 45-29 at halftime in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes scored 8 points on 3-of-8 shooting in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball's quarterfinals matchup with Arizona State on Thursday night. The Bruins trail the Sun Devils 45-29 at the break. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes scored 8 points on 3-of-8 shooting in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball's quarterfinals matchup with Arizona State on Thursday night. The Bruins trail the Sun Devils 45-29 at the break. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands scored 22 points in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday night. Hands also reeled in 11 rebounds and dished out three assists. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s basketball weathers second-half Cardinal comeback to uproot Stanford 79-72

The Bruins will live to see another day. No. 7-seeded UCLA men’s basketball (17-15, 10-9 Pac-12) defeated No. 10-seeded Stanford 79-72 in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday night in Las Vegas. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands scored 22 points in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday night. Hands also reeled in 11 rebounds and dished out three assists. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands scored 22 points in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday night. Hands also reeled in 11 rebounds and dished out three assists. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore guard Chris Smith scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball’s first-round matchup with Stanford at the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday night. The Bruins lead the Cardinal 36-22 at the half. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA men’s basketball leads Stanford 36-22 at the half in first round of Pac-12

The Bruins didn’t get off to the strong start they had hoped for, but are still in control early. Despite missing 11 of its first 14 shots from the floor in the opening 20 minutes, No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Chris Smith scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball’s first-round matchup with Stanford at the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday night. The Bruins lead the Cardinal 36-22 at the half. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore guard Chris Smith scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting in the first half of UCLA men’s basketball’s first-round matchup with Stanford at the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday night. The Bruins lead the Cardinal 36-22 at the half. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA men's basketball sophomore guard Jaylen Hands said the Bruins will have to avoid falling behind early if they want to keep their season alive at the Pac-12 tournament. UCLA will face Stanford in the first round on Wednesday night. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Basketball aims to overcome sluggish starts going into Pac-12 tournament

With all its distractions and bright lights seducing people around the clock, Las Vegas is an apt destination to determine UCLA men’s basketball’s postseason fate. If the Bruins (16-15, 9-9 Pac-12) want to overcome long odds and make their way into the NCAA tournament, they’ll need to focus. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's basketball sophomore guard Jaylen Hands said the Bruins will have to avoid falling behind early if they want to keep their season alive at the Pac-12 tournament. UCLA will face Stanford in the first round on Wednesday night. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men's basketball sophomore guard Jaylen Hands said the Bruins will have to avoid falling behind early if they want to keep their season alive at the Pac-12 tournament. UCLA will face Stanford in the first round on Wednesday night. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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