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UCLA leading in tight matchup against Arizona, up 44-34 at halftime

TUCSON, Ariz.—McKale Center was decked out in red, but the men donning blue held their own in the first half. UCLA men’s basketball shot 56.3 percent from the floor and forced seven turnovers by No. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Jaylen Hands put up 9 of his 11 first-half points in the final two minutes of the first half, bringing the ball up and sinking three straight 3-pointers – including one from NBA range and another at the buzzer. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football signs 27 players for 2018 recruiting class

Be quick but don’t hurry. The John Wooden quip that UCLA football coach Chip Kelly dropped during his introductory press conference also fittingly applied to his first recruiting class. Read more...

Photo: Chip Kelly addressed the media Wednesday afternoon to answer questions about the new Bruin football coach’s first UCLA recruiting class.(Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s basketball escapes with 82-79 victory over USC

This post was updated Feb. 3 at 6:20 p.m. The men of Troy were no match for the masked man. Senior center Thomas Welsh, still donning a fitted face mask after breaking his nose, hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with less than a minute remaining and two free throws to ice the game with 11 seconds left. Read more...

Photo: Senior center Thomas Welsh scored UCLA’s last 5 points in a come-from-behind 82-79 win over USC. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s basketball trails USC by 1 point entering halftime

USC barraged UCLA from long distance – hitting four of their first five 3-pointers – but the Bruins eventually buckled down on defense. The Trojans only made five of their last 16 shots, but entered halftime with a 41-40 lead. Read more...

Photo: Junior guard Aaron Holiday led UCLA with 10 points and four assists as the Bruins head into halftime with a 1-point deficit versus USC. (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)

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)

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