Sunday, January 26

Report Card: Men’s basketball’s average point guards, wings could be redeemed by team’s big men

Halfway through coach Mick Cronin’s first season with UCLA men’s basketball (8-8, 1-2 Pac-12), the team is sitting at .500 and has lost home games to Hofstra, Cal State Fullerton and USC. Read more...

Photo: Junior guard Chris Smith leads UCLA men’s basketball with 12.4 points per game after entering this season averaging 5.1 points per game in his collegiate career. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Q&A: Stanford Daily Sports discusses ups and downs of men’s basketball season

UCLA men’s basketball (8-8, 1-2 Pac-12) will host Stanford (14-2, 3-0) at Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday after having lost five of its last six games. The Bruins haven’t lost to the Cardinal on their home floor since Jan. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s basketball hasn’t lost to Stanford at Pauley Pavilion since 2005, but the Cardinal enter Wednesday’s matchup as the top team in the Pac-12 standings. UCLA beat Stanford 92-70 at home in last season’s conference opener. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA men’s basketball loss to rival USC highlights team’s defensive issues

Coach Mick Cronin didn’t pull any punches when he was asked about the Bruins’ defense against the Trojans on Saturday. “We’re not a good defensive team,” Cronin said. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior guard Prince Ali leads all active UCLA men’s basketball players in career steals with 90. Ali also shares the team lead in total steals this season with 21. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s basketball surrenders home game to crosstown rival USC

There were a half-dozen Bruin legends in the building Saturday night, but this year’s team was unable to replicate their successors’ winning ways. UCLA men’s basketball (8-8, 1-2 Pac-12) lost 74-63 to USC (13-3, 2-1) at home on Saturday, making this the first time the Bruins fell to the Trojans at Pauley Pavilion since Jan. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s basketball lost to USC at Pauley Pavilion for the first time in over three years. Coach Mick Cronin’s squad fell to 1-2 in conference play with the loss, and he has now lost the first crosstown rivalry game of his career in Westwood. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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