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Men’s basketball breaks free from losing streak, soaring 21 points over Wildcats

This post was updated Jan. 26 at 10:28 p.m. The Bruins were in the mood to break streaks Saturday night. For the first time since 2016, UCLA men’s basketball (11-9, 4-3 Pac-12) defeated Arizona (14-7, 5-3) on its home court, this time by a score of 90-69. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Kris Wilkes scored 34 points Saturday against Arizona. The mark was a career high for Wilkes, who entered the game averaging 16.9 points per game. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


Men’s basketball takes double-digit lead at halftime against Arizona Wildcats

Moses Brown may have lost the opening tip to 6-foot-7-inch Ira Lee, but he bounced back. The freshman center recorded seven points, eight rebounds, two blocks and one steal to lead UCLA men’s basketball (10-9, 3-3 Pac-12) to a 38-25 halftime lead over Arizona (14-6, 5-2) in Pauley Pavilion. Read more...

Photo: Freshman center Moses Brown leads UCLA men’s basketball with eight rebounds at halftime. The former five-star recruit also has seven points, two blocks and one steal. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)



Men’s basketball goes into Arizona game with hopes of breaking losing streak

The Wildcats may not be at the top of the Pac-12 this season, but they are still at the top of the Bruins’ hit list. UCLA men’s basketball (10-9, 3-3 Pac-12) will welcome Arizona (14-6, 5-2) to Pauley Pavilion on Saturday with a chance to break a three-game losing streak and avenge their loss to the Wildcats in last year’s Pac-12 tournament. Read more...

Photo: Freshman center Moses Brown will get his first taste of the UCLA-Arizona rivalry when the Wildcats visit Pauley Pavilion on Saturday in the only meeting between the two schools this season. Brown is averaging 11.1 points on 65.3 percent shooting and 8.6 rebounds this season. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)


Jaylen Hands blends broad music taste with basketball to reflect on his gameplay

Jaylen Hands has always had a reputation as a high-flying human highlight reel. The first time he wore a UCLA men’s basketball jersey, he dunked on Steve Alford. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands’ taste in music doesn’t always align with his teammates’, but he said he enjoys contemplating lyrics and incorporating his favorite artists’ creativity and honesty into his play style on the court. (Photo by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff, Illustration by Juliette Le Saint/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Un-Connon Opinions: Best bet for men’s basketball coach might be overlooked amid lackluster prospects

There have been a lot of names thrown out there for the UCLA men’s basketball head coaching job. The thing is, I’m just not impressed. John Beilein and Tony Bennett aren’t going anywhere. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s basketball is in the midst of another coaching search, with popular candidates being Virginia’s Tony Bennett and Nevada’s Eric Musselman – but Marquette coach Steve “Wojo” Wojciechowski should be the Bruins’ top choice. (Daily Bruin file photo)


The Rundown: Jan. 24

GymnasticsAngie Forburger, assistant Sports editor It was another week of honors for the Bruins. After No. 2 UCLA gymnastics (2-0, 1-0 Pac-12) swept last week’s Pac-12 honors, two members of the team were recognized this week following the Bruins’ season-high score of 197.775 in their win over Arizona State on Monday. Read more...

Photo: (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)



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