| Mar 2, 2014
| 10:52 PM
Some things were settled by halftime Sunday.
UCLA was not going to repeat as Pac-12 champion. Arizona clinched the conference regular-season title while the Bruins were sorting out issues in the locker room.
Some things were unsettling by halftime....
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:58 PM
LAS VEGAS — Kyle Anderson has that look again, the one he wears as he warms up before every basketball game.
It's a predator's glare. Hungry. Determined. A little angry.
The sophomore guard's UCLA teammates say he is fun to be around. But as...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:06 PM
This is a important week for UCLA as the Bruins try to keep first-place Arizona within reach.
This is also a vital week for UCLA's opponent Thursday, Colorado. As is next week, and the week after that, and so on.
The Buffaloes enter their game against...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Bryce Alford has had better birthday weekends.
It started in Colorado on Thursday. The normally dead-eye UCLA freshman guard missed all seven of his shots. Two days later, he missed all four shots against Utah.
"That was very unlike me," Alford said....
| Feb 22, 2014
| 7:42 PM
PALO ALTO — This was UCLA basketball.
Well, the type of UCLA basketball that has become so annoying to Coach Steve Alford and his players.
The Bruins came to the Bay Area trying to chase down first-place Arizona. They rolled through California...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
UCLA’s basketball team won the Pac-12 Conference regular-season championship last season and Coach Ben Howland was fired. With two games left in this conference regular season, the Bruins already know they will not repeat as champions, yet all is...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:44 PM
There are games when UCLA guard Norman Powell becomes an ignition switch. The Bruins' game Saturday night against USC was one of those times.
To say UCLA was in a funk during the first half would be an insult to teams in funks. UCLA looked worn and...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:51 PM
SEATTLE -- The trip that means little to UCLA's immediate future was full of postcard moments Thursday.
Jordan Adams had a career night. Freshman Zach LaVine had a triumphant, and chatty, return. Athletic Director Dan Guerrero even dropped by the locker...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 9:40 PM
SAN DIEGO — This was a big hurdle for UCLA.
Sure, a bigger one looms on the horizon. But the Bruins were basking in the moment . . . sort of.
UCLA’s 77-60 victory over Stephen F. Austin at Viejas Arena was predictable. The Lumberjacks...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:10 PM
SPOKANE, Wash. -- UCLA players might want to write this down.
Game time is 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The reason for the reminder is that the Bruins need a wakeup call most nights. They have trailed at halftime in seven of their last 10 games, including...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:00 PM
LAS VEGAS -- The good UCLA basketball team showed up Thursday night.
There were smiles. There were dunks. There was even Kyle Anderson hugging Travis Wear after a fastbreak layup.
This was the Bruins' rolling thunder review. The 82-63 victory over...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 11:28 PM
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Maybe UCLA Coach Steve Alford can get a deal on a crate of mouthwash.
Point guard Kyle Anderson talked this week about writing a better finish to this season. A year ago, the Bruins lost to Oregon in the Pac-12 tournament final and...