LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oregon's Dana Altman has accomplished plenty in his 37 years as a college basketball coach. He added a new one to his list Saturday night.
Altman's Ducks became the first team in 46 years to knock off two top-five teams on the road within a five-day span, beating No.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coming off an overtime loss, UCLA paid the price in practice. The third-ranked Bruins went hard and it paid off.
Johnny Juzang scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half when UCLA pulled away to beat Oregon State 81-65 on Saturday night.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jacob Young scored a season-high 23 points and Oregon beat No. 3 UCLA 84-81 in overtime Thursday night to give coach Dana Altman his 700th career victory.
Will Richardson added 12 points as one of three Ducks in foul trouble.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oregon had lost some close games before briefly getting shut down by COVID-19. The Ducks are finally turning a corner.
Jacob Young scored a season-high 23 points and Oregon edged No.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Tyger Campbell scored 17 points, Johnny Juzang made a clutch 3-pointer late despite his worst shooting performance of the season, and No. 5 UCLA beat California 60-52 on Saturday night.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Kameron McGusty hit a hanging layup in traffic with 22.8 seconds left and Miami survived a final-play shot for the win to stun No. 2 Duke 76-74 on Saturday night.
Charlie Moore had 18 points and a career-high seven steals for the Hurricanes (13-3, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their ninth straight game.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Early on, fifth-ranked UCLA looked out of sorts in its return from a 25-day absence caused by COVID-19.
Johnny Juzang, an 87% free-throw shooter, missed his first two at the line.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a nearly two-week shutdown because of COVID-19, UCLA is back. At least the fifth-ranked Bruins are trying to be.
And they finally have an opponent to play.
The team returned to practice a week ago, with everyone from coach Mick Cronin to several players having recovered after being laid low by the coronavirus.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No. 5 UCLA’s men's basketball home games against No. 6 Arizona on Dec. 30 and Arizona State on Jan. 1 were postponed Friday because of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak within the program.
Defending national champion Baylor maintained its top spot in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll, though not without ceding a No.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA’s game against Alabama State on Wednesday night was called off because of COVID-19 protocols.
The decision was announced an hour before the fourth-ranked Bruins were set to take the court.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — No. 4 UCLA's biggest scare of the weekend came the night before its actual game against Marquette, when its private chartered flight to Milwaukee was diverted to Denver due to a cracked windshield.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — No. 4 UCLA’s scheduled game Saturday at Marquette has been pushed back seven hours due to an issue with the Bruins’ aircraft that forced a change in travel plans.
Both schools announced late Friday night via Twitter that the game will take place Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
SEATTLE (AP) — No. 5 UCLA’s game at Washington on Sunday has been canceled because of COVID-19 issues in the Huskies’ program.
The game won’t be rescheduled and it will count as a Pac-12 victory for the Bruins.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jabri Abdur-Rahim’s 3-pointer with less than 2 minutes remaining gave Georgia the lead, and the Bulldogs snapped their four-game losing streak by beating No. 18 Memphis 82-79 on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spurred on by Russell Westbrook's courtside encouragement, Tyger Campbell kept firing away.
Campbell scored 21 points, tying his career high with four 3-pointers, and No. 5 UCLA recovered after blowing most of a 17-point first-half lead to beat Colorado 73-61 on Wednesday night in the Bruins’ Pac-12 opener.
OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — AJ Green scored 35 points with four assists to lead Northern Iowa to a 90-80 win over No. 16 St. Bonaventure on Saturday.
Austin Phyfe and Nate Heise each had 15 points as the Panthers (2-3) beat a ranked opponent for the first time since 2019 at then-No.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The UCLA Bruins had three days off in Las Vegas to think about how they were going to rebound from losing to No. 1 Gonzaga by 20 points.
No. 2 UCLA wasted no time on Saturday, scoring 14 unanswered points early in the first half to beat UNLV 73-51.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chet Holmgren swatted the ball off the backboard, turned and coolly brought it up the floor like a spider-legged point guard. He lost a defender with a dribble behind his back at the top of the key, took two steps and stretched out his 7-foot-1 frame for a two-handed dunk.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew Nembhard scored 24 points, freshman Chet Holmgren showed off his unique skill set and top-ranked Gonzaga overwhelmed No. 2 UCLA 83-63 on Tuesday night to win the Empire Classic.
This time of the year is all about friends and family, turkey and pie, and plenty of football to take up the days.
Better make some room for some basketball, too.
The rise of exempt tournaments the past few years has turned the week of Thanksgiving into a reason to give thanks for some college hoops.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chet Holmgren scored 19 points and No. 1 Gonzaga breezed past Central Michigan 107-54 on Monday night in the Empire Classic ahead of a Final Four rematch with No. 2 UCLA.
NO. 1 GONZAGA 107, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 54
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chet Holmgren scored 19 points and No. 1 Gonzaga breezed past Central Michigan 107-54 in the Empire Classic ahead of a Final Four rematch with No.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — No. 2 UCLA won the game on the scoreboard. Mick Cronin thought it was a loss.
With a heavyweight rematch waiting on the Las Vegas Strip, the Bruins' coach didn't think he got the full 40-minute effort he hoped for from his group.
Gonzaga and UCLA continued their hold on the top two spots in The Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll on Monday, setting the stage for their highly anticipated showdown this week, while Purdue and Duke barged their way into the top five.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — On a team talented enough that anybody can score, UCLA is still working on its defense.
The second-ranked Bruins knew coach Mick Cronin was unhappy with their effort in a blowout win two nights earlier.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-point victory was no cause for celebration by UCLA.
Just the opposite.
Coach Mick Cronin seethed about the second-ranked Bruins' lack of defense in a 100-79 win Monday night.
Gonzaga, UCLA and Kansas held the top three spots in The Associated Press' first Top 25 rankings of the regular season while Michigan climbed two spots to No. 4.
The Bulldogs received 55 first-place votes from a 61-person media panel in the poll released Monday after a win over Texas.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two highly ranked teams and a raucous crowd packed into historic Pauley Pavilion sure made it seem like it was already March Madness.
It's not just yet, although No. 2 UCLA backed up its Final Four run last spring with an 86-77 overtime victory against fourth-ranked Villanova on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Juzang scored 25 points and No. 2 UCLA overcame a 10-point, second-half deficit before taking control in overtime to beat fourth-ranked Villanova 86-77 on Friday night.
Jules Bernard banked in a jumper that tied it at 67 with 30 seconds to go to force overtime, when cheering, chanting fans in Pauley Pavilion remained on their feet until the final buzzer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No. 2 UCLA signed a center and two guards on Wednesday as part of its 2022 recruiting class.
Adem Bona, a 6-foot-10 center, is out of Prolific Prep in Napa, California.
Amari Bailey, a 6-3 guard, plays for Sierra Canyon School in nearby Chatsworth.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA’s Cody Riley has a left medial collateral ligament sprain and won’t play Friday when the second-ranked Bruins host No. 4 Villanova.
Riley will be re-evaluated next week, a team spokesman said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA got a big win to start the season, along with a dose of bad news, too.
Johnny Juzang scored 19 points, one of four starters in double figures for the second-ranked Bruins in a 95-58 rout of Cal State Bakersfield in the teams’ season opener Tuesday night
Drew Timme could have left for the NBA after leading Gonzaga into last season's national title game. He likely would have been drafted and gone on to have a solid career.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA coach Mick Cronin is a winner even before the college basketball season starts next month.
A 3-year-old filly co-owned by Cronin won the $63,000 feature at Santa Anita by three-quarters of a length on Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Expectations are nothing new at UCLA. John Wooden's success made sure of that.
They accompany the start of every basketball season at the school that owns a record 11 NCAA titles.
Gonzaga carried a No. 1 ranking all last season before falling a win short of becoming college basketball’s first unbeaten national champion in 45 years.
Mark Few’s Bulldogs start this season in the same position, hoping to complete that final step this time around.
The Pac-12 had been an afterthought in the NCAA Tournament in recent years, the number of teams getting in dwindling, the deep runs into the bracket rare.
The conference took a big turn last season with three teams reaching the Elite Eight and UCLA playing in the Final Four, changing national perceptions while boosting confidence around the league.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — UCLA is an overwhelming favorite to win the Pac-12 after reaching the Final Four last season.
The Bruins received 32 votes from 34 media members who cover the league in the preseason poll released Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Mariners will host baseball’s 2023 All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park.
The team announced a news conference for Thursday at Seattle’s Space Needle with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nan Wooden, the daughter of late UCLA basketball coach John Wooden and a fixture at the Bruins games for years, died Tuesday. She was 87.
The school said she died of natural causes at a care facility in the San Fernando Valley, according to family members.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA will host Villanova on Nov. 12 for the first time in 11 years.
The game is part of a home-and-home series finalized between the two schools Wednesday. The Bruins, who advanced to the Final Four last season, will go to Philadelphia to face the Wildcats during the 2023-24 season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Juzang and Cody Riley have withdrawn their names from the NBA draft and will return to UCLA this fall.
Juzang, a guard from nearby Tarzana, averaged a team-high 16 points and 4.1 rebounds while starting 26 of 27 games last season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Smith, who injured his knee in January and was out the rest of his senior season, won’t be returning to UCLA’s basketball team.
He announced his decision Monday night on social media.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Riley has entered his name in the NBA draft after helping UCLA to the Final Four.
The redshirt junior forward averaged career highs of 10 points and 5.4 rebounds while starting all 31 games for the Bruins this season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Juzang, who starred for UCLA in the Bruins’ run to the Final Four, is entering his name in the NBA draft but not hiring an agent.
The sophomore guard announced his decision Tuesday on social media, leaving open the possibility of returning to Westwood.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one figures Evan Mobley is going to play at Southern California for more than one season...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyger Campbell made his UCLA teammates look good, and in the process was nearly perfect himself.
Chris Smith scored 21 points and the Bruins led most of the way to beat California 76-56 on Sunday in their earliest Pac-12 opener in modern school history.
The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break down he voted, offering three thoughts on the latest edition of the poll, an update on the Pac-12’s ranked teams and a look at local Top 25 representative Gonzaga.