January 16, 2010 |
UCLA basketball players will be the first to state the obvious. "We thought we would be doing a lot better than this," freshman forward Tyler Honeycutt said. A 7-9 record would be considered more nightmare than hoop dream by UCLA players, fans and even the coaching staff. Yet, there is a silver lining. If the Bruins were going to have a season of growing pains, the timing was right. No team in the Pacific 10 Conference has a resume that screams elite status. A 2-2 conference record heading into today's game against USC has UCLA in the middle of the pack in a conference that seems middle-of-the-pack from top to bottom.
March 11, 2013 |
UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad was named the Pac-12's freshman of the year. Muhammad and Larry Drew II, who helped the Bruins win the conference title, were named first-team All-Pac-12. California's Allen Crabbe was named the conference's player of the year. The Bruins' Kyle Anderson was named second-team all-conference and was also on the all-freshman team. Muhammad averaged 18.3 points per game. His made 42% of his three-pointers, ranking him third in the conference. He is the eighth UCLA player to be named the conference's freshman of the year.
February 16, 1985
Tim Surridge and Mark Lofink each scored 18 points Friday night to lead Christ College of Irvine to a 107-77 upset win over West Coast Christian of Fresno in a Western Christian Athletic Assn. game played at Orange Lutheran High School. The loss was West Coast Christian's first in conference after 11 consecutive wins. Christ College is 7-4 in conference.
March 17, 2013 |
UCLA Coach Ben Howland was envious. "I'm jealous of California," Howland said. Shabazz Muhammad looked on the bright side. "At least it's not Philadelphia," Muhammad said. And Larry Drew II, the one guy on the Bruins' roster who has gone wire to wire in the NCAA tournament, was accepting. "It's weird, but I really don't understand it all," Drew said. The Bruins will open NCAA tournament play Friday against Minnesota in Austin, Texas. UCLA, the Pac-12 regular-season champion, is the sixth-seeded team in the South Regional and will be traveling the farthest of any conference team the first weekend of the tournament.
October 30, 2012
Conference call, the sequel. Or the ongoing saga of the coin toss. … On Saturday, UCLA won the toss and believed it had deferred to the second half. Referees interpreted that as UCLA choosing to kick off, and Arizona State got the ball to start the game and to start the second half. On Monday, the Pac-12 said that a conference official met with Athletic Director Dan Guerrero at halftime and explained that the referees had acted properly. The official brought the same message to Mora postgame, according to a conference official.