February 15, 2002 |
This was Dan Gadzuric's game. UCLA ran a motion offense, four perimeter players and Gadzuric down low with room to roam because Arizona defenders had to fight through all the movement to get to Gadzuric. The offense was designed for Gadzuric. Freedom is a wonderful thing and with Gadzuric on the move, running to the ball, slamming on the fly, rebounding and frolicking in the lane as if he was a kid who'd just been told school was canceled because of snow, he took advantage. Gadzuric had 22 points and 16 rebounds and was the big difference in UCLA's 77-76 victory against Arizona.
November 15, 2001 |
ROSTER AT A GLANCE MATT BARNES (Forward) No. 23, 6-7, 235, Senior The front man on the full-court press and a powerful complement to Dan Gadzuric on the boards, Barnes is aggressive and versatile. For first time in his career he had high-scoring games, including 32 against Stanford and 26 against Oregon. CEDRIC BOZEMAN (Guard) No. 21, 6-6, 193, Freshman As rangy and smooth as Earl Watson was quick and aggressive, the McDonald's All-American is expected to make an immediate impact.
April 11, 2001 |
UCLA center Dan Gadzuric announced Tuesday he plans to stay for his senior season, instead of declaring for the NBA draft a year early. "Pretty much the deciding factor was I wanted to concentrate on college and not the workouts and stuff like that," he said. "Prove to myself that I could be a top prospect for the NBA." His decision does not come as a surprise. The day after UCLA lost to Duke in the NCAA tournament, he said the odds of his staying in school were "better than 50-50."
March 24, 2001 |
Earl Watson is gone. Jason Kapono is probably on his way out. And junior center Dan Gadzuric could be joining them. Will Gadzuric stick around for another season of UCLA basketball or turn pro? That's one of the biggest questions in the wake of the Bruins' 76-63 loss to Duke in an East Regional semifinal. "I think Dan might test the [NBA] market, kind of like Jason did last year, and see where he's at," UCLA assistant coach Jim Saia said Friday.
March 22, 2001 |
Take heart, UCLA. You have some new fans on the West Coast, fans who understand what it takes to beat Duke. "I'm rooting for UCLA," said Stanford forward Jarron Collins, whose team is preparing to face Cincinnati in a West Regional semifinal. Stanford guard Mike McDonald had encouraging words for the Bruins too. "UCLA is real athletic, so I think they have a great chance to beat Duke," he said. "I think Matt Barnes can do a good job on [Shane] Battier." This should mean something to the Bruins.
March 9, 2001
* Saturday at Washington, 3 p.m., Fox Sports Net--Junior center Dan Gadzuric contributed 19 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks in a conference-opening victory over the Huskies.