January 13, 2011 |
Mom and dad make everything better. Joshua Smith played his first college game in front of his parents Thursday night at Gill Coliseum, and they had a calming effect for the UCLA freshman center at the end of a tumultuous day. Smith made four free throws in the final 2 1/2 minutes to help the Bruins pull out a 62-57 victory over Oregon State on the same day he was reprimanded by the Pacific 10 Conference for critical comments about officiating earlier...
January 12, 2011 |
The sophomore power forward fades in and out like an old television. The freshman center's trouble fouling is getting worse, not better. The freshman shooting guard often looks afraid to shoot. Nearly halfway through the season, a young UCLA team appears to have leveled off or regressed instead of improving. "We've shown glimpses and we'll improve on stuff and then we'll just go downhill," sophomore forward Tyler Honeycutt said. The most recent example: After leading USC by two points at halftime Sunday, UCLA made only seven baskets and shot 25.9% in the second half of a 63-52 defeat.
January 10, 2011
UCLA next at Oregon State, Thursday at Gill Coliseum, 5:30 p.m., Prime Ticket ?The Bruins have won 11 consecutive games against the Beavers and have not lost in Corvallis, Ore., since Dec. 31, 2004. But Oregon State (7-8, 2-2) is 2-0 at home in Pacific 10 Conference play this season, having beaten Arizona State and Arizona. ? Ben Bolch
January 29, 2010
UCLA up next AT OREGON STATE 4:30, Saturday, Gill Coliseum UCLA has a nine-game winning streak against Oregon State and has not lost to the Beavers in Corvallis since New Year's Eve 2004. Oregon State ended a three-game losing streak Thursday, as Calvin Haynes scored 25 points off the bench in a 51-45 victory over USC. -- Chris Foster
January 29, 2010 |
That issue USC used to have, when there would be so many turnovers the game seemed a comedic performance? It came back Thursday night. The Trojans committed 19 turnovers and lost to Oregon State, 51-45, in front of 6,654 at Gill Coliseum. "You can't turn it over 19 times on the road," USC Coach Kevin O'Neill said. Credit Oregon State and its 1-3-1 defense. It trapped Trojans in the corners and on the wings, forcing lob passes that were picked off -- which the Beavers converted, turning 19 turnovers into 22 points.