November 9, 2011 |
The men's basketball programs at UCLA and USC each received two letters of intent Wednesday as the NCAA's fall early signing period opened. UCLA secured the services of Kyle Anderson , a highly coveted 6-foot-8 swingman from Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony High, and 6-5 shooting guard Jordan Adams from Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy. Coach Ben Howland said the Bruins could add another player in the early signing period and expected to bring in a total of four new players.
February 25, 2010
VS. OREGON STATE When: 8. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 12-14 overall, 7-7 Pacific 10 Conference; Oregon State 12-14, 6-8. Update: The Bruins are beat up and are without forwards James Keefe (shoulder surgery) and Reeves Nelson (partially torn retina), while forward Brendan Lane (sprained ankle) is questionable. Oregon State is a respectable 4-3 in its last seven games, with victories over Pac-10 leader California, third-place USC and middle-of-the pack Arizona -- though that was in Tucson, normally a difficult road game to win. The Bruins beat the Beavers, 62-52, in Corvallis but had to sweat things a bit in the first half.
January 17, 2012 |
Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison used a food analogy to describe his graceful jump from playing under UCLA Coach Ben Howland to his quick success in the pros. "You need the vegetables from Coach Howland," Collison said. "[Then] dessert in the NBA is kind of your reward. " It has been a disappointing basketball season so far for the Bruins, who are in a three-way tie for fifth place in the Pac-12 after being picked to win the conference. And there is some restlessness among the UCLA fan base.
July 16, 2012 |
DETROIT - Vernon Wells, out since May 21 because of a torn ligament in his right thumb, is expected to begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment of seven to 10 games this weekend. Catcher Chris Iannetta, sidelined since May 9 because of a broken right wrist and a right forearm strain, hopes to join him. Iannetta threw to second base Monday for the first time since he injured his forearm in early June, and after repeating the workout Wednesday, he could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.
March 16, 2011 |
A look at the Bruins' first-round tournament game against Michigan State on Thursday STARTERS Michigan State; Ht.; Wt.; Stats; P.; UCLA; Ht.; Wt.; Stats Adreian Payne; 6-10; 230; 2.3 rpg; C; Joshua Smith; 6-10; 305; 10.6 ppg Draymond Green; 6-7; 230; 12.3 ppg; F; Reeves Nelson; 6-8; 235; 13.9 ppg Mike Kebler; 6-4; 205; 1.6 ppg; G/F; Tyler Honeycutt; 6-8; 188; 12.6 ppg Kalin Lucas; 6-1; 195; 17.2 ppg; G; Malcolm Lee;...
December 19, 2011 |
A week ago, David Wear left the downtown Los Angeles hotel where UCLA was staying to find himself a snack. But he returned to jarring news: His identical twin brother and fellow Bruins forward, Travis, had been rushed to a nearby hospital with a rapidly inflamed skin infection on his left foot. The following night, Travis was still in a hospital bed, pumped full of antibiotics, while David took the court against Eastern Washington at the Sports Arena. But something was off, David said, and the 6-foot-10 sophomore played like it, scoring just seven points while missing six of eight shots.
December 19, 2010 |
It's doubtful any UCLA player is going to tweet or text "We're No. 109!" in response to the Bruins' latest Ratings Percentage Index figure. But it's a considerable upgrade over their RPI of 182 before an 86-79 victory over No. 16 Brigham Young on Saturday in the Wooden Classic gave them a long-awaited signature triumph. "It's a really big win," junior guard Lazeric Jones said after the Bruins notched their first victory over a ranked team since defeating No. 22 Washington on Feb. 19, 2009.
November 13, 2009 |
Defense has always ranked among Ben Howland's favorite topics, so it makes sense to hear the UCLA coach talk about double teams and help-side rotation leading up to the season opener. "We're still having a problem defending the dribble," he said Thursday after watching film of a recent victory over Humboldt State. "There were a number of times we were getting beat off dribble penetration." This is a young team that has yet to adopt Howland's trademark pressure defense. He expressed concern about an athletic Cal State Fullerton visiting Pauley Pavilion on Monday night.
March 3, 2010 |
There was a different look to UCLA guard Malcolm Lee's game Saturday. Freed mostly from the chore of being the Bruins' point guard, Lee had a flow to his game. It was reflected in his 18-point performance in a 70-68 loss to Oregon. "I think he scores better from that position because he does not have to worry so much about running the team," Coach Ben Howland said. Lee made eight of 14 shots. He scored 10 of the Bruins' last 12 points of the first half to keep a bad situation from becoming worse.
November 9, 2010 |
Like the home court being renovated around them, the UCLA Bruins are far from a finished product. But Coach Ben Howland proclaimed himself excited about his team after an 84-59 exhibition victory over Cal State Los Angeles on Tuesday night at Pauley Pavilion. "This is a young team," Howland said, "but I'm encouraged. " The injury-plagued Bruins made the most of their eight available scholarship players, with sophomore Tyler Honeycutt getting 15 points and 15 rebounds and freshman guard Tyler Lamb adding a game-high 17 points off the bench.