January 5, 2013 |
Trace the arc of UCLA's season back to its horrible loss to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. That was the flash point, when the Bruins faithful called for Coach Ben Howland's head on a platter, for massive lineup changes, for the whole foundation to be torn down and rebuilt. It was Nov. 25. The season was six games old. But since then, UCLA has played nine games and won eight, including seven in a row after Saturday's 68-60 triumph over Stanford in front of 10,266 at Pauley Pavilion.
December 25, 2012 |
SAN LUIS OBISPO - Jake Devincenzi was thrilled to get his hands on Google's new Nexus 4 smartphone. He admired its sleek black case and large touch screen - and he couldn't wait to tear it apart. In a small room cluttered with discarded computer parts, Devincenzi picked up a blue plastic stylus and eased the tool into a seam on the side of the phone as three co-workers watched. Minutes later, a pop. The tear-down had begun. "We're in," he said, and grinned. Each time Devincenzi plucked a part from the Nexus 4, he took a high-resolution photo and posted it online.
December 17, 2012 |
Travelers heading to the Central Coast next month should pack their appetites as well as their bags in anticipation of San Luis Obispo County's annual Restaurant Month, which takes place Jan 1.-Jan.31. More than 40 restaurants in Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo and other communities throughout the county are preparing special three-course menus for $30 plus tax, per person. To complement the meals, wines from the Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo wine country are available at an additional charge.
November 27, 2012
UCLA vs. Cal State Northridge When: 9 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 4-2; Cal State Northridge 6-1. Update: In a nationwide survey conducted by the U.S. Naval Academy media relations office, Cal State Northridge has the youngest team in the country in terms of playing experience, with 17 active players who have 11 total seasons of college basketball experience,...
November 27, 2012 |
The film doesn't lie. When the UCLA basketball team broke down footage of its upset loss to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, "it was brutal," freshman Jordan Adams said Tuesday. "We didn't play hard," he added. "The film showed it all. " The Bruins fell, 70-68, Sunday after leading the Mustangs by 18 points in the second half. The loss dropped UCLA (4-2) out of the Associated Press poll. The Bruins had been ranked No. 11. Before the season, opponents such as San Luis Obispo would have been considered cupcake wins for a talented UCLA team that featured the nation's top recruiting class.
November 26, 2012 |
The learning curve just got a lot steeper for UCLA's young basketball team. So far this season, the Bruins have struggled to find the right mix for a lineup that features four freshmen. They have searched for solutions on offense and defense. "It's a lot of new pieces," guard Shabazz Muhammad said. "We have to learn how to jell. " On Sunday night, they suffered their toughest lesson yet with a 70-68 loss to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at Pauley Pavilion. Playing in front of a sparse home crowd, the No. 11 Bruins failed to maintain an 18-point lead in the second half as the visiting Mustangs buried them under a barrage of three-point shots and putbacks.
November 24, 2012 |
The UCLA and USC basketball teams return to action Sunday at home, and heading into those games both head coaches feel the exact same way about their teams. "We've got a long way to go," USC's Kevin O'Neill said. Said UCLA's Ben Howland: "We've got a long way to go. " Howland's No. 11-ranked Bruins (4-1) play host to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (1-2) at 7 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion. USC (3-2) faces No. 25 San Diego State (2-1) at 7 p.m. at the Galen Center. For USC and UCLA, it will be their first games since playing in tournaments against stiff competition.
November 24, 2012
UCLA tonight VS. CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO When: 7 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 4-1, Cal Poly 1-2. Update: Cal Poly is led by junior forward Chris Eversley, who is averaging 14.3 points and 7.0 rebounds a game. Cal Poly finished 18-15 overall last season, 8-8 in Big West Conference play. UCLA beat Cal Poly at Pauley Pavilion in 2010. The Bruins are 5-0 all-time vs. Cal Poly. UCLA guard Tyler Lamb, who is still recovering from surgery on his left knee, and center Tony Parker, who is suffering from back spasms, may not play.