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March 27, 2014 | By Chris Foster
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Out of the mouths of Bruin babes. UCLA freshmen Zach LaVine and Bryce Alford decompressed in the locker room, a long day of chasing without reward over. LaVine looked up at Alford and said, "Man, no more games. No practice tomorrow. No meetings. It's just over. " Alford just nodded. Finality gave clarity even to the young. UCLA could go this far and no further. BOX SCORE: Florida 79, UCLA 68 Florida was bigger, deeper, more experienced. Florida was ready to move on. A 79-68 victory over UCLA in FedEx Forum on Thursday made that clear.
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April 10, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA receiver Kenneth Walker cut across the field, leaving cornerback Adarius Pickett in his wake Thursday. He snagged a pass and cruised into the end zone. This was good medicine. Walker was concerned at times last fall, worrying about his future. He spent the season on the sideline after back surgery in June. “For a while, I was depressed,” he said. “I thought I was going to get lost in the shuffle. We only had one receiver leave. Everyone else was back and played.
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March 1, 2014 | By Chris Foster
When: 6 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Fox Sports1; Radio: 570. Records: Bruins 21-7, 10-5 in Pac-12; Beavers 15-12, 7-8. Record vs. Beavers: 0-1. Update: UCLA guards Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson are expected to return to UCLA's starting lineup after serving one-game suspensions for violating team rules. Coach Steve Alford wouldn't guarantee their spots Saturday, saying, "We still got a day of practice. " But he said the two would start, "as long as practice goes well.
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April 9, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Miami's loss has become UCLA's gain. Malcolm Bunche left Miami's football program seeking more playing time, and he fills UCLA's greatest need on the offensive line. Left guard Xavier Su'a-Filo made himself available for the NFL draft and Bunche slides nicely into what had been a vacancy. "He gives us that big body, gives us that experienced offensive lineman we need," Coach Jim Mora said. "He has acted a little bit like a mentor to some of those guys as well, in his own quiet way. I appreciate that he's here.
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November 18, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
It is the time of the season when good basketball teams schedule ones that aren't so good. And so we get games such as the one at Pauley Pavilion on Monday night. The arena was maybe a third full and UCLA needed a big run to end the first half to make this game feel safe for the Bruins. But 22nd-ranked UCLA (3-0) had that 16-6 flurry to finish the first half and the Bruins ended up beating Sacramento State, 86-50. An alley-oop pass from Kyle Anderson to Norman Powell that ended with a slam dunk for Powell and a 40-23 UCLA lead early in the second half did bring some of the sparse crowd to life.
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December 27, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
VS. ALABAMA When: 7 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: ESPN2; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 10-2, Alabama 5-6. Update: Alabama's only win against UCLA came at Pauley Pavilion on Jan. 28, 1983, two days after legendary Crimson Tide football coach Bear Bryant died. Alabama sophomore Retin Obasohan, from Antwerp, Belgium, leads the Southeastern Conference and ranks ninth in the nation in steals per game, averaging 2.8. UCLA has more assists than turnovers in all 10 of its wins.
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March 16, 2014 | By Chris Foster
No. 4 UCLA (26-8) vs. No. 13 Tulsa (21-12) Friday at Viejas Arena in San Diego How they got here: UCLA finished second in Pac-12 play and won the conference tournament. Tulsa finished in a four-way tie for first place in Conference USA and won the conference tournament. Last 10 games: UCLA 7-3, Tulsa 10-0. Record vs. NCAA tournament teams: UCLA 8-4; Tulsa 0-3. Best wins/worst losses: UCLA defeated fourth-ranked Arizona in the Pac-12 championship game, 75-71.
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March 20, 2014 | By Chris Foster
WHO: No. 4 UCLA (26-8) vs. No. 13 Tulsa (21-12) WHAT: NCAA South regional second-round game, Friday, 6:57 p.m. WHERE: Viejas Arena, San Diego. TV: truTV. RADIO: 710. UPDATE: Tulsa averages 73.1 points per game and appears to be a budget version of UCLA on offense. Golden Hurricane Coach Danny Manning says his team won't change styles for this games, but the Bruins, who average 81.8 points, have feasted on teams who run with them. Oregon and Stanford both pushed the tempo in the Pac-12 tournament and UCLA beat the Ducks, 82-63, and the Cardinal, 84-59.
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February 26, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Everyone on UCLA's basketball team has a role. "Some," Coach Steve Alford says, "are more glamorous than others. " The headliners are easy to spot. Point guard Kyle Anderson directs as well as stars. Guard Jordan Adams also has a leading man's resume. The other starters in the chorus line provide some kick. And there have been important moments too when the understudies on the bench - Bryce Alford, Zach LaVine and Tony Parker - have found the spotlight. Alford, the coach's son, ignited a recent win over Colorado by making four three-pointers in a span of about five minutes to help push a two-point lead into a double-digit advantage.
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February 21, 2014 | By Chris Foster
When: 3 p.m. Where: Maples Pavilion, Palo Alto. On the air: TV: ESPN2. Radio: 570. Records: Bruins 21-5, 10-3 in Pac-12, Cardinal 17-8, 8-5. Record vs. Cardinal: 1-0. Update: Stanford was no match for UCLA last month at Pauley Pavilion, where the Bruins won easily, 91-74. Stanford guard Chasson Randle, who averages a team-high 18.5 points, made only three of 16 shots. When the Bruins go inside, they may find forward Josh Huestis waiting. He is Stanford's all-time leader in blocks with 169. Still, that wasn't a problem last month.
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April 7, 2014 | By Chris Foster
It is not unusual to find coaches from other schools visiting UCLA practices. It is a little different when one comes from halfway around the world to be there. Daisuke Nishimura , head coach at Kyoto University, and one of his assistants traveled to Los Angeles last week to watch spring practices as a guest of offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone . The two met last summer, when Mazzone was in Japan doing football clinics with a group of coaches. "I love the passion for it," Mazzone said.
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April 5, 2014 | By Chris Foster
The entire starting secondary returns for UCLA. And none of those guys should get comfortable. If there is one area where the Bruins have an overabundance of talent, it's at defensive back. By fall, they will have 14 scholarship players in the secondary. "That's always good," said safety Randall Goforth . "We were limited in numbers last season. It was pretty tough. Now we got more people here and more experience. It's less teaching and more evolving. I like it. " But that comes with a warning, and Goforth knows it. "You better compete for your job every day," he said.
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April 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Keyshawn Johnson Jr., a freshman receiver at Mission Viejo who's the son of the former NFL receiver, has added an offer from UCLA. It's his seventh offer. Florida State and Arizona State are among the schools who made early offers Also on Saturday, Scout.com reported that St. Francis sophomore receiver Dylan Crawford picked up an offer from USC. He caught 54 receptions and 10 touchdowns last season. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Curtis Godin of Santa Mater Dei, the No. 1 sprinter in California this season, has signed with UCLA, Coach Rick Martinez said. At Saturday's West Coast Relays, he ran a wind-aided time of 21.11 in the 200, fastest in the state. He set an Orange County record earlier this week in the 100 meters with a time of 10.42 seconds, No. 1 in the state.  Godin used to be a baseball player until joining the track team as a junior last season. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 4, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former Granada Hills Kennedy Coach Dion Lambert is joining the football staff at Valencia as an assistant coach for defensive backs and receivers. He played at UCLA and in the NFL.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 3, 2014 | By Chris Foster
The notebook in which UCLA wide receiver Devin Lucien jots his thoughts carried a different message recently. "I always write notes to myself, I have a huge notebook," Lucien said. "The note for spring was, 'Prove everything to yourself; don't worry about proving anything to anyone else.'" This is a new Lucien, who will be a junior this fall. The yakking, something that was as much his game as his speed and sure hands, has stopped. There seems a more focused purpose to his demeanor.
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February 18, 2014 | By Chris Foster
When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Haas Pavilion. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 20-5, 9-3 in Pac-12; Cal 17-8, 8-4. Record vs. Cal: 1-0. Update: No. 23 UCLA is trying to chase down first-place Arizona. California is trying to chase down UCLA. The Bruins handled the Bears, 76-64, at Pauley Pavilion but saw a 19-point second-half lead trimmed to five before recovering their initiative. UCLA has been a much stronger second-half team in its last three games, but two of those were at home and the other was at last-place USC. The Bruins have lost three consecutive games at Haas Pavilion.
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April 3, 2014 | By Edgar Thompson
ARLINGTON, Texas  - Tipoff at Mississippi was set for 11 a.m. It was not early enough for Florida shooting guard Michael Frazier II. While his teammates were sleeping before the Southeastern Conference game in February, Frazier was on the court at 6:45 a.m. Shot after shot, he searched for his rhythm. It is a never-ending pursuit for Frazier, and one reason he is the best three-point shooter in the Final Four. Florida plays Connecticut on Saturday at AT&T Stadium. "We have to get back and locate and identify where Michael Frazier is at all times," Connecticut Coach Kevin Ollie said Thursday.
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April 2, 2014 | By Chris Foster
A former sports agent says he provided payments to a basketball star while the player competed in high school and for UCLA. Noah Lookofsky said Tyler Honeycutt and Honeycutt's mother, Lisa Stazel, were given money to cover rent, travel and the down payment on a car as the agent tried to coax them toward a representation agreement. Lookofsky said during a phone interview Wednesday afternoon that he had documentation proving he invested more than $55,000 in Honeycutt, but that "the true number is actually north of $100,000.
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