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October 28, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA forward Travis Wear has been diagnosed with appendicitis. He was being treated at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Monday. There was no immediate timetable for his return to the Bruins. Wear, a senior, averaged 10.9 points and 5.2 rebounds last season. ALSO: Chris Paul has sights set on winning an NBA title with Clippers NBA preview: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and other key questions Lakers expected to run (or plod) in place and get nowhere this season
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April 27, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA guard Jordan Adams reversed himself and has declared for the NBA draft, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak on the matter. The turn of events means the Bruins have lost their two best players to the NBA. Point guard Kyle Anderson had already declared for the draft. Adams' decision, first reported on Yahoo Sports, deprives the Bruins of their leading scorer and one of the team's top defensive players. The 6-foot-5 sophomore from Atlanta averaged 17.4 points a game and finished with 95 steals last season.
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February 23, 2012
UCLA tonight AT ARIZONA STATE When: 5:30 PST. Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, Ariz. On the air: Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 15-12, 8-6; Arizona State 8-19, 4-11. Update: UCLA has lost two of its last three games in Tempe, and needed overtime to scratch out a 73-72 victory last season. Those Arizona State teams were significantly more talented. The Sun Devils scored eight points in the first half in a 72-50 loss to Washington State on Saturday.
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April 7, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas -- UCLA Bruin fans should be fidgety, nervous and maybe a little nauseous.  Another Kentucky basketball championship would be its ninth, leaving the school only two behind UCLA's record of 11. Kentucky has the UCLA dynasty on the run as it is already the NCAA tournament leader in appearances (53) and wins (116). Kentucky vs. UCLA, in historical annals, is always a zero-sum game. Kentucky will probably never match UCLA's record of 38 straight tournament victories, still one of the most amazing feats in sports, but the Wildcats have won 11 straight dating to their 2012 run to the title.
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October 31, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Guard Isaac Hamilton's effort to become immediately eligible at UCLA ended when the National Letter of Intent appeals board denied his appeal Thursday. Hamilton, a freshman, walked away from a letter of intent he signed with UTEP, deciding he wanted to stay closer to home. He played at Bellflower's St. John Bosco. He enrolled at UCLA, but UTEP had refused to release him from his commitment. ALSO: Florida State a shocking 21-point favorite over Miami Rory McIlroy hopes for turnaround at WGC tournament in Shanghai LeBron James on Allen Iverson: Pound for pound, probably the best ever
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May 4, 2012 | By Chris Foster
UCLA  will get an early start on its most anticipated basketball season in years with an exhibition tour in China during August. The Bruins, who have the nation's No. 2 recruiting class according to Scout.com, will benefit from being allowed 10 practices. The tour is part of the Pac-12 Conference's efforts to gain a foothold in Asia. The Bruins were 19-14 during a tumultuous 2011-12 season and missed the NCAA tournament for the second time in three seasons. But UCLA is expected to be among the top-ranked teams heading into the season after signing forward Shabazz Muhammad, guard Kyle Anderson, center Tony Parker and forward Jordan Adams.
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August 21, 2012 | By David Wharton
The UCLA basketball team will hold practices on Monday and Tuesday in preparation for exhibition games in China over the next week. With the Bruins scheduled to depart from Los Angeles International Airport at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, Coach Ben Howland said he likes the 10 extra sessions that the NCAA allows for schools participating in international competition. "It has really helped us to practice as a team," he said. "That gives us an early start on the season, which is a big year for us. " Freshman standout Shabazz Muhammad, still being investigated by the NCAA in regard to possible improper benefits, will not make the trip.
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January 14, 2011
UCLA next at Oregon, Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena, 2 p.m., Prime Ticket ? The Bruins will get their first look at the Ducks' new arena, which played host to its first game Thursday when Oregon played USC. The Ducks swept UCLA last season but have been beset by injuries recently, with only nine available players at one point last week.
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November 26, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's basketball team has been playing in a less-than-half-full Pauley Pavilion through five games this season, with an average announced attendance of 5,673 in the 13,800-seat arena. A possible contributing factor is ticket prices. In a report by Vividseats.com, a secondary ticket broker, UCLA has the sixth highest-priced tickets in all of college basketball, with the median price $95. Kansas is No. 1 at $265, followed by Kentucky at $200, Duke at $179, Gonzaga at $110 and Indiana at $100.
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July 16, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Wanaah Bail, who transferred from Texas Tech to UCLA, had surgery June 28 to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. Bail, a 6-foot-9 forward, is expected to miss four months, but it's still unknown whether he will be able to play for the Bruins this season. Bail's eligibility status for the 2013-14 season is “undetermined,” UCLA officials said after his transfer. Bail left Texas Tech within weeks of arriving on campus. There were reports of academic issues, but the NCAA cleared him to transfer.
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April 2, 2014 | By Chris Foster
A former agent said he paid former UCLA basketball standout Tyler Honeycutt and his mother in the hopes of securing him as a client. Noah Lookofsky told SB Nation that he doled out $55,800 during a three-year relationship with Honeycutt, starting when he was a player at Sylmar High. He provided SB Nation with copies of receipts, deposit slips, promissory notes, travel itineraries, email exchanges and a deposited check to support his claim. That included paying rent and travel expenses for Lisa Stazel, Honeycutt's mother.
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March 28, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Moving the UCLA basketball program forward is going to be tricky. The Bruins had a good season, reaching an NCAA regional semifinal for the first time since 2008 and pushing top-ranked Florida to the final minutes. For two days in Memphis - pregame and postgame - Coach Steve Alford talked about the "foundation" that was built. Less than 24 hours later, though, that foundation already had a crack. Freshman guard Zach LaVine will declare for the NBA draft, his family said Friday.
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March 20, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
SAN DIEGO - He's been on the job nearly a full calendar year, leading a young basketball team to a conference tournament championship while filling a dormant program with energy and hope. Yet Steve Alford's career as UCLA basketball coach doesn't officially begin until right now. Friday night, Viejas Arena, NCAA tournament, opening game, Tulsa waiting. Despair waiting, relief waiting, ghosts waiting. "This is when the UCLA coaching hot seat gets really hot," said Tracy Murray, former Bruins star and current team radio analyst.
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March 5, 2014 | By Chris Foster
When: 6 p.m. Where: Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle. On the air: TV: ESPN2. Radio: 570. Records: Bruins 22-7, 11-5 (Pac-12); Washington 16-13, 8-8. Record vs. Washington (2012-13): 2-0. Update: UCLA has had difficulty winning consecutive games away from Pauley Pavilion, a problem that needs to be fixed before leaving for Las Vegas and the Pac-12 Conference tournament next week. The Bruins have lost eight of their last nine games against Washington in Seattle, though they clinched the Pac-12 title at Washington in the 2012-13 regular-season finale.
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March 5, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's basketball team won the Pac-12 Conference regular-season championship last season and Coach Ben Howland was fired. With two games left in this conference regular season, the Bruins already know they will not repeat as champions, yet all is well. The change from Howland to Steve Alford has been a mostly lateral move. Entirely horizontal, in fact, according to the records. UCLA last season had a 22-7 record at this stage. As the Bruins prepare to play at Washington on Thursday and Washington State on Saturday in their final two games before this year's conference tournament, their record is … 22-7.
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March 1, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Guards Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson are expected to return toUCLA's starting lineup against Oregon State on Sunday after serving one-game suspensions. Coach Steve Alford wouldn't guarantee their spots, saying, “We've still got a day of practice.” But he said the two would start “as long as practice goes well.” The two missed Thursday's game against Oregon, won by the Ducks in double overtime, 87-83, for violating unspecified team rules. In their absence, freshmen guards Bryce Alford and Zach LaVine played 49 and 48 minutes, respectively.
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September 2, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Trevon Bluiett, a multi-talented forward from Indianapolis Park Tudor High, announced Monday that he will attend UCLA. The 6-foot-5 forward is ranked 46th nationally among high school prospects by Rivals.com. Bluiett announced his decision on Twitter.   Blessed to have many schools recruiting me. But in the end, theres only one school right for me. I'm officially a Bruin. #UCLA #bruinnation - Trevon Bluiett (@tre_bluiett15) September 2, 2013 Ed Schilling coached Bluiett at Park Tudor.
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June 7, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Wanaah Bail, a 6-foot-9 forward from Texas Tech, will attend UCLA. He signed a grant-in-aid with the Bruins this week. Bail signed with Texas Tech and enrolled in school last summer but left schiool before fall practice began. It was reported that he had a rocky relationship with Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie, who resigned before the season began. Whether Bail will be eligible to play this season is undetermined, according to a UCLA news release.   ALSO: A look back at Secretariat's 31-length Belmont victory Watch Yasiel Puig's grand slam against the Atlanta Braves Watch Tony Parker make amazing shot to help Spurs beat the Heat  
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February 22, 2014 | By Chris Foster
PALO ALTO - This was UCLA basketball. Well, the type of UCLA basketball that has become so annoying to Coach Steve Alford and his players. The Bruins came to the Bay Area trying to chase down first-place Arizona. They rolled through California Thursday and … BOX SCORE: Stanford 83, UCLA 74 Stanford's 83-74 victory at Maples Pavilion on Saturday was another head-scratcher for the No. 23 Bruins. It was the third time in Pac-12 play that they have lost the second game of a two-game trip.
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