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February 12, 2001 | SAM FARMER
They didn't collect many style points with their hanging-on-for-dear-life victory over DePaul, but the Bruins do expect to emerge from the weekend ranked in the top 25 for the first time since November. "I think we'll be ranked after this," point guard Earl Watson said. "I'm not sure how high, or what number, but we should be ranked. If we don't get ranked after this week, then we probably won't be ranked when we win the Pac-10, or for the rest of the year."
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February 9, 2001 | SAM FARMER
One small step forward, one giant leap for Ray Young. Young, a streak-shooting UCLA guard, got hot Thursday night thanks to a subtle adjustment to his game. He merely got a little closer to the hoop before he launched his shots. "I just really focused on getting easier shots," said Young, who scored 19 points and made 11 of 12 free throws. "Today I only took one three-pointer [two, actually], and my mid-range shooting definitely outshines my three-point shooting.
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February 9, 2001
* Saturday at DePaul, 12:30 p.m., Channel 7--The Bruins, who have a 10-6 series lead, posted a 76-58 victory over DePaul last season at Pauley Pavilion.
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February 7, 2001 | SAM FARMER
There were a few moments of levity Tuesday during a UCLA-USC luncheon at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, an event for fans that was attended by Bruin Coach Steve Lavin and assistant coach Michael Holton, as well as USC assistant coach David Miller and guard Tyler Murphy. Each participated in a question-and-answer session with fans. Someone in the crowd asked Lavin if the Bruins plan to press much Thursday night. Lavin started to answer, then noticed it was Miller who playfully asked the question.
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February 4, 2001 | BILL PLASCHKE
An athletic director weeps. A booster screams. A heckler sighs. A coach still stands. Steve Lavin was wearing a wrinkled T-shirt because his players--many who love him every bit as much as most of Los Angeles doesn't--doused him with cold water. He was speaking with a wrinkled voice because he had just spent two hours screaming above the noise of the nation's only unbeaten team. There were bite marks on his heels, blade wounds in his back, uncertainty in his future, and Rick Pitino in his face.
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February 3, 2001 | SAM FARMER
Brother, can you spare a day? That's essentially what UCLA asked USC before the season, hoping to reschedule Thursday's Bruin-Trojan game for Wednesday, which would have given UCLA an extra day to get to Chicago for next Saturday's game at DePaul. But USC declined the request. So, the Bruins will have less than 48 hours to travel halfway across the country and get in a workout, before squaring off against the Blue Demons at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10.
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February 3, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With his UCLA basketball team at a crossroads, Coach Steve Lavin is in the cross hairs. The Bruins began their most difficult five-game stretch of the season Thursday in an abysmal way, losing by 29 at California. Today, they play at No. 1 Stanford, then continue on the road with games at USC and DePaul. Waiting for them when they get back to Pauley Pavilion in two weeks will be Arizona, which embarrassed them by 25 in Tucson last month.
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February 2, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA basketball Coach Steve Lavin has had better nights. When he looked into the Haas Pavilion stands Thursday, he couldn't help but notice the hundreds of California students waving photocopies of Rick Pitino bearing the caption "I got next, Lavin." What was happening on the court was even less encouraging. Looking as raw and unpolished as they have all season, the Bruins were clobbered by Cal, 92-63, before a packed house of 12,172 that howled with ear-splitting delight.
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January 26, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Far be it from UCLA to look down on another basketball team. But against Oregon State--one of the shortest teams in the country--the Bruins had no other choice. The Bruins relied on their size advantage and solid half-court defense to post a 67-40 victory over a scrappy Oregon State team blessed with more heart than height. For most of the second half, the tallest Beaver player on the Pauley Pavilion court was 6-foot-5 guard Adam Matsen.
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