UCLA's Jules Bernard to enter NBA draft, won't hire agent
UCLA guard Jules Bernard has declared for the NBA draft, although the senior won’t hire an agent to preserve his eligibility. Bernard has one year of eligibility remaining after the NCAA allowed an extra year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are supporting Jules every way that we can, and we are excited for him to go through his evaluation and workout process over the next month," coach Mick Cronin said.news.yahoo.com
UCLA avoids upset with late surge, holds off Akron 57-53
Tyger Campbell rescued UCLA from a potential upset, scoring eight straight points late in the second half, and the fourth-seeded Bruins rallied for a 57-53 win over No. 13 seed Akron in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night. With the Bruins down 51-47 with 3 1/2 minutes left, Campbell took control and helped his team avoid getting bounced on the opening day of the tournament. Campbell hit a corner 3-pointer to pull UCLA within one, knocked down a 15-footer for the lead and added a 25-footer as the shot clock was expiring to put the Bruins ahead 55-51 with 1:17 left.news.yahoo.com
No. 17 UCLA beats No. 16 USC 75-68, finishes 2nd in Pac-12
The UCLA Bruins could shout “We're number two!” and feel good about it for now. Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored 27 points and No. 17 UCLA defeated 16th-ranked Southern California 75-68 on Saturday night to claim the No. 2 seed in next week’s Pac-12 Tournament. “We’re definitely focused and locked in going into the Pac-12 and NCAA Tournaments,” said Jules Bernard, who added 19 points.news.yahoo.com
No. 7 Arizona grinds out 76-66 win over No. 3 UCLA
UCLA Arizona Basketball Arizona forward Azuolas Tubelis (10) shoots as UCLA guard Jules Bernard (1) defends during the first half of nan NCAA college basketball game in Tucson, Ariz., Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. 7 Arizona grinded out a 76-66 win over No. Kriisa soon answered with a 3 to make it 70-61 and Arizona made six straight free throws in the final 1:25 to win the rematch. UCLA's pressure finally started to wear down Arizona late in the second half. Arizona was at its offensive best in the first half, then labored against UCLA's pressure but found a way to win.wftv.com
After COVID-19, No. 5 UCLA waits to play 1st game in weeks
Alabama St UCLA Basketball An empty Pauley Pavilion is seen before an NCAA college basketball game between UCLA and Alabama State Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — After a nearly two-week shutdown because of COVID-19, UCLA is back. The Bruins’ game that night against Alabama State was canceled an hour before tipoff. UCLA thought it would be hosting Arizona State on Wednesday, but then the Sun Devils came down with COVID-19 issues. The Bruins’ COVID-19 woes coincided with the Christmas break, leaving Bernard alone in his off-campus apartment.wftv.com
No. 11 UCLA beats 'Bama 88-78 in OT to reach Elite Eight
Instead, they scored the first five points of the extra session, then cruised from there to an 88-78 victory that gave the No. 11 seed Bruins their first trip to the Elite Eight since 2008 — and Cronin the first of his 18-year coaching career. Singleton was fouled and made two free throws for UCLA, pushing the lead to 65-62 with 4 seconds to go. Alabama led the nation in 3-pointers attempted and made this season, so it was fitting that a 3 would send the game to overtime. UCLA has beaten Michigan in three of their four NCAA Tournament games, including the 1965 national championship in Portland, Oregon.
Juzang carries No. 11 UCLA past sixth-seeded BYU, 73-62
UCLA basketball players celebrate their win over BYU after a first-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 20, 2021. 11 seed Bruins rally past Michigan State in the First Four, Juzang poured in 27 points against sixth-seeded BYU on Saturday night, carrying his team to a 73-62 victory and the second round of the East Region. This is the height of college basketball,” Juzang said, “and playing for the Bruins — I'm from Los Angeles. He's scouting Abilene Christian and he told me they would win,” UCLA coach Mick Cronin said. There's a number of things we can take from this game to get better,” BYU coach Mark Pope said.
UCLA beats Michigan St 86-80 in overtime in First Four game
– UCLA showed plenty of fight in its overtime win over Michigan State in a First Four game in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA forced overtime on Jaime Jaquez Jr.'s three-point play with 3.3 seconds to go, then pulled away in the extra session for an 86-80 victory at Mackey Arena on Thursday night. Once overtime came around, Juzang hit the first two baskets of the extra session to give UCLA the lead. Michigan State was 16 of 18 from the foul line but missed one in overtime. They also split their four NCAA Tournament games, with UCLA winning in 1965 and 1971 and the Cougars winning in 1950 and 1981.
Da Silva's buzzer-beat lifts Stanford over No. 24 UCLA
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Oscar da Silva surveyed UCLA's defense and thought about hanging back to try a short jumper. Da Silva scored off an inbound pass as time expired in overtime to lift Stanford over No. Da Silva finished with 26 points, the last coming on a lay-in off a set piece with 0.8 seconds remaining. “When you grind a game out like that, it’s very rewarding when you win in the end,” da Silva said. Stanford: A gritty effort from the Cardinal, especially da Silva, who came up big with six points in overtime.