Juzang sends No. 11 seed UCLA past Michigan to Final Four
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – UCLA has made more trips to the Final Four than any program but North Carolina. AdThey were clinging to a 50-49 lead when Michigan called a timeout with 19 seconds to go, intending to set up the game's final shot. The buzzer sounded and UCLA began to celebrate, only for the officials to put a half-second back on the clock. They were 3 of 11 beyond the arc, shot 39% overall and couldn't make one at the end. UCLA won a regional semifinal in 2006 and the Bulldogs returned the favor in the 2015 regional semifinals.
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.
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.