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UCLA Women’s Basketball Destroys Wazzu, Billings Gets Rebound Record

The UCLA Women’s Basketball team obliterated Washington State 67-48 on Senior Day, which also saw Monique Billings tie a huge record. Just two days after the UCLA Women’s Basketball team shocked #9 Washington with a win on Friday night, the Bruins went right back to work on Sunday morning as they smacked around the Washington State Cougars. […] UCLA Women’s Basketball Destroys...
Via Go Joe Bruin
1 day ago

UCLA Basketball: Bruins Rise One Spot in Latest AP Poll After Rout of USC

The UCLA Basketball team is back in the top five after their blowout win over USC, which was also helped out by a Baylor loss. The UCLA Basketball team seems to have righted the ship after their back-to-back losses to Arizona and USC at the end of January. Since then, the Bruins have been on […] UCLA Basketball: Bruins Rise One Spot in Latest AP Poll After Rout of USC - Go Joe...
Via Go Joe Bruin
1 day ago

UCLA basketball avenges their loss to USC

The first time that UCLA basketball faced USC, the Trojans beat them 84-76. That loss moved UCLA to 19-3 on the season and 6-3 in the Pac-12. Earlier on in the year, UCLA was considered one of the best teams in the entire country and a favorite to win it all in college basketball. However, after losing to three Pac-12 opponents in USC, Arizona and Oregon, it seemed like they weren’t...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA star Lonzo Ball's dad says son could replace Steph Curry right now

UCLA freshman guard Lonzo Ball is undoubtedly one of the top prospects in the 2017 NBA Draft class and has a chance to be the No. 1 overall pick in June. He's helped lead the Bruins to a 23-3 record, and is averaging 15.4 points, 7.6 assists and 6.1 rebounds a game. Ball's father, though, is raising eyebrows in the NBA by making some brash claims about his son's potential. During...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

LaVar Ball: Lonzo Ball ‘better than Stephen Curry’ right now

Filed under our “unreasonable expectations” category, LaVar Ball continues to put a huge target on the back of his son, UCLA star Lonzo Ball. Having already stated that Lonzo would be better than Stephen Curry one day, LaVar Ball took things a step further Saturday night. Watching his son play against USC, Ball said Lonzo is actually better than Curry … right now. “I have...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball's father says son is better than Curry right now

Last week, Lonzo Ball’s father, LaVar, told TMZ that his son, a UCLA freshman point guard, would be better than Steph Curry, saying of the two-time MVP, “you only consider him good because he won a couple of championships.“We can cut Mr. Ball some slack for that one. He was excited about his son’s success and maybe got carried away in a webcam interview with TMZ. Surely...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Basketball: UCLA bRuins USC’s Night in 32-Point Win

The UCLA Basketball team got their revenge on crosstown rival USC in a 32-point rout, blowing out the Trojans in a 102-70 victory. It seems as though the UCLA Basketball team remembered exactly what happened in their last meeting with USC three weeks ago when the Trojans beat the Bruins 84-76. Not only was it UCLA’s third […] UCLA Basketball: UCLA bRuins USC’s Night in 32...
Via Go Joe Bruin
3 days ago

No. 6 UCLA routs USC 102-70, snaps 4-game skid against rival

LOS ANGELES (AP) Bryce Alford scored 26 points, including 10 straight in the second half, and No. 6 UCLA beat Southern California 102-70 on Saturday night, snapping a four-game skid against its crosstown rival while improving to 5-0 in February. Playing their first game in six days, the Bruins (22-5, 9-5 Pac-12) avenged an 84-76 loss at USC last month to remain the league's only...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Go Joe Bruin UCLA Baseball 2017 Preview

After a phenomenal 2015 season, UCLA Baseball entered last year anticipating a rebuild; what they got instead was more of a demolition. The task for the Bruins in 2017 is to regroup and resume their winning ways. The precipitous drop from first in the country to tenth in the conference was the result of departing […] The Go Joe Bruin UCLA Baseball 2017 Preview - Go Joe Bruin -...
Via Go Joe Bruin
3 days ago

Miller: In rivalry against UCLA, USC Trojans have wind at their back

LOS ANGELES >> Personally, he hasn't lost to UCLA in more than two years, while his team has won four in a row against the Bruins. If Jordan McLaughlin and USC triumph again tonight at Pauley Pavilion, the Trojans will officially be dominating this series in a way not seen since basketballs were held together by stitches.
Via LA Daily News
4 days ago

WATCH: Bryce Alford, Most Fun NBA Draft Prospects with Ricky O'Donnell

In this episode, I chat with UCLA's Bryce Alford about what has been a pretty long, winding career at UCLA. He opens up a bit about what it's like to be a polarizing college athlete even among his the Bruin fanbase, about the situation this summer with his dad, growing up in the shadow of his dad, carving his own trail, and how crazy it is that he's likely to enter the top-10 in...
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New UCLA Football OC Jedd Fisch a Candidate For Vacant Alabama OC Position

A report from CBS Sports is claiming that new UCLA Football Offensive Coordinator Jedd Fisch is on a short list of candidates to fill the open Alabama OC spot. Could it be that the UCLA football team will have to look for another offensive coordinator before spring practice? Unfortunately, this is a possibility as Jedd Fisch, the Bruins […] New UCLA Football OC Jedd Fisch a...
Via Go Joe Bruin
5 days ago

Father says Lonzo Ball will be better than Steph Curry

Lonzo Ball is literally balling out these days for the UCLA Bruins. The freshman averages 15.4 points on better than 55 percent shooting (43 percent from beyond the arc.)So, if you’re Ball’s dad, and you’re asked to describe your son’s play, you could be forgiven for a little hyperbole.But that doesn’t mean you can’t go too far.According to CBS Sports, Mr. Ball declared...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA's Ball has funny quote about his deep 3-pointers

Lonzo Ball has developed a little bit of a reputation for his shooting confidence after draining some three-pointers from Steph Curry range.The UCLA freshman point guard is averaging 5.6 attempts from downtown on the season and making 43.2 percent of them. This three against Oregon last week had everyone talking: Some of his long shots have prompted questions about his shot selection...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pac-12 speaks to UCLA about mascot mooning

The Pac-12 apparently had to speak to UCLA about the actions of the school’s mascot during Thursday’s basketball game against Oregon.The Bruins came back to beat the Ducks 82-79 after trailing for most of the game. They had the help of their home crowd at Pauley Pavilion, as well as the efforts of mascot Joe Bruin.During the final minute of the game, Oregon’s Jordan Bell was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA mascot tries risque move to distract Oregon free-throw shooter

As if Thursday’s showdown between the No. 10 UCLA Bruins and No. 5 Oregon Ducks did not have enough intrigue, the UCLA Bruins mascot made sure to “butt in” on the action on the court.The sensibly named Joe Bruin decided to let it all hang out while doing his best to distract and Oregon Ducks player at the free throw line at Pauley Pavilion.Standing along the baseline, Joe Bruin...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

4 College Basketball Games With A Championship Tell

Cultivating a championship college basketball team takes time, effort, perseverance and a little bit of luck—ask any of the coaching greats and they will probably hit you with the famous Seneca quote: “Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.” Now, Bill Self, Mark Few and Dana Altman may not be Roman philosophers, but they do believe in being prepared when the moment to...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

High school sophomore scores 92 points in game

College basketball fans already know how good UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball is, but what’s scary is that his youngest brother may be even better.LaMelo Ball, a sophomore at Chino Hills High School in Southern California and the third of three talented basketball-playing Ball brothers, scored 92 points in his team’s 146-123 win over Los Osos High School on Tuesday night. 92 points...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brilliant Ball leads No. 11 UCLA past Washington 107-66

SEATTLE (AP) Lonzo Ball dazzled in a showdown of standout freshmen, finishing with 22 points, Bryce Alford added 21 points and No. 11 UCLA routed Washington 107-66 on Saturday night. The expected faceoff between Ball and Washington's Markelle Fultz - two of the best freshmen in the country and expected to be among the top picks in the NBA draft - never materialized in the way...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

1992-93 Season Stats Added to College Basketball Reference

As we work our way back in adding seasons of college basketball data, we're happy to announce that player and team statistics for the 1992-93 season are now live on our college basketball site. This gives the site a full 25 seasons of player and team stats. The 1992-93 college basketball season, the final season of the 45-second shot clock, featured North Carolina defeating Michigan...
Via Sports-Reference
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona's Allonzo Trier cleared to play after drug test comes back negative

It was revealed earlier in the week that the reason Arizona Wildcats sophomore guard Allonzo Trier hadn't played basketball yet this season was due to a suspension from the NCAA for PED usage.But that Trier was suspended for PED usage definitely does not tell the full story here.ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported on Thursday that Trier unknowingly took a PED after being given to it by...
Via The Comeback
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Bryce Alford has hilarious response to taunts

Bryce Alford had a funny response Saturday to the opposing fans taunting him. The UCLA senior had another strong game for the Bruins during the team’s 83-82 road win over Utah on Saturday. During the game, Alford, whose father Steve coaches UCLA, heard some taunts from the Utes fans. "Daddy's boy!" chants after Bryce Alford drains a deep three-pointer. UCLA and Utah are tied...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Darnay Holmes chooses UCLA and his nephew was so upset

UCLA picked up a big commitment in recruiting on Saturday when five-star wide receiver recruit Darnay Holmes announced he would be attending the school. But there was one person who really was not happy about it. Holmes laid four hats on the table at the US Army All-American Bowl and picked the UCLA one. He also had hats from USC, Ohio State and Nebraska, and it’s clear his nephew...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: UCLA’s T.J. Leaf ruins Cal defender with vicious dunk

The UCLA Bruins are awesome at basketball again, and while point guard Lonzo Ball gets the most talk (for good reason; he may be the No. 1 overall draft pick in June), 6’10” freshman T.J. Leaf is a very special talent himself. The Cal Golden Bears found that out on Thursday night when Leaf made a great move to drive to the lane from the three-point line, before then throwing...
Via The Comeback
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Which team has the brightest 2017 ahead of them?

A new year, a new hope. It's what keeps us going as sports fans. We jumped on a bunch of new bandwagons in 2016, who says we can't find a few more in 2017?Hello and good Thursday to everyone. Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable where we ask our contributors to sound off on the serious (and not so serious) side of sports. We've been wrapping up our 2016 year in review, which...
Via Yardbarker
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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