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UCLA Vs. Oregon State Recap: Closing Out At Home With a Win

Kyle Anderson scored 14 points and the UCLA Bruins (22-7, 11-5) defeated the Oregon State Beavers (15-13, 7-9) by a score of 74-69 on Sunday at Pauley Pavilion. The game marked the end of UCLA’s home schedule.

The Bruins could not get anything going offensively in the first half, shooting 38% from the field. Oregon State used that to build a decent lead. The Beavers went into the locker room at halftime with a 38-29 lead.

Kyle Anderson, Langston Morris-Walker,UCLA used the 3-ball to get back within striking distance early in the second half. Then used their their somewhat sporadic great defense to take a lead. With 3:55 left in the second half, the Bruins were nursing a 63-57 lead. Oregon State scored the only point for the next 2:33 seconds and UCLA maintained a 63-58 lead. The Beavers started the foul game.

Jordan Adams led UCLA with 24 points. He added 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Kyle Anderson had 5 assists and 9 rebounds. Travis Wear and David Wear each had 6 points in their final game at Pauley Pavilion.

Roberto Nelson led OSU with 23 points and 5 rebounds. UCLA shot 41% from the field. OSU shot 47%. The Bruins were 5-13 from behind the arc. The Beavers were 7-21. UCLA had 31 rebounds; OSU had 36. The Beavers were 14-23 from the free throw line. The Bruins were 21-23. OSU had 16 turnovers and 14 assists. UCLA had 6 turnovers and 19 assists.

UCLA will head to the Washington schools to close out the regular season schedule. The Bruins will play at UW on Thursday and tip at 6:00 PM. On Saturday, they will play at WSU and tip at 8:00 PM.

UCLA Vs. Oregon Recap: Shorthanded Bruins Show Much Effort In Loss

NCAA Basketball: Oregon at UCLAKyle Anderson and Jordan Adams did not play and the Oregon Ducks (19-8, 7-8) defeated the UCLA Bruins (21-7, 10-5) by the score of 87-83 in 2OT.

UCLA head coach Steve Alford announced before the game that Anderson and Adams were suspended for a violation of team rules. There was no specification as to what the violations were.

In the waning seconds of the second half, Oregon was holding on to a 1-point lead. Bryce Alford had just made a 3-pointer and Oregon had to get a successful inbound pass in. But UCLA pressed the Ducks defensively and forced a turnover. Zach LaVine released a wild shot and missed. The Bruins fouled and the Ducks stretched their lead to 3 with 1.8 seconds remaining the game. Travis Wear threw a full court pass to David Wear who sank the long 3-pointer to tie the game at 71 and send the game into OT.

In the first overtime period, UCLA showed the spectacular defense that they have periodically shown throughout the season, holding Oregon to two points. But, the lack of a go to offensive weapon became clear as the Bruins only scored to points themselves. The game was tied at 73 and the Ducks had the ball with a 2 second difference between shot clock and game clock. Oregon brought the shot clock all the way down, put up a shot, and missed. On to 2OT.

With 1:39 left in the game, UCLA had the ball down 80-77. Travis Wear sank the easy bucket to bring the Bruins within 1. But UCLA could not secure a defensive rebound on the other end, fouled, and Oregon made 1 of 2 free throws. Bryce Alford drove to the basket, missed, and Oregon pulled down the defensive rebound. UCLA was forced to foul. Elgin Cook made both free throws to give the Ducks an 83-79 lead with 23.0 seconds in 2OT. Zach LaVine made 2 free throws to bring the Bruins back with 2. Johnathan Lloyd made 2 free throws and the Ducks took an 85-81 lead, a lead which they never gave back.

Bryce Alford led the short-handed Bruins with 31 points in his first college start. He also added 6 assists and 2 rebounds. Zach LaVine had 18 points, 5 assists, and 8 rebounds. Norman Powell had 14 points.

Joseph Young led the Ducks with 26 points. Mike Moser led with 20 rebounds; he also had 12 points.

UCLA shot 39% from the field; Oregon shot 38%. The Bruins were 7-22 from behind the arc; the Ducks were 10-28. UCLA was 24-31 from the free throw line; Oregon was 29-39. Both teams took great care of the ball as the Bruins only had 11 turnovers and the Ducks only had 12. UCLA had 39 rebounds; Oregon had 50.

UCLA will finish it’s home schedule on Sunday as they take on the Oregon State Beavers at 6PM.

UCLA News: Kyle Anderson, Jordan Adams Suspended For Oregon Game

1e112262-72e2-4570-b76f-68f9ba2cd80a-640x631 (1)UCLA’s top two guards, Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams, have been suspended for tonight’s game versus Oregon for “violating team rules.” This news surely adds another blow to the team, who is coming off a bad loss to Stanford.

Anderson, the team’s combo guard, averages 14.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game.

Adams, arguably the team’s best offensive player, leads the team in scoring averaging 17.2 points. He also leads the Pac-12 in steals with 79.

UCLA (21-6 overall, 10-4 in Pac-12 play) plays Oregon (18-8, 6-8) at Pauley Pavilion at 8 p.m.

UCLA Vs. Stanford Recap: Three Pointers Rain Down On Bruins

8633f8e753b76d074c0f6a7067006a2fChasson Randle made a career high seven 3-pointers and the Stanford Cardinal (18-8, 9-5)defeated the UCLA Bruins (21-6, 10-4) by a score of 83-74 at Maples Pavilion.

The teams traded baskets for most of the first half. But, Stanford used a 12-0 run to build a 30-18 lead with 5:59 left in the first half. UCLA came back with their own 5-0 run to get within 7 points. The teams continued to trade baskets for the rest of the half and the Cardinal took a 38-30 lead into halftime.

Stanford opened the second half with a 14-9 run to take a 52-39 lead with 16:06 to play in the game. UCLA went on its own 13-2 run to make the score 60-57 with 9:38 left in the game. Stanford made back-to-back threes to take a 66-57 lead. With 2:50 left, Zach LaVine was fouled from behind the arc. He made all three free throws to bring the Bruins within 4 at 72-68. Stanford was shaky shooting free throws down the stretch, but made enough to ice the victory.

Norman Powell and Zach LaVine led UCLA with 14 points. Kyle Anderson added 6 points and led the team with 9 assists and 5 rebounds.

Chasson Randle led Stanford with 26 points. Anthony Brown added 18 points and led the Cardinal with 4 assists. Brown and Josh Huestis led Stanford with 6 rebounds each.

UCLA shot 46% for the game; Stanford shot 62%. The Bruins were 6 of 19 from behind the arc; the Cardinal was 11 of 20. Both teams were bit by the turnover bug as UCLA had 12 turnovers and Stanford had 15. The Bruins were 16 of 22 from the free throw line; the Cardinal were 16 of 24. The Cardinal out rebounded the Bruins, 29-25.

UCLA will come home this week to take on the Oregon schools in Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins will take on Oregon on Thursday at 8 p.m. That game will be televised on ESPN2. On Saturday, Oregon State will be at Pauley Pavilion. That game will tip at 6 p.m. and be televised on FOX Sports 1. Stanford will head out on a road trip to the Arizona schools.

UCLA Vs. Stanford Recap: Three Pointers Rain Down On Bruins

8633f8e753b76d074c0f6a7067006a2fChasson Randle made a career high seven 3-pointers and the Stanford Cardinal (18-8, 9-5)defeated the UCLA Bruins (21-6, 10-4) by a score of 83-74 at Maples Pavilion.

The teams traded baskets for most of the first half. But, Stanford used a 12-0 run to build a 30-18 lead with 5:59 left in the first half. UCLA came back with their own 5-0 run to get within 7 points. The teams continued to trade baskets for the rest of the half and the Cardinal took a 38-30 lead into halftime.

Stanford opened the second half with a 14-9 run to take a 52-39 lead with 16:06 to play in the game. UCLA went on its own 13-2 run to make the score 60-57 with 9:38 left in the game. Stanford made back-to-back threes to take a 66-57 lead. With 2:50 left, Zach LaVine was fouled from behind the arc. He made all three free throws to bring the Bruins within 4 at 72-68. Stanford was shaky shooting free throws down the stretch, but made enough to ice the victory.

Norman Powell and Zach LaVine led UCLA with 14 points. Kyle Anderson added 6 points and led the team with 9 assists and 5 rebounds.!

Chasson Randle led Stanford with 26 points. Anthony Brown added 18 points and led the Cardinal with 4 assists. Brown and Josh Huestis led Stanford with 6 rebounds each.

UCLA shot 46% for the game; Stanford shot 62%. The Bruins were 6 of 19 from behind the arc; the Cardinal was 11 of 20. Both teams were bit by the turnover bug as UCLA had 12 turnovers and Stanford had 15. The Bruins were 16 of 22 from the free throw line; the Cardinal were 16 of 24. The Cardinal out rebounded the Bruins, 29-25.

UCLA will come home this week to take on the Oregon schools in Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins will take on Oregon on Thursday at 8 p.m. That game will be televised on ESPN2. On Saturday, Oregon State will be at Pauley Pavilion. That game will tip at 6 p.m. and be televised on FOX Sports 1. Stanford will head out on a road trip to the Arizona schools.

UCLA Vs California Recap: Jordan Adams Explodes With 28 Points

Jordan-Adams2UCLA (21-5, 10-3) pummeled Cal (17-9, 8-5) by a score of 86-66 on Wednesday night in Haas Pavilion. The win kept UCLA within one game of first place Arizona with five left to play. The victory also created some separation from the rest of the league.

The Bruins had their way offensively with the Golden Bears all game. UCLA outscored Cal 44-32 in the first half and 42-34 in the second half. It was a statement game for the Bruins, who have now won four straight games and seven out of their last eight.

Jordan Adams led all scorers with 28 points. He added 5 steals, 5 assists, and 6 rebounds. Kyle Anderson had 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists.

Jordan Mathews led Cal off the bench with 16 points. David Kravish led with 9 rebounds. Justin Cobbs led with 6 assists.

As a team, UCLA shot 59% from the field; Cal shot 44%. The Bruins were 8-15 from behind the arc; the Golden Bears were 7-17. UCLA was 12-22 from the free throw line; Cal was 10-17. Cal out rebounded UCLA 33-30. The Bruins took very good care of the basketball and only committed 6 turnovers; the Golden Bears had 12.!

UCLA will continue their Bay Area trip on Saturday when they head to Maples Pavilion to take on Stanford. That game tips at 3 pm. Cal will take on USC on Sunday. That game tips at 5 pm.

UCLA Vs. Utah Recap: Bruins Within 1 Game Of Arizona

downloadKyle Anderson scored 16 points and the UCLA Bruins (20-5, 9-3) defeated the Utah Utes (17-8, 6-7) by a score of 80-66 on Saturday afternoon at Pauley Pavilion. Coupled with Arizona’s loss at Arizona State on Friday night, the win vaulted UCLA to within one game of Arizona for the top spot in the Pac-12 Conference.

In a back and forth first half, neither team could wrestle momentum from the other. Utah came out hot from behind the arc but cooled down as the half progressed.

UCLA led by as many as 6. Utah led by as many as 4. Jordan Adams led the Bruins with 12 points in the first half. Brandon Taylor led the Utes with 8 points at halftime. UCLA took a 33-31 lead into the locker room at half.

The Bruins started the second half on a 12-0, which was punctuated by a Norman Powell steal and dunk. They led by as many as 17 and the Utes could not recover from extended scoring droughts.

Jordan Adams led all scorers with 24 points. He added 4 steals and 4 rebounds. Kyle Anderson had 5 assists and 10 rebounds. Norman Powell fouled out with 50.1 seconds left in the game. He had 13 points.

Deion Wright led Utah with 16 points and 6 rebounds.

UCLA shot 53% from the field. Utah shot 42%. The Bruins were 7-13 from behind the arc. Utah was 7-22. UCLA once again out rebounded a conference opponent 38-29.

The Utes were 13-19 from the free throw line. The Bruins were 11-17. Utah had 12 turnovers and 15 assists. UCLA had 10 turnovers and 16 assists.

UCLA has 6 games left on the regular season schedule. The Bruins will head out on a road trip to Northern California. They will play Cal on Wednesday and Stanford on Saturday. The game at Cal will tip at 7:30 PM. The game at Stanford will tip at 3:00 PM.

UCLA News: Tyus Edney Shares Photo From 1995 Appearance On Jay Leno Show

Jay Leno signed off of The Tonight Show for the final time Thursday evening, and UCLA basketball Director of Operations, Tyus Edney shared on Twitter a picture of he and the 1995 National Championship squad that was on the show with Leno during his fourth season.

Have a look at the picture for yourself:

6a00d8341c630a53ef016761015a93970b-600wiWhile it’s not sports-related, the departure of Leno is big nation-wide.

Meanwhile, Edney and the UCLA basketball team is preparing for a showdown with crosstown rival, USC tomorrow in the Galen Center. ESPN Bracketology expert Joe Lunardi has the Bruins as a No. 6 seed out East against Harvard for its 17-5 record.

For those that are wondering, the last UCLA team to appear on The Tonight Show was the women’s soccer team following its National Championship, the school’s first ever in the sport and 110th overall.

UCLA vs. Oregon Recap: A Close Win For The Bruins

14.01.30.tw_.ode_.mbb_.ucla_.0475The UCLA Bruins (17-4, 6-2) defeated the Oregon Ducks (14-6, 2-6) by a score of 70-68 on Thursday night at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon.

UCLA played extremely sloppy in the first half. They turned the ball over nine times, equaling the number of baskets the team made. That is no way to win a basketball game and resulted in Oregon being up 4 at the half, 36-32.

The second half was a much different story as UCLA was able to limit the turnovers. They played much better defense for most of the half which allowed the Bruins to build a 65-54 lead with 6:10 to go. But the Ducks used a 14-0 run to take a 68-65 lead with under a minute to go.

Tied at 68 with 36.2 seconds to play, UCLA took possession after an Oregon missed shot. Steve Alford called timeout and the Bruins setup for a final shot. Travis Wear recovered a loose ball and scored to give UCLA the 70-68 lead with 5.3 seconds to play. Kyle Anderson blocked the final shot to secure the win.

Jordan Adams led UCLA with 19 points. Kyle Anderson, who was limited by a sore neck and needed to get treatment during shoot around, was not himself offensively. He was limited to 6 points and 2 rebounds. He still had 10 assists. Tony Parker fouled out at the 1:12 mark with 9 points and 4 rebounds.!

Joseph Young led Oregon with 25 points; Jason Calliste added 21. Damyean Doston led the Ducks with 6 rebounds.!

UCLA shot 45% from the field and held Oregon to 40%. Oregon was on fire from beyond the arc, making 8 three-pointers in the game; UCLA made 3. The Bruins once again out rebounded a conference foe 29-24. UCLA committed 16 turnovers; Oregon committed 15. The Bruins were 21-25 from the free throw line; the Ducks were 18-19.

UCLA will continue its road trip when it heads to Oregon State (11-8, 3-4) on Sunday. That game tips at 11:30 AM. Oregon will host USC on Saturday at 5:00 PM.

UCLA vs. California Recap: Bruins Stomp Golden Bears

Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 7.27.39 PMKyle Anderson scored 17 points and the UCLA Bruins (16-4, 5-2) cruised to a 76-64 victory over the California Golden Bears (14-6, 5-2) on Sunday night in Pauley Pavilion. The victory tied the Bruins with the Golden Bears for second place in the Pac-12 Conference.

David Wear was on fire in the first half scoring 16 of UCLA’s 40 points. The Bruins played excellent defense in that half, holding the Golden Bears to 29 points.

But Cal did not back down in the second half, using a 18-2 run to cut the UCLA lead to 53-50. Then the Bruins used a 13-5 run of their own to build the lead back to 66-55. Cal was forced to foul toward the end of the game and UCLA made their free throw shots to seal the win.

UCLA shot 46 percent (26-57) from the field. They held Cal to 35 percent on 20-58 shooting. The Bruins  maintained their strong rebounding in conference play as they out-rebounded the Golden Bears 39-37.

The turnover bug returned as Cal forced UCLA into 12 turnovers. The Bruins forced the Golden Bears into 11. UCLA was 5-9 from behind the arc; Cal was 4-21.

Cal’s Jordan Mathews and UCLA’s Travis Wear led all scorers with 18 points. Jordan Adams added 12 and Bryce Alford had 13 off the bench. Adams had 3 steals. David Wear had 2 blocks.

Kyle Anderson led the Bruins with 5 assists and 12 rebounds.

Justin Cobbs had 14 points. David Kravish and Richard Solomon led the Golden Bears with 3 assists. Soloman also led with 13 rebounds.

Cal will head home to host ASU and top ranked Arizona this week. The Bruins will head to Oregon on Thursday and Oregon State on Sunday. UCLA will try and capitalize on the Ducks’ recent struggles and maintain momentum against the Beavers. The Oregon game will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and tip at 6:00 PM. The Oregon State game will be televised nationally on ESPNU and tip at 11:30 AM.