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UCLA Basketball Loses To Minnesota, 83-63

Ladies and gentlemen, UCLA's Ben Howland era is officially over. As the Bruins were thoroughly destroyed by the Minnesota Gophers, 83-63, on Friday night, the writing was on the wall: This team had given up. The players, the coaches – they understood this was a last-stand type of deal, and they gave up.  Perhaps if […]

NCAA Tournament: Determining UCLA Basketball Coach Ben Howland’s Fate

It's no secret that the UCLA basketball gig could open up soon. With Ben Howland firmly on the hot seat, the likelihood that the ten-year head coach and the highest-paid employee in the University of California getting dismissed is currently a coin flip. Indeed, because of UCLA's underwhelming season, which saw the Bruins earn signature […]

NCAA Tournament: Preview of UCLA vs. Minnesota With Gold And Gopher

UCLA hoops is set to take on their Big Ten counterpart Minnesota on Friday night. We've discussed the implications (including the most important – that the loser will have their coach fired), and now it's time to get to the basketball aspect of this match-up. For this, we bring in Frank Bi of FanSided's Minnesota […]

NCAA Tournament: A Look At Pac-12 Teams In The Tourney

UCLA hoops is set to take on Minnesota on Friday night, a tilt that'll determine who goes on to lose to Freaking Florida (as UCLA fans like to call 'em) in the Round of 32. Of course, UCLA isn't the only Pac-12 school to make it into the Dance. Colorado, California, Oregon, and Arizona have […]

Attempting To Summarize UCLA Basketball’s Season

Perhaps the entire 2012-13 college basketball season was something of a roller-coaster. In one of the wildest seasons in recent memory, top-tier teams fell like flies weekly, and it seemed that a slew of teams had rotated into the eventually-dreaded No. 1 spot in AP and Coaches' polls. Teams traded weeks being brilliant and being […]

NCAA Tournament: How UCLA And Minnesota Stack Up

UCLA hoops has drawn the Minnesota Gophers as their first match-up in the NCAA tournament. Both teams are riding rollercoaster-esque seasons, which has rotated between brilliance and ineptitude. As a result, both Ben Howland and Minnesota's Tubby Smith are on the hot seat, and the loser will essentially get his ass fired. But given the […]

UCLA Basketball Loses To Oregon: By The Numbers

UCLA was upended by the Oregon Ducks on Saturday night in the Bruins' quest to become the first team since, well, UCLA to finish the season as the Pac-12 regular season and tournament champs. Let's take a look at some surprising numbers from the game after the jump (box score follows):  5 The number of […]

UCLA Basketball Loses to Oregon In Adams’ Absence, 78-69

What happens in Vegas will ruin your Saturday. Without freshman Jordan Adams, UCLA floundered against the Oregon Ducks in the Pac-12 tournament final, losing to Oregon 78-69. Despite jumping out to an early 12-4 lead, the Bruins never seemed to have control of the game. Oregon would take the lead halfway through the first period […]

UCLA Basketball Loses To Oregon: Behind The Box Score

If this UCLA basketball team included a healthy Jordan Adams, we'd be discussing a totally different outcome right now. Indeed, if the all-important freshman wing was healthy, we wouldn't be crying and complaining about shoddy refereeing by the malcontents that are the Pac-12 refs. We wouldn't be lamenting the fact that this UCLA team was […]

How Far Can UCLA Basketball Go Without Jordan Adams?

If you wanted to see the widest range of emotions possible for humans, you could have watched the twitter feeds of dozens of UCLA basketball fans, as Bruins across the Internet unraveled from the beginning of the Arizona game to well after it. In a night that saw dejection turn into jubilation which turned back […]

UCLA Basketball Beats Arizona, 66-64, As Jordan Adams Breaks His Foot

UCLA hoops came back from down 11 against the Arizona Wildcats on Friday night to sweep Zona three games in one season. While the Bruins will move on to the Pac-12 tournament final, not all news is good news in Westwood. Late in the game, Jordan Adams injured his ankle and it has now been […]

UCLA Basketball Beats ASU, 80-75, Moves On In Pac-12 Tournament

We told you UCLA hoops would find itself struggling if Arizona State beat Stanford. We told you that the match-ups didn't favor UCLA in the slightest, and that the slightest hint of bad coaching could turn this game into a blowout. We told you that ASU was well-equipped to beat the interior-less Bruins, that Jahii […]

UCLA Basketball: 3 Keys To Bruins Win Over ASU

UCLA hoops is set to take on Arizona State on Thursday at noon in a rubber match that'll determine who gets to move on and play the winner of the Arizona-Colorado game. ASU beat Stanford to get to this point, taking a grueling overtime win which saw point guard Jahii Carson go H.A.M. to the […]