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  • UCLA is ready to be a blue blood again

    The Athletic "Approximately 1,500 players have entered the NCAA men’s basketball transfer portal since the end of the season, and at first blush, David Singleton should be one of them. As a 6-4 junior guard at UCLA, Singleton started one game this season and ranked eighth on the team in scoring (4.7..." April 26

  • UCLA coach Mick Cronin signs two-year extension after Final Four run

    ESPN "After leading the Bruins to their first Final Four appearance since 2008, UCLA men's basketball coach Mick Cronin has signed a two-year extension worth $4 million per year, athletic director Martin Jarmond announced Thursday. Cronin, who is now signed through the 2026-27..." April 08

  • UCLA F Jalen Hill retires from basketball due to anxiety, depression

    Larry Brown Sports "Former UCLA forward Jalen Hill announced on Instagram Tuesday that he is retiring from basketball. Hill played in 15 games this season but left the team in February due to personal reasons. In an Instagram video he posted on Tuesday, Hill shared what he has been going through that led..." April 06

  • Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs Inspired by Kobe Bryant After UCLA Winner

    Bleacher Report "Jalen Suggs grew up wanting to have his Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade moment, leaping to the top of the scorer's table after coming through in the clutch. He got his moment Saturday night in the Final Four. "I've always wanted to run up on the table like Kobe and..." April 04

  • Mark Few had great comment about Jalen Suggs’ final shot

    Yardbarker "Mark Few had a great comment about Jalen Suggs’ final shot that helped Gonzaga beat UCLA 93-90 in overtime on Saturday night.  Suggs made the shot of the tournament when he banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer from well beyond the arc (video here). The shot gave Gonzaga..." April 04

  • Greatest NCAA Tournament game ever? Gonzaga-UCLA an all-time classic

    USA Today "It might be April, but March Madness isn't over. Not even close.  The best was saved for last in a men's Final Four overtime thriller that saw No. 1 Gonzaga save its perfect season thanks to Jalen Suggs's buzzer-beating 3-pointer.  In a..." April 04

  • Skip Bayless Calls Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs Game Winning 3 A “Lucky Shot”

    Black Sports Online "One could say that any shot over 30 feet is a lucky shot considering the low % of makes. Was Jalen Suggs game winning 3 a lucky shot? Of course, he wasn’t trying to bank it in, but the more important question is this. WHO THE HELL CARES?? That was..." April 04

  • UCLA’s massive contribution to one of the greatest Tournament games ever

    The Athletic "At a normal Final Four, which is to say a Final Four that hosts not just teams but people, swarms of roving fans in bars and at parties, a strange thing happens: The fans go home. Specifically, the fans of teams that lose on Saturday go home. This depends on geography and fan base intensity,..." April 04

  • Jalen Suggs makes incredible block on Cody Riley dunk attempt

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Suggs made a heck of a play late in Gonzaga’s Final Four game against UCLA on Saturday night.  UCLA’s Cody Riley drove to the basket for a dunk attempt with the game tied at 77 and two minutes left. He went up but Suggs was able to get a hand on the ball. Riley..." April 04

  • Everything you need to know about Johnny Juzang’s parents

    Clutch Points "Johnny Juzang certainly made a name for himself in his first year with the UCLA Bruins. While his season has now come to a bitter end thanks to that dagger of a shot from Gonzaga Bulldogs star Jalen Suggs, the Vietnamese-American swingman’s NBA stock is at an all-time high right..." April 04

  • Kenny Smith Says UCLA Star Johnny Juzang Now A 1st-Rounder After Epic Tourney Run

    TMZ "UCLA star Johnny Juzang has made himself a WHOLE LOT of money over the past 2 weeks ... so says Kenny Smith, who tells TMZ Sports the hooper is now a surefire 1st-round NBA draft pick! Juzang has been a BEAST for the Bruins in their march from the First 4 to..." April 01

  • Ranking the best all-time NBA players from UCLA

    Clutch Points "Ah, UCLA, it’s so good to have you back. After what seems like a century-long hiatus, the UCLA Bruins are back in the NCAA Final Four and are the second team ever to make it all the way from March Madness’s First Four round to this point. Junior sharpshooter Johnny Juzang..." March 31

  • Rick Pitino rooting for former assistant coach in Final Four

    Larry Brown Sports "Rick Pitino has a rooting interest in the Final Four thanks to one of his former assistant coaches. UCLA coach Mick Cronin was an assistant to Pitino at Louisville from 2001-2003. He’s been very successful since then, reaching the NCAA Tournament with Murray State and finding..." March 31

  • UCLA’s toughness lifting them through March Madness

    New York Post "Lesser young men, lesser teams, would have crumbled. Lesser young men, lesser teams, would have had their hearts ripped out by a last-second desperation 3 that had forced overtime. But these underdog UCLA Bruins, the 11 seed from the mighty Pac-12, had much too much heart in..." March 29

  • UCLA coach takes jab at NBA for wooing key recruit

    USA Today "Dressed in a UCLA letter jacket replicating the same one late coach John Wooden once wore in his heyday, Mick Cronin fielded questions from reporters about his team's surprise 2021 men's NCAA Tournament run — a No. 11 seeded team that fell to the bubble now among the Sweet 16..." March 28

  • UCLA star joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Reggie Miller in NCAA tournament lore

    Clutch Points "Johnny Juzang led no. 11 UCLA to a 73-62 victory to take down no. 6 BYU Cougars to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. By notching 27 points in the upset win, Juzang joined a couple of Hall of Famers that go by the names of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Reggie Miller as the..." March 21

  • Did UCLA really turn down Michael Jordan?

    Yahoo! Sports "Eleven minutes into ESPN’s broadcast of last month’s UCLA-Arizona game, college basketball’s most tangent-prone analyst steered the conversation in an unexpected direction. Bill Walton told an outrageous tale of his alma mater declining to recruit the..." March 03

  • Amari Bailey, a highly regarded high school junior guard, commits to UCLA basketball a second time

    ESPN "Elite high school junior Amari Bailey has committed to UCLA basketball for a second time, he announced Wednesday night. Bailey originally committed to the Bruins and then-coach Steve Alford as a high school freshman, but he decommitted eight months later. Bailey..." February 18

  • College basketball games affected by COVID-19

    CBS Sports "Kentucky's basketball program is resuming practice on Monday and breaking its temporary COVID-inflicted postponement after being forced to postpone its SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup Saturday with Texas. The Wildcats' schedule has changed a bit because of the pause, with its SEC matchup..." February 01

  • UCLA star Chris Smith out for season after tearing ACL

    The Score "UCLA star Chris Smith will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign after tearing the ACL in his left knee during the Bruins' 72-70 victory over Utah on Thursday, the school announced Saturday. Smith was second on the team in scoring (12.6 points per..." January 03