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  • UCLA has made historic trips to Houston before

    UCLA has made historic trips to Houston before
    UCLA faces Gonzaga in the South Regional semifinals at NRG Stadium in Houston on Friday. The Bruins have made two previous significant trips to the city for games in cavernous football stadiums. One was big for the Bruins. One was even bigger for...
  • NCAA tournament Week 1 is hardly garden-variety as seeds get scattered

    This year's NCAA field was not trimmed, from 68 to 16, as much as it was hacked with garden shears. The East saw its top seedlings turned into compost. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: NCAA tournament: In the March 23 Sports section, a column about Week 1...
  • NCAA Tournament is pure March Madness for all the wrong reasons

    NCAA Tournament is pure March Madness for all the wrong reasons
    Joey Ptasinski didn't enjoy the 200-mile trip to American last month. The Lafayette shooting guard didn't like missing six of the nine 3-pointers he took during that game and hates losing. But what made the trek to Washington, D.C. unfavorable was that...
  • Linebacker Lokeni Toailoa commits to UCLA over USC

    Linebacker Lokeni Toailoa commits to UCLA over USC
    UCLA defeated USC – for now -- in a recruiting battle for Rialto Carter High linebacker Lokeni Toailoa, who announced his verbal commitment to the Bruins on Monday. Toailoa’s father wore a UCLA hat and a USC shirt to the ceremony. “I...
  • Duke back to form in NCAA tournament after lifeless loss

    Duke back to form in NCAA tournament after lifeless loss
    Mike Krzyzewski sounded more confused than angry after his Duke team lost to Notre Dame in the ACC tournament semifinals. Watching the somnolent Blue Devils, he said, "was like an out-of-body experience." Tempering Krzyzewski's reaction to the 74-64...
  • UCLA must be on guard on many fronts against Gonzaga's stellar offense

    UCLA must be on guard on many fronts against Gonzaga's stellar offense
    Before UCLA's practice Tuesday, Coach Steve Alford wryly noted the choice he has on how to defend against Gonzaga, the Bruins' opponent in the South regional semifinals Friday. You can slow the Bulldogs down, he said, just as San Diego did twice this...
  • The unsung heroes of the NCAA tournament

     The unsung heroes of the NCAA tournament
    Their job is to make the head coach look good. And to leave opposing players in tears. When the brackets are revealed on Selection Sunday, the players celebrate. Parents make travel plans. Head coaches knock out media responsibilities. The assistants in...
  • Despite plenty of upsets in NCAA tournament, Kentucky plows on

    Despite plenty of upsets in NCAA tournament, Kentucky plows on
    Out of more than 11.57 million brackets in an ESPN-sponsored NCAA tournament challenge, only one remained intact after the opening round of games. That tells a small picture of a typically March-like opening to March Madness. The means for bracket...
  • UCLA vs. UAB: How they match up in the NCAA tournament

    UCLA vs. UAB: How they match up in the NCAA tournament
    WHO: No. 11 UCLA (21-13) vs. No. 14 Alabama Birmingham (20-15). WHAT: NCAA South regional third-round game, Saturday, 9 a.m. PDT. WHERE: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. TV: 2; Radio: 570, 1150. UPDATE: The Bruins beat the Blazers in November in the...
  • UCLA, beaten earlier by Gonzaga, to get new chance in NCAA tournament

     UCLA, beaten earlier by Gonzaga, to get new chance in NCAA tournament
    More than three months ago, when UCLA played Gonzaga at Pauley Pavilion, the Bulldogs overwhelmed the Bruins with talent and experience. UCLA kept pace offensively, but on defense it had no answers. After the 87-74 loss, UCLA Coach Steve Alford looked...
  • Looking Ahead To The Sweet 16

    A few storylines before the Sweet 16 games begin later this week: Kentucky (36-0) needs four wins to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. Next up in the Midwest Regional semifinal is West Virginia, another team that will come right...