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Trade Spices Up Frosh-Heavy Draft

Rose goes first, in glut of college freshmen

(Newser) - The Bulls grabbed Derrick Rose with the first overall pick last night in a wild NBA draft dominated by college freshmen. For the first time in history, the top three picks all were first-year wonders, ESPN reports. The Timberwolves then traded that third pick—OJ Mayo—for No. 5 pick... More »

Hansbrough Wins Wooden Award

North Carolina junior sweeps MVP awards; Parker takes women's honor

(Newser) - He already earned an armful, but Tyler Hansbrough took one last bit of brass Friday night. The North Carolina junior won the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's top player, giving him essentially a sweep of the season's individual honors, including The Associated Press college basketball player of the... More »

UCLA Rumbles Into Final Four

Bruins return for the third straight year

(Newser) - UCLA is back in the Final Four for the third straight year. In Thursday's win over Western Kentucky, Bruins fans chanted "Keeeeeff" as James Keefe led the charge. Today, they were back to "Loooooc" as Luc Richard Mbah a Moute shook off a bad ankle to help spark... More »

UCLA Shows Western Kentucky No Love

Bruins wake up in time creep closer to third straight Final Four

(Newser) - UCLA held its breath last night until Cinderella finally decided to go home. With point guard Darren Collison fouling out with five minutes left, the Bruins had to hold on down the stretch for an 88-78 win over 12th-seeded Western Kentucky, reports the Los Angeles Times. The Bruins now just... More »

UCLA Escapes Aggies' Upset Bid

After trailing for the duration, saved by Darren Collison's clutch play

(Newser) - It wasn't pretty, but top-seed UCLA survived the second round, reports the LA Times. Despite shooting 39 percent from the field and trailing by as many as ten in the second half, the Bruins nonetheless avoided an upset, edging out the Texas A&M 53-49. Darren Collison was the hero,... More »

UCLA Wins Laugher Over MVSU

Bruins cruise to 70-29 first-round romp

(Newser) - UCLA jumped out to a 16-2 lead on Mississippi Valley State last night and that was the fun part for the Delta Devils, reports the Los Angeles Times. Kevin Love led the top-seeded Bruins with 20 points as they cruised to a 70-29 win in the first round of the... More »

UCLA Slips by Stanford to Win Pac-10

Even without a healthy Love, Bruins complete sweep of Cardinal

(Newser) - With one key player on crutches and another on the sidelines, No. 3 UCLA knew its was going to need help from other places in the Pac-10 championship game against No. 11 Stanford today. Luckily for the Bruins, Darren Collison was more than happy to help out, reports the Los ... More »

UCLA Destroys Cal to Advance in Pac-10

Xavier finishes off Dayton; Ogilvy leads Vandy over Auburn

(Newser) - Foul trouble kept Kevin Love quiet in the first half, but early in the second fans heard him loud and clear. UCLA’s center hit three consecutive shots from beyond the arc to help the Bruins rout the California Golden Bears, 88-66, less than a week after a controversial finish... More »

Love Leads Late Rally as UCLA Beats Cal

Kansas clinches tie for Big 12, Syracuse upsets Marquette

(Newser) - Kevin Love scored 22 points and Josh Shipp hit a shot from behind the backboard with 1.5 seconds left to lift No. 3 UCLA to an 81-80 Pac-10 win over Cal today, reports the Associated Press. The Bruins, who came from 11 down, trailed by four with 31 seconds... More »

Love Is All UCLA Needs Against 'Zona

Notre Dame beats DePaul; Louisville dominates Villanova

(Newser) - Kevin Love may be a freshman, but you’d never know it by the way he's played this year, and especially today: UCLA’s center led the Bruins with 24 points and 15 rebounds to defeat the Arizona Wildcats, 68-66. Arizona’s Jerryd Bayless made every effort in the final... More »

UCLA Back on Track, Stops USC

Bruins turn around and take much-needed 56-46 win

(Newser) - Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is back for UCLA, and so was the Bruins' confidence in last night's 56-46 defeat of cross-town rival USC. Mbah a Moute's 10 points and boards supplemented Darren Collison's 14 points and Kevin Love's fifteenth double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds) this season. No. 6 UCLA... More »

UCLA Ploughs on Past Wash State 67-59

Bruins starters turn it up in second half in snow- bound series finale

(Newser) - At halftime last night, UCLA's Darren Collison had no points and his fourth-ranked Bruins were languishing in a 26-26 tie with No. 17 Washington State. But 20 minutes later, Collison had 18 points to his name, and UCLA was celebrating its 67-59 victory, reports the Los Angeles Times. The Bruins... More »

USC's Young Guns Down No. 4 UCLA

Jefferson, Mayo lead second-half charge as Trojans pull off upset

(Newser) - USC freshmen Davon Jefferson and OJ Mayo started building their own Los Angeles legend Saturday at the expense of No. 4 UCLA. Jefferson scored 25 and Mayo added 16 as the Trojans rolled 72-63, to end their rival's 9-game winning streak, the Associated Press reports. The Trojans outscored the Bruins... More »

Unbeatable Cougars Slam USC 73-58

UCLA beats Washington, Butler downs Wisconsin-GB,

(Newser) - Fourth-ranked Washington State remained unbeaten last night with a 73-58 win over USC. OJ Mayo hauled in 22 points and seven rebounds for the Trojans but got no help from the bench in a game that saw only four USC free throws. The victory was only WSU's 12th in 53... More »

Buckeyes Buckle in 2nd to Tar Heels

UCLA gets monster performances in win, A&M improves to 7-0

(Newser) - Ohio State missed 17 consecutive shots in the second half of last night's game, and No. 1 North Carolina capitalized, surging ahead to a 66-55 victory. The Tar Heels, playing without their point guard Ty Lawson, got help from Wayne Ellington's 23 points and Deon Thompson's 14, reports the Columbus ... More »

Love Prevails in UCLA Win Over Maryland

Oklahoma State tops LSU, Marquette masters Chaminade in Maui

(Newser) - Freshman Kevin Love followed a poor start with a strong finish, leading UCLA over a sloppy Maryland team 71-59. Love had 18 points and 16 boards; the second-ranked Bruins' difficulty early against the Terrapins defense was offset by Maryland's own woeful offense, including a blown 2-on-1 fast break. In Maui... More »

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