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2009-03-21 16:10:55

Six Wildcats scored in double figures Saturday and Villanova cruised to an 89-69 rout of UCLA in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Philadelphia. The bigger, stronger Wildcats raced away from a 4-4 tie to lead 44-31 at the half. Villanova forced 19 turnovers and won the battle of the boards by a 39-26 margin. Dante Cunningham's 18 points and 10 rebounds paced Villanova. Corey Fisher scored 13 with three rebounds and four assists. Reggie Redding also scored 13 with six rebounds, four...

2009-03-19 23:42:36

Josh Shipp scored 16 points Thursday and UCLA survived a dramatic comeback to nip Virginia Commonwealth 65-64 in the NCAA Tournament's first round. The sixth-seeded Bruins held a nine-point lead with 4 minutes to play and wound up having to play tremendous defense to keep the 11th-seeded Rams from pulling out a victory at the buzzer. UCLA had only a one-point lead when it committed a shot-clock violation with 12 seconds to go, thus giving Virginia Commonwealth an opportunity to pull out the...

2009-03-07 18:38:47

Josh Shipp had 28 points Saturday to lead 20th-ranked UCLA to a 94-68 win over Oregon that kept the Bruins in the Pac-10 regular-season race, if only briefly. UCLA (24-7, 13-5 Pac-10) needed unranked Washington State to upset No. 13 Washington to earn a share of its fourth straight conference, but the Washington Huskies beat their in-state rival Cougars 67-60 Saturday to wrap up their first outright Pac-10 title. Darren Collison had 19 points for UCLA, which closed out its regular season with...

2009-03-05 23:27:29

Josh Shipp scored 11 points during UCLA's 15-0 run to close the first half Thursday and the 17th-ranked Bruins coasted to a 79-54 victory over Oregon State. UCLA kept alive its hopes of sharing the Pacific-10 championship with Washington. The Bruins trail Washington by one game with a contest remaining in the league race. UCLA finishes its regular season Saturday at home against Oregon and Washington will be at home against Washington State. The Beavers got a 3-pointer from Lathen Wallace...

2009-02-28 23:34:57

Darren Collison had 22 points and No. 19 UCLA took sole possession of second place in the Pac-10 Saturday night with a 72-68 victory over California. Josh Shipp, Nikola Dragovic and Alfred Aboya had 12 points apiece, while Aboya grabbed nine rebounds and Dragovic added seven boards for the Bruins (22-7, 11-5 Pac-10). Jerome Randle finished with 20 points and eight assists, while Patrick Christopher had 16 points and Theo Robertson scored 14 for the Golden Bears (21-8, 10-6). The Bruins went...

2009-02-27 00:00:36

Alfred Aboya made two free throws with 13 seconds to play Thursday that wrapped up No. 19 UCLA's tougher-than-expected 76-71 win over Stanford. Stanford is in next-to-last place in the Pacific-10 Conference and has lost five of its last six, but the Cardinal carried the Bruins to the wire. Aboya's two foul shots gave UCLA a four-point advantage and boosted the struggling Bruins to their second victory in five outings. Josh Shipp led UCLA (21-7, 10-5 Pac-10) with 24 points, hitting 9-of-12...

2009-02-21 18:03:54

Taylor Rochestie scored 14 of his 33 points in the final four minutes Saturday when Washington State upset 15th-ranked UCLA, 82-81. The upset was the Cougars' second ever victory in 52 games at UCLA. Rochestie was 5-for-7 from 3-point range and 10-for-10 from the free throw line. Klay Thompson added 15 points, five rebounds and five assists for Washington State (14-13, 6-9 Pac-10), which had lost five of six prior to Saturday. Aron Baynes scored 13 points and Caleb Forrest had 12 for the...

2009-02-20 00:09:50

Josh Shipp scored 20 points Thursday and No. 15 UCLA used a late 6-0 run to pull away for a crucial 85-76 victory over 19th-ranked Washington. The Bruins owned only a two-point lead when they ran off the six consecutive points. That run ended with Darren Collison hitting two free throws that gave UCLA a 77-69 lead with 1:41 to play. Washington's fate was sealed when, trailing by six, the Huskies' Jon Brockman missed two foul shots with 41 seconds remaining. The result further tightened the...

2009-02-14 18:22:17

Nic Wise scored 26 points and Jordan Hill had 22 points and 13 rebounds Saturday when Arizona posted an 84-72 victory over No. 6 UCLA. Chase Budinger added 17 points with five rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Wildcats (18-8, 8-5 Pac-10), who have won seven in a row. Darren Collison scored 26 points for UCLA (19-6, 8-4), which has lost two in a row for the first time this season. Josh Shipp added 18 points in defeat.

2009-02-12 22:31:45

Derek Glasser's 3-point shot put Arizona State in front with 1:13 to play Thursday night and the No. 18 Sun Devils went on to down sixth-ranked UCLA 74-67. The Bruins failed to score a point over the final 2:34, during which they came unraveled with a shot-clock violation, an offensive foul and a technical foul. Arizona State moved within a half game of UCLA in the tightly-bunched Pac-10 Conference race, with Washington, California and USC all in the thick of the chase. After Glasser's...


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