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Timme, Juzang, Cockburn headline AP preseason All-Americans

Oct. 25, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

Drew Timme could have left for the NBA after leading Gonzaga into last season's national title game. He likely would have been drafted and gone on to have a solid career. But Timme wanted more. Certainly, a chance to finish off a championship run, but also to work one...

UCLA's Cronin a winner at the track ahead of hoops opener

Oct. 22, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA coach Mick Cronin is a winner even before the college basketball season starts next month. A 3-year-old filly co-owned by Cronin won the $63,000 feature at Santa Anita by three-quarters of a length on Friday. Sent off at 6-1...

Led by Juzang, No. 2 UCLA carries title hopes into season

Oct. 21, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Expectations are nothing new at UCLA. John Wooden's success made sure of that. They accompany the start of every basketball season at the school that owns a record 11 NCAA titles. What’s different is that the Bruins could win it all for the first...

Gonzaga is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25; UCLA, Kansas next

Oct. 19, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Gonzaga carried a No. 1 ranking all last season before falling a win short of becoming college basketball’s first unbeaten national champion in 45 years. Mark Few’s Bulldogs start this season in the same position, hoping to complete that final step this time around....

Pac-12 aiming to build on 2021 NCAA Tournament run

Oct. 13, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

The Pac-12 had been an afterthought in the NCAA Tournament in recent years, the number of teams getting in dwindling, the deep runs into the bracket rare. The conference took a big turn last season with three teams reaching the Elite Eight and UCLA playing in the Final...

UCLA picked to win Pac-12 basketball title in preseason poll

Oct. 13, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — UCLA is an overwhelming favorite to win the Pac-12 after reaching the Final Four last season. The Bruins received 32 votes from 34 media members who cover the league in the preseason poll released Wednesday. Oregon received the...

Nan Wooden, daughter of UCLA coach John Wooden, dies at 87

Sep. 15, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nan Wooden, the daughter of late UCLA basketball coach John Wooden and a fixture at the Bruins games for years, died Tuesday. She was 87. The school said she died of natural causes at a care facility in the San Fernando Valley, according to family...

UCLA to host Villanova on Nov. 12 as part of home-and-home

Aug. 04, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA will host Villanova on Nov. 12 for the first time in 11 years. The game is part of a home-and-home series finalized between the two schools Wednesday. The Bruins, who advanced to the Final Four last season, will go to Philadelphia to face the...