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Smith leads Unbeaten UCLA to win over Southern Utah

Nov. 19, 2019 2:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA’s basketball team put on a defensive clinic for the first 10 minutes of its game against Southern Utah. It had steals, blocked shots, deflections and more. UCLA coach Mick Cronin hopes he can get the Bruins to play that way for an entire game and then he might have something....

UCLA cruises past UNLV 71-54 for 3rd straight win

Nov. 16, 2019 1:49 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA had its best half of the season, led by a newly aggressive Chris Smith. The junior guard scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half to go with eight rebounds, Tyger Campbell added 15 points, and UCLA routed UNLV 71-54 on Friday night. The Bruins (3-0) led by 22 points in the first...

UCLA signs guard Daishen Nix to letter of intent

Nov. 13, 2019 8:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daishen Nix has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at UCLA. Coach Mick Cronin’s first signing since taking over the program is a 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard from Las Vegas. Nix averaged 19.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists as a junior last season for Trinity...

UCLA beats UC Santa Barbara 77-61, goes to 2-0 under Cronin

Nov. 10, 2019 9:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA responded to new coach Mick Cronin's self-described "spirited" halftime talk in a big way. The Bruins upped their defensive pressure on the first possession of the second half and went on to beat UC Santa Barbara 77-61 on Sunday night. The Gauchos turned the ball over and Prince Ali...

Cronin wins UCLA debut as Bruins rally past Long Beach State

Nov. 7, 2019 2:38 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mick Cronin's debut as UCLA's coach wasn't pretty by any means, but he wasn't expecting a walk in the park Tuesday night against Long Beach State. The Bruins trailed for most of the game before taking control over the last five minutes of the second half and rallying for a 69-65 victory...

No. 11 UCLA women roll past Weber State 85-45

Nov. 6, 2019 12:12 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freshman Charisma Osborne scored 17 points, Michaela Onyenwere added 16 and No. 11 UCLA cruised to an 85-45 season-opening win over Weber State on Tuesday night. Osborne scored the first five points of the season and an Onyenwere jumper put the Bruins up 12-0. Weber State went 2 of 12 in...

Hard-nosed Cronin charged with reviving UCLA in 1st season

Oct. 24, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mick Cronin's task at UCLA is daunting. Rebuild a tradition-laden program that hasn't been a national powerhouse in recent years while overcoming skeptics. He got the job 100 days after Steve Alford was fired on Dec. 31. Before moving on to Nevada, Alford left behind enough talent and a...

UCLA starting rebuild under new coach Mick Cronin

Oct. 10, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA faces a rebuilding year under Mick Cronin and the young Bruins are busy adjusting to their new coach's ways. Different drills, different philosophies, different schemes, different personality. The Steve Alford era is a distant memory for a team that finished 17-16 and missed the...