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  1. 2014 wing Trevon Bluiett no longer committed to UCLA

    Oct 3, 2013, 11:06 PM EDT

    adidas/Kelly Kline

    One of the biggest reasons why 6-foot-6 wing Trevon Bluiett verbally committed to attend UCLA over the summer was the fact that his old high school coach, Ed Schilling, was hired as an assistant by new head coach Steve Alford. But the familiarity with Schilling wasn’t enough to keep Bluiett on board, as it was…

  2. Report: Former UTEP signee Isaac Hamilton enrolls at UCLA

    Sep 13, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

    2013 McDonald's All American Games

    In the aftermath of their missing out on point guards Jordan McLaughlin and Quentin Snider, the question has been asked in many circles what the next step would be for the UCLA basketball program. This year’s roster doesn’t have a concrete answer at the position, and it’s something that becomes even more problematic when looking…

  3. After two tough days, what’s next for UCLA at the point?

    Sep 12, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT

    UCLA Introduces Steve Alford

    On Wednesday 5-11 point guard Jordan McLaughlin verbally committed to attend USC, picking the Trojans over crosstown rival UCLA. And if that wasn’t enough for UCLA head coach Steve Alford, Quentin Snider picked Illinois on Thursday evening. The question: how much of a bind does this put the Bruins in when it comes to the…

  4. 2014 point guard Quentin Snider commits to Illinois

    Sep 12, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT

    Montgomery County Ballard Basketball

    When he made the decision to de-commit from hometown school Louisville, 2014 point guard Quentin Snider became one of the most highly sought-after lead guards in the country. And on Thursday the Ballard High School product verbally committed to attend Illinois, picking the Fighting Illini over UCLA. Snider becomes Illinois’ third verbal commitment in the…

  5. UCLA lands commitment from 2014 wing Trevon Bluiett

    Sep 2, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    UCLA Introduces Steve Alford

    The UCLA Bruins landed a big commitment on Monday afternoon as Indiana native and four-star wing scorer Trevon Bluiett committed to Steve Alford’s program. A product of Park Tudor High School, Bluiett took an official visit to the Bruins over the weekend and the news was first tweeted out by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Trevon Bluiett…

  6. Alabama and UCLA schedule home-and-home series

    May 19, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

    As teams begin to solidify their non-conference schedules for the 2013-14 season, it has been reported that UCLA will host Alabama next season with the Bruins traveling to Alabama the following year. Anthony Grant may have his best team in next season his fifth in Tuscaloosa even with Trevor Lacey transferring out of the program.…

  7. Steve Alford reportedly hired as next coach at UCLA

    Mar 30, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

    Steve Alford

    UCLA has reportedly found its replacement for former coach Ben Howland. According to Jeff Goodman of, the Bruins have come to an agreement with New Mexico coach Steve Alford on a seven-year contract worth $2.6 million per year. Alford led New Mexico to both a Mountain West regular season and conference tournament title in…

  8. VIDEO: Seth Davis talks UCLA, coaching carousel on Dan Patrick Show

    Mar 26, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT

    Dan Patrick Show

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Who are athletic directors looking to hire under the pressure of a fan base that had likely been clamoring for change? Is it an under-the-radar but well-respected assistant from a major program? Or could they, in fact, be wooed by the sparkle of a mid-major coach…

  9. Ben Howland apologizes for commenting on Shabazz Muhammad’s NBA draft status

    Mar 5, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Ben Howland

    UCLA coach Ben Howland revealed the worst-kept secret in college basketball last week after the Bruins’ 74-69 win over No. 11 Arizona at home. “That was [Shabazz Muhammad’s] last game in Pauley, no doubt about it,” Howland said. “I’m very much a realist now. I knew going into this deal that this was a one-year…

  10. Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey reportedly removed from basketball arena after incident with campus police

    Jan 29, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT

    Ka'Deem Carey

    All-American Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey was ejected from last week’s UCLA-Arizona game after a confrontation with campus police, the UA student newspaper the Daily Wildcat first reported. According to the report, Carey and his cousin were asked four times by event staff to leave the designated Arizona student section after the two men were double-seated…

  11. UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad ‘day-to-day’ with illness

    Jan 29, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad will not practice Tuesday and is listed as “day-to-day” as he battles a gastrointestinal illness, Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register is reporting and other outlets have confirmed. The news of Muhammad’s condition comes as the Bruins are preparing for a game Wednesday against crosstown rival USC. Muhammad has been…

  12. What was Jordan Adams thinking with steal at end of UCLA’s loss to Arizona St.?

    Jan 27, 2013, 11:14 AM EDT

    Jordan Adams

    Coaches tell their players to play through the final buzzer, fair enough. But UCLA freshman Jordan Adams learned on Sunday that the concept of “playing through the buzzer” is a two-way street. The Bruins trailed Arizona State by 18 in the final moments and, as the Sun Devils tried to dribble out what remained of…

  13. Pregame Shootaround 1.26.13: Rotnei Clarke returns for Butler to highlight Saturday’s action

    Jan 26, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Rotnei Clarke

    Game of the Day: No. 9 Butler vs. Temple (6:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2) Rotnei Clarke has been cleared to return to the Butler lineup after spraining his neck vs. Dayton on Jan. 12. With him back in the lineup, it sets the table for a high-level matchup between the Arkansas transfer and Temple guard Khalif…

  14. CBT Podcast: Freshman are leading the way in 2012-2013

    Jan 16, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    Episode 6 of the College Basketball Podcast is here. Host Troy Machir is joined by recruiting expert Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports’ Eye on College Basketball to discuss the top freshman in the college game today. Each week Jeff puts together his Freshman of the Year“rankings, and we spend 30 minutes discussing what each player…

  15. Former UCLA guard Tyler Lamb will transfer to Long Beach State

    Jan 11, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT

    UCLA v Arizona - Quarterfinals

    During the fall semester, Ben Howland and his UCLA program saw two players transfer. In a span of 10 days, each of those players have found new homes. Last Wednesday, junior center Josh Smith announced he will join Georgetown for his final season of eligibility. Friday evening, junior guard Tyler Lamb made his decision and…

  16. Report: Josh Smith will transfer to Georgetown

    Jan 2, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

    UCLA v Arizona - Quarterfinals

    After two and a half seasons at UCLA, junior center, Josh Smith has decided to transfer to Georgetown. This report came just before noon on Wednesday, as Senior Basketball writer, Jeff Goodman reports. Goodman reported that Smith picked the Hoyas over Kansas. Smith had visited Georgetown three weeks ago. Smith decided to leave the…

  17. Late Night Snacks: UCLA: another exciting L.A. basketball team?

    Dec 29, 2012, 1:46 AM EDT


    Make room Clippers, make room Lakers. Following a win on Friday against No. 7 Missouri, UCLA is mix of exciting basketball teams in Los Angeles. This is the team we all expected headlined by Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson. Took a month to get going – and get Muhammad to get in shape – but…

  18. UCLA knocks off Missouri at home, could this turn the season around?

    Dec 29, 2012, 1:09 AM EDT

    Missouri v UCLA

    Freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad scored seven of his game-high 27 in overtime as UCLA took down No. 7 Missouri Friday night 97-94 at Pauley Pavilion. Muhammad was clutch all night long and with a minute to go, Muhammad knocked down a 3-pointer to give UCLA a 95-93 lead, a lead they would not give back.…

  19. Junior guard Tyler Lamb will transfer from UCLA

    Nov 25, 2012, 3:25 PM EDT

    Tyler Lamb

    UCLA junior guard Tyler Lamb will transfer from the program and continue his collegiate career at another institution, the school announced Sunday afternoon. “We are very sad to see Tyler leave our program,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “He is a great kid, and we have really enjoyed having him play for UCLA. We fully…

  20. No. 11 UCLA uses key defensive stops late to beat Georgia in Legends Classic

    Nov 20, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    BROOKLYN, N.Y.– If UCLA’s trip to Brooklyn was written to follow some typical Hollywood script, it would probably begin with the triumphant debut of star freshman Shabazz Muhammad, having defeated the “evil” NCAA, and end with a Legends Classic championship at the brand-new Barclays Center. This East Coast swing certainly wasn’t storybook, but the No.…

  21. Late night snacks: Shabazz and Chaminade make the headlines

    Nov 20, 2012, 2:33 AM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    The first day of Maui and we had to classic moments from a tournament that always delivers a few. Shabazz Muhammad makes his UCLA debut in Brooklyn, and all the stats you can shake a stat sheet at. Here’s your daily recap. Games of the Night Chaminade 86, Texas 63 – This one takes it. Division…

  22. Report: Shabazz Muhammad cleared to play at UCLA

    Nov 16, 2012, 7:12 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    According to Los Angeles Times reporter Baxter Holmes, UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad has been cleared to play by the NCAA. Holmes, who broke the news through his Twitter account, had previously reported that UCLA’s hearing with the NCAA regarding Muhammad’s eligibility had ended around noon on Friday. The NCAA released a statement regarding Muhammad’s reinstatement: The NCAA…

  23. No. 13 UCLA escapes in overtime thriller against UC Irvine

    Nov 14, 2012, 9:09 AM EDT

    Kyle Anderson

    Playing without star freshman Shabazz Muhammad, who was ruled ineligible for an indeterminate amount of time by the NCAA last week, No. 13 UCLA escaped in overtime against UC Irvine, 80-79. Two Jordan Adams free throws tied the game in regulation with seven seconds remaining for UCLA, but Irvine had a chance to win it…

  24. UCLA fans wear “Free Shabazz” shirts Friday night

    Nov 10, 2012, 7:00 AM EDT


    UCLA fans are demanding justice, regarding heralded freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad. The 6-foot-6 star recruit was ruled ineligible hours before UCLA home opener against Indiana State. According to the NCAA, Muhammad “accepted travel and lodging during three unofficial visits to two NCAA member schools,” which is a violation of amateurism rules. Muhammad was the headliner…