UCLA: Video

Video: Richard Brehaut talks spring game

April, 25, 2011
4/25/11
2:28
PM PT

Video: In the huddle with Courtney Viney

April, 18, 2011
4/18/11
8:11
PM PT
Caught up with senior cornerback Courtney Viney following UCLA's scrimmage Sunday. He talked about his new self-given nickname, his role in the secondary and his expectations for next season:

Video: In the huddle with Ricky Marvray

April, 11, 2011
4/11/11
1:58
PM PT
Caught up with redshirt sophomore Ricky Marvray following UCLA's scrimmage on Saturday. He talked about his touchdown reception, his comfort with quarterback Richard Brehaut and the strides the receivers have made since last season:

Video: Tyler Trapani makes final basket at Pauley

February, 26, 2011
2/26/11
5:13
PM PT

Malcolm Lee reflects on Pauley memories

February, 26, 2011
2/26/11
10:08
AM PT

Deep Three: UCLA breaks in new kicks

February, 24, 2011
2/24/11
11:46
PM PT
We go beyond the arc following UCLA's 71-53 win against Arizona State on Thursday at Pauley Pavilion:

1BLACK AND YELLOWS

You couldn't avoid them if you tried. The bright yellow shoes four UCLA players wore Thursday were out there, to say the least.

Actually, they were the only flashy things fans got to see in the early minutes.

When Arizona State jumped out to a 21-9 lead, it seemed as if the Bruins were up to old antics. You could have said that players had again forgotten to show up -- except that the new adidas shoes were there to remind us that, yes, UCLA was in the building.

"I didn't even notice [the shoes]," coach Ben Howland said. "That's what adidas sent us. They're fine, that's what they're trying to promote. We're an adidas school and we're happy to promote, provided the guys find the shoes comfortable. Whatever they want us to wear."

Tyler Honeycutt, Lazeric Jones, Joshua Smith and Tyler Lamb decided to sport the new shoes.

"I don't really like them, but I like the colors," Honeycutt said.

"They're ugly," said Reeves Nelson, who went with his customary white and blue pair.

"But [Nelson] has been wearing them in practice every day," Honeycutt interjected.

"I won't wear them in public," Nelson said.

For the sake of viewers everywhere, the rest of UCLA's players might want to take Nelson's advice.

2QUICK, GET IN THERE...

Wait, never mind.

Howland wanted to get walk-on Tyler Trapani into the game with less than 30 seconds remaining and UCLA up 18, but then had Trapani make the jog back from the scorer's table. The disappointed Pauley crowd let out a collective "Awww."

"You know, I was going to put him in, then I realized our guys weren't going to shoot cause that's what we do when we have a big lead like that," Howland said. "I just told him to come back. I could have called a timeout and [switched], but I feel bad for Arizona State. They've had a tough year. So I didn't want in any way to be seen like we we're doing anything inappropriate."

Fellow walk-on Blake Arnet did get in with 37.3 seconds remaining but did not touch the ball during UCLA's final possession.

Two weeks ago against Oregon State, Howland emptied his bench to reward his non-scholarship players with a minute of playing time. The group was back on the sideline 15 seconds later when the Beavers blitzed the unprepared walk-ons.

3HOWLAND, HONEYCUTT DISCUSS WIN

Deep Three: Now you see them...

February, 12, 2011
2/12/11
5:08
PM PT
We go beyond the arc following UCLA's 69-61 win against Oregon State on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion:

1IN AND OUT

Coach Ben Howland wanted to give his non-scholarship players a minute of playing time. He really did.

And when Howland emptied his bench -- with UCLA up 16 and less than a minute remaining -- it looked like student-section favorites Blake Arnet, Matt DeMarcus, Alex Schrempf and Tyler Trapani would be the ones dribbling out the clock. Oregon State kept its full-court press, though, blitzing the walk-ons and cutting the deficit to single digits.

Howland just couldn't risk it and brought back his starters 15 seconds after they had received a standing ovation from the Pauley crowd.

"We turned it over twice, immediately," Howland said. "I didn't want to take them out, but I obviously didn't want to lose the game. Those kids come every day and give us a good effort."

Said Tyler Honeycutt: "I was glad that we could get them in. It was the first time all year. I was excited for them, but the next thing you know, coach called us in and it was almost kind of funny. The crowd was laughing because it all happened fast. They weren't really prepared to play and I'm sure they will be next time when they get their chance."

2BY THE NUMBERS

UCLA continues to whack Oregon State. The Bruins extended their win streak against the Beavers to 13 games, which is the longest active winning streak by a Pac-10 team against another Pac-10 team. Howland is 15-3 all-time against Oregon State and a perfect 8-0 at home.

Howland has taken criticism for his team's inability to put opponents away this season, but he made sure to point out that UCLA has a 17-0 record when holding a lead of at least 10 points. The Bruins led by as many as 18 in the first half but saw it cut to five at the break. They led by 22 midway through the second half before Oregon State chipped its way back.

3ONE-ON-ONE WITH TYLER HONEYCUTT

Deep Three: Bruins find their way out

February, 10, 2011
2/10/11
11:15
PM PT
We go beyond the arc following UCLA's 64-54 win against Oregon on Thursday at Pauley Pavilion:

1DEEP IN THE 'WOOD

There wasn't a fir tree in sight. No forest. No "hardwood glare," either. Even the half-court line was visible.

Maybe someone forgot to tell UCLA it was playing Oregon at Pauley Pavilion, not Matthew Knight Arena.

The Bruins' early-game numbers -- namely the 3-for-14 shooting out of the gate -- had more of a Matt Court feel to them. UCLA came out flat and fell behind by eight before making a run to end the first half. They woke up and didn't trail by more than five after the break.

"I'm really happy to get the win," coach Ben Howland said. "In the first half we didn't do a good job of getting the ball inside. We've got to do a better job sealing with our post players. We made a good comeback."

The Bruins are the only team not to lose -- or, in other words, get trapped "Deep in the Woods." They nearly got caught deep in Westwood, though.

2SINGLERED OUT

Perhaps Reeves Nelson wanted to send a message. Oregon's E.J. Singler, a player Nelson was critical of earlier this season, had just fouled out. It seemed like the perfect time to make the Ducks take notice.

So Nelson went up, then came crashing down.

With UCLA up 10 and less than 30 seconds remaining, Nelson went for the loud, breakaway slam dunk but was fouled hard by Jay-R Strowbridge. It was loud, alright, but Howland and game officials were soon keeping Nelson from approaching Strowbridge.

Nelson's dunk attempt wasn't at all surprising. He did something similar in last year's win at Oregon State. And to add more fuel to the fire, he had called out Singler for taking "cheap shots" when the two teams met in mid January.

So was it about retaliation?

"No, no," Nelson said. "I don't even know who fouled me. I just knew that I got hacked pretty hard and hurt my ankle a little bit."

Singler, who scored a team-high 15 points in the last meeting, was a non-factor. He picked up his fourth foul just three minutes into the second half and finished with nine points. Singler fouled out with 40.5 seconds left.

Less than 20 seconds later, Nelson was going up for the dunk.

"I don't care," Nelson said. "It was just in the heat of the moment. Sometimes you get caught up. I really didn't expect it but it's all good now."

3POSTGAME NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO

Video: Smith talks after beating St. John's

February, 8, 2011
2/08/11
10:55
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Caught up with UCLA freshman center Joshua Smith following the Bruins' win against St. John's on Saturday. He talks dunking, coming off the bench and UCLA's maturation in this brief one-on-one:

Video: Richard Brehaut, the baseball player

February, 6, 2011
2/06/11
7:31
AM PT

Deep Three: Bruins don't hide emotion

February, 3, 2011
2/03/11
1:03
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We go beyond the arc following UCLA's 64-50 win against rival USC at Pauley Pavilion:

1ONE SHINING MOMENT

The Bruins didn't want to admit it, but they returned the favor Wednesday night. They bumped chests. They high-fived each other. They skipped and hopped across Nell & John Wooden Court as the final seconds ticked off and the Pauley Pavilion crowd stood in the background.

"We were just excited," said Joshua Smith, who was vocal about USC's late-game antics following UCLA's loss at Galen Center on Jan. 9.

The Bruins snapped a four-game losing streak to their crosstown rivals and made no attempt to hide their elation.

"They had a little run and a winning streak on us, we knew this was going to be a big game," said junior Malcolm Lee, one of only two UCLA players who had previously tasted a victory against the Trojans.

UCLA's celebration was noticeable. Sophomore Reeves Nelson, who last month claimed the rivalry was more of "an old-timer thing," bounced from teammate to teammate to exchange handshakes. Lazeric Jones and Tyler Honeycutt raced to the student section as the buzzer sounded.

"I didn't feel like when we celebrated it was a big deal," USC guard Jio Fontan said. "I don't know what they were complaining for. That's what you play for -- you play to win and when you win you celebrate. That's what you're supposed to do. As a player, I'm not going to say that I feel disrespected or anything. ... All I'm doing is looking at that and remembering that when we play them in the Pac-10 Tournament or next year. When we come out, we just want to make sure we're celebrating next time."

Said USC coach Kevin O'Neill: "I would celebrate. ... C'mon, that stuff doesn't bother me one bit. If you win a game, you should celebrate. I wouldn't care if guys did back flips, somersaults, ran in front of me. ... Listen, you deserve to celebrate if you win the game. That's the least of my concerns -- some post-game celebration."

2AN EMPTY FONTAN

Zero made baskets. Zero points.

Fontan had a rough go at it Wednesday night against Jones and Lee. It was his second no-point performance in three games. He had scored 10 points in the teams' previous meeting.

"I got some open shots, they just didn't fall," Fontan said. "I missed the open layup at the end, a couple of free throws and even a couple jump shots -- open looks not falling. I think I'm fine. I just need to get back in the groove."

Fontan finished 0-for-5, which caught coach Ben Howland's attention when he peered down at the box score during his post-game press conference.

"Their guards are good, our guards are good," Fontan said. "I would bet my money that we're just as good, if not better, than those guards. They played a better game tonight."

3VIDEO: USC'S O'NEILL AND FONTAN DISCUSS LOSS

Campus connection: Brett Hundley

February, 2, 2011
2/02/11
5:31
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The next Russell Westbrook?

January, 25, 2011
1/25/11
9:01
AM PT
That's what UCLA signee Norman Powell (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln) wants to become -- and something coach Ben Howland wouldn't have an issue with.

Hear what the guard had to say following the California Elite Showcase in this video:

Deep Three: Bruins wake up in time

January, 22, 2011
1/22/11
3:37
PM PT
We go beyond the arc following UCLA's 68-57 win against Stanford on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion:

1FIRST THINGS FIRST

Perhaps the Bruins needed a bit more time to finish counting sheep. Lazeric Jones said an assistant coach went around knocking on players' doors before 8 a.m. -- a full three hours before the 11 a.m. start time.

"I didn't like it too well," Jones said as he smirked.

And it showed early with Stanford racing out to an 8-0 lead. The Cardinal pulled down five offensive rebounds in the first four minutes, taking advantage of Joshua Smith's absence down low. While Stanford hustled and scrambled after loose balls, UCLA sleepwalked, falling behind by 14 and forcing coach Ben Howland to use three of his timeouts.

"I can't tell you what I really thought," Howland said. "Well, I can't say it out loud."

The Bruins went 2-for-12 to start before going on a 16-2 spurt to tie it at 24-24.

"We just didn't have the energy," Tyler Honeycutt said. "As the game went on, we got stops and we got buckets."

2SECURING THE PERIMETER

Cancel the optometrist appointment. Quit trying to adjust the television signal.

Your vision isn't fooling you -- Malcolm Lee's jump shot has taken shape. Four of the junior guard's six makes were from at least 16 feet, including two corner treys that might have brought back memories of sharpshooter Arron Afflalo (2004-07).

"Last year when he released (the ball), his arm wouldn't go all the way through (the motion)," Howland said. "He's locking his elbow now in his shot because he's moved it higher up with a higher elbow. He's finishing higher and going up and down straight. He still gets sped up once in a while and he's working on that, but he played great today. I couldn't be happier about Malcolm's play."

Lee scored a game-high 23 points and was 9-for-10 on free throws. He is averaging a career-best 12.8 points and has raised his three-point percentage, from 25.2 last season to 32.5 this season.

"He's playing 39 minutes and not cramping," Howland said. "So whatever he's doing there is really, really big. If you remember last year he had those constant issues (with cramps). He played 37 minutes (Thursday against Cal) without cramping. He's taking some vitamins and doing some things that are really helping him. ... Our trainers have him guzzling Gatorades that are extra-filled with electrolytes and whatever else magic potion."

3VIDEO: JOSHUA SMITH TALKS HEAD INJURY, SITTING OUT

Rick Neuheisel introduces Mike Johnson

January, 22, 2011
1/22/11
1:34
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UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel announced the hire of new offensive coordinator Mike Johnson on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about the position. They addressed reporters during halftime of the men's basketball game at Pauley Pavilion.

Click here for the story on Johnson's hire.

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