UCLA Bruins Basketball 2014-2015 News and Updates
12/19/14 - The UCLA Bruins suffered their first loss in five games on Saturday, as they fell to no. 9 Gonzaga by a score of 87-74. Sophomore guard Bryce Alford led the Bruins with 23 points and three assists as UCLA dropped their first home game of the season, bringing their record to 8-3 overall. The Bulldogs offense proved to be too much for the Bruins, as they shot 58 percent from the floor and went 16-19 from the free throw line as a team to improve their own record to 9-1 this season. UCLA Bruins basketball faces another tough test on December 20th, as they will host the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats before wrapping up 2014 with an away game versus the Alabama Crimson Tide. Let’s go Bruins!
12/12/14 - The UCLA Bruins picked up their fourth straight win on Wednesday night, defeating UC Riverside 77-66. Senior guard Norman Powell led all scorers in the game with 20 points on 8-11 shooting, and junior forward Tony Parker added 16 of his own to go with 16 rebounds for the Bruins, who improved to 8-2 and a perfect 7-0 on their home floor. The Highlanders looked to have the advantage early, leading UCLA by eight points at halftime, but a 49-point second half propelled the Bruins to the win and maintained their lead in the Pac-12 Conference. A tough test awaits them on Saturday night, when Kyle Wiltjer and #9 Gonzaga come to town for a battle of high-scoring west coast teams. Razorgator still has tickets available starting from just $23, so be sure to come out and show your support for UCLA Bruins basketball!
11/25/14 - UCLA Bruins Basketball has a full week ahead of them, hosting Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday before facing off with San Diego on Sunday night. The Bruins are looking to fight their way back onto the NCAA Basketball charts after being ousted following their losses to Oklahoma and North Carolina at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas Thanksgiving week. With standout freshman Kevon Looney poised to rack up the points, and point guards Isaac Hamilton and Bryce Alford running the offense, the Bruins should be able to easily overcome the Cal State Titans. Make sure to witness the Bruins take on Cal State in person, and with tickets still available starting as low as $3, it’s sure to be a game you won’t want to miss.
11/26/14 - The high-flying UCLA Bruins beat the Nicholls State Colonels 107-74 last Wednesday evening, then overpowered the Long Beach State 49ers on Sunday, winning 77-63. Sophomore guard Bryce Alford and senior guard Normal Powell lead the high-powered Bruins offense, with five players on the Bruins roster averaging in double figures at this stage of the season. UCLA will be put to the test in their next contest as they go on the road to take on the nationally ranked Oklahoma Sooners, then return to Pauley Pavilion for a night game with the Cal State Fullerton Titans on Wednesday, December 3rd, followed by an afternoon game on Sunday, December 7th versus the San Diego Toreros. Be a part of the tradition that is UCLA Bruins basketball and buy your tickets today, starting at a low price of only $15!
11/21/14 - UCLA Bruins Basketball coasted past Montana State in their season-opening game on Friday, November 14th, and they continued their winning performance with a firm 84-71 win over Coastal Carolina on Sunday night. The matchup of NCAA tournament teams from last season was expected to be a tough competition, but the Bruins did not disappoint. Despite Carolina getting an early lead in the beginning, the second half was all UCLA as the Bruins broke away with multiple streaks of unanswered points. Versatile forward Kevon Looney provided a solid effort with 17 points and 14 rebounds, and standout performer Tony Parker added another 11 points and 11 rebounds to the Bruins’ victory. The Bruins next face the Nicholls State Colonels at the Pauley Pavilion on Thursday, November 20th, with tickets starting at just $6.
11/14/14 - The UCLA Bruins Basketball team has a grueling schedule ahead of them for the 2014-2015 season. They kick off the season by facing the Montana State Bobcats at the Pauley Pavilion on Friday, November 15th. Their next game is one Sunday, November 16th against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. The Bruins then have two games per week. For fans who thought their PAC-12 schedule last year was tough, this year’s schedule will be even more grueling. Coach Steve Alford says their number one goal for the season opener is simply to overcome the nerves and that it will be a learning experience for the freshman. There are still tickets available for the season opener starting at $2. There are also tickets available for Sunday’s game against Coastal Carolina Chanticleers starting at $5.
2/7/14 – UCLA has been on the bubble all season; in and out of the Top 25, the Bruins most recently suffered a disappointing loss to the Oregon State Beavers on the road. Half way through Conference play, Steve Alford could save face with a win against rival USC Trojans Saturday evening at the Galen Center. The last time the two Pac-12 foes met in Westwood, the Bruins routed the Trojans 107-73 after Andy Enfield took some shots at UCLA and Alford. Is a second consecutive Pac-12 title in the UCLA Bruins future? Second in the conference, but 2.5 games behind leaders Arizona, the Bruins would likely have to win out to have a chance.
1/2/14 - After starting with a flawless 8-0 record, the UCLA Bruins are sitting with a 11-2 record heading into conference play. Jordan Adams leads the team in scoring with the help of triple-threat Kyle Anderson, who is currently the only player in the conference to rank among the top five in rebounds, assists and steals. Scoring over 90 points in the majority of their games this season and with just zero losses at home, what better way to open up the Pac-12 season than with a win over crosstown rivals? The Bruins are preparing their big rivalry game this Sunday when UCLA hosts USC at Pauley Pavilion. Get UCLA tickets for just $43 as they kick off Pac-12 play with a W!
UCLA Bruins Basketball 2014-2015 Season
The reigning Pac-12 Champions, UCLA Bruins, return this season with a new head coach in Steve Alford. Led by the sophomore duo of Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams, the men of Westwood look to defend their Conference title and return to the Final Four
for the first time since 2008.
The first big test on the UCLA Bruins schedule will be against the Duke Blue Devils (12/19) in the CARQUEST Auto Parts Classic. Playing on a national stage at Madison Square Garden the blue and gold will use this opportunity to prove that they are contenders. The Bruins will begin Pac-12 play soon after their matchup with Duke starting with a game against cross-town rivals USC (1/5). UCLA vs. USC tickets for the January game at Pauley Pavilion are averaging $163; the matchup is the second cheapest Pac-12 game this season on the Bruins home schedule. The most expensive game in Westwood in 2014 will be played against the Arizona Wildcats who fell to UCLA in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals last season. UCLA vs. Arizona tickets are averaging $231.
UCLA Bruins basketball single-game tickets average $145 for the 2013 season. Tickets to see one of the most storied programs in the nation are the most expensive in the Pac-12 and twelfth most in the NCAA.
The 2014 squad will be without All-Conference first teamers Shabazz Muhammad who was the 14th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and Larry Drew II who recently signed a contract with the Miami Heat. That said the Bruins are still loaded with talent. They will return shooting guard Jordan Adams who was the team’s second-leading scorer last season and looked like their best all-around player in the Conference Tournament before breaking his foot on the last play of their semi-final win over Arizona. Point-forward Kyle Anderson is back as well after earning second team All-Conference honors in his freshman year. The Bruins have also added Freshmen Zach LaVine, AP Washington state player of the year, and Bryce Alford, New Mexico’s all-time single-season basketball scoring leader, to their roster. Both players have big upside and will immediately provide back-court depth and scoring punch.