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2015 NCAA Tournament

Final Four Thread-Formerly Relevant at UCLA

Four schools, their fans, and about a thousand talking heads are looking forward to the Final Four games, starting this Saturday night at 6:30 Eastern. Alas, UCLA is no longer one of those four schools.

Does One Title In Forty Years Qualify As Elite?

On the twentieth anniversary of UCLA's last basketball championship, let's take a look at the current state of UCLA Basketball

Huge Shake-up In BN Bracket Challenge

The Sweet 16 takes its toll on Bracket Challenge leaders. The new leader correctly picked all four Regional winners.

Elite 8 Day 2 Open Thread

The Elite 8 finishes today with Duke versus Gonzaga from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Elite 8 Day 1 Open Thread

The Elite 8 starts today with Wisconsin taking on Arizona at the Staples Center.

UCLA Falls To Gonzaga

UCLA cannot overcome offensive weaknesses and is soundly defeated by Gonzaga

Gonzaga Easily Bounces UCLA From Steve-16 74-62

Alford Confirms His Steve-16 Legacy With Another Sweet 16 Loss

Sweet 16 Day 2 Open Thread

The Sweet 16 continues today with UCLA vs. Gonzaga and Oklahoma playing Michigan State.

Can the Bruins Defeat Gonzaga in Sweet 16 Rematch?

The Bruins face off against the Zags today in Houston, hoping for the same result as 2006.

Sweet 16 Day 1 Open Thread

The Sweet 16 starts today wih Wichita State facing Notre Dame and concludes with Arizona playing Xavier at the Staples Center.

UCLA Rematch with Gonzaga

Gonzaga's offense dominated back in December as they beat UCLA, 87-74. The Bruins have gotten a lot better since that game, but are they good enough now to take down the Zags? BN takes a look at the match-up.

It's March and We're Still Mad - Go Bruins!

The NCAA tournament is over for some, but continues for others. We will find out how long it continues starting at 4:15 pm PT on Friday. Don't forget that the WNIT continues on Thursday with UCLA hosting Northern Colorado at OPUG.

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UCLA Viewing Parties Around the World

The alumni association put out a list viewing parties for the Friday game agains Gonzaga. There's even one in London!

UCLA vs Gonzaga: Indirect Strategy

Playing Gonzaga straight-up probably won't get it done. What can UCLA do to tilt the odds in its favor?

BN's NCAA Tournament Roundtable

With the first weekend of the 2015 NCAA Tournament in the books, the writers and editors of Bruins Nation take a look at last weekend's action and what lays ahead for the Bruin basketball team.

UCLA vs. Gonzaga Tips Off 4:15pm On Friday

This is your complete viewing guide to the Sweet 16 games on Thursday and Friday.

Iowa or Gonzaga? March Madness Day 4 Game Thread

We'll find out today whether it will be Iowa fans getting to have a visit with Steve Alford, or an NCAA rematch of one of our all time favorite March Madness moments, for UCLA in the Sweet 16.

Twitterverse: UCLA Headed to the Sweet 16

The Bruins played their way into the Sweet 16 yesterday. Let's see what the Bruin Twitterverse has to say.

Alford Discusses UCLA's Resilience and Growth

Following UCLA's victory over UAB in the NCAA tournament, Steve Alford talked to the media about the Bruins' resilience, their balanced scoring attack, and a second straight appearance in the Sweet Sixteen.

Tony Parker Leads UCLA to Sweet Sixteen

The Bruins go inside and Tony Parker responded like a beast.

UAB Preview: The Stats

UCLA squeaked by SMU in controversial fashion. Although outplaying the Mustangs for 30 minutes, once again the Bruins had 12 minute fever, and SMU went a 19-0 run. Regardless, The road to the Sweet 16 seems to have opened up fortuitously for UCLA.

Next Up in March Madness For UCLA: UAB Blazers

UCLA meets UAB tomorrow in the NCAA tournament. Here's a look at the UAB Blazers.

UCLA vs SMU: The Highs and Lows

Now that we have had sometime to digest the improbable ending to last night's game, we will take a look back at the rest of the game and look at the highs and lows.

UCLA Survives and Advances

Jim Valvano's famous phrase was never truer than in yesterday's UCLA game against SMU.

UCLA Survives the Mustangs

The Bruins surrendered a double-digit second half lead, but fought back in the last minute to pull out a 60-59 win and advance to the next round of the tournament.

March Madness Day 1 Thread, the NCAA, & UCLA

The NCAA tournament begins today. Follow the games here with other UCLA fans, take a look at news around the country about the Bruins, and see what John Oliver has to say about the NCAA.

UCLA Faces Larry Brown

Larry was an under-sized point guard 50 years ago who turned into one of the all-time great coaches. What are some of the keys to his success?

SMU Preview: The Stats

Steve Alford said yesterday that SMU is reminiscent of Arizona. Tough and athletic inside, slow and maybe not so great on the perimeter.

Alford Talks UCLA, NCAAs, and Arizona, err SMU

Steve Alford met with the media this afternoon to discuss UCLA's place in the tournament and found a comparison for the Bruins first round opponent.

UCLA vs. SMU--Breakdown of SMU

Can UCLA's superior talent be enough to beat an efficient SMU team?

UCLA vs SMU: SMU's Season

To begin previewing UCLA's opening round opponent, we will take a look back at SMU's season and examine how they have done against teams of UCLA's caliber.

Bruin Bubble Controversy

UCLA's inclusion in the NCAA Tournament is controversial, but it turns out that the Selection Committee ranked UCLA No. 42. The Bruins were actually safe under numerous scenarios. So how did the bubble teams do against other 2015 Tournament teams?