Juzang sends No. 11 seed UCLA past Michigan to Final Four
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – UCLA has made more trips to the Final Four than any program but North Carolina. AdThey were clinging to a 50-49 lead when Michigan called a timeout with 19 seconds to go, intending to set up the game's final shot. The buzzer sounded and UCLA began to celebrate, only for the officials to put a half-second back on the clock. They were 3 of 11 beyond the arc, shot 39% overall and couldn't make one at the end. UCLA won a regional semifinal in 2006 and the Bulldogs returned the favor in the 2015 regional semifinals.
How to watch Michigan vs. UCLA in NCAA Tournament: TV channel, start time, streams
Michigan is shooting to reach the Final Four for the second time since 2018. Fans can stream the Elite Eight matchup on Fubo (7-day free trial), Sling, or Hulu (free trial). Those tuning in should expect to see Hep Cronin, father of UCLA head coach Mick, early and often. With Loyola Chicago and Sister Jean out of the NCAA Tournament, the elder Cronin has become the fan symbol of March Madness. Who: NCAA Tournament: Michigan vs. UCLA (men’s basketball)TV: TBSDay/Time: Tuesday, March 30, 9:57 p.m.mlive.com
Michigan-UCLA Conjures Up More Memorable Images Of March
The names UCLA and Michigan can’t help but conjure up some of the most memorable images of March. Now, the Bruins and Wolverines meet for the fifth time in the NCAA Tournament, this time for a spot in the Final Four. “The buy-in has been great,” said Cronin, who like Michigan counterpart Juwan Howard is in his second year on the job. “Obviously the NCAA Tournament is an entirely different beast. And while he’s just two years younger than the Heat coach, Howard speaks of the 50-year-old Spoelstra as if he’s a father figure.detroit.cbslocal.com
Michigan vs UCLA: How Bruins flipped the switch after mediocre regular season
For the Wolverines, the NCAA Tournament bracket reveal was a coronation. Michigan will play 11 seed UCLA on Tuesday night at Lucas Oil Stadium (9:57 p.m., TBS). UCLA had two nonconference games against eventual NCAA Tournament teams, losing to both San Diego State and Ohio State. On the morning of UCLA’s NCAA Tournament play-in game against Michigan State, the Bruins had lost four straight games and were No. The Bruins, who trailed Michigan State 44-33 at halftime, have played much better defensively since, mostly due to improved effort, according to Cronin.mlive.com
No. 11 UCLA beats 'Bama 88-78 in OT to reach Elite Eight
Instead, they scored the first five points of the extra session, then cruised from there to an 88-78 victory that gave the No. 11 seed Bruins their first trip to the Elite Eight since 2008 — and Cronin the first of his 18-year coaching career. Singleton was fouled and made two free throws for UCLA, pushing the lead to 65-62 with 4 seconds to go. Alabama led the nation in 3-pointers attempted and made this season, so it was fitting that a 3 would send the game to overtime. UCLA has beaten Michigan in three of their four NCAA Tournament games, including the 1965 national championship in Portland, Oregon.
Love and basketball: UM's Howard faces his friend at FSU
(AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS – It's not that Juwan Howard doesn't love his old friend and mentor, Leonard Hamilton. Howard and Hamilton struck up a strong friendship in 2000, when Howard was wrapping up his time with the Washington Wizards and Hamilton was coaching there. He said even if his late grandmother, Jannie Mae Howard, was alive and playing basketball, "I'd play her 1-on-1. “Johnny is young,” UCLA coach Mick Cronin said after the BYU game. He’s improved immensely.”___More AP College Basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball; and https://apnews.com/hub/ncaa-mens-bracket
‘They’re A High-Octane Team’: UCLA’s Mick Cronin Says Alabama’s 3-Point Shot, Rebounding Is What Concerns Him Most Ahead Of Sunday’s Game
“They’re a high-octane team. They can really, really get it going, burning nets,” Cronin said in a conversation with CBS 2 and KCAL 9 Sports Director Jim Hill. “They’re a team that’s had multiple games where they’ve made 14, 15 three-point shots in a game. So that’s a big concern for me,” Cronin said. Cronin said it would be a tough week of being stuck in a hotel, working to prepare for Alabama’s face-off.detroit.cbslocal.com
Juzang carries No. 11 UCLA past sixth-seeded BYU, 73-62
UCLA basketball players celebrate their win over BYU after a first-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 20, 2021. 11 seed Bruins rally past Michigan State in the First Four, Juzang poured in 27 points against sixth-seeded BYU on Saturday night, carrying his team to a 73-62 victory and the second round of the East Region. This is the height of college basketball,” Juzang said, “and playing for the Bruins — I'm from Los Angeles. He's scouting Abilene Christian and he told me they would win,” UCLA coach Mick Cronin said. There's a number of things we can take from this game to get better,” BYU coach Mark Pope said.
UCLA beats Michigan St 86-80 in overtime in First Four game
– UCLA showed plenty of fight in its overtime win over Michigan State in a First Four game in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA forced overtime with Jaime Jaquez Jr.'s three-point play with 3.3 seconds to go, then pulled away in the extra session for an 86-80 victory at Mackey Arena on Thursday night. Riley was back on the floor for a crucial free throw in overtime, and the Bruins survived to make it a good start to their 50th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. They also split their four NCAA Tournament games, with UCLA winning in 1965 and 1971 and the Cougars winning in 1950 and 1981. ___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and updated NCAA Tournament bracket: https://apnews.com/hub/ncaa-mens-bracket
UCLA beats Michigan St 86-80 in overtime in First Four game
– UCLA showed plenty of fight in its overtime win over Michigan State in a First Four game in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA forced overtime on Jaime Jaquez Jr.'s three-point play with 3.3 seconds to go, then pulled away in the extra session for an 86-80 victory at Mackey Arena on Thursday night. Once overtime came around, Juzang hit the first two baskets of the extra session to give UCLA the lead. Michigan State was 16 of 18 from the foul line but missed one in overtime. They also split their four NCAA Tournament games, with UCLA winning in 1965 and 1971 and the Cougars winning in 1950 and 1981.
Michigan St, Izzo in new spot as First Four participants
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo talks to team members during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan, Sunday, March 7, 2021, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)INDIANAPOLIS – Michigan State and coach Tom Izzo are in an unfamiliar position. Last time there was an NCAA Tournament, the Spartans reached the Final Four in 2019 -- the most recent of eight trips under Izzo. Izzo contracted COVID-19 early in the season, yet the Spartans opened with six straight wins. “One thing about coach Izzo -- the reason he has survived so long and he’s had such a great career is that they’re never easily defeated. MOUNT ST. MARY'S vs TEXAS SOUTHERNMount St. Mary’s (12-10) won the automatic berth out of the Northeast Conference.
Michigan State Basketball Gameday: A late NCAA Tournament opener vs. UCLA at Mackey Arena
GAME INFORMATIONWho: Michigan State (15-12) vs. UCLA (17-9)When: 9:57 p.m.Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Ind. 206Line: Michigan State -2Twitter: Follow Kyle AustinGAME NOTES• Michigan State is 4-6 in program history against UCLA but has won matchups in each of the past two seasons. • Thursday will mark the first time in program history that Michigan State has played in an NCAA Tournament play-in game. • Michigan State has a record of 26-7 in its first game of the NCAA Tournament. PRE-GAME LINKSSpartan Confidential podcast: Michigan State, UCLA set for blue blood battleMLive’s NCAA Tournament picks: Sleepers, upsets and national championsCan Michigan State go from a play-in game to an NCAA Tournament run?mlive.com
UCLA looks to halt late-season skid in NCAA Tournament ‘revenge’ game vs. Michigan State
The wait ended when UCLA and Michigan State were unveiled as No. Michigan State extended its streak to 23 straight years in the NCAA Tournament while UCLA is in for the first time since losing a play-in game in 2018. “When I saw it, I was just like ‘man, that’s a heck of a play-in game,” UCLA redshirt junior Cody Riley recalled. His first tournament game coaching the Bruins will come against an opponent he hopes to model his own program after. UCLA enters its first NCAA Tournament in three years looking to halt a four-game skid.mlive.com