Redshirt sophomore Kari Korver led the Bruins with 14 points (11 in the first half).
Isaac Hamilton scored 14 points and Bryce Alford had 13 as UCLA lost to No. 1 Kentucky, 83-44.
Three Bruin baseball players were selected as Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-Americans.
Bhardwaj won four NCAA titles at UCLA and led the U.S. to a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games.
Senior midfielder Sam Mewis is the second consecutive Bruin to win the Honda Award for soccer.