UCLA 91, Washington 82
March 6, 2014

UCLA head coach Steve Alford
on UCLA’s ball control
“We did a much better job in the second half. I believe we had one turnover in the second half. To have one turnover in the last 20 minutes when you are playing on the road, that’s some pretty good offense.”

on what he told Zach LaVine about playing in his hometown
“Don’t pay any attention to fans. It’s what happens between that 94 and 50 [feet]. Do all of your talking right there, and that’s what he does. Especially in the second half. I think that our bench got 36 points. If you can get that kind of production from three guys scoring in double figures off the bench, I thought that was huge for us.

“I didn’t say one word [to him], not one word about that. Just play. Do what you do. Regardless of whether we are in the state of Washington or we are back in California. Just play the way you play. He has been very mature over the course of the season. This is what, our 30th game, so we are 30 games into this. And you’re going to get heckled wherever you go. It’s just a matter of doing what you can do. We have talked about this all year – control what you can control, and I thought he did a good job of handling that.”

on Jordan Adams exiting in the second half (cramps) and Zach LaVine filling the void
“I thought Zach in the second half, he did that. He started to drive the basketball hard and he’s starting to do that better instead of just doing the jump shot thing. He got to the free throw line tonight. It’s been a while since he got to the free throw line. That’s a big key for him, to be aggressive. We got in that bonus. Both teams got into the bonus a little bit quicker in the second half. We are a very good foul shooting team, so we wanted to try to take advantage of that. We got some more stops in the second half. We were pretty solid for 40 minutes, offensively. But I did not like our defense at all in the first half. I thought that in the second half we got a few more stops that we needed.”

on Jordan Adams’ style of play dictating UCLA’s rhythm
“It’s what we want to do. We knew that it was going to be a game like this. We did not think that both teams would shoot 55 percent or better. So, it was probably a little too much offense and not enough defense out of either team. We thought it would be fast-paced. We thought it would be up-tempo. That’s where we are most comfortable playing. We were getting some shots and then we got the right stops at the right time. Once we got it to three possessions, our guys did a really good job of keeping it there.”


UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Oct 30
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
W, 95 - 57
Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Dec 03 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 12 - 7:00 PM PST
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
Tuesday, Dec 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 19 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, Dec 22 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 01 - 8:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 03 - 6:30 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Thursday, Jan 07 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 09 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 20 - 8:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Jan 23 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jan 28 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 30 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 04 - 7:30 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA