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Rosen leads UCLA past No. 20 California, 40-24

PASADENA, Calif. – Josh Rosen completed a school-record 34 passes and threw two of his three touchdown passes to Devin Fuller, and UCLA got its season back on track with a 40-24 victory over No. 20 California on Thursday night. Rosen passed for 399 yards in another splendid game for the standout freshman, and Thomas Duarte had career highs of 10 catches for 141 yards for the Bruins (5-2, 2-2 Pac-12). UCLA rebounded from consecutive losses and a drop from the national rankings with a 573-yard offensive performance.

Stanford beats UCLA 56-35 for eighth straight victory

Francis Owusu’s circus catch in the end zone on Kevin Hogan’s third touchdown pass of the night highlighted a dominating performance for No. 15 Stanford, which rolled to its eighth straight win over No. 18 UCLA, 56-35 on Thursday night.

Pac-12 roundup: UCLA stakes claim as best team in South

The grumbling started when UCLA struggled to get past Brigham Young. It grew louder after star linebacker Myles Jack went out for the season with a knee injury. These Bruins sure found a way to shut everyone up.

In brief: Rutgers Kyle Flood awaits investigation, expects to coach opener

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Rutgers coach Kyle Flood says he expects to be on the sidelineSaturday despite an investigation into whether he improperly communicated with a faculty member about the academic status of a player. Flood said Tuesday that his part in the investigation is complete after he spoke with officials Monday.

Music mogul Diddy’s rep: He was defending himself

LOS ANGELES – Sean “Diddy” Combs was defending himself in an incident at the University of California, Los Angeles, that led to his arrest, a representative the hip-hop mogul’s company said Tuesday. “The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate,” Nathalie Moar, a rep for Combs, said in a statement to The Associated Press. “What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son.”

Party like it’s 1999: Gonzaga reaches Elite Eight

HOUSTON – Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd was visiting with Domantas Sabonis in the locker room, reflecting on Przemek Karnowski’s two behind-the-back passes. “Those were right out your dad’s book,” said Lloyd, referring to Sabonis’ father, Arvydas, a tremendous passing big man.

GU notebook: Zags warm up but not the Bruins

HOUSTON – With 2:20 left in Friday’s game, UCLA’s Bryce Alford drilled a 3-pointer – the first of the game for the Bruins. Isaac Hamilton hit one of his own on UCLA’s next possession, and Alford followed with a third, a bank shot, just 11 seconds later. It was much too late for the Bruins, and far too little for a UCLA team that missed its other 10 3-point attempts. Of course, poor outside shooting was far from the difference in the game; Gonzaga also only made three 3-pointers and the Bulldogs attempted 19 of them.

Party like it’s 1999: Gonzaga beats UCLA, returns to Elite Eight

HOUSTON - Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.

Late-season success helps Bruins regain fans’ respect

HOUSTON – It is not an easy thing to impress fans that are used to seeing 11 national championship banners in Pauley Pavilion and a program that has been to three Final Fours in the last decade. But good vibes surround the Bruins since reeling off a pair of wins over No. 6 seed SMU and No. 14 seed UAB. UCLA has won six of its last seven games as a young roster rounds into form. Leading scorer Norman Powell is the only senior in the Bruins’ nine-man rotation, and center Tony Parker is the only junior.

Gonzaga vs. UCLA; 4:15 p.m., CBS

HOUSTON – So many factors in Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 date today with UCLA. A rematch from a December game at Pauley Pavilion, won by Gonzaga 87-74. How much better are the Bruins, who surprised many when they received an at-large berth on Selection Sunday? How much better are the Zags?

John Blanchette: Steve Alford’s long route to success

HOUSTON – Intense remedial tutoring has finally swayed a few knee-jerk logicians into grudging acceptance that UCLA’s unexpected run to the Sweet 16 does not validate the Bruins’ much lampooned invitation. Either it was or wasn’t justified on the merits on Selection Sunday, not by what’s happened since.

John Blanchette: Steve Alford’s long route to success

HOUSTON – Intense remedial tutoring has finally swayed a few knee-jerk logicians into grudging acceptance that UCLA’s unexpected run to the Sweet 16 does not validate the Bruins’ much lampooned invitation.

Gonzaga vs. UCLA has plenty of factors to factor in

HOUSTON – So many factors in Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 date today with UCLA. A rematch from a December game at Pauley Pavilion, won by Gonzaga 87-74. How much better are the Bruins, who surprised many when they received an at-large berth on Selection Sunday? How much better are the Zags?

GU notes: Mark Few’s handstand big hit on campus

HOUSTON – Mark Few’s celebratory handstand following Sunday’s win over Iowa went viral and prompted “Do the Few” imitators across Gonzaga’s campus. It also prompted Few to remind junior forward Kyle Wiltjer, who captured Few’s gymnastics and Eric McClellan’s back-flip on his phone and put it on Twitter, that “what we do in the locker room stays in the locker room.”

Blanchette: Eric McClellan’s exit from Vanderbilt a blessing in disguise

HOUSTON – At his self-described lowest point, when Eric McClellan was one of those national footnotes of disdain and weighed down by his own remorse, he didn’t so much lean on those close to him as solicit their belief. He did it with his friends, old coaches, his family – but mostly his mother.