UCLA men’s basketball extended coach Mick Cronin’s contract for an additional two years. After finishing up his second season in Westwood with a Final Four run, Cronin is now signed through 2027. (Photo by Trevor Brown Jr/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
Mick Cronin is extending his stay in Westwood just a little longer.
After leading UCLA men’s basketball to its first Final Four since 2008, the coach has signed a two-year extension that will keep him locked up through the end of the 2026-2027 season.
INDIANAPOLIS — One of the few missing pieces from the Bruins’ Final Four run won’t be taking the court again.
Redshirt junior forward/center Jalen Hill stepped away from UCLA men’s basketball in February because of undisclosed personal reasons, and according to an initial report by Bruin Report Online on Monday that was later confirmed Tuesday by Hill on Instagram, he will be stepping away from the sport for good.
This post was updated April 4 at 4:02 p.m.
Following UCLA men’s basketball’s last-second loss in the NCAA tournament, hundreds of UCLA students rushed to the streets to express discontent with the loss and celebrate UCLA’s season.
This post was updated April 3 at 9:41 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS — Heart. Break. City.
The phrase was synonymous with the Bruins’ Sweet 16 comeback win over the Bulldogs 15 years ago.
UCPD is planning to station officers in Westwood on Saturday evening as preparation for No. 11 seed UCLA men’s basketball’s Final Four appearance, a UCLA spokesperson said.
This post was updated April 3 at 3:52 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS — As I was driving home from the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas three weeks ago, I thought I had covered the Bruins in person for the final time.
INDIANAPOLIS — Before the Bruins knew this tournament run would lead to their first national semifinal appearance in over a decade, they had to duke it out in a play-in game against the Spartans.
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