The Modesto Bee named UCLA basketball commit Reeves Nelson its player of the year. Here is the story.
Aside from the 58 points UCLA allowed in the second half of the Western Kentucky win, the Bruins’ defense has been stellar during the NCAA Tournament, culminating with the 56-point performance by Xavier in Saturday’s regional final.
“We’re peaking at the right time,” UCLA point guard Darren Collison said. “This is right where we want to be defensive-wise. Coach (Ben) Howland has done a good job of stressing it to us about our defense all season, and that’s something we’re going to be targeting these next two games.”