Basketball game day links: Styles clash in second round

Thomas Welsh, with his midrange jumper, is one of many potent weapons UCLA has on offense. HARRY HOW — GETTY IMAGES

UCLA loves to run. Cincinnati loves to wait.

The team that successfully imposes its will on offense will likely be the one to emerge from Sunday’s NCAA Tournament second-round matchup between the No. 3-seeded Bruins and the No. 6-seeded Bearcats at 6:40 p.m. PT in Sacramento.

“We’ve got to keep that ball moving whether we’re at half court or at the full court,” UCLA head coach Steve Alford said. “We’ve got to make sure our spacing is good, our cutting is sharp, our screens are good and physical and the ball moves. If it doesn’t and it becomes a grind that favors them.”

UCLA (30-4) is trying to advance to its third Sweet 16 in four years under Alford. Cincinnati (30-5) is in its seventh straight NCAA Tournament.

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  • Richard

    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.

    # BRING IT Bruins !!

  • Ed Garrett

    Rediculous that ucla is the “home” team just cause the game is being played in California. It’s not even being played near the school. Loosing will screw up the home record and no benefit to it from winning. Thanks schedulemakers!