Junior guard Aaron Holiday has been selected as one of 25 top college basketball players to the midseason watch list for the prestigious John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy's, as announced on Thursday morning.

UCLA Athletics announced today that Athletic Director Dan Guerrero and Head Men's Basketball Coach Steve Alford have extended the suspensions of men's basketball student-athletes Cody Riley and Jalen Hill through the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.

UCLA will face Kentucky on Saturday for the fifth time in four seasons (the two schools have gone 2-2 against each other in the past four years).

UCLA Head Football Coach Chip Kelly announced the hiring of Paul Rhoads as the team's defensive backs coach.

A veteran of 10 bowl games, Rhoads has mentored six defensive backs who have been selected in the NFL Draft, highlighted by seven-time Pro Bowl selection and 2009 AFC Defensive Player of the Year Darrelle Revis.

UCLA knocked down eight second-half 3-pointers, but No. 25 Cincinnati proved too strong as the Bruins lost, 77-63, before 10,018 in Pauley Pavilion on Saturday afternoon.