Location: Los Angeles, CA
Coach: Steve Alford
Record: 20-12 (11-7 Pac-12)
Kenpom ranking: 41
Good wins (Kenpom ranking): Utah (8) Oregon (46) Stanford x2 (48)
Bad losses (Kenpom ranking): @ Oregon State (117) @ Cal (116) @ Colorado (95)
Tournament appearances: 47 (current streak: 3)
Best result: Champions (11 times, most recently 1995)
NBA alumni: Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Reggie Miller Bill Walton, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Famous alumni: Tim Robbins, Jim Morrison, Judge Joe Brown, Gabrielle Union, Sara Bareilles
The UCLA Bruins are the major shock of Selection Sunday. Few had the Bruins dancing, as they had only had two wins against other NCAA Tournament team (vs. Utah, vs. Oregon) and a slew of losses to sub-par teams (Alabama... Colorado... California... Oregon State... Arizona State). And some of those losses were really lopsided -- they lost by 39 to Kentucky and 32 to Utah. But apparently the selection committee was impressed enough to get them in the bracket, and not even in the First Four.
Key player: Looney Tunes
You know how Michael Jordan stretches his arm out super-long at the end of Space Jam? Yeah, that's kind of Kevon Looney. The 6'9 freshman has a 7'2 wingspan, and although he averages nearly a double-double, it kinda seems like he's still figuring his very silly body out. He might do that in the NBA next year, though.