If there’s a squad that should be rewarded outside the power six conferences with a No. 1 seed, it’s New Mexico.
Larry Drew II scored 12 points, including a driving layup to beat the shot clock with 9 seconds remaining, and UCLA held off Utah 57-53 on Thursday night.
Led by star recruits Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson, No. 13 UCLA has the pieces in place for a revival. The Bruins return to a renovated Pauley Pavilion, and their heralded freshmen class, along with transfer Larry Drew II, is capable of propelling them back into title contention after last season’s tumult.
The Wear twins and Larry Drew II aren’t shying away from discussing their troubles and time in Chapel Hill.
Point guard Larry Drew II has enrolled at UCLA after abruptly leaving North Carolina last month.