Jordan Adams scored 21 points and Norman Powell added 15 in his hometown to lead fourth-seeded UCLA to a 76-59 victory over 13th-seeded Tulsa on Friday night, spoiling the NCAA tournament head coaching debut of Danny Manning.
Steve Alford, in his first year at UCLA and 23rd overall as a head coach, led Indiana to the national championship in 1987. Manning led Kansas to the title the following season.
UCLA will open the NCAA tournament as a No. 4 seed against Tulsa in San Diego on Friday.
The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
Justin Hurtt scored 20 points and Jordan Clarkson had 19 points to lead Tulsa to an 80-63 victory over Cal State Northridge on Sunday in the 76 Classic.