Thursday, March 12, 2015

UCLA Looking for At-Large Bid after Isaac Hamilton's Career High 36 Leads the Bruins past USC

College Hoops Player of the Day for Thursday, March 12, 2015

Arizona is the only team from the PAC-12 that is ranked, but it's a good bet that the conference will send at least four teams to the NCAA tournament, and the UCLA Bruins, by virtue of their 96-70 trouncing of cross-town rival USC in the opening round of the conference tourney, are almost certain to be among that group.

If the Bruins get an at-large bid, they can thank sophomore guard, Isaac Hamilton, who scored a career-high 36 points, going 13-for-17 overall and blistering the nets with a 7-for-9 barrage from beyond the arc.

Hamilton's previous career best was 21 points, against UAB earlier this season, prior to conference play.

The 6'4" LA native averaged 10.1 points per game this season and scored in double figures 19 times prior to his performance against the Trojans.

Hamilton added four rebounds and made two steals for the Bruins, who are 20-12 overall and went 11-7 in the PAC-12.

While there was a slew of games on Thursday, no conference champions were crowned, nor will any be crowned until Saturday, when 15 teams get their tickets punched.

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