Before practice Monday,
The message, Powell said, was that they controlled their own destiny.
This season has been a fitful one for the Bruins, but with seven games to go in the regular season they are still in the
UCLA has five home games and a road series at
"We know that these games are crucial," Powell said.
Sophomore point guard Bryce Alford said the team knows where it sits in the standings, and they know they have time to make a run.
"This is playoff basketball for us," he said.
UCLA VS. OREGON STATE
When: 7 p.m. PST, Wednesday.
Where: Pauley Pavilion.
On the air: TV:
Records: UCLA 14-10, 6-5 in the Pac-12;
Update: After splitting a trip against Stanford and California, the