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UCLA makes long-awaited climb in NCAA tournament bracket projections

UCLA makes long-awaited climb in NCAA tournament bracket projections

UCLA finally enjoyed some upward mobility in both the Associated Press poll and NCAA tournament bracket projections Monday in the wake of its impressive road victory over Arizona.

The Bruins (26-3 overall, 13-3 Pac-12 Conference) rose to a No. 2 seeding in the South Regional, according to CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi deemed UCLA as worthy of a No. 3 seeding, also in the South.

UCLA had remained stuck on a No. 4 seeding in most projections for more than two weeks after the NCAA tournament selection committee revealed that’s where it would have slotted the Bruins...

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