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UCLA vs. Kent State: How they match up in NCAA tournament

UCLA vs. Kent State: How they match up in NCAA tournament

No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 14 Kent State: A look at how the Bruins and Golden Flashes match up in the first round of the NCAA tournament’s South Regional.

FRIDAY AT GOLDEN 1 CENTER, SACRAMENTO

How they got here: UCLA has won 10 of its last 11 games but did not look sharp in the Pac-12 Conference tournament, squeaking past USC by two points before falling flat against Arizona. Kent State needed to win the Mid-American Conference tournament to qualify for its first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2008, beating the teams seeded Nos. 3, 2 and 1 on the way to the championship.

Last 10 games: UCLA 9-1; Kent State 9-1. Record vs....

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