The UCLA Bruins will play in the Sweet 16 for the second straight year after beating the UAB Blazers 92-75 in an NCAA Tournament South Region battle.
Tony Parker had 28 points on 11-of-14 shooting, pulled down 12 rebounds and blocked three shots for the 11th-seeded Bruins (22-13), who were coming off a controversial 60-59 victory over sixth-seeded SMU on Thursday on a much talked-about goaltending call. Parker only had three points in the win over the Mustangs.
Bryce Alford added 22 points and five assists for UCLA, which lost to Florida in the Sweet 16 last year. Norman Powell and Isaac Hamilton tallied 15 and 13 points, respectively, while Kevon Looney contributed 10 points and 11 boards.
The Bruins dominated points in the paint, 52-22, and will play either Gonzaga or Iowa in the Sweet 16 in Houston.