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UCLA is Headed to the Sweet 16

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    Thomas Welsh #40 of the UCLA Bruins reacts after a play against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

    UCLA has shot its way into the Sweet 16.

    The No. 3 seed Bruins beat sixth seeded Cincinnati 79-67 on Sunday night, capping off an exciting slate of games in the second round.

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    All five UCLA starters scored at least 10 points each. The Bruins hit 18 of their first 28 shots in the second half after struggling to find a rhythm in the first.

    They will play in the South Regional in Memphis. It's the third trip to the Sweet 16 in four years under coach Steve Alford.

    UCLA will play No. 2 seed Kentucky on March 24.

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