INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Johnny Juzang scored 17 points and 11th-seeded UCLA carefully brushed off pesky Abilene Christian 67-47 to become the fifth team to go from First Four to Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins will play Alabama, the second seed in the East Region, in their first regional semifinal appearance since 2017 — and their first with second-year coach Mick Cronin. UCLA started its tournament Thursday by rallying to beat Michigan State in overtime and is the first First Four team to get to the round of 16 since Syracuse in 2018.

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