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2007-2008 UCLA Bruins Preview

2006-2007 Record: 30-6 (15-3) 1st in the Pac-10 Postseason Games: 03/08/07 vs California (Pac-10 Tournament) L OT 69-76 03/15/07 vs Weber State W 70-42 03/17/07 vs Indiana W 54-49 03/22/07 vs #10 Pittsburgh W 64-55 03/24/07 vs #2 Kansas W 68-55 03/31/07 vs #3 Florida L 66-76 2007-2008 Returning Statistical Leaders: 13.3 PPG – Josh… more »

Texas/UCLA Review

Last night the Texas Longhorns did something that no team has done since January of 2006; they beat the UCLA Bruins on the floor of Pauley Pavilion. Since the Bruins had lost to the Washington Huskies, they had run off 25 straight at the vaunted arena. The game was very entertaining, if not played at… more »

UCLA/Texas Preview

The Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series begins tonight with Oregon traveling to take on talented freshman Michael Beasley and Kansas State. While that game is appealing to many if for nothing else than a chance to see Beasley play against solid competition, the series really kicks into high gear on Sunday, December 2, when there are… more »

O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic Preview

This preseason tournament–the CBE Classic–is all about the big boys. Well, three big boys to be exact. UCLA (AP No. 2, USA Today/ESPN No. 2) plays the role as the favorite. The Bruins are looking to jumpstart the 2007 season with four straight wins en route to a third-straight Final Four appearance, and possibly the… more »

2007 NCAA Championship Game Preview

Despite two relatively lackluster semifinal games, the battle for the 2007 NCAA Championship has the potential to be an epic. The experience-laden Gators look to claim their second straight national title against a young but explosive Buckeye squad. Semifinal Supremacy: Ohio State kept Georgetown out of synch in its offensive sets all night long, making… more »

2007 NCAA Final Four Preview: UCLA Bruins

Starting Five: G – Darren Collison (12.8 ppg, 5.7 apg, 2.3 spg) G – Arron Afflalo (16.9 ppg, 2.0 apg) G/F – Josh Shipp (13.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.6 apg) F – Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (8.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg) C – Lorenzo Mata (6.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg) Key Bench Players: Alfred Aboya (4.2… more »

2007 NCAA Tournament: Second Weekend Recap

The 2007 Final Four is set. Florida, UCLA, Georgetown, and Ohio State combine for the lowest cumulative seed count (6) since 1993, when three #1’s and a #2 made it to the third weekend. It’s a fitting cap for a Tournament in which so many outcomes went to the favorites. If this year’s opening round… more »

2007 Sweet 16 Predictions – South & West

SOUTH No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 5 Tennessee Of Note: Casual fans probably won’t remember that Tennessee played Ohio State quite closely on January 13, losing 68-66 on (surprise, surprise) a Ron Lewis three-pointer at the end of regulation. That’s the same Buckeye who hit the game-tying three against Xavier over the weekend, for… more »

Reactions to the 2007 NCAA Tournament Bracket

General Comments: Selection Committee Chair Gary Walters has repeated in numerous interviews that this was the hardest field to select and seed that he has encountered in his five years on the Selection Committee. I agree wholeheartedly. The number of teams in contention for the last couple of at-large slots was already massive before all… more »

2006-2007 UCLA Bruins

Team Personality: This may be the toughest team in college basketball. The Bruins aren’t tough in the “I’m going to beat you up,” sense, but rather tough in the way that your father showed you by going about his work, never complaining and carrying a confident (though not cocky) air of “I can whup you… more »

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