UCLA will atleast split against the Washington schools, then win the Pac-10 Tourney. I bought some Pac-10 Championship Tickets at Staple Center so my Bruins better make it to the finals atleast and win cus their by far the best team.
Bruins are visiting the Wazzou Cougars today and can clinch the Pac-10 Regular Season Title[Fully, Already Clinched A Share Of It] with a victory. Trojan fans are actually going to be for the Bruins today so USC can get closer to the second seed in the Pac-10 Tournament.
PULLMAN, Wash. -- UCLA coach Ben Howland challenged his players before the Washington State game with the goal of winning a second consecutive Pacific-10 Conference championship.
The second-ranked Bruins responded, beating No. 13 Washington State 53-45 on Thursday night to wrap up their second straight title, and the 25th in the illustrious history of the Bruins.
Darren Collison said the Bruins remained focused on that goal throughout the grinding defensive battle.
"We were just trying to win the Pac-10 championship," he said.
Arron Afflalo scored 14 points to lead UCLA.
After trailing by one at halftime, UCLA scored the first nine points of the second half during a 15-4 run that all but ended Washington State's hopes of winning the first Pacific-10 championship in its history.
UCLA (26-3, 15-2 Pac-10) had already clinched at least a tie with WSU and the top seed in the tournament before the victory.
Collison said there was no adjustment that accounted for his team's outburst.
Breaking Down The Box Score:
Darren Collison in 38 minutes had 7 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 turnovers.
Afflalo dropped 14 points on 5-11 shooting and never turned it over.
Josh Shipp scored 12 with 5 rebounds on 4-10 shooting
Lorenzo Mata blocked two shots.
I really think UCLA isn't what everyone has made them out to be.... but somehow looking at the matchups they are going to have, I have them losing to Ohio St. in the national championship. I almost got to throw my bracket away twice today..... i was sweating balls during both those games. Someone tell Afflalo to play basketball in the big games and not look like a 7th grader out there
Nice win over Indy, but it should never have been that close in the first place. Next is Pitt, Ben Howlands old team and basically the team he made[recruited Gray] so the Bruins should have it pretty easy in my opinion as Howland will know Pitt's weaknesses and strengths and should use it to his advantage.