Thursday, January 18, 2007

Sports: UCLA vs. ASU

The Pac10 is very competitive. UCLA is 4-1 in conference play. 3 of the games were decided by 3 points or less. They could just as easily be 2-3 right now.

Tonight, they are playing ASU.

The Sun Devils have been playing zone and giving the Bruins trouble. In fact, the Bruins were down by 11!

UCLA eventually rallied to catch up. Finally in the 2nd half of the 2nd half, they have seized the lead firmly.

With 2:24 left, the Bruins lead 57-48.

Around the league, Oregon beat Stanford. Oregon State and Cal are in a close one as is USC and Arizona.

UPDATE: Its a final, UCLA 60 ASU 50. The Cal Bears down the Oregon State Beavers. USC defeats Arizona! USC is for real. They got athletes and they got some sharp shooters.

UPDATE: The habit of slow starts for UCLA is worrisome. It is one thing to fall down by 11 to a bottom feeder in your conference but it will be another to fall behind the top level programs. ASU used the zone and I would imagine anyone playing UCLA will use it because UCLA was jacking up 3-pointers like crazy and missing them and digging themselves into a hole. Arizona is going to be highly motivated after suffering the loss to USC last night.

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