Sorry, if you read it before, I should have posted it in a new diary.
1. Fuck Lavin - That guy must be burning up inside. As a front, he may try to act like a UCLA supporter, but thru some comments and body language it's clear he does not want UCLA to succeed, especially so early after his firing. I would respect the guy at least a little if he would come out and admit that he was over his head coaching the bruins during his painfully long tenure.
2. RH is playing BH bball - it took some time but he's bought into the program just at the right time for the bruins. What I mean by BH bball is playing hard defense, with energy and with class (picking up pubestache). He provided much of the early offense against Memphis as he did against the Zags while his teammates were struggling on the offensive end - the only thing he couldn't do was hit free throws last night. In the BH mold I bet he will go back to Pauley and practice his FT this week on his own volition.
3. What the hell does the MNM know - they can't pick the best teams, they don't understand nor appreciate the importance of defense even though 2 of the top teams at the next level, spurs and pistons play exceptional defense. These guys are a bunch of idiots that go along with the hype instead of really knowing the sports they are reporting about. My buddy is doing well in our pool b/c he picked LSU going to the NC game (b/c he listened to BH - who said LSU was a great team before the tourney). Listen to BH and those that know what they are talking about, not these numbnuts in the MNM. My buddy will lose the pool though b/c UCLA will beat LSU.
4. LSU will be a tough matchup - TT is an unbelievable frosh talent that I think many of us are overlooking so far. He plays BH type of ball (too bad he's not a bruin, would fit in perfectly). He's athletic and plays great defense and blocks multiple shots even on one play, he's a great rebounder, and is a high riser - he d5oes it all without being flashy. I think Davis is good too with some decent low post moves, but I think TT is at least an equal worry to us.
Go Bruins - 4 down and 2 to go for #12