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"UCLA is a dead team"

From the Las Vegas Review Journal:

UCLA (13-17) faces Arizona on Thursday. The Bruins have lost four of their past five games, and coach Ben Howland has a mess on his hands.

"The underachieving teams get a second chance in the conference tournaments," Kelly ["John Kelly, a sharp college basketball bettor who writes for EOG.com" - BN Ed.] said. "It's also the last chance to bet against these dead teams. UCLA is a dead team."

Note by linking to that piece I am in no way or shape encouraging participation in any kind of gambling activities. I thought the quote was a little striking and wanted to use it to make a larger point concerning our participation in the upcoming Pac-10 tournament. I can totally understand why people want to be excited around this time of the season and want to believe. However, before people do that take into consideration the following:

  • UCLA is on a 3 game losing streak
  • UCLA has lost 6 out of its last 8 games
  • UCLA hasn't been able to put together a 2 game winning streak since end of January/first week of March (beating Oregon State (1/30) and Stanford (2/4))

Yeah, we did show some effort against Arizona and some signs of life later against Arizona State but the season has been long gone for a while. The exclamation point came against Oregon (who was playing for a fired coach) in front of Coach Wooden.

Just facts to keep in mind for those who are thinking about day dreaming this week.

GO BRUINS.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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