I use to put links in these game threads to the official preview or gametracker. Now it seems every basketball game this year, the game itself is a side issue and I put a link up to the issue of the moment. Tonight it is Josh Smith leaving. Use that link to discuss that issue.
I can’t even really think about the game. How do the players react? The crowd will rightly be booing Ben Howland. Ben doubled down on his love of all things North Carolina, naming Larry Drew II, Travis Wear, and David Wear captain. Will they play over 90 minutes between the three of them?
Here is the UCLA preview of tonight’s 9 pm game on the PAC 12 network between stories of players leaving. Here is a picture of the first player to leave this week, Tyler Lamb, on the landing site for UCLA athletics. Here is the Bruins Nation preview for CSUN.
I will still be rooting for the Bruin players.