Bracketology in August is virtually meaningless . . . except when Joe Lunardi and the other assclowns at tWWL pick UCLA as the top seed with Kentucky, Indiana and Lou-uh-vuh. But, that would be a great Final Four, no?
That being said, there's actually a decent write-up by Eamonn Brennan:
From this distance, sure. UCLA is going to be crazy talented -- a lock to start the season in the top five . . .
Let's count the major question marks: Can two freshmen (Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson) step in as the team's de facto backcourt leaders right away? What about freshman forward Tony Parker? Is Josh Smith going to get down to his fighting weight, and stay there? Can the Wear twins remain productive off the bench? And then there's Larry Drew II, who quit and transferred away from North Carolina when Roy Williams had the gall to start a transcendent college passer (Kendall Marshall) over him. Until I see it all come together -- and Ben Howland has had well-publicized issues getting young teams to congeal in the past -- I'm bearish on the Bruins.
The entire discussion can be viewed "here":http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/8264100/at-watercooler-discuss-joe-lunardi-summer-bracketology"
More after the jump.
Its nice to see that someone East of the Miss-suh-sipp-uh has actually done some homework to determine that the team consists of some some players who aren't UNC rejects, even if that "research" consisted of a simple review of BN commentary. Hope springs eternal . . . Go Bruins!
What are your expectations for UCLA basketball in 2012-2013?
Hang #12 (76 votes)
Final 4 (121 votes)
Elite 8 (69 votes)
Adios Coach Howland (18 votes)
284 total votes