Some videos from UCLA's demolition of Arizona Wildcats at last game at "Old Pauley"
[Turn down your volume before watching!] As seen from the crowd, the last two minutes of UCLA vs. Arizona. Hopefully gives those who were not able to attend an idea of what it was like inside "Old" Pauley for the last time.
Last spring, Trapani spent about an hour each day sitting with Wooden during his final days. Even in the middle of final exams, the kid would bring his homework to the hospital and sit with Coach.
"Even though he couldn't talk to me or know I would be there, I would usually say to him, 'I love you, Poppa," Trapani recalled.
This was more than a shot, it was the celebration of a connection that will live forever. The players knew this was cool but didn't realize the full impact of the shot until Howland began crying in the locker room, then later cried when meeting with members of Wooden's family.
A day later going over the statistics is almost as much fun as watching the game again. First things first. 71-49 UCLA over Arizona. I think I'll repeat that. 71-49 UCLA over Arizona. ...
Video of Coach Ben Howland's emotional reaction to last UCLA basket at "Old Pauley" - scored by Coach John Wooden's great-grandson Tyler Trapani.
Pictures of UCLA's memorable victory over Arizona at last game at "Old Pauley" - house built by Coach John R. Wooden.