Update [2008-3-28 18:8:42 by Telemachus]:
Well, as a "Topper" to complete this post, now that we can concentrate on our next opponent, enjoy this tidbit as recommended by Meriones and courtesy of lolwtferic.
No offense at all to a great Western Kentucky team. Just having a little fun to take the edge off our tense win.
What can you say about James Keefe? He stepped up last night, grabbing a double-double and Player of the Game honors for UCLA. Watch his tough rebounding, blocks, key baskets and overall hustle, which helped the Bruins overcome a furious comeback by the Hilltoppers:
Josh Shipp breaking out in double-figure scoring, including 2 of 3 from 3-point distance, was a welcome sight indeed.
Shipp's second three with under five minutes in the game as the shot clock expired was key to extending the Bruins' lead and momentum.
Kevin Love, the Pac-10 Player of the Year, continued his consistent play and to show maturity beyond his years as he collected another double-double to lead the Bruins with 29 points.
Russell Westbrook, Alfred Aboya, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, and a frustrated, foul-plagued Darren Collison also contributed to the scoring and the team win.
Post-game news coverage and interviews follow:
All I can really add at this point is Survive and Advance
Collison's fouls, you be the judge: