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Center Court: UCLA Basketball (@ Southern Cal) Open Thread

Well here we go. After tonight, there will be just 6 more regular season game threads left in this dreadful season. In about half an hour Ben Howland's Bruins (11-12, 6-5) take on Just$C (14-9, 6-5) in a game televised live on FSN and Prime Ticket. The game is "big" in the sense that with 4 of next 6 games on the road, we need to badly to have any hope of finishing at or over .500. Kind of pathetic this passes for a "big" game but like we said it has been a dreadful season.

The tip-off slated for a 7:07 p.m. (PT) tip-off in Pauley East aka the Costco Center. Guess we can throw up all kinds of cliches about how the Bruins have a great opportunity to win this game. However, it's the team that has been talking about "competing" and "hanging" with the Trogans all week leading up this game. I suppose Bruins will have a shot if they play 40 minutes of passionate defense with focus and effort, but we can't count on that this year's Bruins Also, for the Bruins to have a shot Bruins will need to be patient on offense, play with composure and set each other up with easy opportunities. Again, can't really count on that with this team which has been consistently inconsistent all season long.

Expect tonight's telecast to be a two hour of Trogan love fest that will make you want to throw up in your mouth. The always atrocious Steve Physioc will be doing play-by-play while Marques Johnson will be going out of his way to shower the Trogans with love to show what an unbiased analyst he is in the mold of David Norrie. Michael Eaves will be doing "sideline" "reporting" which is basically jaberring about whole lot of nothing or information that is obvious to everyone else on BN. If you are in Southern California turn on the radio and listen to Donnie Mac doing analysis for Bruin radio. If you want to follow the game online you can do so via our official site. As always, I imagine many will be here in the game threads providing rapid fire commentary.

So let's get this party started. Fire away.