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Center Court: UCLA Basketball (v. California) Open Thread

So is this it? Is this the last time this season we get to scream our heads off watching Rag and Jerime and wondering why we are all doing this (watching UCLA basketball) to ourselves? We are going to find out the answer in about half an hour when Bruins (14-17, 8-10) tip off against Pac-10 champions California Bears (22-9, 13-5). Reeves Nelson made his presence felt after returning to the Bruin lineup yesterday afternoon. Should be interesting to see whether he can keep it going for another night. Tip off is scheduled for 6:18 pm PST.

For the Bears they are playing perhaps for 5 or 6 seed at this point. I am guessing they are also going to try to make a statement that the win we had against them at Haas was nothing short of a fluke. If they can stay on their late season roll, they just might be able to get a 5 seed and score themselves first round games out West. As for the Bruins, they are looking for a miracle run in a "new season." Most of are realistic enough to know that it is not going to happen as we can't expect this team with characters like Rag and Jerime putting two decent games in a row.

You can read up on all of our musings leading up to this game here. If you want to follow the game online you can do so via our official site. As always, we will be here in the game threads with our rapid fire takes and commentary. So let's get this game thread started. Fire away.