Taking down the #2 team in the country? Sounds like March Madness to me and it's our women's basketball team who will be looking to take their postseason play to a new level today when they play Stanford in the championship game of the Pac-10 Women's Tournament at Galen Center. The Bruins got their first ever win over USC at Galen Center yesterday when they took down the Trojans, 59-53. Now, they set their sights on bigger fish.
The Bruins lost both of their games to Stanford this year, a close one at home to the Cardinal then a blow out in Palo Alto. Things are never the same in March, though, and by beating USC at Galen Center yesterday, UCLA proved it. Coach Nikki Caldwell has turned the program around in just two years and can send a message to the country today that her program is ready to not just be a good Pac-10 team, but a damn good team period.
ESPN's newest Bracketology has the Bruins as a #6 seed, but a win over the Cardinal could move them up some and help their case for staying on the West Coast in the 1st/2nd rounds. There's a lot on the line today and you can bet our fellow Bruins will take over Galen Center and paint it blue just like they did yesterday. For those of you not at the game, you can watch it live on FSN. The game tips at 3 pm PST and should be a ton of fun. Who needs a selection show when you have Bruins aiming for a title? This is your game thread so have at it.