Today, we have the biggest test of the season (I know that has been said often before). California is in first place in the Pac-12 and only 2 games ahead of UCLA. Almost as importantly, California is possibly the only top-50 RPI win that UCLA can get the rest of the season.
1. Bruins Nation picked Cal to win the Pac 12 and Cal is in second place but I don’t understand how this team can win at UW (9-2 in conference) and lose at Washington State(4-7), win at Oregon (I think the hardest place to play in the Pac 12 7-4) but lose at Oregon State (5-6). Is the team up and down?
3. Is Robert Thurman for real? He came seemingly out of nowhere to destroy UCLA in that game early this year at Cal in the second half but I saw he also had a big game against Washington.
5. Can California go to the NCAA Tournament without winning the Pac 12 regular season or post season titles?
6. Predictions for the game.
I haven't had a good handle on how UCLA has played this season. At all. Every time I think I have it figured out, they turn the corner the other way. When I think the UCLA season is over, Josh Smith comes out and dominates like he was supposed, and the Wear brothers look like All-Pac 12 players and UCLA beats Colorado by 17.