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UCLA Basketball: Week 5 Hoops Q&A Part 2 -- Lightning Round

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This week is book-ended by the Saturday Gonzaga and Kentucky games. No mid-week game so we take the opportunity, in Q&A Part 2, to evaluate where the Bruins stand and look ahead.

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1)      Meet, Beat or Miss on the Players:

Kevon Looney

chrissorr: beat

DCBruins:  beat

Norman Powell

chrissorr: meet

DCBruins:  meet

Tony Parker

chrissorr: beat

DCBruins:  beat

Isaac Hamilton

chrissorr: miss

DCBruins:  miss

Bryce Alford

chrissorr: meet

DCBruins: meet

Thomas Welsh

chrissorr: miss

DCBruins:  meet

Noah Allen

chrissorr: meet

DCBruins:  miss

Gyorgy Golomon

chrissorr: beat

DCBruins: beat

Wannah Bail:

chrissorr: miss

DCBruins:  miss

2) Sum it up in one line.

chrissorr: There are enough "beats" above whereby you'd think this would be a decent team, but the whole is less than the sum of the parts.

DCBruins:  No true point guard and no bench are making this team look like my low preseason expectations.

3) Is this the Looney/Parker team or the Bryce/Norman/Isaac Team?

chrissorr: Looney/Parker

DCBruins:  should be Looney/Parker is Bryce/Norman/Isaac

4) Lose to Kentucky by more or less than 30 points?

chrissorr: less

DCBruins:  less

5) Odds of a team meltdown of the toxic locker room variety happening by early-January: high, low or medium?

chrissorr: medium

DCBruins:  medium

6) Projected finish in the PAC-12 regular season?

chrissorr: 3rd

DCBruins: fifth

Your turn! In the comments, list one of each for how the players have beat, met, or missed on your expectations (or if you are ambitious, do them all).