tinkll1 (tinkll1) wrote,

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UCLA vs. Florida - May The Best Team NOT Win!

Normally, the best team wins. And when a better team on paper loses, probably, that day, it was not the best team. The same Florida team that beat UCLA last year in the Championship Game, gets to play UCLA in the semifinals. As the number one seed of all the number one seeds, the Gators were supposed to play the fourth number one seed, Kansas, but UCLA, that day, was the better team, and Kansas lost by a lot of points, 13, I think! Kansas fell apart and Afflalo had a very good day. So, it's a rematch. Lonnie White, of the Los Angeles Times, had a superb analysis of just why the Bruins should lose. http://www.latimes.com/sports/college/ucla/la-sp-xando30mar30,1,3789840.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-coll-ucla I'm afraid he is correct. The Bruins just can't match up, unless they pull a super human performance out of a good, but not great, team. Kevin Love, a senior at Lake Oswego, Oregon High School, will give UCLA a scoring presence next year. However, Afflalo will probably not stick around, just as Jordan Farmar, the Laker back up, did not stick around.

On the other hand, in a really great story, Corey Brewer, Joaquim Noah and Al Horford of the Gators chose to stay. http://www.latimes.com/sports/college/ucla/la-sp-plaschke30mar30,1,6912642.column?coll=la-headlines-sports-coll-ucla

So there are the human interest stories and analysis. The game is tomorrow and Florida is a 3 point favorite. They could blow the Bruins away again, or, maybe the best team wont win.
Tags: bill plaschke, bruin basketball, lonnie white
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