For UCLA, it's 'Nova and out

For UCLA, it's 'Nova and out

There are 2 comments on the LA Daily News story from Mar 22, 2009, titled For UCLA, it's 'Nova and out. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

No tears were shed, and falling short of the season-long goal of finally winning a national championship was buried in the recesses of most minds.

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Waltham, MA

#1 Mar 22, 2009
The only players with consistent energy were Aboya, Keefe, Gordon, and Lee. 1 starter and 3 from the bench who clearly saw 'Nova laying the wood on any Bruin going to the basket. Why weren't the soft Bruins returning the favor to 'Nova players. I 'm a Bruin fan in the Northeast and their soft, matador defense was an embarassment !!!
Ben Howland should've shaken things up a bit when they got down. I can't believe you don't throw in a zone or something else....anything else but the D they were playing. "We don't play zone" ??? Your pigeon-holing your options Ben.
Great careers for the 3 seniors!

Moss Point, MS

#2 Mar 22, 2009
Agreed about the zone comment. If they have not played it all year, this game probably would not be a good time to test it out. They should have practiced it a bit throughout the year to be ready for an opponent like this. Still, next year they will be good. Solid program, solid players, but the conference play is tough. Expect USC to bounce back next year with a better regular season.

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