So here comes UCLA, fresh off of a first-round exit in the Pac-10 Tournament, playing against another storied team with recent Final Four appearances. I'm hoping the game ends up the way that the 2007 matchup went, but with Malcolm Lee, the team's best defender, nursing a bad knee, UCLA will need a gutty performance to advance. And gutty performances aren't what this team has been about of late, unfortunately. Cross your fingers.
Let's go, Bruins!
photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images, November 20, 2007