Thursday, March 17, 2011

Post-Game Thread: UCLA 78, Michigan State 76

Holy smokes, that was close. If you've got a 23-point lead in the second half, you should be able to close that out. But Tom Izzo's team kept fouling, and UCLA kept clanking free throws at the line...this was down to a one-point game in the final minute. Sheesh.

But at least this SoCal team advances...along with San Diego State, which won its first-ever NCAA Tournament game tonight, beating Northern Colorado 68-50. Well done, guys!

Go Bruins!

photo: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times (March 17, 2011)

6 comments:

MR. F. said...

Kinda messed up my bracket a bit, but it's coo.

Neeebs said...

:-)

Steve Sax said...

Oh my God, Neeebs, why don't you start an emoticon blog and comment with emoticons on that blog.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fucking St. John's fucked me up. Fuck.

Steve Sax said...

Seriously. The thing about Lavin's teams is, they overachieve when you expect nothing, and then when you start expecting something they totally crumble.

Steve Sax said...

In watching the second half of that game, I had a sickening feeling this was going to be UCLA's "Gonzaga" highlight.

I'm so glad I was wrong.