â†µOn a less sartorial tip, the Bruins looked rather Clipperesque today in getting sonned by Villanova. UCLA lost its bid for the Sweet 16 by getting dropped by the Wildcats to the tune of 89-69, a simple obliteration from tip to horn. Howland has always run a tight defense, but 'Nova set the nets on fire. The Wildcats had 26 points less than nine minutes into the game.
â†µIt's difficult to credit the semi-home court advantage for 'Nova given that UCLA, for the most part, looked disinterested and of little resolve. That hardly describes the Howland UCLA teams we have seen the past few years, and it makes you wonder if the losses of seniors Darren Collison, Alfred Aboya and Josh Shipp will, in the end, turn out to be a good thing. In the NBA, a coach's malaise is remedied with a pink slip. In college, we get transfers, early entry and (all too infrequently) graduation.â†µ
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