Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Arizonas

Okay guys, another quick post. And I do mean quick.

This Thursday UCLA plays Arizona at Pauley Pavilion at 8 p.m. Pacific. If I'm not mistaken, UCLA has not lost to Arizona in three or four years. In my opinion, things should be no different this year. They did not get any new talent, and their coaching staff is in disarray. Here's an interesting tidbit courtesy of Brian Dohn: UA Motivating UCLA. It's bulletin board material, but more importantly, is shows that UCLA is now the "standard" (wink wink) of the Pac-10. How funny. Timmeh Floyd said that about Arizona just two years ago.

Two days after that game, Arizona State comes to town. Yes, the Sun Devils are #15 in the country and 14-2 overall. It's strange when the marquee matchup is with ASU rather than Arizona, but I suppose one could've seen that coming for a while now. Some are saying James Harden is the best player in the conference, and Jeff Pendergraph is somehow still there as well. If we can limit Harden we will have a good chance. Hopefully some good defensive contributions will come from Alfred and Drew Gordon on Pendergraph.

Nikola Dragovic, who started Sunday's game against U$C, will once again start at the 4 spot.

Hopefully we will have more of this from Josh and co. this Thursday.

Go Bruins!