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2013 UCLA Basketball Preview

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    There's many in BuffNation who were expecting a cakewalk last night, and they're gnashing their teeth this morning.* "How could that game be so close?" "Worst game ever!" ... and on, and on.* Even the CUBuffs.com game wrap-up headline is from the woe-is-us school, hedging "Buffs Outlast Trojans - With Much Difficulty."

    I, on the other hand, fully expected USC to make life difficult (that's kind of their niche), and predicted an ugly victory.* With the flu going around, and a sexier matchup with UCLA looming on Saturday, is anyone really that surprised that CU failed to look like the '96 Bulls last night?* Be honest...
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    A win's a win.* From: the BDC
    Everyone I've heard from today is kicking the dirt, and declaring a win over the Bruins impossible in light of last night's rough finish.* How do you think BruinsNation feels after almost choking away a 12-point second half lead in Salt Lake City last night?* At least CU didn't pull a Stanford and lose!

    It's basketball.* Your not going to see everyone's best every night.* You just have to hope when the team isn't playing perfectly that they walk away with a 'W.'* Thanks to a favorable whistle, and some poor USC strategy in the final two minutes (why weren't they sending the young Buffs to the free throw line?), CU still got the desired result.

    A* 66-60 win?* With USC only threatening to make it a one-possession game, not a loss?* If that is what passes for an off night in these parts, then I'll happily take it.

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    The quick turnaround serves up a high-profile matchup with UCLA on Saturday afternoon.* This is the kind of game that could determine whether CU makes the Tournament.* A loss doesn't necessarily hurt, but a win over a team currently in the RPI top-50 makes that resume all the more enticing for the committee.

    Tip-off from a sure-to-be packed CEC is set for high noon tomorrow.* The Broncos don't kick off til 2:30, so there's no excuse to miss this one.* For those unable to make it to the CEC, coverage can be found on Pac-12 Network.* If you're at Mile High, why not tune to AM 760 and listen to Mark Johnson while you tailgate in the freezing cold?

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    There's many in BuffNation who were expecting a cakewalk last night, and they're gnashing their teeth this morning.* "How could that game be so close?" "Worst game ever!" ... and on, and on.* Even the CUBuffs.com game wrap-up headline is from the woe-is-us school, hedging "Buffs Outlast Trojans - With Much Difficulty."

    I, on the other hand, fully expected USC to make life difficult (that's kind of their niche), and predicted an ugly victory.* With the flu going around, and a sexier matchup with UCLA looming on Saturday, is anyone really that surprised that CU failed to look like the '96 Bulls last night?* Be honest...
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    A win's a win.* From: the BDC
    Everyone I've heard from today is kicking the dirt, and declaring a win over the Bruins impossible in light of last night's rough finish.* How do you think BruinsNation feels after almost choking away a 12-point second half lead in Salt Lake City last night?* At least CU didn't pull a Stanford and lose!

    It's basketball.* Your not going to see everyone's best every night.* You just have to hope when the team isn't playing perfectly that they walk away with a 'W.'* Thanks to a favorable whistle, and some poor USC strategy in the final two minutes (why weren't they sending the young Buffs to the free throw line?), CU still got the desired result.

    A* 66-60 win?* With USC only threatening to make it a one-possession game, not a loss?* If that is what passes for an off night in these parts, then I'll happily take it.

    --

    The quick turnaround serves up a high-profile matchup with UCLA on Saturday afternoon.* This is the kind of game that could determine whether CU makes the Tournament.* A loss doesn't necessarily hurt, but a win over a team currently in the RPI top-50 makes that resume all the more enticing for the committee.

    Tip-off from a sure-to-be packed CEC is set for high noon tomorrow.* The Broncos don't kick off til 2:30, so there's no excuse to miss this one.* For those unable to make it to the CEC, coverage can be found on Pac-12 Network.* If you're at Mile High, why not tune to AM 760 and listen to Mark Johnson while you tailgate in the freezing cold?

    Click below for the preview...

    Read more »[​IMG]

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