Up next: Memphis

No. 1 seed UCLA will play No. 1 seed Memphis (37-1) in the NCAA Tournament semifinals. Memphis easily dispatched Texas 85-67 today. The Tigers’ only loss this season was to Tennessee.

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  • ubcrluain

    Oh man…this will be a VERY interesting game. Two completely different styles of play will clash on the national level. I am already nervous.

  • ubcrluain

    Does anyone know if UCLA will be wearing home or away jerseys? Just curious.

  • Huitzilopochtli

    I thought the overall seeding was:
    #1 North Carolina
    #2 Kansas
    #3 UCLA
    #4 Memphis

    I would then assume UCLA is in White on Saturday.

    If NC or Kansas make it to the National Championship, and UCLA makes it too; UCLA will be in blue.

  • wescovington

    UCLA will wear blue uniforms against Memphis because the Tigers have a better record.

  • gubon13

    Memphis reminds me a lot of Florida. (And that’s clearly not a good thing…)

  • http://bruinville.com BobTheBruin

    It was:

    #1 UNC
    #2 Memphis
    #3 UCLA
    #4 Kansas

    We’ll be in blue.

  • BradleyBruin

    We’ll be in blue because Memphis is the overall higher seed (#2 vs. our #3 as Bob has shown), not because they have a better record.

  • KarlMorgan82

    Anyone know what time the tip will be? Or is it too early for that?

  • BruinGirl

    We play the early game, about 6:10 EST; this team is beatable, their loss to Tenn., OT win against USC and near loss at UAB all resulted from bad shooting (good D??) and weak FT shooting. Remember that Memphis has not been to the final 4 either so who knows what their nerves will do. We have some match up issues with Rose and CDR but they have no true center and little experience guarding the post. K-Love early and often, offensive rebounds, transition offense and stingy D are the keys here. Go Bruins.

  • Fan4Life

    Memphis looks pretty scary after watching them easily beat two teams UCLA struggled.

    I just have the greatest confidence in Howland in getting the players ready for Memphis with a week to prepare.