Post-game quickies

UCLA coach Ben Howland was thrilled with the sweep of the Bay Area teams and said he believed the Bruins were starting to gel.
He said the blowout wins against Cal and Stanford were a product of the offense feeding off the defense, and he said the defensive effort was led by point guard Darren Collison.
Howland also said the Bruins’ freshman were “really starting to get it” and that is why the team is playing well.
Howland also offered this nugget: “We have off until Monday, and go Steelers.”

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On the visits

Nothing yet on commitments from the football visitors, but Long Beach Poly defensive end Iuta Tepa and Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, Va.) running back Damien Thigpen were at the basketball game.
I know UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel is supposed to meet with Tepa tonight.
Not surprisingly, I was told both are having a great time. I will let everyone know if either one commits, but so far it has not happened.

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UCLA rolls

Darren Collison, Alfred Aboya and Jrue Holiday each scored 15 points as No. 17 UCLA pounded Stanford 97-63 Saturday at Pauley Pavilion.
It is the most points scored by the Bruins in a Pac-10 game in coach Ben Howland’s six seasons. The previous high was in a 96-74 win against Washington on Dec. 31, 2006.
UCLA shot 63.3 percent from the field, and was 11 for 15 from 3-point range.

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Halftime update

UCLA is 7 of 8 from 3-point range and leads Stanford 41-30 at the half. Nikola Dragovic leads the Bruins with nine points.
UCLA is 15 of 29 from the field, and Stanford is 12 of 23.

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Answers, Part XIV (corrected)

It seems like I’m good for one of these a week where i forget to post the answers under the headline. Anyway, sorry aobut that. Here is the 14th set of answers:

*I hope this was good for everyone. I thought the questions were much better this week than in previous weeks.
Don’t forget, I will do a chat during Saturday’s basketball game against Stanford. The chat will begin at 12:30 p.m.
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