Darren Collison scored 22 points to lead No. 22 UCLA past California 72-68 Saturday at Haas Pavilion, a win which moved the Bruins into sole possession of second place in the Pacific-10.
Washington’s 83-78 win today against Arizona means the Huskies clinched at least a share of the Pac-10 regular season title, and they can win it outright by defeating Washington State next Saturday.
U-dub’s win win also means UCLA’s string of outright Pac-10 titles is over at three straight. The best the Bruins can do is tie for the conference crown, but they need to win their next three games and have Washington lose to Wazzu for that to happen.
I was asked during the Q&A about who would be UCLA’s graduate assistants, and I am told Phil Rauscher will be back for his second season on the offensive side and Clark Lea will be the defensive graduate assistant. Lea was with UCLA in 2006, but was at South Dakota State the last two seasons. He is returning to UCLA for 2009.
The bios are from the 2008 season.
Here is an interesting story about former UCLA quarterback Drew Olson from the San Francisco Chronicle.