UCLA wins, takes over second

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.

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  • BruinLuv

    Where’s CalGirl? Did she forget the game was tonight?

  • doug4ucla

    CalGirl will come up with some sort of excuse, THINK? Like the 7 point Play was a rail job (remember ASU)

  • RodneyGuillory

    CalGirl – how about the second intentional call we should have gotten with seconds to go? We still won.

    UCLA is THE basketball school of the state of California.

    Next!

  • Jay

    Cal girl is being a girl, not stepping up and accepting a loss in thier own house. WHAT A LITTLE GIRL.

    VB, where are you man?????????

  • La Femme Bruin

    Well, it wasn’t pretty, but it was a win and I’ll take it. Bruins seemed to finally wake up in the second half and play some pretty decent D. Collison did what he needed to do: get the team fired up and create shots. Shipp was pretty solid as well, and Aboya this year is alway good. I love that guy. Drago is still slow and sloppy on D (but I’m willing to give him a bit of a pass given he was sick and hit some nice 3s). Holiday…I don’t know. I see signs of a really good player in this kid, but his Defense is just not good. I liked that he took a few more shots, but he still seems hesitant. And Gordon…he didn’t contribute much this game, but dude plays with everything he’s got.

  • lavsmousse

    Calgirl was on the chat tonite and was honest enough, at the end, to give the bruins props for winning. She did miss bruinchick though.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt that was CalGirl on the chat. Just like I doubt that was really Dohn on the chat at the end.

  • CalGirl

    Silly Teddies!!! The only smart bruin is Bruin Chick. How could I be on your dumb chat when I was at that stupid game and then went down to the Lair??? It was probably one of those vb people hehehe!!! So you won… big deal, you also-rans didn’t prove anything!!! Everybody on Telegraph was cool, all that happened is we had a bad night shooting and YOU bribed the refs just like the trOJies did, so what??? We still have the best coach and we’re going to win the Pac10 tournament; and next season we’re going to be a lot better than you. Berkeley is cool, Westwood is not. I’M HAPPY :) :) :)
    GO BEARS!!!

  • PeterUCLA

    Nice try “CalGirl”, but I was at the game too and your unrealistic fans were pretty shocked that they were beaten by THE college basketball team in “California”…U-C-L-A!

    Towards the end, our fans were even beginning to drown you losers out in your own house, soon to be re-named Pauley Pavillion–North.

    As for next year, dream on…we have better talent coming in and a better coach to lead them. How ashamed you must be to have to turn to a Stanford coach as your savior! Desperate is more like it.

  • PeterUCLA

    Nice try “CalGirl”, but I was at the game too and your unrealistic fans were pretty shocked that they were beaten by THE college basketball team in “California”…U-C-L-A!

    Towards the end, our fans were even beginning to drown you losers out in your own house, soon to be re-named Pauley Pavillion–North.

    As for next year, dream on…we have better talent coming in and a better coach to lead them. How ashamed you must be to have to turn to a Stanford coach as your savior! Desperate is more like it.

    Good luck in the NIT.

  • Burbank Bruin

    Better coach? How many final fours has your coach been to? How many programs has he revived? What’s their head to head record?

  • BruinChick

    Awwww. I feel so loved! Sorry CalGirl, but I told ya we had this one.

  • PointSpreadBruin

    Denial is not just a river in Egypt, Kalgirl. Oh and by the way, in the words of one of your own kind, “you might wanna take a gander at the …uhhhhhhhhhh…….SCOREBOARD!”

    One more thing: Jason Kidd ain’t walkin thru that door.

  • Fan4Life

    To be fair to Monty, he is an excellent coach and has Cal playing about at the peak of their ability considering the talent he has to work with. If you don’t think so, you must really think highly of Harper Kamp and Jorge Gutierrez.

    The difference in this game was Darren and UCLA was fortunate or good enough to beat that had one prior home loss until yesterday.

  • La Femme Bruin

    Oh man, you guys just had to call CalGirl out of hiding. So we didn’t prove anything CalGirl? I bet if Cal had won you’d be on here talking about how this proves that Cal is better than UCLA. Your delusions are quite amusing. Now give Michael Phelps his pipe back and go make a run for some munchies…’cause you must be smokin’ SOMEthing.

  • MaltBaa

    CalGirl is cool, I actually called that number she gave during the in game chat, and the funny part is she sounds like a frog.

  • gerry4ucla

    Somehow second place doesn’t get the excitement juices flowing

  • RodneyGuillory

    Would I like to be in first place? Obviously. I am happy with a competitive team that doesn’t have 40 point losses to Stanford or Arizona like we had with the Lavin era. Also, usc is a the bottom of the pile and in a downward spiral with Floyd at the helm.

    Life’s good if you’re a Bruin!

  • Eric K

    also would like to add that the Bruin women got a huge win against #4 Cal today. the “Cal Girls,” if you will.

    looks like our weekend, eh?

  • trueblue

    Not to underestimate Monty, but I think people are forgetting that while he was at furd, he didn’t really have to recruit very hard. Most of the kids he ended up with wanted to go to furd anyways. I don’t think it mattered to them what coach they played for as long as it was at furd. Therefore, since players generally require a LOT more convincing to play at kal than to play at furd, I don’t think he will be able to recruit the same caliber of player he recruited at furd. That being said, I can’t see him climbing up the ranks of the pac 10 too much higher than he already is at, because there will be a lower cap to the level of talent he will be able to bring to kal.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/ucla/2009/02/ucla-wins-takes-over-second.html#comments Underachieving Troy

    This was a nice win for the Bruins. Probably the best all year.

  • BruinChick

    The only good thing about Berkeley is Blondie’s Pizza.

  • CalGirl

    The only good thing about Westwood is that it’s near Santa Monica = ) = ) = ).