Former UCLA John Wooden has been hospitalized with an illness. I’m tracking down some other info on it, and will keep you informed.
I just looked through the questions and was amazed how many I had to delete because they were more than 50 words. Please adhere to the policy, please. I put it in place so folks didn’t have to read a novella before getting to an answer.
Now, here is the second set:
Folks, sorry for the late start with the Q&A. As those who were on the in-game chat yesterday know, I was not feeling particularly well and needed some sleep. I’m thinking 12 or so sets of answers today, beginning with this one:
No. 22 UCLA rebounded from a 14-point first-half deficit to beat Stanford 76-71 Thursday at Maples Pavilion, ending a three-game road losing streak.
The Cardinal started the game making 10 of 11 shots from the field, but UCLA limited Stanford to 14 of 38 from the field the rest of the way.
Josh Shipp paced UCLA (21-7, 10-5 Pac-10) with 24 points and Alfred Aboya added 16.
One other thing I forgot to mention about the 7-on-7 was freshman Morrell Presley’s performance. He had a cast on his wrist from offseason surgery, but it didn’t keep him from running routes and making one-handed catches.
I know folks are asking about Presley, and how he will be used. At this time, I think he will be used more as a hybrid receiver than a true tight end because he needs to get bigger and stronger.
UCLA running back Derrick Coleman visited Saticoy Elementary School in North Hollywood to talk about overcoming hearing loss to play football.
Here is the release from UCLA:
I caught up with UCLA power forward Nikola Dragovic this week, dusted off some Q&A submissions from last week, and rattled off 10 light-hitting questions with the junior from Serbia.
The Q&A is below.