It would be easy to blame Kevin Prince and Kevin Craft for UCLA’s offensive inadequacies as this game winds down, but the offensive line has been downright porous.
On the last play, a crucial 3rd-and-1 with 9:45 left, UCLA managed…a three-yard loss by Chane Moline in which the line just got crushed.
Not according to Jerime Anderson, who tied the game against Butler with a 3-pointer with eight seconds left.
“We don’t’ take moral victories out of losses,” Anderson said. “We lost tonight. The better team won. We played hard, a lot harder than we did last night.”
Here’s what Michael Roll said on his foul on Gordon Hayward with .6 seconds left. The game was tied at 67, but Hayward made both free throws to win the game for Butler.
“The ref said I held his arm,” Roll said. “I haven’t seen the film, so I’m not sure.”
Well, UCLA was better but the result was still another loss. The Bruins tied their second-round game against Butler with 8 seconds left when Jerime Anderson made a 3-pointer, but Michael Roll was whistled for a foul with .6 seconds left and Gordon Hayward made both free throws for a 69-67 win. UCLA’s last-second inbounds pass was stolen by Hayward. UCLA (2-3) plays Long Beach State at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.