“Unfortunate” loss weighs on Roll

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the UCLA men’s basketball season to the players has not just been the number of losses, though quite shocking, but the manner of losses.

There have been big losses and small losses and embarrassing losses, but Saturday’s loss to Oregon might have been the worst, at least judging body language.

After the big losses to USC and Washington, the attitude was more, “Wow, I don’t know what just happened, lets get over it and move on.”

And they did, winning both games following those losses.

On Saturday, they were different.

Morbid. Stoic. Almost…sad.

“It was hectic and we were pressing,” UCLA senior forward Michael Roll said. “We were fighting back, we were down and couldn’t just get over the hump. They had the right intentions, they were just pushing too much trying to get it to the hoop.
“Just unfortunate.”