UCLA has shown a propensity this season of taking their opponents lighter than a feather, sometimes playing down – or up, as it were – to the competition.
The players don’t sound like they’re going to make that mistake this time around.
“We watch a lot of college basketball, we know Michigan State,” UCLA freshman center Joshua Smith said. “Everybody knows. They’ve been to two straight final fours. It wouldn’t even take a blind person to know how good Michigan State is.”