Saturday, March 6, 2010
UCLA far from preseason projections
TEMPE -- Before the college basketball season began, reporters picked UCLA to finish third in the Pacific 10 Conference standings.
Well, the Bruins sit four spots back at No. 7 in the conference with an 8-9 record. UCLA plays its final regular season game today against the second-place Arizona State Sun Devils with no shot at finishing in third.
Seeding for next week's conference tournament at Staples Center is still undecided.
Here are the two scenarios:
- If UCLA loses and Oregon State defeats Washington later tonight, the Bruins will be the sixth seed and face the Huskies on Thursday night.
- If UCLA wins, it nabs the fifth seed and faces the fourth seed in the early-afternoon. The fourth seed could be Washington (if it loses in Corvallis, Ore.) or Arizona (if the Huskies beat the Beavers).