Saturday, March 21, 2009
Down by 13 at the half -- but I'm not giving up
Of course I have to admit that Villanova has played with more intensity and perhaps even smarter so far. Also, what the commentators call the typical "physical" play of the Big East can look more like thuggishness: they don't just foul you to keep you from the basket, they put you on the floor. UCLA will have to give as good as they get in the second half, which I think they can do though it might surprise some. Still, the lead was bigger at various times, UCLA went through a period of almost total ineffectiveness that they seem to have snapped out of. Not guaranteeing anything, but it shold be at least competitive in the second half.