Of course, a big-time UCLA-USC basketball game is a rarity only to those who aren't old enough to know their Dan Anderson from their Dwight ``Lightning'' Anderson, their Wayne Carlander from their Bruins
car scandal, and their Kenny Fields from their Nell & John Wooden Court.
We are excited to have the opportunity to work with the Bruins
during this unprecedented time in hockey," said Joe Baerlein, president of Rasky Baerlein.
In the past, (USC) was kind of at the bottom of the Pac-10, but it's going to be a big game,'' Bruins
wing Josh Shipp said.
Krezwick, President & CEO FleetCenter and Executive Vice President, Boston Bruins
, commented "We are very pleased Banknorth chose the Bruins
as a partner in growing their customer base.
Though USC is the highest- ranked team UCLA will play this season, the Bruins
aren't even the best Pacific-10 team to challenge the Trojans.
In fact, in building an 11-point halftime lead, the Bruins
wound up holding a 17-15 edge on the boards.
But a much tougher test comes today when the Bruins
(2-0) meet the 20th- ranked Wildcats (3-0), and with that comes the chore of slowing down the 6-foot-11 Morris.
coach Karl Dorrell already said sophomore Kyle Bosworth will make his first career start in place of Taylor, whose availability is a game-time decision.
Opposing quarterbacks were completing 71 percent of their passes against the Cardinal, but Bruins
quarterback Ben Olson was just 15 of 28 for 155 yards through three quarters.
(32-6) can set a school record for victories in a season on the same night they can win their 12th national title.
(32-6) tied a school record for wins in a season and are 11-1 in title games, losing only in 1980 to Louisville.
Within eight days, the Bruins
(27-6) won their first Pac-10 regular-season title since 1997 and breezed to their first league tournament title since 1987 by winning three games in three days by an average of 21 points.
All a potential opponent needs to do is look at how USC - an average team, at best - defeated the 15th-ranked Bruins
71-68 in front of 9,009 Sunday at the Sports Arena, surviving a late surge as UCLA lost back- to-back games for the first time this season.
UCLA handled Leon Powe pretty much the way it hoped to on defense, as the Bruins
held Powe, Cal's leading scorer this season, to one field goal and 5 points Saturday afternoon.
For most of Wednesday's game against Wagner College, it seemed like the Bruins
assumed the Seahawks would just crumble at the thought of playing on UCLA's fabled home court.