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Posted: 12/18/2012 1:32:38 AM
Dickie V made a comment during the UCLA-Texas game.  He said something along the lines of..."this game shouldnt be this close, some of these kids can just go out and coast and expect to show up and win basketball games".  He was clearly calling out the UCLA players for a lack of effort on both ends of the court - until the final couple mins.  He then said, "had they played with this purpose in the first 38 mins this game would have never been in doubt".  It is obvious this team just doesnt play hard, they have pretty good talent, but they are not motivated.  How else can you explain losing at home to Cal Poly and needing a last sec shot to beat Irvine?

This brings us to their next game, another crappy mid major squad from California - LBSU.  Casper Ware is nowhere to be found on this LBSU roster.  This is a bad basketball team that has gotten starched by all the good squads on its sched but it appears UCLA is starting to see a line correction against such opponents - line is only 12 pts.  LBSU blows.  Thoughts on this game?  What is the vibe around the UCLA program these days?
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Posted: 12/18/2012 2:19:11 AM
this is the same game as the cal st northridge they played.  the money line was -14 ucla and ucla ended up winning by 25. except i think cal st northridge is a better team then long beach st.  in anycase, the game against texas these players looked like clowns making turn over after turn over.  deuschbags ucla players? YES, but im sure they will beat up on LBC pretty bad. by 15 or 20 is my guess, maybe thats how many they will be up by the end of the first half.
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Posted: 12/18/2012 2:24:47 AM
Yup, I think your right!
Got this from Covers.

Preview: Long Beach St. at UCLA


UCLA looks for its third straight victory when it hosts Long Beach State on Tuesday at the New Pauley Pavilion. UCLA enters the contest 11-1 all-time against the 49ers, but lost its last meeting in 2009. The Bruins are 2-1 against Big West teams this season, including its stunning loss against Cal Poly in late November. They have been paced by their highly touted freshmen Shabazz Muhammad and Jordan Adams, who have led the team in scoring eight times this season. Coach Ben Howland's team finally embraced his defense in a 95-53 rout of Prairie View A&M on Dec. 15. Howland has been working exclusively on tough man-to-man play in recent practices. Long Beach State got a break from a treacherous schedule when it snapped a three-game losing streak against BYU Hawaii 82-65 on Dec. 15. The 49ers have already played powerhouses North Carolina, Syracuse and Ohio State. They also split a pair of games against Fresno State and are paced by their star senior James Ennis, who leads the team in scoring at 16.6.

TV: 10 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network

ABOUT LONG BEACH STATE (4-6): The 49ers were the preseason choice to win the Big West and they've done little to change those feelings despite their sub-.500 record. The schedule has been imposing and Ennis, who was named to the conference's first team, erupted for 29 points and 15 rebounds against BYU Hawaii. Mike Caffey, a sophomore, had career highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds against BYU Hawaii. The 49ers won't be looking past the Bruins although it begins conference play in its next game Dec. 29 with an important matchup against Pacific. Ennis has led the team in scoring and rebounding five times this season.

ABOUT UCLA (7-3): This is the second game of six-game homestand for UCLA, which looks to return to the Top 25 after an uneven start to the season. After dropping a 78-69 decision to No. 23 San Diego State on Dec. 1, the Bruins have posted a pair of wins over Texas-based programs. UCLA defeated Texas 65-63 at Reliant Stadium in Houston on Dec. 8, rallying from eight points down in the final four minutes. Muhammad scored a season-high 25 points and Kyle Anderson logged his second double-double of the season, scoring 16 points and grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds against Prairie View A&M.

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1. Long Beach State is 2-4 on the road this season.
 
2. UCLA plays No. 12 Missouri next before beginning conference play.
 
3. The Bruins average 77.5 points, 37th in the nation.

Prediction: UCLA 78, Long Beach State 60



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Posted: 12/18/2012 2:53:54 AM
The more I think about this game, UCLA cannot afford a 3rd nailbiter at home against a 3rd midmajor school from the state.  The question is will he have their attention with Mizzou on deck followed by the Pac12 slate?  You just dont know with these kids.  Muhammad, Anderson, Drew and Powell play with a star glide even though they're not stars.  Jordan Adams is the 1 guy who seems to come to play each game.  The Wear brothers will always try, they are just super soft.
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Posted: 12/18/2012 8:01:01 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rzagza:

The more I think about this game, UCLA cannot afford a 3rd nailbiter at home against a 3rd midmajor school from the state.  The question is will he have their attention with Mizzou on deck followed by the Pac12 slate?  You just dont know with these kids.  Muhammad, Anderson, Drew and Powell play with a star glide even though they're not stars.  Jordan Adams is the 1 guy who seems to come to play each game.  The Wear brothers will always try, they are just super soft.

UCLA has Fresno up next, not Mizzou 
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Posted: 12/18/2012 9:27:19 AM
For what it's worth I think Long Beach finally covers one.  There are tons of better options if you want to lay chalk today imo
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Posted: 12/18/2012 12:52:13 PM
Long Beach State has all the transfers back I'm pretty sure. Not sure how they will mesh but I could see them finally playing decent.


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Posted: 12/18/2012 5:42:31 PM
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Posted: 12/18/2012 5:47:56 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by GetEveryDollar:

Yup, I think your right!
Got this from Covers.

Preview: Long Beach St. at UCLA


UCLA looks for its third straight victory when it hosts Long Beach State on Tuesday at the New Pauley Pavilion. UCLA enters the contest 11-1 all-time against the 49ers, but lost its last meeting in 2009. The Bruins are 2-1 against Big West teams this season, including its stunning loss against Cal Poly in late November. They have been paced by their highly touted freshmen Shabazz Muhammad and Jordan Adams, who have led the team in scoring eight times this season. Coach Ben Howland's team finally embraced his defense in a 95-53 rout of Prairie View A&M on Dec. 15. Howland has been working exclusively on tough man-to-man play in recent practices. Long Beach State got a break from a treacherous schedule when it snapped a three-game losing streak against BYU Hawaii 82-65 on Dec. 15. The 49ers have already played powerhouses North Carolina, Syracuse and Ohio State. They also split a pair of games against Fresno State and are paced by their star senior James Ennis, who leads the team in scoring at 16.6.

TV: 10 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network

ABOUT LONG BEACH STATE (4-6): The 49ers were the preseason choice to win the Big West and they've done little to change those feelings despite their sub-.500 record. The schedule has been imposing and Ennis, who was named to the conference's first team, erupted for 29 points and 15 rebounds against BYU Hawaii. Mike Caffey, a sophomore, had career highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds against BYU Hawaii. The 49ers won't be looking past the Bruins although it begins conference play in its next game Dec. 29 with an important matchup against Pacific. Ennis has led the team in scoring and rebounding five times this season.

ABOUT UCLA (7-3): This is the second game of six-game homestand for UCLA, which looks to return to the Top 25 after an uneven start to the season. After dropping a 78-69 decision to No. 23 San Diego State on Dec. 1, the Bruins have posted a pair of wins over Texas-based programs. UCLA defeated Texas 65-63 at Reliant Stadium in Houston on Dec. 8, rallying from eight points down in the final four minutes. Muhammad scored a season-high 25 points and Kyle Anderson logged his second double-double of the season, scoring 16 points and grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds against Prairie View A&M.

TIP-INS
 
1. Long Beach State is 2-4 on the road this season.
 
2. UCLA plays No. 12 Missouri next before beginning conference play.
 
3. The Bruins average 77.5 points, 37th in the nation.

Prediction: UCLA 78, Long Beach State 60





To be honest, there's very little relevant info in this piece. It doesn't even mention that LBSU is integrating two transfers into the lineup tonight, one of whom (Keala King), was an impactful player at Arizona State.

Covers articles rarely contain useful info. Look to social media, Google News, etc...
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Posted: 12/18/2012 6:00:03 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by TurnstoneMoney:

Long Beach State has all the transfers back I'm pretty sure. Not sure how they will mesh but I could see them finally playing decent.




Info just in, from what's being said by more than a few sources, the players you're talking were not making the trip, or if they did were probably not playing. Be careful if you take Long Beach.....
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