With three consecutive wins under their belt, the UCLA Bruins are riding high as their abysmal 2-5 start slowly fades into uncertain memory.
Instead of contemplating the sobering truth that the UCLA’s recent opponents have been D-1 squads in name only, what better way to lift spirits in Bruin Nation than a bout of irrational optimism?
Cupcake opposition? Who cares? The Bruins are finally playing like the Pac-12 title contenders we all secretly knew they were. Ben Howland is a genius, Lazeric Jones is NBA material and Joshua Smith is finally playing like a 6’10’’, 300-pound center.
Could things get any better in Westwood?
Now that they’re back at .500, even the sky cannot limit UCLA’s chances at making the Big Dance. Entertain these 10 reasons as proof positive that the Bruins are back in tournament contention, even if they only exist in my shameless, desperate mind.