As he looked forward to what he called "three very important conference games" in a row against Cal, USC and Stanford last week, UCLA Coach Walt Hazzard announced, with some degree of confidence, that the Pacific 10 race was far from over.
His team was 6-6 with six conference games left. Now his team is 7-7 with four left and it's a whole new ballgame.
After losing to USC Saturday afternoon, a particularly embarrassing defeat considering that USC had lost seven straight conference games, Hazzard was discussing the Bruins' chances of finishing above .500 for the season.
UCLA will play Stanford at Pauley Pavilion tonight at 7:30. Stanford has never won at Pauley Pavilion and that seems to be about the only place that UCLA can win this season. But that doesn't make it a lock for the Bruins. UCLA lost to the Cardinal in Palo Alto last month.