Where is UCLA bound for the NCAA tournament?
Everyone has an opinion after the Bruins lost to Oregon in the Pac-12 Conference tournament final Saturday night.
ESPN’s Joe Lunardi’s latest guess has UCLA in the Midwest Regional as a sixth-seeded team. The Bruins would be the California outsiders, playing Wichita State in their first game, a win advancing them to play the winner of Kansas State and North Dakota State.
Jerry Palm of CBSsportsline.com is banking on the selection committee’s sense of humor. His prediction has the Bruins playing North Carolina in Salt Lake City.
UCLA’s Larry Drew II, David Wear and Travis Wear are all North Carolina transfers.
It’s a scenario the Bruins would love. They would be a ninth-seeded team, but would be playing in the West Regional. Reaching the Sweet 16 would put UCLA at Staples Center.