Are the Bruins Better Than We Thought?

We have two opinions, which aren't necessarily contradictory -- that UCLA is better than previously thought in relation to the rest of college basketball, but that the Bruins aren't going anywhere without a commitment to defense...

We have two op-ed pieces: There's one from Tracy Pierson, discussing the thought that this season's UCLA Bruins might be better than previously believed, merely because if you judge them in the context of the rest of college basketball, which isn't very good, they hold up better: Are the Bruins Better Than We Thought?

Then, Greg Hicks writes one about the Bruins needing a further commitment to defense or they're going nowhere the rest of the season: Turning the Corner


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