UCLA has been the only team to beat St. John's recently and has a nice neutral-site win over BYU in December. The Bruins are 10-2 in their last 12 games and look like they've played their way into the dance. Unfortunately for them, they have a tough schedule the rest of the way -- they will be underdogs
in three of their last four. A win against Arizona at home on Feb. 26 would be nice. Best win:
BYU (RPI: 3) Worst loss:
Montana (RPI: 116) Mitigating factor:
UCLA players could be tired if they took part in this 26-hour dance marathon to benefit pediatric AIDS research
, helpfully labeled as "bizarre news" by KABC-TV's website. Verdict:
Out. UCLA will look bad if it does go 1-4 or even 2-3 to end the regular season.