March 4, 2015 by Seth Rubinroit
By Seth Rubinroit
There’s no secret why USC lost to UCLA, 85-74, at Pauley Pavilion Wednesday night.
“We played well enough to win,” coach Andy Enfield said, “but we did not rebound well enough to win.”
UCLA big men Kevon Looney and Tony Parker combined for 11 offensive rebounds, as the Bruins scored 22 second-chance points.
“Looney is super long and Parker is one of the strongest players I have ever played against,” forward Darion Clark said.
USC, by comparison, only had six second-chance points.
“It’s not like we didn’t play hard,” guard Julian Jacobs said. “Guys are just going to have to put on weight in the offseason.”
Update on Luis Gavrilovic
Strahinja “Luis” Gavrilovic confirmed to Galen Central that he is out for the season with a torn labrum. He plans to have surgery after the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas.
“It’s better that [the injury] happened now instead of next year,” Gavrilovic said. “Now I have time to recover.”
Before the game, Gavrilovic had the opportunity to chat with Hall of Fame big man Bill Walton, who was calling the game for ESPN2.
“He had the same injury,” Gavrilovic said. “He told me it could get better.”
Sounds of the Game
If you listened on the radio, you heard the final regular-season game for Chris Roberts. Roberts will retire in May after 23 seasons as the Bruins’ primary play-by-play broadcaster.
If you watched on TV, you heard commentary from Bill Walton. Walton is always good for several unforgettable rants, even if they have nothing to do with the game he’s calling:
Photo of the Day
Some students go to the library to study in quiet. Others venture to Pauley Pavillon, apparently, to study while listening to the soothing sounds of the 8-clap and the UCLA band.
Former UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr took this picture of a hard-working student as she studied for an upcoming midterm: