In the second round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the Pac-12 Champion and No. 4 seed UCLA Bruins will play the No. 13 Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Friday, March 21 in San Diego.
Before his team headed down the coast, Bruins head coach Steve Alford spoke about the Tulsa team.
“Well, very athletic. It’s a very athletic team. It’s a very hungry team. They are a very young team. I think that’s where Coach Manning has done a really good job with them. They are a very young team, mostly sophomores and a couple of seniors. They are really loaded with sophomores that are very athletic and hungry. They have won 11 straight. So anytime that you do that with the parity that’s in men’s basketball, you are a very good basketball team. We know that and we are going to get a very good test. The good thing is that Caoch Manning has got to stay on the sidelines. He doesn’t get to suit up, so that’s a positive.”
The winner of the Tulsa-UCLA game will play the winner of No. 5-seed VCU vs. No. 12-seed Stephen F. Austin on Sunday.