Stanford 70, UCLA 46

I’ll be honest – it was a boring game after a while. The Bruins came out lackluster (Nikki Caldwell admitted it post-game), and the officiating was just stupid. Marianne Karp and Michael Price were competing for the Biggest Blind and Delusional Idiot title, and Lisa Jones wasn’t far behind. At the end of the game, Price leaned over and said something to one of the media members at the courtside press table. Apparently it was “aren’t you sick of the yelling? (from Bruin fans at them).”

What a dweeb.

Stanford has nine seniors, is incredibly deep, and is probably the only team that can seriously challenge UConn for the title this year. Jayne Appel said after the game that their goal is a national championship. So I guess that’s why I’m not upset about UCLA’s loss. They’ve come so far in such a short period of time, and they’ll go much further under Caldwell. These things take time.

Stanford team members have complete trust in each other. It seems like everyone on the team can shoot. And because they’ve all worked together for so long, they just flow. They barely have to talk to each other on the court.

Good luck, Stanford. May you give UConn their first defeat in a while.

UCLA freshman forward Markel Walker grabs one of her eight rebounds on the day.

Christina Nzekwe (#4) misses a shot.

Stanford boxes out extremely well, as is evident above.

Officials Marianne Karp and Michael Price were not popular with Bruin fans. And they did miss a LOT of calls.