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Huskies Gel Michael Roll’s Hair

Stacy Patton? Not tonight.

That was insane.

Can we pen our contract with ESPN now? Seems like when they come to town, we blow the roof off the arena.

You could pick almost any moment in the game and call it your favorite.

Maybe it was pregame, when Quincy Pondexter was honored on Senior Night.

Maybe it was late in the first half, when Isaiah Thomas knocked down three straight three-pointers. (Inspired, Isaiah?)

Maybe it was early in the second half, when Pondexter threw down a breakaway circus jam.

Maybe it was in the closing minutes, when the Sherrer Explosion went off.

Could be any of those moments, or many more.

For me, it was when Coach Bob Knight mentioned that UCLA’s Reeves Nelson looked like Apollo Creed. That was fantastic.

Go Dawgs!

Scumbag of the Year Award: Nikola Dragovic

You wouldn’t expect a guy who takes a creepy photo of himself in a hot tub to be a scumbag, but alas, Nikola Dragovic is exactly that.

Dragovic, a 21-year-old senior forward on the UCLA basketball team, endured the type of year that most college athletes can only dream about. And by dream I mean nightmare.

About a year ago, Dragovic was arrested at his Los Angeles home in a domestic dispute involving his girlfriend (or then-girlfriend, if she was smart and didn’t run back to him, Rihanna style). He was taken into custody, posted $20,000 bail (Where are you getting your money, dude?), and was reinstated to the basketball program days later by head coach Ben Howland. Howland even went so far as to call Dragovic a ‘great kid’ in the aftermath of his incarceration.

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