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March 8, 2007 at 3:30 PM

Cal up early

Cal has a 31-20 lead on UCLA as I write this, which would certainly be an interesting turn of events if it holds. The Huskies a lot of work to do before this game would have impact them, but obviously removing UCLA would be beneficial.
I’m sitting right behind the Cal bench and the Bears seem as into this game as any other team has here during the tournament.
There was an interesting aftermath to the Oregon-Arizona game as Wildcat coach Lute Olson turned a question on Maarty Leunen into a rant on the fact that the Pac-10 had just nine players on its all-conference team instead of the usual 10 — the conference said it was because only nine players received votes on half of the ballots cast.
“It’s an embarrassment to our league that we have the best league, the best this conference has ever been, and we can’t find 10 guys who deserve to be all-conference,” Olson said. “It’s a really, really embarrassing situation. … I’ve talked with the people there (at the Pac-10) and I’m embarrassed for them that they couldn’t come up with a 10th guy.”
Olson said he wasn’t just lobbying for one more of his players, mentioning Leunen and Lodrick Stewart and Gabe Pruitt and several others as those he thought deserved it.
Olson said he figured he’ll get in trouble with Pac-10 officials for speaking and that maybe he’d get a one-game suspension.
“If they’ll name a 10th player, I’ll be happy to sit out the first game next season,” he said.
It was the first time since 1985 that there were just nine players on the All-Pac-10 team.

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