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Bruins get the last laugh

Bruins get the last laugh

Before the NCAA tournament even started, UCLA was one of the biggest stories. After UCLA's selection, on the CBS broadcast, Doug Gottlieb immediately called the selection "a joke." "It makes no sense," Gottlieb said. For much of the week, UCLA insisted it wasn't listening to the criticism, but after its 60-59 victory over Southern Methodist on Thursday, several players said it was satisfying to show they belonged. "Our guys obviously had a chip on their shoulder to win this one because we felt we earned this bid," UCLA Coach Steve Alford said. They proved themselves just in time to respond to the newest criticism. "It's always going...