Before UCLA's practice Tuesday, Coach Steve Alford wryly noted the choice he has on how to defend against Gonzaga, the Bruins' opponent in the South regional semifinals Friday.
You can slow the Bulldogs down, he said, just as San Diego did twice this season. But the Toreros still lost by 12 and 20. You can match their pace, as plenty of teams have attempted. But when the Bruins tried that in December, they lost by 13.
"You can concentrate on the three-point line," Alford said. "But they're monsters inside.… It's hard to figure out which you're going to be able to take away. If any."
In their first two tournament games, the Bruins had success...