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Old 03-18-2008, 07:14 PM   #18
penguintheory
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In 1998, 10 years ago...

The team from Palo Alto went 0-2 against eventual Pac-10 champ and #1 tournament seed Arizona, also the defending national champion. The Cardinal earned a #3 seed and went on to the Final Four on the shoulders of twin towers Jarron and Jason Collins, losing a tight game to eventual national champion Kentucky, which was 1997's runner-up. Arizona advanced to the Elite Eight, and lost to eventual runner-up Utah.

In 2008...

Stanford went 0-3 against eventual Pac-10 champ and #1 seed UCLA, also last year's runner-up. The Cardinal earned a #3 seed and....

....

(went on to the Final Four on the shoulders of twin towers Brook and Robin Lopez, winning a tight game against the hated #1 seed Bruins, last year's runner-up.)

....

I salivate at the thought of a rematch with UCLA in the Final Four.

Game 1 @ Maples, there were no students on campus for the game.

Game 2 @ Pauley was a highly controversial overtime loss that most acknowledge was a screw-job by Pac-10 officiating.

Game 3 @ Staples Center, with an overwhelmingly pro-Bruins crowd in LA, was decided by just 2 points. UCLA was coming off wins against NIT-bound Cal and #6 seed USC. Stanford was coming off wins against #10 seed Arizona and #4 seed Washington State. It was the third game in as many days for both squads.

(Game 4 in San Antonio......)
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