And we’ll have FUn, FUn, FUn, now the Bruins put the tro-gals away: UCLA stuffs a banana in Michael Coop De-vil’s filth-spewing tailpipe, with a Good Vibrations throttling of the southern California Girls
Wouldn’t it be nice…
…if JUSTICE always came this easily?
A month after usc Women’s Basketball Coach Michael Cooper began his post-game Press Conference with : “F*ck UCLA!” the Bruins made him eat those words with a 74-56 thrashing of Cooper’s trojans.
Cooper’s low-class outburst ruffled some feathers in Westwood, and it provoked a crowd of over 8000 at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday morning — the 5th-largest ever for a UCLA Women’s Home game — when the trojans arrived, looking for a season sweep.
But the ex-Laker’s ill-chosen words also ruffled the feathers of the Lady Bruins themselves, and that extra inspiration made a huge difference in this revenge match. Right from the start, the Bruins were outworking and outhustling sc. The Bruins dominated the Paint, and completely controlled the Boards, as they quickly took a 14-4 lead and never looked back. The tenacious Bruin Defense forced sc into 14 Turnovers before the break, to only 3 for UCLA, as the Bruins took a 19-point lead into the Intermission, and cruised in the 2nd Half to a very satisfying victory. At the Halftime break, Cooper showed that he was bothered by the crowd abuse that he was taking, by saying sarcastically how much he “loved the crowd.”
Bruin Head Coach Nikki Caldwell took the high road after the game, saying that good Defense and Rebounding won the game [not Cooper’s stupidity].
It may not have been Cooper’s stupidity that lost the game for usc, but if not, then it was his awful Coaching. At the start of the game, the trojans were so ill-prepared and poorly-coached, they had more Turnovers than Shot Attempts. And as always with bad coaches, the team showed no heart or fight for their motivational leader, and never even made a run, just preferring to quit, and phone in the rest of the game.
With the Bruin Men about to face a tough trojans’ team on Sunday night, as a 7-point Underdog, not quitting may be the only thing to hang their hat on. And YES, a Bruin loss in that game will take almost all of the luster off the Womens’ Rivalry win… but at least Cooper got his mouth washed out with soap, at the first possibile opportunity.
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