Maybe it is time to ask, for about the 30th time in the last four years, what is up with UCLA basketball.
You have heard by now that the Bruins blew an 18-point second-half lead and lost to Cal-Poly on Sunday. This game was played in front of 8,317 people in a building that holds 12,829. At the end of the game, after UCLA tied it, Norman Powell committed a foul on purpose with 11 seconds left. Come to find out, that was because he didn't know what the score was.
"At the end we just gave up," Shabazz Muhammad said.
That's the good news. At least that's what UCLA had better hope. The Bruins had better hope they didn't blow an 18-point lead at home to Cal Poly while giving their best effort.
Because that would be trouble.
But that's the micro-trouble. There is macro-trouble with UCLA, too, and it is more difficult to understand. Tyler Lamb, a junior guard who had started all but one game, just announced he's leaving the program. He was concerned about his playing time. And who...