As UCLA center Joshua Smith prepared to leave Oregon's Matthew Knight Arena last Saturday, his family members told him that he "didn't look happy" on the court.
As he sat in a chair and addressed the media inside UCLA's J.D. Morgan Center Press Room on Wednesday there was still a sense of him being glum.
Smith admits he hates losing. The last taste of game action he and his UCLA teammates have had was getting swept by the Oregon schools.
It was especially tough for Smith. As the Bruins were squandering a 13-point halftime lead on Saturday at Oregon, he was in the midst of what UCLA head coach Ben Howland says was "as poor a game as he's played all year."
Smith finished with six points and added four turnovers as UCLA lost 75-68 in Eugene.
To compound things, Smith did it in front of family. He doesn't get to play many games with his parents in attendance, and the weekend in Oregon was the first time they got a chance to see him play in person since the team's trip to Maui in No...