Holiday's over as UCLA frosh prepares for college game
AP Photo/Gus RuelasUCLA freshman Jrue Holiday hopes to make a quick transition to the college game.
• Aboya and Shipp both said the hardest of the three Final Fours was the first because they made it to the title game before losing to Florida. The Bruins lost in the national semifinals in 2007, again to Florida, and then in the national semifinals to Memphis last April in San Antonio."You don't want to lose like that," Shipp said. "We want to do whatever it takes to get back and win it this time." The Bruins expect to play more up-tempo this season without Love in the middle. Love could run, but the Bruins weren't about to leave him out of the offense so the team played at his pace. Funneling the offense through Love made the most sense since he could generate open shots with his exceptional passing skills. Shipp said he anticipates the Bruins will be much more guard-oriented, press a bit more and push the ball as much as possible this season. "The heartbreaker was the first year, making it to the championship game," Aboya said. "We get to the finish line but we haven't crossed it."