March 8, 2008

UCLA closes season with Cal

Now that UCLA has clinched the Pac-10 regular-season title, it can focus on continuing its run toward securing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

The third-ranked Bruins look to close out the regular season with a seventh straight victory when they host California on Saturday afternoon.

UCLA (27-3, 15-2) won 77-67 in overtime at home over No. 7 Stanford on Thursday to clinch its third consecutive regular-season conference title and secure the No. 1 seed in next week's Pac-10 tournament at nearby Staples Center.

"It feels great. We're going to soak it all up," said 6-foot-10 freshman Kevin Love, who had 17 points and 10 rebounds for his 19th double-double.

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