By Page 2 staff

After winning the PAC-10 title, UCLA is headed to the NCAA Tournament. And the home of the Bruins was the second stop for Page 2's cross-country search for Mr. and Miss Bracket 2006.

Mr. and Miss Bracket Contest
Mr. Bracket: UCLA semi-finalists
Buckheit: Home, sweet home
Video: Searching UConn ESPN Motion
Caple: Orange love
Video: Searching Tennessee ESPN Motion
Caple: Bleeding UCLA blue
Video: Searching UCLA ESPN Motion
Caple: Go Zags or bust
Video: Searching Gonzaga ESPN Motion
Caple: The Search begins
As they face off in San Diego in the first round of the tourney, we've narrowed the candidates in our first round of Miss Bracket finalists. Check out the four candidates and vote for your favorite in the poll on the right. And vote for your favorite Bruins Mr. Bracket candidate.

And don't forget that it's not too late to enter the online version of our contest. Click here to show support for your school, submit your essay and photo … and enter to win a Mobile ESPN phone.

Ready to show us why you're the ultimate college hoops fan? Come out to an on-campus tryout and show your school spirit.

The next tryout will be at the University of Connecticut on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main campus Cooperative (Co-op) Center.

Danielle Tustin
Age: 18
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
Why I should be Miss Bracket: I love to get into the arena and then get into the game! All the camping out, waiting in lines and generally not getting my work done is worth every minute of watching my Bruins from the front row. They work hard to make us proud! The passion of the UCLA Bruins is unparalleled and so are their fans!
Kim Sanders
Age: 18
Hometown: Ripon, Calif.
Why I should be Miss Bracket: I don't just love this team and this program -- I'm 'bout it! You know what I mean? No picture can capture the essence of this PASSION or this fandom, if you will. I do eight claps in my sleep! I bleed blue and gold! Forget Einstein or my mom. Afflalo, Hollins, Farmar -- these are my heroes! Kicks boute! And Howland? Howland is my homeboy!! Monte UCLA till I die!
Kylene Richards
Age: 19
Hometown: Fremont, Calif.
Why I should be Miss Bracket: I eat, sleep and breathe UCLA. All my life I wanted to go to UCLA and it's just as I had dreamed. I'm a second year on the dance team. At every game I am lucky to be cheering on the sidelines for my fellow Bruins. My boyfriend is in the band and plays fight songs as I dance around the room. UCLA is the best college and I'm the most passionate Bruin of them all.

Amanda Jeberjahn
Age: 19
Hometown: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Why I should be Miss Bracket: I sleep on concrete two nights before Game Day. I know everything about each player on the team -- stats, major, hometown info, EVERYTHING. I make my friends stop and observe any basketball player passing by. I have the team photo (complete with height/weight) next to my bed so I can fall asleep next to their faces. My life revolves around Bruin basketball. Instead of Cancun, I'm going to Oakland because we WILL be in the Sweet 16!


Photo credits: Don Liebig for ESPN.com.




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