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Up-tempo or in half court, Bruins come up big

First UCLA sped things up. Then the Bruins slowed things down. Then they hit several backbreaking shots to take out Kansas in the West regional final, writes Mark Schlabach.

Originally Published: March 24, 2007
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Top-seeded Kansas worried UCLA would slow the pace in Saturday night's West Regional final. Instead, the Bruins came out and sped it up.

The Jayhawks worried they wouldn't be able to shoot 3-pointers against the Bruins' taller perimeter players. Kansas actually shot well from the perimeter, but couldn't make the easy shots.

In turn, the Bruins seemingly made every one of their tough shots in beating the Jayhawks 68-55 at HP Pavilion to advance to the Final Four in ...

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