SAN JOSE, Calif. - For a city that prides itself on glamour and glitz, Los Angeles might have a tough time getting used to this UCLA basketball team.
The Bruins play neither pretty nor flashy. What they do is win, and that's what it's all about, after all.
They won again last night, 64-55, over Pittsburgh, in a West Regional semifinal at HP Pavilion. UCLA (29-5) will face Kansas in the regional final tomorrow.
This one - especially in the second half - had all the fluidity of a drunk trying to recite the alphabet. Consider the teams combined for just six field goals in the first 10 1/2 minutes, and for the half, generated 14 turnovers and shot 17-for-50 (34 percent) from the floor.