Unfortunately for the UCLA basketball team, some of its harshest critics are the only critics that matter.
No. 5 UCLA’s best remaining chance to change their minds is Saturday night at No. 4 Arizona.
If the committee subscribes to the theory that the more difficult the circumstances, the more convincing a victory would be for the Bruins, Arizona is holding up its end in that department.
The last 21 opponents to enter the McKale Center have left with a loss. Arizona has the top scoring defense in the Pac-12 Conference. Allonzo Trier, whose first game of the season was a 96-85 win at UCLA Jan. 21, appears to be hitting his stride. The Wildcats top returning scorer served a…