A brief programming note:
Comcast Sportsnet New England launched their "Celtics Old School" series in December, but they're doing a notable re-air tonight. The series consists of six classic college games featuring current Celtics players. The game airing tonight is the memorable NCAA West regional final between Ray Allen's Connecticut Huskies and Ed O'Bannon's UCLA Bruins.
I'll spoil the ending for you -- UCLA wins 102-96 -- but that won't make the game any less watchable. Just look at that score. UConn had yet to win a national title in 1995, but this might have been their best team ever. Allen -- who had 36 points in the UCLA game -- was a sophomore and was just emerging as a superstar. The backcourt of Kevin Ollie and Doron Sheffer is hands down my favorite college backcourt ever. Donny Marshall and Travis Knight were very capable college players, while Brian Fair was the shooting specialist off the bench.
The UCLA team the Huskies ran into -- led by seniors O'Bannon and Tyus Edney -- was too experienced, and was probably the only college team capable of being Connecticut that season.
The game airs tonight at 8 p.m. on CSNNE. That conflicts with Bruins-Canadiens and tonight's tournament games, but that's what DVR is for.
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