UCLA’s Lonzo Ball is the best player to come to the Bruins in awhile. Ball didn’t light up the scoreboard in the team’s 86-73 win, but it shows how resilient this Bruins team is.

Aaron Holiday played 25 minutes off the bench and was one of the leading scorers for UCLA with 20 points. Bryce Alford also had 20 points in the win. Neither player is going to get the coverage players like Ball or T.J. Leaf are going to get this season, but it shows how complete the team actually is.

UCLA isn’t going to win every game — probably. But keeping it close is going to be important and playing in Las Vegas this weekend is going to show what the Bruins are really made of. Ball had eight points, nine rebounds and nine assists. When he’s not knocking down shots, others have to step up and that’s what we saw Saturday

Twelve straight wins to start the season is exactly what UCLA needed to start the year. The Bruins’ next game comes Wednesday night against Western Michigan. It should be another win for a team that is already one of the more surprising undefeated teams this season.


Posted by Ryan Gaydos

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the LA Sports Pulse. When I'm not doing that or asleep, I am running FoxNews.com's homepage. Follow me on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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