UCLA Bruins men’s basketball isn’t the only team in Westwood that is putting together a terrific year.
The Bruins women’s basketball finished its non-conference schedule with an all-important win over North Carolina A&T last Friday and now sit at 9-2 heading into its first Pac-12 game against Utah.
The Bruins enter the week at No. 10 in the latest AP Top 25. With the toughest part of the schedule yet to come, UCLA will need to have a solid January and February to even get a sniff of the NCAA Tournament comes March.
Last season, UCLA made it to the Sweet 16 after wins over Hawaii and South Florida, but bowed out to Texas losing by just eight points. This year is a little different.
The team is outscoring opponents 77 to 60, while Jordin Canada and Monique Billings lead the team in scoring with 17 points per game. Kennedy Burke is also adding 12 points per game for the Bruins.
If those scoring numbers truly hold up for UCLA, we could really be seeing a pretty dominant UCLA team come tournament time. The Bruins have been playing at a high level and have showed at times they could hold their own against top teams like Baylor and South Carolina.