Greetings BNers! It is one day before National Signing Day. BN will have full coverage of UCLA signees tomorrow. Get ready. It should be fun. Today, we'll see What's Bruin in the world of UCLA sports. Football recruiting news is experiencing a bit of a "calm before the storm," so we'll kick things off with news regarding a 2017 basketball recruit.
In a video interview by Bruin Report Online, which is currently not behind a firewall, five star power forward for the Class of 2017, Cody Riley, is strongly leaning toward UCLA, although UConn and Kansas are in the running. This kid sounds like a Bruin to me.
This past weekend, UCLA (16-5, 8-2 PAC 12) swept the mountain schools on the road, dominating Colorado on Friday, 82-64 on Friday, and coming from behind to take down Utah, 69-63, on Sunday, outscoring the Utes by 14 points in the 4th quarter.
The Bruins face the Arizona schools on the road this week, including a tough matchup against #8 Arizona State on Friday, presently tied with Oregon State at the top of the PAC 12.
The NCAA selection committee currently has the UCLA Women's Basketball team seeded 10th overall, which would result in the number 3 seed in the tournament.
The #1 ranked UCLA Men's Volleyball team ran their record to 10-0 with a four set win (20-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-19) over #12 Cal State Northridge at Pauley Pavilion last Friday night.
The Bruins head to #5 Hawai'i this weekend for a pair of games against the Rainbow Warriors.
The #12 UCLA Men Tennis team dismantled #6 Georgia, 6-1, at the L.A. Tennis Center on Saturday.
Unfortunately, the Bruins' contest against #20 Florida on Sunday was cancelled due to rain.
Next up for UCLA is the University of San Diego on Friday at the L.A. Tennis Center.
After a disappointing loss to Fresno State, 4-3, ten days ago, the UCLA Women's Tennis team bounced back last Friday afternoon with a convincing win over St. Mary's, 6-1.
UCLA hosts Northwestern this Sunday at the L.A. Tennis Center.
Swimming and Diving
The Bruins dropped a pair of home dual meets last weekend against #2 Stanford and #3 U.C. Berkeley. The news wasn't all bad as UCLA swept the diving events in the loss to Stanford and freshman, Emma Schanz, won the 200M breast stroke against both Stanford and U.C. Berkeley. Way to go Emma!
UCLA dropped a dual meeting yesterday against U.C. Berkeley at Haas Pavilion, 196.375 to 195.175. The upset was the result of a season high score for the Golden Bears and ends a three meet road trip for UCLA.
UCLA returns to action this weekend against Utah on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion.
That's What's Bruin for today. Prepare yourself for a big National Signing Day tomorrow!