Another game, another victory for the UCLA Bruins. They took on an unmatched Hawai’i team and blew them out 72-49. Next, they have another home match against unranked Michigan.
UCLA was off to a great start when they kept Hawai’i to three points in the first quarter. Those points had been the fewest scored by an opponent since the 2015-2016 season. They even missed 10 of the 11 shots in the quarter. Freshman Lindsey Corsaro made her Bruin appearance in the second quarter and listed three points for her first ever career points as a Bruin. By half time UCLA lead 45-17. Hawai’i was in for a long second half. Though Hawai’i garnered back some points, they were blown out 72-19. Another classic blowout for the Bruins.
There is no surprise about home game advantages. UCLA has 17 consecutive wins at home after defeating Hawai’i. They hope to make it 18 with a win against Michigan. They also have 21 consecutive wins at home against unranked teams. Michigan comes in unranked. So far this season, Michigan has only defeated a ranked team once with a win against No. 25 Gonzaga. They fell to No. 10 Florida State. The Bruins didn’t have the best of shots, regardless of the score line, but their defense came to play. Michigan will be more of a test for them, but since they are playing at home it should not be difficult for them to record another win. With the talent on their roster, the Bruins should easily be defeating their opponents.
A win against Michigan would be satisfying for multiple reasons. UCLA would extend their consecutive wins at home to 18. The men’s basketball team defeated Michigan the night before and having both programs defeat Michigan is a celebration in itself.
#9 UCLA Women’s Basketball (6-1, 0-0)
Opponent: University of Michigan (8-2, 0-0)
When: 11:00 AM PT, Sunday, December 11, 2016
Where: Pauley Pavillion, Los Angeles, CA
TV: Pac-12 Network National and Los Angeles with Anne Marie Anderson, Mary Murphy and Layshia Clarendon
Stream: Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app
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