Lost amid the furors over the UCLA Men’s Basketball team’s trip to China and the demands of Bruin fans to fire UCLA Football coach Jim Mora, the UCLA Women’s Basketball team also started their season on Friday night.
And, what a start it was!
The Bruins scored a school record 129 points against San Jose State. The team also extended their home winning streak to 30 consecutive games.
They started the game with another school record, scoring 38 points in the first quarter. While the first quarter defense wasn’t the best, UCLA led 38-26 after one.
Meanwhile, it took San Jose State the entire first half to match the Bruins’ first quarter scoring and UCLA led 69-38 at the half. In the second half, the Bruins locked it down on defense, allowing just 31 points which matched what UCLA had put up in the second quarter.
In other words, the UCLA Women’s Basketball team displayed everything that Bruin basketball fans have been clamoring for: an exciting offense and good defense as well as a coach who respects Coach Wooden’s legacy along with student-athletes who respect the law.
Maybe it’s time for Bruin basketball fans to take notice and support the Women’s Basketball team.
Today, the team looks to extend their home winning streak to 31 games against Presbyterian College.