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UCLA Women’s Basketball Falls to UConn, 86-71

The Huskies were just too tough for the Bruins.

NCAA Womens Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Bridgeport Regional-Connecticut vs UCLA David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA knew coming into the game against UConn it was going to be tough because facing the four-time champs is not easy.

UCLA started off hot with a 9-2 lead. Then UConn went on a 20-4 run that would give them a 22-13 lead at the end of the first quarter. That run would prove to be enough.

The Huskies would stretch their lead to 17 by halftime and to 20 with four and half minutes left in the third quarter.

The closest the Bruins would be able to get would be 12 points down with 1:42 left in the third. From there, the Huskies were able to push their lead back up to 19 points with 7:13 left in the game.

UCLA got as close as 12 for the second time with three minutes to go when Kori Karver hit her fifth and final three-pointer of the game. That made it 78-66, UConn. Unfortunately, down the stretch, the Bruins would only make one more field goal and three free throws.

And, with that, UCLA became UConn’s 110th victim in a row and the Bruins’ season is over.