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#15 UCLA Women’s Basketball Opens Pac-12 Tournament Play Against Arizona State

The Bruins face off against the Sun Devils after defeating them last weekend in Tempe.


After meeting in the last game of the regular season, UCLA and Arizona State will meet again in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament. This is obviously a game that has more implications than the last.

The Pac-12 Tournament got started yesterday. UCLA begins their journey this afternoon after they earned a first-round bye. They will face Arizona State once again after using a fourth-quarter push to beat them. Last weekend, Arizona State made it difficult for UCLA as they managed to slow down one of the Pac-12’s top offenses.

UCLA definitely has the advantage over Arizona State. By getting the first-round bye, the Bruins are more rested than the Sun Devils. The Sun Devils easily defeated Utah yesterday, 72-54. But, they have to play again today with no days off in between. So, it won’t be surprising if they come out sluggish. It’s in a tournament like this where teams usually show their strength.

A lot more is at stake this time around than last week. A spot in the semi-finals awaits the winner. Arizona State came close to pulling off an upset the last time, but, this week, it will be tougher due to a lack of rest and no home court advantage. UCLA was pinned to win the Pac-12 title earlier in the season. They still have a chance do this. They can’t underestimate this Arizona State team as the Sun Devils stand in the way of a spot in the semi-finals.

#15 UCLA Women’s Basketball (22-7, 13-5)

Opponent: Arizona State (19-11, 9-9)

When: Friday, March 3, 2017, 2 pm PT

Where: Key Arena, Seattle, WA

TV: Pac-12 Networks National, Los Angeles and Arizona with Anne Marie Anderson, Tammy Blackburn and Jill Savage

Live Stream: and the Pac-12 Now App


Live Stats: Pac-12 Tournament Stat Broadcast

Official Game Preview