UCLA defeated Colorado, 93-55, this afternoon to complete a weekend road sweep of the mountain schools.
The Bruins started the game with a 16-0 run to set the tone for the rest of the game. By the end of the first, eight different Bruins had scored with Japreece Dean leading at seven points. Dean had herself a heck of a game. She led all scorers with 21 points, a career-high, and made five three-pointers.
Jordin Canada played well, too. Thanks to her assist halfway through the final quarter, Canada becomes the first player in Pac-12 women’s basketball history to score 1,800 points and record 700 assists. Also, she is now UCLA’s women’s basketball’s all-time assists leader. On top of that, Canada registered a double-double with 10 points and 11 assists.
Up until this point, the Bruins have been an underwhelming Pac-12 play. With tonight’s win and their first road sweep of conference play, the Bruins travel home with a weight off their shoulders. For a team who was pinned to win conference, they had yet to look like it. Tonight’s win can be, and hopefully is, the turning point for the Bruins. While there are still many more games to play, UCLA cannot let up the rest of the way.