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UCLA Women’s Basketball Looks to Stay in First When Bruins Host Arizona

UCLA is in a three-way tie for first with Oregon and Stanford in the Pac-12 standings.

Joe Piechowski

For the second weekend in a row, the UCLA Women’s Basketball schedule is aligned with the UCLA Men’s Basketball schedule. So, after the Men’s Basketball team upset Arizona last night, the Women’s Basketball team looks to finish the sweep of UofA.

There’s one big difference, though. The Arizona Women’s Basketball team isn’t nearly as good as their men’s team. In fact, they are actually one of the worst teams in the Pac-12 Conference. The Wildcats are currently in 11th place with a 2-10 record in conference play.

The other difference is that this game will be played in Pauley Pavilion, rather than at the McKale Center in Tucson, and we know that the Bruins are tough to beat at home. In fact, since 2015-16, UCLA is 40-3 at home.

So, the bottom line is that a team like Arizona doesn’t come in to Pauley and leave with a victory. It just doesn’t happen.

But, that doesn’t mean that the Bruins can take it easy.

They need to play their game, take the lead early and never allow the Wildcats to have a chance to win the game. That’s how the Bruins can stay in first place in the Pac-12.

This is your Arizona at UCLA Women’s Basketball open thread.

Go Bruins!!!