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UCLA Women’s Basketball Welcomes the Yale Bulldogs to Pauley Pavilion

The Bruins host Yale after UCLA steamrolled Northern Colorado on Friday, 92-58.

Natalie Chou led the Bruins with a career-high 19 points against Northern Colorado.
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The UCLA women’s basketball team continue to dominate their competition. Their latest victim was the Northern Colorado Bears, who the Bruins crushed 92-58 on Friday.

Last Time Out

To Northern Colorado’s credit, the Bears did not allow enough points in the first half that the Bruins could have missed every shot in the second half and still won the game, unlike Long Beach State.

That said, it only took UCLA two minutes and thirteen seconds of the third quarter to seal the deal. By the 2:51 mark of the third quarter, the Bruins had built a 41-point lead. Think about that for just a moment. That’s just unbelievable.

Something else that’s equally unbelievable is the fact that it took the Bears until there was 2:32 left in the third quarter to score as many points as UCLA scored in the first. Wow.

Natalie Chou led the Bruins with a career-high 19 points despite playing just 19 minutes in the game. Japreece Dean finished with 18 points and Lindsey Corsaro added 16. Dean also led UCLA with seven assists while Lauren Miller and Chantel Horvat tied for the rebounding lead with six each. No Bruin starter played more than 24 minutes in this game.

Yale Bulldogs

The Yale Bulldogs visit Pauley Pavilion tonight for their first ever game against the Bruins. While the Yalies are currently 3-1 on the young season, those wins haven’t exactly been anything to write home about. The Bulldogs have beaten Quinnapiac, which is more known for public opinion polling than their sports programs; UMass-Lowell; and Northeastern while they have lost to Colgate in overtime.

So, the expectations tonight should be equally high. Look for the Bruins to just overwhelm the Bulldogs in the first half and sit the starters in the second.

After tonight’s game, the Bruins will hop on a plane to Virginia for the Cavalier Classic and games against Central Florida and Virginia on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Go Bruins!!!