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#11 UCLA Women’s Basketball Heads to Cavalier Classic Against UCF

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The Bruins travel to Virginia to play in the Cavalier Classic against the Knights today and Virginia tomorrow after Japreece Dean has a triple-double against Yale.

Japreece Dean had UCLA’s first triple-double since Jordin Canada did it in 2017.
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On Tuesday night, the Bruins scored 100 points against Yale. But the final score wasn’t the biggest accomplishment of the game. That honor goes to Japreece Dean who scored 20 points while hauling in 11 rebounds and making 10 assists, giving her UCLA’s first triple-double since Jordin Canada did it in November 2017. Dean is just the sixth Bruin to record one.

Today, the Bruins head to Charlottesville, Virginia to play the University of Central Florida in the Cavalier Classic at 1:30 pm PT.

Last Time Out

In addition to Dean’s triple-double, the rest of the Bruins played a very good game. While Dean scored 20, she didn’t lead the team in scoring. That honor went to Michaela Onyenwere who had 22 points in 22 minutes. Three other Bruins were in double figures. Charisma Osborne put up 15 while Lauryn Miller had 14 and Chantel Horvat added 11.

It took UCLA 33 seconds to score the first points of the game but, after that, they never relinquished the lead. The Bruins wen on to score 52 points in the first half while only allowing 26 to the Bulldogs as UCLA continued their tendency to overwhelm their opponents in the first half. While Dean remained in the game until she had the triple-double, she was the only Bruin starter who played more than 23 minutes.

UCF Knights

UCF comes into today’s game with a 4-2 record. So far this season, the Knights have beaten Pitt, Stephen F. Austin, Delaware and Stetson while they’ve lost to Belmont and Florida Gulf Coast.

The Knights are led by Kay Kay Wright who is averaging 13 points per game so far this season. No other starter is averaging in double figures for the Knights, but Sianni Martin, who has come off the bench in each game this season, is averaging 11.3 points per game this season.

Overall, with the way UCLA is playing, it would be a surprise if they lost to the Knights this afternoon. I expect the Bruins to start quick like they have in their other games this season so that the game is effectively over as soon as possible.

This is your UCLA Women’s Basketball vs. UCF open thread.


Go Bruins!!!