The UCLA women’s basketball team starts a two-game road trip to the mountain states this weekend when they visit Colorado tonight at 6 pm PT.
Last Time Out
The Bruins are now riding a four-game winning streak after defeating the Washington Huskies last Sunday, 73-60. Five Bruins finished in double figures in this one. Lindsey Corsaro led the team with 14 points. Japreece Dean was second with 13 while Kennedy Burke and Michaela Onyenwere both had 12. Lajahna Drummer added 10 points.
The Bruins won the opening tip in this one and that was basically the game. OK, first, UCLA needed to sink a bucket. In this case, it was a jumper by Onyenwere that put the Bruins ahead 2-0 and they never trailed in the game. By the time the first quarter was over, UCLA led 30-19.
The Bruins stretched their lead to 26 points twice during the second quarter. The first time was less than two minutes into the quarter when Lauryn Miller took a pass from Corsaro and laid it up and in to make it 37-11. The second time was with 1:48 left when Corsaro was fouled on a shot and she completed the three-point play at the line as the Bruins took a 43-19 lead into the locker room.
After the break, the Bruins took their biggest lead of the game when Burke hit a pair of free throws 38 seconds into the half. After three quarters, UCLA still led by 22 points, 62-40.
UCLA stretched their lead back to 27 at one point in the fourth quarter, but, by then, this one was not in doubt and the Bruins completed their sweep of the Washington schools with a 76-60 win.
If the Washington Huskies were bad last weekend, Colorado is probably worse. The Buffaloes are winless in Pac-12 play and, given that the Bruins are riding a hot streak right now, there’s no reason that should change tonight.
How bad are the Buffs? Well, they lost to Washington by 10 last month and Oregon destroyed them by 59 points last weekend.
This one should be an easy UCLA win.
This is your UCLA at Colorado women’s basketball open thread.