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What's Bruin: Alford Named Pac-12 Basketball Player of the Week

Scoring 37 points and shooting 57 percent of your shots will get you named Pac-12 POTW. Also, there's Women's Basketball, Water Polo and Gymnastics news.

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UCLA Men's Basketball

Fresh off his 37-point game against Colorado, Bryce Alford was named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week today. In addition to his point total from Thursday, Alford shot 56.7 percent from the field in this weekend's two games. He also made 57.1 percent of his three-point attempts (12 of 21) over the weekend. His 37 points against Colorado last Thursday were the most points scored by a Bruin in a road game (or neutral-site contest) since Kapono had 44 points in UCLA's 98-83 win at Washington State on Jan. 4, 2003.

UCLA Women's Basketball

The UCLA Women's Basketball team followed up Friday night's win over defending Pac-12 champion Oregon State with their 22nd consecutive home win against Oregon yesterday. The Bruins beat the Ducks 79-63. Monique Billings scored a career-high 30 points for UCLA while adding 14 rebounds for a double-double. Speaking of double-doubles, Jordin Canada recorded her seventh double-double of the year with 13 points and 13 assists.

UCLA Gymnastics

UCLA Gymnastics lost their away meet against the defending national champion Oklahoma Sooners, 198.025-196.825. While the Bruins improved their score by more than a full point more than last week's meet against Arkansas, it wasn't enough to defeat the defending champs in the home arena. UCLA was led by Christine Peng-Peng Lee who tied for first on uneven bars with a 9.925 and scored a 9.95 on the beam. Lee earned a perfect 10 from one of the two beam judges. Freshman Madison Kocian scored a 9.925 on beam, a 9.875 on the vault and a 9.9 on floor after a disappointing 8.90 performance on the bars.

UCLA Women's Water Polo

The #3-ranked UCLA Women's Water Polo team won their second game of the season yesterday at the LouStrong Invitational when they defeated #17 UC Davis, 15-1. Carlee Kapana saved 14 shots for the Bruins. She allowed onlt 2 goals in both games this weekend. Offensively, Devin Grab and Alexa Tielmann each had a hat trick. Overall, nine different Bruins scored in this game for UCLA.

And that's What's Bruin on this Monday afternoon.

Go Bruins!!!