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What’s Bruin: UCLA Football’s Fabian Moreau Turning Heads

News and notes from around the UCLA-iverse.

Fabian Moreau returns a pick against SC at the Rose Bowl.
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The East-West Shrine Game was played this weekend, and one Bruin in particular stood out who—per NFL scouts—could go as high as the first round.

"I'm not going to be shocked if (Fabian) Moreau goes in the first round," NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah said during the NFLN broadcast of the game Saturday.

Moreau, a cornerback from UCLA, was among the standouts at Shrine Game practices in St. Petersburg this week. His competition to be a first-round selection is going to be stiff at his position; one NFC personnel executive believes as many as 15 cornerbacks could be worthy of being selected among the top 40 choices.


Further takeaways from the loss to Arizona in Pauley this weekend.. Here’s CBS’s Matt Norlander delivering a reality check to Bruins who were already making hotel reservations for the West Regional.

UCLA, the most entertaining team in the country, and a team that was a No. 1 seed in plenty of bracketology forecasts entering the weekend, is now a team that's two games behind in its own conference. The Bruins are 19-2, still a very good team, but its two losses have come against Oregon and Arizona. And wouldn't you know it: those are the two teams still unbeaten in Pac-12 play.

UCLA's hopes of winning the Pac-12 suddenly seem dim. Arizona's 96-85 win at Pauley Pavilion -- an important detail -- featured the most points scored by Arizona at UCLA since 2004, when U of A put up 107 on the Bruins. The outcome gives Arizona a 12th straight win.

The Bruins have chances of revenge against both teams next month.

Women’s Basketball

The 13th-ranked women’s basketball team beat the Trojan’s for the second time this week on Saturday, 71-67 at Pauley Pavilion to complete a regular season sweep of the crosstown rivals.

Women’s Water Polo

The women’s water polo team swept through the UCSB Winter Invitational to advance to 6-0 on the season.

Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams won their matches over the weekend, the men handing defeat to UC Santa Barbara by a score of 5-2, while the women knocked off LMU also by a score of 5-2 to open the season.

Happy Monday, folks.