Let’s check out What’s Bruin this Monday morning.
Let’s start with some good news for all Bruin fans! No, Jim Mora is still the head coach of UCLA Football.
I’m talking about the fact that basketball season is here! But, first, some UCLA Football news.
The hand injury that forced Josh Rosen to leave Saturday’s game against Washington does not appear to be serious, according to Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman.
SOURCE: #UCLA star QB Josh Rosen’s hand injury from yesterday’s game is expected to be OK but staff will monitor as week progresses.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) October 29, 2017
The UCLA Men’s Basketball team held its annual “secret scrimmage” on Friday against Long Beach State. According to Alex Manfredi of the Daily 49er, the Bruins only won by 6 points after beating them by 37 last season.
UCLA opens play with an exhibition game against Cal State LA on Wednesday where the biggest question might be will LaVar Ball be rooting for Gelo’s team or his alma mater.
Men’s Water Polo
In their non-conference game over the weekend, #3 UCLA held off a fourth quarter surge by Pacific to win, 12-11.
The lone goal of the match came in the 57th minute of the game after Kaiya McCullough sent a ball to Ashley Sanchez, who was running up the left side. Sanchez controlled the ball, rounded a defender, and fired a shot. While the Golden Bears goalkeeper got a hand on it, it wasn’t enough to stop the ball from going in. It is Sanchez’s fifth goal of the season.
UCLA wraps up regular season play in the crosstown showdown against Southern Cal on Friday.
In the first set, the Bruins never led as the Huskies scored 8 of the first 9 points. After UCLA took an early 6-4 lead in the second, Washington went on a 15-3 run to take a 19-9 which ruined the Bruins’ chances to win that set. In the final set, UCLA used a 7-0 run to take a 15-11 lead. But Washington chipped away to tie the set 19-19. The Huskies closed out the set and the match by winning 6 of the last 10 points to earn the win.
UCLA concludes what can only be called a disappointing season with two games up North followed by the regular season finale at San Diego State.
And that’s What’s Bruin this Monday morning!