The UCLA Women’s Basketball (15-18) team is still dancing in Women’s National Invitational Tournament. Today, the Bruins defeated San Diego (25-7) 63-58 in the Round of 32 to stay alive in the WNIT. With this win, UCLA will face Northern Colorado on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. PT at Pauley Pavilion.
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After beating Cal State Bakersfield last Thursday at Pauley, the Bruins travelled down to the Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego to face a Toreros squad that won eight of their last ten games of the regular season.
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San Diego showed some of that fire as they took off on a 9-0 run to start the game. The Toreros were lead by Malina Hood who finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds. San Diego had four players score in double figures, but it was no where near enough as UCLA forced the Toreros to 30% shooting for the game (21-of-70).
As for the Bruins, they were lead by junior Nirra Fields who lead all scores with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Jordin Canada helped out with 15 points and 4 rebounds of her own. Although the Bruins did not have the best shooting night themselves (39%), they were able to outscore San Diego and send them home from the WNIT.
UCLA now looks ahead to their Thursday match-up, which will be a home game, with Northern Colorado (22-12) who narrowly defeated South Dakota 59-58. Good luck, UCLA!