UCLA Women’s Basketball Are The WNIT Champions!

Make no mistake, Ladies and Gentlemen, this was a battle! The UCLA Bruins and the West Virginia Mountaineers women’s basketball teams took this game down to the wire. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner and that is your Bruins who are the WNIT Champions with 62-60 win!

This game was the definition of grind-it-out basketball as both teams relied on their defense to help them through out the game. Both West Virginia and UCLA had gone long stretches with out a basket, but had respective players that helped them out as the game progressed. Both Bruins and Mountaineers shot less than 40% from the field.

WVU had Averee Fields who willed them out of scoring droughts, but it was UCLA’s freshman phenom Jordin Canada who was the difference maker. Canada had 31 points in the game, four of which were the Bruins last few points that helped UCLA solidify the win. Her aggressiveness helped as she went to the rim over and over, resulting in 15 free throws (of which 13 she made).

With this win, the Bruins got to cut down the nets and finish the season 19-18 and have some positive momentum going into next season. It was not the tournament they were hoping to get to, but to fight back after a down year and run through six teams, including Michigan and West Virginia to be crowned WNIT Champions is something special.

Just imagine what this young team will look like next year!

Congratulations to head coach Cori Close and the entire UCLA Women’s Basketball team!

Go Bruins!