The 2015-16 Go Joe Bruin UCLA Women’s Basketball Season Preview

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Dec 21, 2014; Uncasville, CT, USA; UCLA Bruins guard Jordin Canada (3) and guard Nirra Fields (21) return up court against the Connecticut Huskies during the second half at Mohegan Sun Arena. UConn defeated UCLA 86-50. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

2015-16 Outlook

UCLA Women’s Basketball is still perceived as a middle-of-the-road Pac-12 team. During this past Pac-12 Media Day, the Bruins were chosen to finish 4th tied with Cal. It is no secret that the Bruins have work to do, but I think the perception of them will go up a notch this year.

Their strength is their back court. Jordin Canada will be the anchor to this young and talented Bruin team with the experience of Kari Korver and Nirra FIelds, with Fields looking to once again dominate every single statistical column.

The concern here is how are the Bruins going to replace front court specialists Corrine Costa and Luiana Livulo. Kacy Swain, Monique Billings and Lajahna Drummer will be the asked to step up and take over underneath, but they will not go it alone as Paulina Hersler and newcomer Ashley Hearn will cycle in with the front court rotation.

The important thing for the UCLA Women’s Basketball team is to start strong. Instead of losing four in a row, the Bruins need to come out swinging early in the non-conference. If they can get a few solid wins, that should give them the confidence to take on the Pac-12.

Projected Record: 20-9

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