The #4 UCLA Women’s Basketball team took the lead and never looked back in the Round of 32 as they simply dominated #5 Texas A&M, 75-43, and head to their second consecutive Sweet 16.
Can we talk about this UCLA Women’s Basketball team? They are rolling right now and just booked their ticket to their second Sweet 16 in two years and their 5th overall.
The Bruins started their trek last Friday when they annihilated #13 Boise State, 83-56. They continued to run through the first weekend as they dismantled Texas A&M on Monday.
It was apparent that the Bruins had control early on. After one quarter, UCLA jumped out to a 22-9 lead. The Bruins were hitting a plethora of shots from the outside that sunk the Aggies.
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Kari Korver was one 3-pointer short of tying a record with 7 total. She went 7/10 (all of her shots were from behind the arc) to finish with a game-high 21 points.
Jordin Canada was another thorn in Texas A&M’s side. She had 12 points and 11 assists for her 11th double-double of the season. She also added 5 rebounds.
Monique Billings also got into double-digit scoring as she threw down 12 points.
Off the bench, Paulina Hersler dropped in 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was an offensive barrage as UCLA collectively shot 56.6% from the field.
The stats were not as good for the Aggies. They went 18/58 (31.0%) on the night.
Though they were giving UCLA all they had, their poor offensive performance did not do them any favors. It also did not help that the Bruins were hot from the start.
— UCLA W. Basketball (@UCLAWBB) March 21, 2017
This win was also the 29th straight home victory for the Bruins which is the second best in the nation behind Connecticut’s 64. And speaking of the best team in women’s hoops, #1 UCONN is UCLA’s next opponent and will meet on Saturday, March 25 in Bridgeport. Go Bruins!