5 players UCLA doesn’t want to see in the Pac-12 Tournament

On Thursday night, Washington and Keion Brooks took care of business against UCLA in Seattle. Now, with the Pac-12 looking like a two-bid league, the Bruins will need to break out of a losing streak and win the conference tournament to punch their ticket to March Madness.

Washington Huskies forward Keion Brooks Jr. (1)
Washington Huskies forward Keion Brooks Jr. (1) / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Jaylen Wells is not the best player on Washington State’s roster and is not the team’s leading scorer. In that department, he trails Myles Rice and Isaac Jones, but he is the archetype of a player that has given UCLA trouble, a long wing scorer with three-point range. 

Wells is averaging 11.8 points per game and is only making 44.2% of his shots, but on 4.3 attempts from beyond the arc a game, he’s hitting at 44.6%. Exactly half of Wells's field goal attempts are threes and UCLA is 190th in opponent three-point percentage, allowing 33.6%. 

The Bruins will face the Cougars for the first time on Saturday and after Keion Brooks Jr. torched UCLA in Seattle on Thursday, Wells may do the same in Pullman. Once they get to Las Vegas, if Wells gets hot from three, UCLA doesn’t have a player who can shut him down, or answer on the other end.