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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Boogie Ellis. 3. 519. G. Boogie Ellis. Boogie Ellis. . player. . Senior

While Boogie Ellis, isn’t the typical oversized wing that UCLA has struggled with, he’s still a volume shooter who has been a thorn in the Bruins’ side. In two games this season, Ellis is averaging 16.0 points a game against UCLA after last year when he averaged 20.5 points when facing the Bruins. 

Ellis is one of the leading scorers in the conference and like everyone on this list, he shoots the three efficiently. In the matchup on February 24, which USC won 62-56, Ellis finished with 24 points against UCLA despite only making three of seven free throws, so he could’ve had an even better day. 

Like Caleb Love, Ellis can take over a game in short spurts and UCLA will struggle to answer it. However, Ellis ranks higher on this list because he’s a bit more steady than the mercurial Arizona guard and it would hurt UCLA fans just a bit more to lose to USC in Las Vegas.