LOS ANGELES – Coach Cori Close is in the process of building the UCLA program into one of the nation’s finest. The Bruins are hosting Pac 12 league opponent tonight at Pauley Pavilion. We’ll document our thoughts throughout the game.
20:00 – UCLA has battled the injury bug all season long. They’ll play tonight with seven scholarship players.
18:15 – Thea Lemberger gets the Bruins on the scoreboard. The skilled guard has some “sauce” to her handle.
16:30 – Sr. Post Atonye Nyingifa is another mainstay in the Bruins starting lineup. She rebounds the ball as well as anyone in the league not named Chiney Ogwumike. She finished here to make it 4 to 4.
14:20 – I remember watching So. Guard Nirra Fields as a high school prospect. She could score it then. She can score it now scoring two at the rim on a nice finger roll finish. It’s 8 to 6 Colorado.
10:45 – UCLA is really locking down on the defensive end. They get a rebound and Lemberger gets a clean look at the rim to finish making it 8 to 8 going into the 12-min media time-out.
8:35 – Fields with a deep 3-pointer off of the bounce. She footnotes in a research paper put on a show at the “Battle of the Southeast” versus now-Tennessee guard Andraya Carter in 2010.
8:10 – Fr. Guard Dominique Williams was a starter on a St. Mary’s HS team that won the 2012 National Championship. She just knocked down two free throws. The score is 13 to 13.
7:25 – Fields just knocked down a MEAN pull-up jump shot off the right-hand bounce. Her skill set is crazy. 15 to 13 UCLA.
6:40 – Jr. Guard Madeline Brooks is on the board now. It’s 17 to 15 Bruins.
3:45 – Nyingifa makes one of two from the line to cut the deficit to 18-17.
2:55 – RS Jr. Post Corinne Costa sticks a 16 foot jump shot to keep UCLA down a point 21 to 20.
1:00 – UCLA lost both Nyingifa and Fields to foul trouble as they both have two. Colorado has stretched the lead to 28 to 20.
:10 – Jr. Post Luiana Livulo makes two free throws to cut it to 28 to 22.
HALFTIME SCORE: Colorado 30-22
17:20 – Lemberger is so smooth with the handle as she finds her way into the lane for another floater. 32 to 24 Colorado.
16:36 – Fields with the hoop and some harm. She converts the 3-point play pay for performance essay the old fashioned way making it 32 to 27 Colorado. Fields has 10 on the night now.
15:55 – Nyingifa scores on a steal and before I can finish typing takes it coast to coast to finish tying it at 32.
13:25 – Nyingifa makes both to cut to 35 to 34 and again scores the second time before I can post the first. It’s 36 to 35 Bruins. Nyingifa – a sixth year Senior – has 11 points, nine rebounds on the night.
12:25 – Livulo adds a point to the lead with a free throw. 37 to 35 UCLA.
11:16 – Fields with another MEAN step back jump shot off of her right hand in the face of a Colorado defender. Fields got fouled on the play as well. She completes another 3-point play making it 40 to 39 UCLA.
10:25 – Fields is locked in so far tonight as she banks a jump shot from 17 feet giving her 16 on the night.
9:27 – Livulo has provided quality minutes on the interior for the home team. She hits a 15 foot jump shot off a nice pass from Williams.
8:53 – Fields steps to the line and calmly hits the front end of a one-and-one. She knocks down the second as well making it 46-39 for the Bruins. fast food cause and effect essay They’ve played excellent defense in the second half.
7:49 – Nyingifa makes two free throws and pushes the lead out to 48 to 39.
7:05 – Guess who? It’s Fields again finishing at the rim. 50 to 41 UCLA.
6:18 – Lemberger with a tough 15 foot jump shot that falls with a soft bounce on the rim.
4:10 – Fields picks up her fourth foul on a defensive play in transition.
2:10 – Livulo breaks an almost four-minute scoring drought for the Bruins with two free throws and it’s 54 to 53 UCLA.
:17 – Fields get back on the board with a coast to coast drive to finish. She completes her third 3-point play of the night. She has 23 points. UCLA down 59 to 57.
:8 – Lemberger finishes at the basket to cut the deficit to a one point gap at 60-59.
FINAL SCORE: Colorado 61-59
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