Bruins' Pac-12 Title Hopes Crushed by Stanford, 75-55
This game wasn't ever close.
Wow. If you watched tonight’s Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship Game, you may have actually turned it off early. In fact, if you watched it past the first basket, you saw everything you needed to see.
That’s because the UCLA women’s basketball was destroyed by the Stanford Cardinal, 75-55.
Stanford scored the first basket of the game, a three-pointer, with 9:12 to go in the first quarter. It only got worse from there. Just over a minute later, the Cardinal led 6-0. By the end of the quarter, Stanford led by 13, 24-11.
It continued to worsen in the second quarter. Less than three minutes into the quarter, the Bruins were now down by 20 points, 31-11, and they trailed by 23 at the half, 43-20.
Stanford opened the third quarter with another three-pointer to extend their lead to 26 points. From that point forward, UCLA started a 20-6 run over roughly the next eight minutes and the Bruins trailed by 14 at the end of the third, 54-40.
UCLA managed to trim the Cardinal’s lead down to ten points in the first minute of the fourth quarter. That was the best it looked for the Bruins since the first quarter and it was the best it would get for the remainder of the game as Stanford pulled away and finished off UCLA by 20 points, 75-55.