Push came to shove on Saturday and UCLA fell.
While the Bruins flaunted a 10-game winning streak and an undefeated Pac-12 record approaching Saturday’s contest against Oregon at Pauley Pavilion, they were unable to defeat a top-tier conference opponent.
This once again raises important questions about this Bruins team. Can it win when it matters? Most importantly, will it be a contender come March?
UCLA will have another chance to prove itself as a legitimate Pac-12 competitor this week with a telling road game at No. 6 Arizona.
A win would be monumental for the Bruins in their quest to win their first conference title since 2008. A win in this key matchup would bring them back into the national conversation.