The nation was watching on Saturday night as UCLA took on No. 11 Arizona in Pauley Pavilion in front of a record-setting crowd and the Bruins thrived.
With 13,727 there to witness it in person and millions watching on ESPN, UCLA upset the visiting Wildcats in a game that meant volumes for the Pac-12 regular-season championship.
The Bruins not only became slotted in first place alongside Oregon with the crucial win, but also displayed some impressive potential for the Pac-12 and NCAA tournaments.
This team that was so highly touted in the preseason seems to finally be coming together—and it's neither too little nor too late.
If this team has snapped its inconsistency and finally turned the right corner, it is indeed the perfect time for UCLA to find its groove.
While the Bruins will still have to prove themselves on a game-by-game basis, here is what they taught us with their enthralling win over Arizona on Saturday.