As UCLA demonstrated in its loss to its first formidable opponent, it has some refinement to do in order to solidify into the team it’s capable of becoming.
The previously undefeated Bruins (8-1) fell to unbeaten Missouri, 80-71, in Columbia on Saturday, which served as their first true road game.
While there were some strong points to the Bruins’ play against the Tigers (9-0), there was an assortment of lapses on their end that ultimately led to their first loss of the season.
Although it was by no means an alarming defeat, UCLA will only have one game to regroup before taking on an even tougher opponent in No. 8 Duke.
As the Bruins approach that defining game next week, let’s take a look at what UCLA must change based on its performance against Missouri.