UCLA Bruins Have A Weak Resume

By Trevor Lowry
UCLA Bruins
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The UCLA Bruins started off the season with eight wins. Since then, they have won two and lost two. 10-2 is a pretty good start for many teams, but in the Bruins’ case, this record is a result of an easy schedule. You could say that this team has a weak resume as a result.

Don’t get me wrong, UCLA has played some tough teams, like Duke and Missouri. However, those are the two teams that handed the Bruins their losses.

UCLA does not have one key win on its resume. It also does not have a bad loss, so that is always good. The Bruins will close out their non-conference schedule against Alabama–a team that has disappointed quite a bit. Winning that game would do nothing more than give the Bruins some momentum.

I figured the Crimson Tide would compete for an SEC title, but I am not so sure about that now–have six losses already.

With all of this in mind, UCLA needs a marquee win. It’s not like the team is in jeopardy of making the dance or anything like that, but that could be the case if it still does not have a key victory towards the end of the season.

The Pac-12 currently has three teams ranked in the top 25 and two of those teams are undefeated. So, the Bruins will have opportunities to get that big win.

A team never wants to be desperate for wins late in the season, so hopefully this team can build up that resume early on in conference play.

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