The UCLA women’s basketball team did something the men couldn’t do — make it to the Sweet 16.
Guard Jordin Canada led the No. 3 Bruins to a 86-64 win over No. 11 Creighton on Monday night. Canada had a game high 21 points and Japreece Dean added 16 points. The Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year has scored at least 20 points in six of her last eight games.
“We knew we had to come out more aggressive and play hard today,” Canada said, per the Associated Press. “We had to punch first and often. I think we dictated more this game. It was hard for them to get into a rhythm. On defense, they never got into a flow.”
Canada talked to DieHards last week and she explained that the Bruins have bigger goals in mind, so the Sweet 16 is just a stepping stone. The win advanced UCLA to the Kansas City Regional where they will face No. 2 Texas on Friday.
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