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UCLA Women's Basketball: Bruins Outlast Princeton in Tight Victory to Remain Undefeated

UCLA survives a close one..
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The UCLA women’s basketball team had a scare on Friday in their matchup against Princeton. They narrowly escaped with the win 77-74 in order for them to remain undefeated on the season.

The biggest impact player for the Bruins was guard Charisma Osborne, who used a 13-point fourth-quarter outburst to help seal the win. She was the difference maker for the team and was praised accordingly afterward.

“The Bruins outlasted Princeton in front of 6,243 fans on Field Trip Day behind a 13-point fourth quarter from graduate student Charisma Osborne. Osborne finished the day with 21 points, tying Bruin alum Nirra Fields for sixth on UCLA's all-time scoring list (1,867 PTS). The shooting guard shot 7-for-9 from the charity stripe and grabbed three rebounds in the win.”


In a game that the Bruins should have handled easily, Princeton wouldn’t back down. UCLA found themselves all tied up at 56 heading into the fourth quarter, but a final surge from the Bruins was the difference.

The Bruins three-point shooting wasn’t falling all game, and they went two for nine from beyond the three-point arch. However, they didn’t settle for poor shots, attacking the rim which resulted in 42 points in the paint.

It was the kind of game that should remind the Bruins that each game should be taken seriously, no matter the competition. They undervalued Princeton and then found themselves in a dogfight that they never expected to be in.

UCLA will learn from this game, and move forward with the hopes of not repeating themselves. They know what they are capable of, and even in adversity, they pulled out the victory. 

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