#2 South Carolina Gamecocks (3-0) vs. (RV) UCLA Bruins (2-0)
Sunday, November 22, 2015 | 4 p.m. EST
Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
TV: Pac-12 Network
Watch Online: Pac-12 Networks Live
Commentators: Elise Woodward (pxp) and Mary Murphy (analyst)
Audio: Click here (your best bet might be to listen)
All-Time Series: UCLA leads 1-0 (due to South Carolina forfeit in 1981)
Comments always welcome below before, during and after the game.
- Last year, the Bruins (coached by Cori Close in her fifth season) went 19-18 (8-10 Pac-12) en route to a WNIT Championship. Their 8-10 conference mark was good for sixth as they fell to #19 Stanford in the Pac-12 quarterfinals in Seattle before knocking off Cal State Bakersfield, San Diego, Northern Colorado, Saint Mary's, Michigan and West Virginia for the WNIT crown. The Bruins are actually seeking their first NCAA bid since 2010, and enter 2-0 with home wins over St. John's and James Madison.
- There's a lot of youth on the Bruins' roster as they feature two seniors, two juniors, six sophomores and two freshmen. Leading the way in the early going are Jordin Canada and Nirra Fields, averaging 21.5 and 18.5 points in their first two games, respectively. Canada, the Pac-12's top freshman last year, was a Top 10 recruit coming out of high school before heading to UCLA. Leading scorer Nirra Fields (17.0 ppg) returns for her senior season.
- We mentioned above that this is the second all-time meeting between the Bruins and the Gamecocks. The Gamecocks actually won the first game in 1981, but would later have to forfeit after one of their players was found ineligible. Officially, the Bruins have a 1-0 series lead despite their loss.