For most of his time at UCLA, coach Jim Mora has had something in common with country music legend Willie Nelson. He just couldn’t wait to get on the road again.
The Bruins went 18-11 in true road games under Mora before this season, notching a handful of signature victories. There were triumphs over No. 23 USC in 2013, No. 15 Arizona State in 2014 and No. 16 Arizona in 2015.
UCLA compiled a winning record on the road in each of Mora’s first four seasons, going 5-0 in 2014, and picked up what might have been its most impressive victory of a lost 2016 on the road against Brigham Young.
The Bruins’ fortunes on the road this season have...