Fortunes can change swiftly in the Pac-12 Conference. Follow the trajectory of UCLA's basketball team: one day, a top contender in the conference, with victories over a couple of the nation's best. A weekend later? The basement.
That reality hit UCLA on Sunday evening. After a loss to Washington State followed a loss to Washington, defeats at the hands of two of the conference's weakest teams in a span of three days, the Bruins lingered in the locker room longer than they have after any game this season, marinating in the missed opportunity.
When they emerged, they limped and shuffled to their bus.
The winless trip prompted soul searching. It also changed the...