That was fun while it lasted — which was about, what, seven minutes?
Three days after a euphoric victory described by the coach as a “monumental step forward” for the program, UCLA was visited by an opponent who placed that moment of glory in its proper context.
Tuesday night at Pauley Pavilion, Connecticut reminded the Bruins that in the world of women’s basketball, there’s UConn and there’s everyone else.
Ranked fifth in the country, UCLA is near the top of the “everyone else” category, but the figurative distance between the Bruins and top-ranked Huskies remains greater than the 4,000 miles that separates the two schools. UConn’s 78-60 victory wasn’t nearly as close...