BERKELEY — Over the weekend, some Daily Bruin reporters traveled to Berkeley and Oakland, where the non-indictments in the trials of Michael Brown and Eric Garner sparked nearly daily protests in recent weeks.
While Saturday’s 87-74 loss to the No. 9 Bulldogs didn’t end with an emotional breakdown, it certainly made 2006 feel eons ago. In its third defeat of the season, all at the hands of ranked opponents, UCLA has shown that this year’s team is still a long ways away from earning a spot in the top 25, let alone a trip to the Final Four.
It wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t impressive. It wasn’t near good enough for what UCLA will need later in the schedule. But it was over. And it was a win.