The UCLA women's basketball team came into the game Sunday knowing it carried its best record since the 1986-1987 campaign.
The Bruins were also aware of the Temple Owls' shooting prowess, but only to a certain extent.
It took a switch to a man-to-man defense midway through the second half to stymie the Owls' offense, and the Bruins raised the intensity in time to pass their second true test of the young season, winning 71-61.
Right off the opening tip, senior Temple guard Qwedia Wallace drained a 3 from the wing, but it was junior forward Kristen McCarthy who knocked down the majority of the Owls' shots from beyond the arc, hitting five.
"When you've got McCarthy who is shooting the way she is, you have got to be able to close out on her, whether you are in man or in zone, and we were missing our defensive assignments," coach Nikki Caldwell said.
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Senior guard Darxia Morris drives past a Temple defender in No. 13 UCLA's 71-61 win over the Owls.