The UCLA Bruins are in the Elite 8 for the first time since 1999. Now the Lady Bruins will try accomplish another feat, earn a Final Four trip for the first time in school history.
No. 3 UCLA (27-7) will have to get past the No. 1 seed Mississippi State Bulldogs in order to reach Columbus. The Bulldogs (35-1) have only lost one game all season. Mississippi State is led by 6-foot-7 center Teaira McCowan. McCowan had 24 points and 15 rebounds in the Bulldogs’ Sweet 16 win over North Carolina State.
The Bruins, seeking their first Final Four, are led by seniors Jordin Canada and Monique Billings. UCLA coach Cori Close is happy to see her seniors have such a big impact but they know their goal is not complete.
“I’m so happy for the seniors who were courageous enough to dream big and play big and have an opportunity to play for a spot in the Final Four,” Close said, per the Associated Press.
How to watch UCLA vs. Mississippi State
Where: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET