Tony Parker didn’t mince words Saturday evening. Still smarting from an 83-74 loss at Stanford, the UCLA forward lamented the fact that his team look ready to play.
The Bruins allowed the Cardinal to shoot 62 percent from the field, easily the highest of any team they’ve faced. For the third time this season, they lost the tail end of a Pac-12 road trip.
“This one is exactly the same thing,” said Parker, who had 13 points and three rebounds. “It’s a huge loss for us. It’s a huge loss. … We’ve got to learn. This is the third time this has happened. We’ve got to pick it up and learn from it. These are big losses. We’re taking hits for these.
“It’s tournament time. It’s February. We’ve got to turn it up. It’s actually time for us to be turning it up and going, but we take two steps back.”