UCLA falls out of AP top 25 after loss to North Carolina

A week after debuting at No. 22, UCLA has dropped out of the AP poll following its 89-76 loss to North Carolina.

That Saturday game bumped the Tar Heels up to No. 7. Two of the Bruins’ four losses have come against current top-10 teams, with the other being No. 2 Kansas.

The only ranked Pac-12 teams are No. 8 Arizona and No. 24 Utah.

  • Marshall

    I was at Barclays Center for this game. Turnovers awful–as stated. Bruins couldn’t protect the ball, Carolina had a hand on ball every time UCLA was on offense. But even worse, it seems–no interior defense at all in second half! Parker out and no defense inside from either Welsh or Bolden. Carolina penetrated to score time after time. No adjustments for that. And no counter adjustments after Carolina figured out how to stop Isaac Hailstone after he hit 4 straight in early first half. He became a non-factor after that. Finally, what use is there in Parker driving inside, he can’t hit a free throw to save life. Pretty frustrating.

    • EncinitasBruin

      Further exposed some weaknesses in our interior, for sure. And you are correct: If Parker can learn how to make a free throw, his PPG will go up by 5 or 6.

  • wehavealmostbottomed

    bad game…..the team will surprise come come tournament time…