With a 27-game home winning streak, the UCLA women’s basketball team seems to have a favorable road to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. But if the Bruins get there, they’ll face the biggest road block in the bracket.
By earning the No. 4 seed in the Bridgeport Region in the NCAA Tournament, the Bruins (23-8) have the right to host the first and second rounds, which start Saturday. With two wins, they’ll also have a date with undefeated powerhouse UConn, which owns the No. 1 overall seed in the bracket, announced Monday.
UCLA hosts 13th-seeded Boise State on Saturday in the first round at 3:30 p.m. PT. If they advance, they’ll face the winner between No. 5 seed Texas A&M and No. 12 seed Pennsylvania in the second round on Monday.
The Bruins own the nation’s second-longest home winning streak. The only team ahead of them is UConn, which has a 107-game overall winning streak.
Boise State (25-7) punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Mountain West Conference tournament, bringing a 10-game winning streak into Westwood.