The UCLA men’s water polo clinched its second straight national title with a 10-7 win over USC on Sunday night, giving the Bruins their 113th NCAA championship across all sports. The game also capped just the fourth undefeated men’s water polo season in NCAA history.
“It’s something that is truly special,” said head coach Adam Wright. “I can tell you, it’s truly hard.”
In case you missed it, here’s all our coverage from UCLA’s 40-21 loss to USC yesterday at the Coliseum …
» UCLA’s offense sputtered early against USC, due in large part to the Bruins’ struggles against an unexpected dose of man coverage.
» Josh Rosen looked like a freshman against the Trojans, completing 19 of 37 passes and throwing two interceptions. “Yeah he looked flustered,” said receiver Thomas Duarte. “The interception, the fumble, it got to him.”
» USC’s running backs didn’t find the end zone, but the got some key yards against a weary UCLA defense.
» The Trojans’ win over UCLA clinched their first-ever appearance in the Pac-12 title game.
» Does Clay Helton deserve the full-time USC job after beating UCLA?
» USC got game-changing plays from true freshmen Rasheem Green and Iman Marshall.
UCLA nose tackle Kenny Clark talks about the Bruins’ 40-21 loss to USC, and an injury scare that had him sidelined momentarily.
“I felt good,” Clark said. “My knee got a little bit banged up. I just posted it wrong. It was a big pile. Bodies were just on my knee. I got scared a little bit, tweaked it a little bit, but I was good.”