The Oklahoma Sooners scored their first ever win over UCLA in basketball in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament, in the Bahamas, on Wednesday afternoon with a final score of 75-65. It was also Oklahoma's first win over a ranked opponent this season and the Bruins first loss. As we've typically done through the football season we thought we'd troll on by SBN's UCLA site (Bruins Nation) to see what the discussion was about.
We were pretty high on Bruins guard Bryce Alford in our game thread but surprisingly they weren't in theirs. UCLA was ranked #22 nationally and undefeated going into the game but you wouldn't know it based on some of their thoughts and comments. Here are a few highlights from the game thread.
With a 4-0 record heading to the Bahamas it would be natural to be a bit overconfident and look ahead a bit to Butler in round two.
There was also a good amount of anticipation leading up to the game but I'm pretty sure you could say that was true for both sides.
The game starts!
The first real conversation about Alford takes place with UCLA holding the lead and this may be the highest they were on him all day.
The Sooners wen't on a late first half run and you can legitimately say that UCLA's switch to the zone defense had a lot to do with it. Bruins fans were pretty much writhing in pain watching.
As Oklahoma's late first half run continued it was pretty clear that momentum was shifting towards the OU side of the court.
Things started out well for UCLA in the second half but they quickly deteriorated.
Here come the true feelings on Alford as well.
And more foul trouble to go with it.
Now for the worst on Alford...and a little humor
Bryce's Body Language