No. 11 BYU heads to Los Angeles to face No. 10 UCLA
PROVO, Utah — On a high after earning its best performance of the season, No. 11 BYU prepares to face No. 10 UCLA of the Pac-12 on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. PST in Los Angeles at the Pauley Pavilion.
"We've built a pretty good relationship with UCLA and I was on the national team with their coach, Chris Waller, way back in the day," head coach Guard Young said. "What a cool experience to go compete against a top program in the country. For gymnastics fans, this will be a great matchup."
This will be the second matchup between the teams during head coach Guard Young’s time. Last season, the Cougars hosted the Bruins and Utah State on Jan. 18 in a tri-meet. UCLA topped the competition with an impressive 197.425, with BYU placing second (195.875) and Utah State placing third (194.750).
This stood as the first battle between the two since 1996.
- When: Wednesday, Feb. 10
- Time: 2 p.m. PST
- Location: Pauley Pavilion
- Live Stream: http://pac-12.com/live/ucla
- Stats: https://static.uclabruins.com/custompages/Stats/live/gym/20210210.htm
THE COUGARS. BYU held its home opener on Friday against No. 15 Southern Utah University, snagging its best performance of the season, 196.825-196.175. The beam lineup achieved a season-high score of 49.350, the sixth highest beam total in the program’s history. This is the second consecutive win for the Cougars. In the MRGC, senior Abbey Miner-Alder received Floor Specialist of the Week after matching her season-high of 9.900.
THE BRUINS. UCLA started the season with a No. 2 preseason ranking. On Jan. 31, the Bruins hit the road and trumped the University of Arizona, 196.750-195.075. Additionally, the team improved marks on each event. Current highs include a 49.225 on vault, 48.975 on uneven bars, 49.300 on balance beam and 49.250 on floor. An honorable mention is freshman Chae Campbell, the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week. In Tucson, Arizona, she won the all-around with a 39.425 tally.