If you haven’t been paying attention, the 2014-15 UCLA hoops season’s been disappointing.
And that’s putting it mildly. UCLA’s sitting at 11-9 on the season and 3-4 in conference. Seven of the Bruins’ nine losses have come by double-digits and Steve Alford’s squad hasn’t beaten a ranked team this season.
It’s bad. And while you can’t expect much from a team that lost so much personnel to the NBA draft and is replacing those bodies with incredibly raw (albeit highly-talented) 18-year-olds, this is the nature of college basketball.
In any case, whether or not you believe the program’s trajectory is trending in the right direction doesn’t matter—this current rendition of UCLA hoops is terrible. Statistically, the team is quite deficient in areas that have damned them time and time again. Here are two areas and numbers that tell the story of Bruin basketball up to this point: