AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson It’s entirely too early to call this weekend a turning point for the UCLA women’s basketball team. There’s still a tough three-game road trip beginning next week, a home date against Stanford in three weeks and the Pacific-10 Conference tournament in early March. But after a disastrous weekend in the Bay Area last week, when the Bruins were upset by California and blown out by Stanford, a split with Arizona and Arizona State wasn’t going to cut it. In order to stay in the top tier of the conference, only a sweep would do – which the Bruins accomplished in their 77-69 victory over No. 9 Arizona State in front of 1,407 Sunday at Pauley Pavillion. Recent history wasn’t on UCLA’s side, though. The Bruins lost three times to Arizona State last year. And the Sun Devils (12-3, 3-2), a starless but scrappy team, had just moved into the top 10 of both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN coaches polls. Some said UCLA’s up-tempo, high-scoring team didn’t match up well with Arizona State’s physical style. As another player in the conference put it, ‘I’m sore for three days after playing Arizona State.’” But the Bruins were determined to prove they should still be considered among the conference’s elite. “You get tired of losing to the same team over and over,” said UCLA senior guard Lisa Willis, who finished with 23 points and seven rebounds. “Arizona State’s style of play is really aggressive and lot of people say that we’re not, so we wanted to show that we are aggressive as well. “I’ve got a nice bruise on my biceps that might last me two or three days, but for the most part, I’d like to think that I did some of the banging today.” Willis and junior guard Noelle Quinn paced UCLA (9-4, 4-2) with 47 combined points. The two seemed to feed off of each other during a 14-0 run toward the end of the first half where UCLA rallied from a 20-18 deficit to take a 32-20 lead. Willis scored eight points during the run, Quinn had six. Quinn finished with a game-high 24 points, tying her season high. Freshman center Chinyere Ibekwe continued to impress in a reserve role, scoring seven points, grabbing four rebounds and forcing two steals in just 13 minutes. Sunday’s victory was UCLA’s first upset of a top-10 team since last year’s 63-60 victory over then-No. 4 Texas on November 28. Arizona State lost both games in Los Angeles. The Sun Devils lost 58-50 to USC on Friday night. USC also completed a sweep for the weekend with 76-60 victory over Arizona at the Sports Arena on Sunday. Ramona Shelburne, (818) 713-3617 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!