LOS ANGELES — Alyssia Brewer has been quick about making herself at home at UCLA.
Bruins coach Cori Close said that one of Brewer's new teammates recently said, "It's as if Lyssi has always been on our team."
The former Tennessee player didn't enroll, however, until the fall quarter. She left UT in September after reaching an agreement with Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt that resulted in the 6-foot-3 post player no longer being a part of the team.
Close said that she's not leaning too much on Brewer for scouting tips in advance of UCLA's game against Tennessee today.
"I've tried not to put her in too many tough positions,'' Close said. "She's been a great addition. I'm very, very thankful for her."
Lady Vols senior guard Briana Bass said that she still keeps in touch with Brewer. Bass talked about Brewer as if she's still her teammate.
"We're just happy to see her,'' Bass said. "She's still our sister. We're going to treat her with love when we see her."
About The Point: UT freshman point guard Ariel Massengale, who suffered a dislocated middle finger on her left hand last week, is out of the sling and soft cast she had during the previous road trip.
With her middle fingers taped together, she did some dribbling and shooting at a side basket on Friday.
Massengale is expected to be sidelined for another one or two weeks.
A Viewing Site: Live streaming of today's game is available for free on UCLA's website. Go to uclabruins.com and go to the all-access page.