Wednesday, April 24

Senior guard Kennedy Burke is averaging 14.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for UCLA women's basketball, which will host No. 10 Oregon State and No. 5 Oregon this weekend.(Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball focuses on driving for upcoming Oregon State, Oregon games

The Bruins will face back-to-back top-10 teams this weekend. UCLA women’s basketball (9-6, 2-1 Pac-12) will battle No. 10 Oregon State (12-2, 2-0) on Friday and No. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Kennedy Burke is averaging 14.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for UCLA women's basketball, which will host No. 10 Oregon State and No. 5 Oregon this weekend.(Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior guard Kennedy Burke is averaging 14.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for UCLA women's basketball, which will host No. 10 Oregon State and No. 5 Oregon this weekend.(Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore forward Michaela Onyenwere logged 14 of UCLA women's basketball's 28 first-half points and finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds in the Bruins' win over USC. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Women’s basketball brings home 72-65 victory against USC to start conference play

Cori Close said the third quarter was the turning point for the Bruins. “We played with much more toughness,” the coach said. “If you want a different outcome, then you need to choose a different response. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore forward Michaela Onyenwere logged 14 of UCLA women's basketball's 28 first-half points and finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds in the Bruins' win over USC. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore forward Michaela Onyenwere logged 14 of UCLA women's basketball's 28 first-half points and finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds in the Bruins' win over USC. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt senior guard Chrissy Baird (left) – an Illinois native – saw seven minutes of action in a return to her hometown Wednesday night. Baird logged two rebounds in UCLA women's basketball's road victory over Illinois-Chicago.  (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s basketball extinguishes Illinois-Chicago Flames in 78-47 win

Michaela Onyenwere said the Bruins wanted to win for a special reason. “We knew that we were coming back to (redshirt senior guard Chrissy Baird’s) hometown,” the sophomore forward said. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior guard Chrissy Baird (left) – an Illinois native – saw seven minutes of action in a return to her hometown Wednesday night. Baird logged two rebounds in UCLA women's basketball's road victory over Illinois-Chicago. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt senior guard Chrissy Baird (left) – an Illinois native – saw seven minutes of action in a return to her hometown Wednesday night. Baird logged two rebounds in UCLA women's basketball's road victory over Illinois-Chicago.  (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior guard Japreece Dean logged a team-high 16 points on 7-of-18 from the field in UCLA women's basketball's loss to Indiana on Sunday afternoon. The Bruins have now dropped four straight games for the first time since 2014. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball looks to continue undefeated streak against Fresno State

Kennedy Burke said the highest priority for the Bruin’s offense on Friday will be patience. “(We can’t) force them and (can’t) go into the spots they’ve trapped,” the senior guard said. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Japreece Dean logged a team-high 16 points on 7-of-18 from the field in UCLA women's basketball's loss to Indiana on Sunday afternoon. The Bruins have now dropped four straight games for the first time since 2014. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Senior guard Japreece Dean logged a team-high 16 points on 7-of-18 from the field in UCLA women's basketball's loss to Indiana on Sunday afternoon. The Bruins have now dropped four straight games for the first time since 2014. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore foraward Lauryn Miller is averaging 19.3 minutes as a starter this season after averaging just 6.4 minutes during the 2017-2018 season for UCLA women’s basketball. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball acclimates to having mostly underclassmen on lineup

Almost two-thirds of the Bruins’ roster this season are underclassmen. “This year, a lot of new people are stepping into (new) roles,” said redshirt freshman guard Lindsey Corsaro. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore foraward Lauryn Miller is averaging 19.3 minutes as a starter this season after averaging just 6.4 minutes during the 2017-2018 season for UCLA women’s basketball. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore foraward Lauryn Miller is averaging 19.3 minutes as a starter this season after averaging just 6.4 minutes during the 2017-2018 season for UCLA women’s basketball. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Senior guard Japreece Dean registered 20 points,  four rebounds and two assists and went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc in UCLA women's basketball's win over Seton Hall on Sunday afternoon. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball manage to pillage Seton Hall Pirates 78-62

Cori Close repeated two words for her team after the game: “growth” and “toughness.” “It was a lack of focus,” Close said. “We gave them opportunities and we started playing in a way to get through the game instead of using every possession as an opportunity to get better.” Coming off an upset victory over No. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Japreece Dean registered 20 points, four rebounds and two assists and went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc in UCLA women's basketball's win over Seton Hall on Sunday afternoon. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Senior guard Japreece Dean registered 20 points,  four rebounds and two assists and went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc in UCLA women's basketball's win over Seton Hall on Sunday afternoon. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore forward Lauryn Miller and UCLA women’s basketball will host No. 14 Georgia on Wednesday afternoon. The Bulldogs are the Bruins’ first ranked opponent this season. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball focuses on growth, gears up for game against Georgia

The Bruins will challenge a ranked team for the first time this season. “We don’t lock in on the rankings at all,” said sophomore forward Lauryn Miller. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore forward Lauryn Miller and UCLA women’s basketball will host No. 14 Georgia on Wednesday afternoon. The Bulldogs are the Bruins’ first ranked opponent this season. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore forward Lauryn Miller and UCLA women’s basketball will host No. 14 Georgia on Wednesday afternoon. The Bulldogs are the Bruins’ first ranked opponent this season. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)