Monday, February 18

Long Beach State men's volleyball is the highest ranked Mountain Pacific Sports Federation team, coming in at No. 2. The 49ers have won seven consecutive conference matches. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Around the League: Men’s tennis teams set to compete in ITA National Indoors

While Bruin athletes continue competing in Westwood, here’s a look at some of the biggest news from the rest of the Pac-12 and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Read more...

Photo: Long Beach State men's volleyball is the highest ranked Mountain Pacific Sports Federation team, coming in at No. 2. The 49ers have won seven consecutive conference matches. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Long Beach State men's volleyball is the highest ranked Mountain Pacific Sports Federation team, coming in at No. 2. The 49ers have won seven consecutive conference matches. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Alaina Miller defeated San Diego freshman Daniela Morales 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(5) for No. 20 UCLA women's tennis' fourth singles victory of the day. Miller improved her dual match record to 3-1 this spring. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Women’s tennis feels momentum rising as it beats San Diego

Ena Shibahara won her match, and then she celebrated her birthday. The rest of her team also helped, as No. 20 UCLA women’s tennis (5-1) defeated San Diego (2-4) 5-2 on Sunday afternoon. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Alaina Miller defeated San Diego freshman Daniela Morales 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(5) for No. 20 UCLA women's tennis' fourth singles victory of the day. Miller improved her dual match record to 3-1 this spring. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Alaina Miller defeated San Diego freshman Daniela Morales 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(5) for No. 20 UCLA women's tennis' fourth singles victory of the day. Miller improved her dual match record to 3-1 this spring. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Senior guard Bryce Alford is coming off a 21-point effort versus Washington on Saturday. He leads the team with 78 made 3-pointers, and is second with 16.4 points per game. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant photo editor)

Men’s basketball looks to defend Pac-12 hopes in rematch with Oregon

More than halfway through the conference schedule, UCLA men’s basketball is fighting to stay relevant in the Pac-12 race. The Bruins are currently tied for third place, and if they want to claw back into contention for the regular season title, they have to start with a rematch of their closest loss this season. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Bryce Alford is coming off a 21-point effort versus Washington on Saturday. He leads the team with 78 made 3-pointers, and is second with 16.4 points per game. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant photo editor)

Senior guard Bryce Alford is coming off a 21-point effort versus Washington on Saturday. He leads the team with 78 made 3-pointers, and is second with 16.4 points per game. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant photo editor)

Austin Rapp owns a 4-1 record at No. 6 singles this year, with his only loss coming against Georgia sophomore Walker Duncan in straight sets. The junior is also 3-2 at No. 2 doubles with senior Joseph Di Giulio. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Men’s tennis looking to build on doubles success in future matchups

UCLA men’s tennis had its chances against the Florida Gators, but the Bruins just couldn’t convert. Despite not capitalizing on these opportunities in its loss to No. Read more...

Photo: Austin Rapp owns a 4-1 record at No. 6 singles this year, with his only loss coming against Georgia sophomore Walker Duncan in straight sets. The junior is also 3-2 at No. 2 doubles with senior Joseph Di Giulio. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Austin Rapp owns a 4-1 record at No. 6 singles this year, with his only loss coming against Georgia sophomore Walker Duncan in straight sets. The junior is also 3-2 at No. 2 doubles with senior Joseph Di Giulio. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Freshman Ena Shibahara is 4-1 on the season in doubles with her partner, redshirt freshman Jada Hart. The ninth-ranked duo defeated the top-ranked team from Kentucky two weeks ago but fell to an unranked Georgia Tech pair the next day. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Women’s tennis draws from Georgia Tech upset, pulls off weekend wins

UCLA women’s tennis learned a lesson in its only loss of the season to then-No. 11 Georgia Tech. After the Bruins lost two tiebreakers, including a 12-10 decision on the top court and the doubles point, coach Stella Sampras Webster said the team’s mentality changed. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Ena Shibahara is 4-1 on the season in doubles with her partner, redshirt freshman Jada Hart. The ninth-ranked duo defeated the top-ranked team from Kentucky two weeks ago but fell to an unranked Georgia Tech pair the next day. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Ena Shibahara is 4-1 on the season in doubles with her partner, redshirt freshman Jada Hart. The ninth-ranked duo defeated the top-ranked team from Kentucky two weeks ago but fell to an unranked Georgia Tech pair the next day. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Then-No. 13 Oregon hit 16 3-pointers in an 85-58 rout over then-No. 5 Arizona, tying both teams atop the Pac-12 standings. The loss snapped the Wildcats' 15-game winning streak, while extending the Ducks' nation-leading home winning streak to 40 games. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Around the League: Arizona men’s basketball’s first defeat, Stanford women’s water polo sweeps

While Bruin athletes continue competing in Westwood, here’s a look at some of the biggest news from the rest of the Pac-12. Men’s basketball TuAnh Dam, Sports editor Down went the last undefeated Pac-12 team Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Then-No. 13 Oregon hit 16 3-pointers in an 85-58 rout over then-No. 5 Arizona, tying both teams atop the Pac-12 standings. The loss snapped the Wildcats' 15-game winning streak, while extending the Ducks' nation-leading home winning streak to 40 games. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Then-No. 13 Oregon hit 16 3-pointers in an 85-58 rout over then-No. 5 Arizona, tying both teams atop the Pac-12 standings. The loss snapped the Wildcats' 15-game winning streak, while extending the Ducks' nation-leading home winning streak to 40 games. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Lonzo Ball is among the top candidates to win the Naismith Trophy, given annually to college basketball's player of the year. The freshman guard is averaging 15.1 points and 7.8 assists per game this season. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Wang’s Word: Lonzo Ball is the best candidate for the Naismith Trophy

The midseason top-30 candidates for the Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year Trophy will be announced Thursday, but one player should top the list. Lonzo Ball. Read more...

Photo: Lonzo Ball is among the top candidates to win the Naismith Trophy, given annually to college basketball's player of the year. The freshman guard is averaging 15.1 points and 7.8 assists per game this season. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Lonzo Ball is among the top candidates to win the Naismith Trophy, given annually to college basketball's player of the year. The freshman guard is averaging 15.1 points and 7.8 assists per game this season. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)


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