Wednesday, July 17


UCLA women's basketball took down Utah in its third overtime contest in its last four games Saturday. Senior forward Monique Billings led the way on senior day, recording a team-high 24 points and 10 rebounds. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball finishes regular season with 78-71 OT win against Utah

It was only fitting for the senior trio to come up clutch. Guard Jordin Canada, forward Monique Billings and guard Kelli Hayes scored 11 of UCLA’s 13 overtime points in their senior day and final regular season game at Pauley Pavilion. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women's basketball took down Utah in its third overtime contest in its last four games Saturday. Senior forward Monique Billings led the way on senior day, recording a team-high 24 points and 10 rebounds. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

UCLA women's basketball took down Utah in its third overtime contest in its last four games Saturday. Senior forward Monique Billings led the way on senior day, recording a team-high 24 points and 10 rebounds. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Saturday's game against Utah will be the final regular season home game that senior Kelli Hayes will play in. The guard is averaging 6.6 points per game and has started in all 27 games this season for the Bruins. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball approaches senior day, final regular season games

Coach Cori Close said her biggest message at practice was uniformity – making game adjustments as a team rather than individually. The Bruins fell to a top-15 team Monday in overtime for a second consecutive game, but they will have the opportunity to bounce back this week as conference play comes to a close. Read more...

Photo: Saturday's game against Utah will be the final regular season home game that senior Kelli Hayes will play in. The guard is averaging 6.6 points per game and has started in all 27 games this season for the Bruins. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Saturday's game against Utah will be the final regular season home game that senior Kelli Hayes will play in. The guard is averaging 6.6 points per game and has started in all 27 games this season for the Bruins. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Senior forward Monique Billings and UCLA women's basketball will have a chance at breaking the three-way tie atop the Pac-12 with a pair of wins in Oregon this weekend. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball plays for chance to exclusively hold top Pac-12 spot

Senior guard Jordin Canada is on the verge of her biggest milestone yet. The senior became the first woman in Pac-12 history to reach 1,800 points and 700 assists in a career back in mid-January. Read more...

Photo: Senior forward Monique Billings and UCLA women's basketball will have a chance at breaking the three-way tie atop the Pac-12 with a pair of wins in Oregon this weekend. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Senior forward Monique Billings and UCLA women's basketball will have a chance at breaking the three-way tie atop the Pac-12 with a pair of wins in Oregon this weekend. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Despite UCLA women's basketball being on a ten-game win streak, coach Cori Close wants see more from her seniors. Early foul trouble has forced them to sit in a handful of recent match-ups. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Surging Bruins look to limit fouls, turnovers in upcoming Oregon series

The Bruins are inching up in the rankings. Because then-No. 7 South Carolina (20-5) fell to the top two teams in the nation last week, UCLA women’s basketball (21-4, 12-2 Pac-12) has leapt ahead of South Carolina to the No. Read more...

Photo: Despite UCLA women's basketball being on a ten-game win streak, coach Cori Close wants see more from her seniors. Early foul trouble has forced them to sit in a handful of recent match-ups. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Despite UCLA women's basketball being on a ten-game win streak, coach Cori Close wants see more from her seniors. Early foul trouble has forced them to sit in a handful of recent match-ups. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Forward Michaela Onyenwere posted 17 points and 12 rebounds in UCLA's 69-46 victory over Arizona on Friday night. It was the freshman's third career double-double. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

UCLA women’s basketball steamrolls Arizona with strong first half

The Wildcats never recovered from the Bruins’ blistering first quarter. No. 8 UCLA women’s basketball (20-4, 11-2 Pac-12) jumped out to a 19-7 lead and limited Arizona (6-18, 2-11 Pac-12) to just 18.8 percent from the field in the first quarter. Read more...

Photo: Forward Michaela Onyenwere posted 17 points and 12 rebounds in UCLA's 69-46 victory over Arizona on Friday night. It was the freshman's third career double-double. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

Forward Michaela Onyenwere posted 17 points and 12 rebounds in UCLA's 69-46 victory over Arizona on Friday night. It was the freshman's third career double-double. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior forward Lajahna Drummer added 6 points in the Bruins' home game against USC, but scored nearly twice as many points when the Bruins traveled across town and took on the Trojans at the Galen Center. (Axel Lopez, Daily Bruin)

UCLA women’s basketball beat USC with the help of a supportive crowd

There were nearly more UCLA fans than USC fans in Monday’s rematch at the Galen Center. After cutting into a 14-point deficit, the Trojans had trimmed it to a 1-point game midway through the final frame. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior forward Lajahna Drummer added 6 points in the Bruins' home game against USC, but scored nearly twice as many points when the Bruins traveled across town and took on the Trojans at the Galen Center. (Axel Lopez, Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior forward Lajahna Drummer added 6 points in the Bruins' home game against USC, but scored nearly twice as many points when the Bruins traveled across town and took on the Trojans at the Galen Center. (Axel Lopez, Daily Bruin)