Saturday, February 17

Freshman forward Michaela Onyenwere has found her groove with UCLA women's basketball and is fresh off her best weekend as a Bruin. She has scored 31 points in her last two games combined, helping her earn Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Women’s basketball get well-deserved rest before California, Stanford match

The Bruins got two days off from practice this week – one more than they usually get. They earned it. Coach Cori Close promised her team extra rest if it reached a certain amount of passion plays regardless of the games’ outcomes. Read more...

Photo: Freshman forward Michaela Onyenwere has found her groove with UCLA women's basketball and is fresh off her best weekend as a Bruin. She has scored 31 points in her last two games combined, helping her earn Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Freshman forward Michaela Onyenwere has found her groove with UCLA women's basketball and is fresh off her best weekend as a Bruin. She has scored 31 points in her last two games combined, helping her earn Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Senior forward Monique Billings led all scoring for UCLA over the weekend. Against Oregon State, she logged 19 points and was 8-of-12. She did even better Sunday, scoring 22 of the Bruins' total points. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Women’s basketball routs Oregon State, falls to Oregon in home stand

UCLA faced its third consecutive top-25 team and saw its 20-game Pac-12 home win streak snapped Sunday. After clinging to a one- or two-possession lead through the majority of the fourth quarter, a triple by Oregon guard Lexi Bando sealed the team’s late victory – UCLA never made a field goal in the game’s final three minutes. Read more...

Photo: Senior forward Monique Billings led all scoring for UCLA over the weekend. Against Oregon State, she logged 19 points and was 8-of-12. She did even better Sunday, scoring 22 of the Bruins' total points. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior forward Monique Billings led all scoring for UCLA over the weekend. Against Oregon State, she logged 19 points and was 8-of-12. She did even better Sunday, scoring 22 of the Bruins' total points. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA women's basketball closed out 2017 with an 82-46 victory over California on Saturday. Senior forward Monique Billings had 20 points and 10 rebounds on 9-of-11 shooting. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Women’s basketball ends five-game road trip with 82-46 win against Cal

Coach Cori Close had two words for her team prior to the game – focus and freedom. After falling behind 7-0 to open up the game, UCLA kept its poise and remained aggressive, eventually taking the lead later in the quarter. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women's basketball closed out 2017 with an 82-46 victory over California on Saturday. Senior forward Monique Billings had 20 points and 10 rebounds on 9-of-11 shooting. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA women's basketball closed out 2017 with an 82-46 victory over California on Saturday. Senior forward Monique Billings had 20 points and 10 rebounds on 9-of-11 shooting. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

The Bruins came up short against Stanford in their conference opener on Friday night. Senior guard Jordin Canada posted a team-high 20 points on 7-of-28 shooting, and dished out six assists to go with her seven steals. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

No. 11 UCLA women’s basketball falls to Stanford 76-65 in Pac-12 opener

Trailing for the majority of the game, UCLA dropped its Pac-12 opener to conference rival Stanford, which had not beaten UCLA since March 2015. No. 11 UCLA women’s basketball (9-3, 0-1 Pac-12) was upset by Stanford (7-6, 1-0) 76-65, a team that sits outside the AP top-25 poll for the first time since 2001. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins came up short against Stanford in their conference opener on Friday night. Senior guard Jordin Canada posted a team-high 20 points on 7-of-28 shooting, and dished out six assists to go with her seven steals. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

The Bruins came up short against Stanford in their conference opener on Friday night. Senior guard Jordin Canada posted a team-high 20 points on 7-of-28 shooting, and dished out six assists to go with her seven steals. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior guard Kennedy Burke scored 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting at Seton Hall on Sunday morning. The Bruins went on to pick up their first win of their five-game road trip that began with a loss to Oklahoma State on Dec. 8. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball offense shines in 77-68 win against Seton Hall

Like any other game, the Bruins did their pregame dancing; but when the time came, they took care of business. No. 11 UCLA women’s basketball (8-2) played its second straight road game Sunday, defeating Seton Hall (7-3) 77-68 in a full-team effort. Read more...

Photo: Junior guard Kennedy Burke scored 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting at Seton Hall on Sunday morning. The Bruins went on to pick up their first win of their five-game road trip that began with a loss to Oklahoma State on Dec. 8. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Junior guard Kennedy Burke scored 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting at Seton Hall on Sunday morning. The Bruins went on to pick up their first win of their five-game road trip that began with a loss to Oklahoma State on Dec. 8. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Senior guard Kelli Hayes and No. 7 UCLA women's basketball begin a five-game road trip against Oklahoma State on Friday. The Bruins have not played a true road game this season. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball strengthens defense before season’s first road game

Oklahoma State may be unranked, but on paper, the Cowgirls’ head-to-head season stats are very similar to the Bruins’. “Oklahoma State is a great team – I saw them play against Mississippi State,” said senior guard Jordin Canada. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Kelli Hayes and No. 7 UCLA women's basketball begin a five-game road trip against Oklahoma State on Friday. The Bruins have not played a true road game this season. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Senior guard Kelli Hayes and No. 7 UCLA women's basketball begin a five-game road trip against Oklahoma State on Friday. The Bruins have not played a true road game this season. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)