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UCLA women’s basketball coach Cori Close served as an assistant coach for the USA Women’s U18 National Team and led the squad to a gold medal finish at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship held in Mexico City on Tuesday. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Coach Cori Close returns from 2018 FIBA Americas with victories, new lessons

USA Basketball preaches “gold habits” and “gold standards,” and it paid off in gold medals. UCLA women’s basketball coach Cori Close served as an assistant coach with the USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team and led it to an 84-60 first-place victory over Canada in the International Basketball Federation’s U18 Americas U18 Championship 2018 hosted in Mexico City on Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women’s basketball coach Cori Close served as an assistant coach for the USA Women’s U18 National Team and led the squad to a gold medal finish at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship held in Mexico City on Tuesday. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA women’s basketball coach Cori Close served as an assistant coach for the USA Women’s U18 National Team and led the squad to a gold medal finish at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship held in Mexico City on Tuesday. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

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The Rundown: Aug. 6

Women’s soccerGabriel McCarthy, assistant Sports editor Three UCLA women’s soccer players traveled to France to compete in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Bruin rising sophomores forward Ashley Sanchez and midfielder Viviana Villacorta will represent the U.S squad. Read more...

Photo: (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

(Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Coach Adam Wright had gaps to fill in his coaching staff. He hired Jack Grover and Christopher Lee as new assistant coaches for UCLA men’s and women’s water polo. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Men’s and women’s water polo bring on new assistant coaches

Adam Wright made some changes to both of his coaching staffs. As the coach of both UCLA men’s and women’s water polo, Wright announced the addition of an assistant coach to each program July 31 and August 1, respectively. Read more...

Photo: Coach Adam Wright had gaps to fill in his coaching staff. He hired Jack Grover and Christopher Lee as new assistant coaches for UCLA men’s and women’s water polo. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Coach Adam Wright had gaps to fill in his coaching staff. He hired Jack Grover and Christopher Lee as new assistant coaches for UCLA men’s and women’s water polo. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

UCLA beach volleyball’s rising seniors Nicole and Megan McNamara represented Canada in professional tournaments, spending six weeks in four different countries to compete  internationally for the first time in their careers. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

McNamaras return from beach volleyball world tour with international gold

Six weeks, five tournaments, four countries. For the first time in their careers, UCLA beach volleyball’s rising seniors Megan and Nicole McNamara spent the first half of their summer competing around the world against top professionals in the sport – and it paid off. Read more...

Photo: UCLA beach volleyball’s rising seniors Nicole and Megan McNamara represented Canada in professional tournaments, spending six weeks in four different countries to compete internationally for the first time in their careers. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball’s rising seniors Nicole and Megan McNamara represented Canada in professional tournaments, spending six weeks in four different countries to compete  internationally for the first time in their careers. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former UCLA forward Jordan Adams logged a team-high 22 points and nine rebounds. Adams gave Sons of Westwood their first lead with two free throws in the third period. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sons of Westwood deliver come-from-behind victory, advance to TBT Super 16

This post was updated July 16 at 5:30 p.m. Matt Barnes made his presence felt – even from the bench. The NBA veteran and former Bruin opted out of playing due to a calf injury, but knew that it was his duty to serve as a mentor to the younger guys rather than to be just a fan on the sidelines. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA forward Jordan Adams logged a team-high 22 points and nine rebounds. Adams gave Sons of Westwood their first lead with two free throws in the third period. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former UCLA forward Jordan Adams logged a team-high 22 points and nine rebounds. Adams gave Sons of Westwood their first lead with two free throws in the third period. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former Notre Dame forward Tyrone Nash logged 17 points on 8-of-8 shooting. Nash was previously on the Notre Dame alumni team, which was the championship team of The Basketball Tournament in 2014. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumni basketball team Sons of Westwood advances to second round after 90-65 win

Tyrone Nash was lounging at home when he received a last-minute phone call to join the team. “I was like, ‘Yeah definitely, I’ll come support, just don’t tell Notre Dame,’” said the former forward of the Fighting Irish. Read more...

Photo: Former Notre Dame forward Tyrone Nash logged 17 points on 8-of-8 shooting. Nash was previously on the Notre Dame alumni team, which was the championship team of The Basketball Tournament in 2014. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former Notre Dame forward Tyrone Nash logged 17 points on 8-of-8 shooting. Nash was previously on the Notre Dame alumni team, which was the championship team of The Basketball Tournament in 2014. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former UCLA guard Malcolm Lee averaged 13.1 points and 3.1 points his senior season. Lee will join six other UCLA alumni on Sons of Westwood in The Basketball Tournament on Saturday. (Courtesy of Robert Casillas/SCNG)

Bruin alumni reunite as ‘Sons of Westwood,’ shoot for $2M prize in TBT 2018

It didn’t take long for Grant Kitani to miss Bruin basketball. “I just missed being part of the UCLA family and being around UCLA basketball in general,” said Kitani, the former UCLA men’s basketball manager. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA guard Malcolm Lee averaged 13.1 points and 3.1 points his senior season. Lee will join six other UCLA alumni on Sons of Westwood in The Basketball Tournament on Saturday. (Courtesy of Robert Casillas/SCNG)

Former UCLA guard Malcolm Lee averaged 13.1 points and 3.1 points his senior season. Lee will join six other UCLA alumni on Sons of Westwood in The Basketball Tournament on Saturday. (Courtesy of Robert Casillas/SCNG)


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