Monday, June 17

UCLA will try to stop Cal on the road this weekend primarily behind the play of junior forward Monique Billings against the Bears’ stand-out sophomore Kristine Anigwe. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball faces Cal Bears for first time of season

All four of the women’s basketball team’s losses this season have come against road opponents, but the Bruins’ upcoming four-game roadtrip will give it a chance to get back in the road-win column. Read more...

Photo: UCLA will try to stop Cal on the road this weekend primarily behind the play of junior forward Monique Billings against the Bears’ stand-out sophomore Kristine Anigwe. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA will try to stop Cal on the road this weekend primarily behind the play of junior forward Monique Billings against the Bears’ stand-out sophomore Kristine Anigwe. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore guard Kennedy Burke tied her career-high mark with 23 points in 34 minutes of play during UCLA’s 71-67 victory over crosstown rival USC.  (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s basketball edges out a second straight win over USC

The No. 13 UCLA Bruins (15-4, 6-2 Pac-12) had plenty of smiles to go around the past two weeks, and a return to Westwood for Sunday’s second consecutive matchup against crosstown rival USC (10-9, 1-7) ended in a 71-67 win giving the Bruins even more to smile about. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Kennedy Burke tied her career-high mark with 23 points in 34 minutes of play during UCLA’s 71-67 victory over crosstown rival USC. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Kennedy Burke tied her career-high mark with 23 points in 34 minutes of play during UCLA’s 71-67 victory over crosstown rival USC.  (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women's basketball enters this week's two games against USC on a two-game win streak. Much of that success can be attributed to junior forward Monique Billings, who dropped a career-high 30 points the last time out. (Jintak Han/Assistant photo editor)

Women’s basketball builds on win streak heading into USC match ups

No. 13 UCLA women’s basketball (13-4, 4-2 Pac-12) and USC (10-7, 1-5 Pac-12) are nearly identical on paper statistically with respect to per-game averages in points, field goal percentage, assists, steals and blocks. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women's basketball enters this week's two games against USC on a two-game win streak. Much of that success can be attributed to junior forward Monique Billings, who dropped a career-high 30 points the last time out. (Jintak Han/Assistant photo editor)

UCLA women's basketball enters this week's two games against USC on a two-game win streak. Much of that success can be attributed to junior forward Monique Billings, who dropped a career-high 30 points the last time out. (Jintak Han/Assistant photo editor)

Junior forward Monique Billings continues to prove that this is her best season thus far. Billings notched a career-high 30 points, to go along with 14 rebounds and six steals, during UCLA's win over Oregon. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball relies on in-paint shots to defeat Oregon 79-63

Giants stomped inside the paint Sunday when the No. 17 UCLA Bruins (13-4, 4-2 Pac-12) and the Oregon Ducks (12-6, 2-4 Pac-12) faced off in conference play. Read more...

Photo: Junior forward Monique Billings continues to prove that this is her best season thus far. Billings notched a career-high 30 points, to go along with 14 rebounds and six steals, during UCLA's win over Oregon. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Junior forward Monique Billings continues to prove that this is her best season thus far. Billings notched a career-high 30 points, to go along with 14 rebounds and six steals, during UCLA's win over Oregon. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Junior forward Monique Billings went for 10 of her team's 15 first-quarter points, but it wasn't enough to put off the Bruins' eventual 82-70 loss. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball falls to Washington, continues road losing streak

A one-hour power outage caused by heavy rain outside of the Alaska Airlines Arena did little to impair the No. 12 Washington Huskies’ offense as they dropped 12 3-pointers en route to their 82-70 win over the No. Read more...

Photo: Junior forward Monique Billings went for 10 of her team's 15 first-quarter points, but it wasn't enough to put off the Bruins' eventual 82-70 loss. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Junior forward Monique Billings went for 10 of her team's 15 first-quarter points, but it wasn't enough to put off the Bruins' eventual 82-70 loss. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)


Junior forward Monique Billings notched 22 rebounds against South Carolina, tied for fourth most all-time for UCLA.(Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

South Carolina dominates second half, defeats UCLA women’s basketball 66-57

The No. 6 South Carolina Gamecocks were able to respond to its lowest-scoring first half this season with a strong showing on both sides of the court, coming out of the halftime break to pull out the eventual 66-57 win against the visiting No. Read more...

Photo: Junior forward Monique Billings notched 22 rebounds against South Carolina, tied for fourth most all-time for UCLA.(Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior forward Monique Billings notched 22 rebounds against South Carolina, tied for fourth most all-time for UCLA.(Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)