Monday, May 20

North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams called HB2, which required transgender individuals to use bathrooms that match the genders on their birth certificates, a "stupid rule" that led the NCAA to pull several events out of the state. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Dam Truth: NCAA should stay out of North Carolina until HB2 bill fully repealed

North Carolina squeaked out more than just a basketball win Monday. The state came out on the right side of a controversial repeal of HB2, a bill that left many across the country, and in the state, rightfully outraged. Read more...

Photo: North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams called HB2, which required transgender individuals to use bathrooms that match the genders on their birth certificates, a "stupid rule" that led the NCAA to pull several events out of the state. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams called HB2, which required transgender individuals to use bathrooms that match the genders on their birth certificates, a "stupid rule" that led the NCAA to pull several events out of the state. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball earned first team All-American honors and was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches freshman of the year. He is also a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, which is given to the country's most outstanding player. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Rundown – April 5

Check out a breakdown of the UCLA sports stories you might have missed this week. Men’s basketball TuAnh Dam, Sports editor The awards keep rolling in for Lonzo Ball. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Lonzo Ball earned first team All-American honors and was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches freshman of the year. He is also a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, which is given to the country's most outstanding player. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball earned first team All-American honors and was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches freshman of the year. He is also a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, which is given to the country's most outstanding player. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Ducks junior forward Jordan Bell failed to box out his man twice, allowing North Carolina to pull down two rebounds in the final moments that solidified its victory. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Around the League: MPSF, Pac-12 teams dominate men’s volleyball, men’s tennis rankings

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: Ducks junior forward Jordan Bell failed to box out his man twice, allowing North Carolina to pull down two rebounds in the final moments that solidified its victory. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Ducks junior forward Jordan Bell failed to box out his man twice, allowing North Carolina to pull down two rebounds in the final moments that solidified its victory. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman Ena Shibahara swept both of her singles matches against Washington and Washington State this weekend, dropping only eight games combined. She also teamed with junior Kristin Wiley for doubles wins in both dual matches. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Women’s tennis defeats Washington and Washington State over weekend

Two conference matches, two more wins for No. 20 UCLA women’s tennis (10-5, 4-1 Pac-12). The Bruins nearly swept both the Washington Huskies (14-5, 3-2) and the Washington State Cougars (9-10, 0-5) – 4-1 and 6-1 respectively – to clinch their third and fourth straight victories of the season, dropping just two points in two games. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Ena Shibahara swept both of her singles matches against Washington and Washington State this weekend, dropping only eight games combined. She also teamed with junior Kristin Wiley for doubles wins in both dual matches. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Ena Shibahara swept both of her singles matches against Washington and Washington State this weekend, dropping only eight games combined. She also teamed with junior Kristin Wiley for doubles wins in both dual matches. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

T.J. Leaf was a big part of UCLA's December win over Kentucky with Wildcats coach John Calipari saying the freshman forward dominated the game. Now Leaf and the Bruins will have a rematch against the Wildcats for a spot in the Elite Eight.

NCAA Tournament predictions: UCLA vs. Kentucky

UCLA men’s basketball will take on its rivals, the Kentucky Wildcats, on Friday night with a spot in the Elite Eight on the line. The teams met back in December with that game going to the Bruins, but there’s more on the line this time. Read more...

Photo: T.J. Leaf was a big part of UCLA's December win over Kentucky with Wildcats coach John Calipari saying the freshman forward dominated the game. Now Leaf and the Bruins will have a rematch against the Wildcats for a spot in the Elite Eight.

T.J. Leaf was a big part of UCLA's December win over Kentucky with Wildcats coach John Calipari saying the freshman forward dominated the game. Now Leaf and the Bruins will have a rematch against the Wildcats for a spot in the Elite Eight.

The Bruins will need the best out of not just their star freshmen, like forward T.J. Leaf (left), but also veterans like junior center Thomas Welsh (right), to make a deep run in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.  (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s basketball to put best foot forward for March Madness

Few people saw this coming – UCLA becoming one of the favorites in the NCAA Tournament this quickly. Not after what happened last year when the Bruins went 15-17 and missed out on the Big Dance. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins will need the best out of not just their star freshmen, like forward T.J. Leaf (left), but also veterans like junior center Thomas Welsh (right), to make a deep run in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Bruins will need the best out of not just their star freshmen, like forward T.J. Leaf (left), but also veterans like junior center Thomas Welsh (right), to make a deep run in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.  (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Five editors, five different predictions on how the Bruins will do in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA will tip off Friday night against Kent State in Sacramento. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Battle of the editors: NCAA Tournament predictions for UCLA

UCLA is back in the Big Dance for the first time since 2015, and the No. 3 Bruins will begin their quest for a 12th NCAA championship Friday against No. Read more...

Photo: Five editors, five different predictions on how the Bruins will do in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA will tip off Friday night against Kent State in Sacramento. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Five editors, five different predictions on how the Bruins will do in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA will tip off Friday night against Kent State in Sacramento. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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