Tuesday, January 22

Sophomore forward Michaela Onyenwere posted 22 points and 12 rebounds against USC. Onyenwere has logged 20 points or more in seven games this season. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)
Sophomore forward Michaela Onyenwere posted 22 points and 12 rebounds against USC. Onyenwere has logged 20 points or more in seven games this season. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA women's basketball coach Cori Close said she believes that the Bruins have proven that they are a top-half conference team so far in their first four Pac-12 games. UCLA will face crosstown rival USC this weekend for their second meeting of the season.

Women’s basketball loses two games over weekend, sets sights on deep NCAA run

Cori Close said the Bruins experienced two different shooting performances in their two losses this past weekend. “It was totally different,” the coach said. “I didn’t think shots were hard to come by on Friday (against Oregon State) … (but) I didn’t feel like we ever got in an offensive rhythm (against Oregon).” UCLA women’s basketball (9-8, 2-3 Pac-12) was outdone by No. Read more...

UCLA women's basketball coach Cori Close said she believes that the Bruins have proven that they are a top-half conference team so far in their first four Pac-12 games. UCLA will face crosstown rival USC this weekend for their second meeting of the season.

Senior guard Japreece Dean led UCLA women's basketball with six of her team's 10 assists on Sunday in a 20-point loss to No. 5 Oregon. Dean also finished second on the team in scoring with 11 points. (Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)
Senior guard Japreece Dean led UCLA women's basketball with six of her team's 10 assists on Sunday in a 20-point loss to No. 5 Oregon. Dean also finished second on the team in scoring with 11 points. (Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore thrower Alyssa Wilson earned three All-America honors after she became the only athlete in the country to qualify for individual events at 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore thrower Alyssa Wilson earned three All-America honors after she became the only athlete in the country to qualify for individual events at 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore guard Chantel Horvat registered three steals in her first four minutes off the bench. Chantel logged a season-high nine points to go along with two rebounds in UCLA women's basketball's blowout over Cal Poly. (Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore guard Chantel Horvat registered three steals in her first four minutes off the bench. Chantel logged a season-high nine points to go along with two rebounds in UCLA women's basketball's blowout over Cal Poly. (Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior forward Lajahna Drummer registered her first double-double of the season, logging 12 points and 10 rebounds in UCLA women's basketball's home victory over Oklahoma State. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball sees season-high shooting in its win over Oklahoma State

Cori Close said the team’s mentality throughout the past week revolved around two words. “Fun and focus,” the coach said. “(I told them,) ‘Let’s work on having more fun together, working on plays with each other.’ … I really thought they lived that.” UCLA women’s basketball (5-5) shot a season-high 52.5 percent against Oklahoma State (7-2) en route to a 71-59 win Sunday to put itself back at .500. Read more...

Redshirt senior forward Lajahna Drummer registered her first double-double of the season, logging 12 points and 10 rebounds in UCLA women's basketball's home victory over Oklahoma State. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore forward Lauryn Miller is averaging 5.8 points and three rebounds per game so far this season for UCLA women's basketball. The Bruins will face Indiana at home Sunday afternoon with an opportunity to snap a three-game losing streak. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore forward Lauryn Miller is averaging 5.8 points and three rebounds per game so far this season for UCLA women's basketball. The Bruins will face Indiana at home Sunday afternoon with an opportunity to snap a three-game losing streak. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)