Thursday, January 18

UCLA women's basketball coach Cori Close gave the team a break recently, organizing the 24-8 Bruins to play the game "Hungry Hungry Hippos." (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball takes a breather before start of NCAA Tournament

With the NCAA Tournament looming on the horizon for UCLA women’s basketball, this is the time for teams to kick into high gear, to ramp up its focus, to raise its execution – to engage in an intense game of full-sized “Hungry Hungry Hippos.” On Friday, the UCLA women’s basketball did exactly that. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women's basketball coach Cori Close gave the team a break recently, organizing the 24-8 Bruins to play the game "Hungry Hungry Hippos." (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

UCLA women's basketball coach Cori Close gave the team a break recently, organizing the 24-8 Bruins to play the game "Hungry Hungry Hippos." (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore guard Jordin Canada led UCLA with 17 points against Oregon State, but her offensive output wasn’t enough to get the Bruins’ scoring going. (Courtesy of Adam Eberhart)

Women’s basketball falls to Oregon State in Pac-12 title game

At this point in the season, UCLA women’s basketball knows exactly what the team needs to do. Defend, rebound and attack with speed in transition. These elements resulted in a great deal of success for the Bruins over the course of the season. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Jordin Canada led UCLA with 17 points against Oregon State, but her offensive output wasn’t enough to get the Bruins’ scoring going. (Courtesy of Adam Eberhart)

Sophomore guard Jordin Canada led UCLA with 17 points against Oregon State, but her offensive output wasn’t enough to get the Bruins’ scoring going. (Courtesy of Adam Eberhart)

Sophomore forward Monique Billings had an all around good game against Arizona, posting 18 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and four steals. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball wins 72-51, advances to Pac-12 semifinals

It seemed like the upset bug was floating around the KeyArena in Seattle. Any thoughts that another one was in the cards, however, were quickly dispelled by a dominant display from heavily favored No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore forward Monique Billings had an all around good game against Arizona, posting 18 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and four steals. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore forward Monique Billings had an all around good game against Arizona, posting 18 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and four steals. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

In her last conference game, senior guard Nirra Fields scored a shared game-high of 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. The Bruins finish the season tied for third in the Pac-12. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

No. 14 women’s basketball sinks No. 9 Arizona State on Senior Day

Sophomore guard Jordin Canada sank the first of two free throws for UCLA. The substitutes rushed onto the court and senior guard Nirra Fields made her way to the bench with 22 seconds remaining. Read more...

Photo: In her last conference game, senior guard Nirra Fields scored a shared game-high of 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. The Bruins finish the season tied for third in the Pac-12. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

In her last conference game, senior guard Nirra Fields scored a shared game-high of 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. The Bruins finish the season tied for third in the Pac-12. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)



Junior guard Kari Korver said that the UCLA women's basketball team has been rushing a lot of shots in the beginning of games. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball works on practice intensity to improve performance

Patience and chaos. Two words that usually aren’t connected with one another. The message coming out of the UCLA women’s basketball camp, however, is centered on making them work together to alleviate the Bruins’ worrying pattern of missing golden opportunities in recent games. Read more...

Photo: Junior guard Kari Korver said that the UCLA women's basketball team has been rushing a lot of shots in the beginning of games. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)

Junior guard Kari Korver said that the UCLA women's basketball team has been rushing a lot of shots in the beginning of games. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)


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