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The Rundown: Dec. 6

Football Sam Connon, assistant Sports editor UCLA football had two players named to All-Pac-12 teams this week and another five given honorable mentions. The Bruins also had 13 players recognized for their academic success, with only redshirt freshman defensive lineman Odua Isibor and sophomore defensive back Quentin Lake named to the Pac-12 All-Academic second team. Read more...

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UCLA men's water polo will graduate four redshirt seniors who hold a 128-15 record over their five years. The senior class ended UCLA's 10-year championship drought in 2014, winning a total of three titles in five years. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Seniors leave men’s water polo revitalized, with team remaining in capable hands

The Bruins waved goodbye at their shot at becoming back-to-back champions. UCLA men’s water polo (23-5) bowed out of the NCAA championship in the semifinals Saturday, failing to defend last year’s title. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's water polo will graduate four redshirt seniors who hold a 128-15 record over their five years. The senior class ended UCLA's 10-year championship drought in 2014, winning a total of three titles in five years. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

UCLA men's water polo will graduate four redshirt seniors who hold a 128-15 record over their five years. The senior class ended UCLA's 10-year championship drought in 2014, winning a total of three titles in five years. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Senior guard Japreece Dean logged a team-high 16 points on 7-of-18 from the field in UCLA women's basketball's loss to Indiana on Sunday afternoon. The Bruins have now dropped four straight games for the first time since 2014. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball loses fourth straight match to undefeated Indiana

Kennedy Burke hung her head at the sound of the final buzzer as the Bruins dropped their fourth consecutive game. UCLA women’s basketball (3-5) fell to Indiana (7-0) 67-65 in the final seconds at home Sunday afternoon. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Japreece Dean logged a team-high 16 points on 7-of-18 from the field in UCLA women's basketball's loss to Indiana on Sunday afternoon. The Bruins have now dropped four straight games for the first time since 2014. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Senior guard Japreece Dean logged a team-high 16 points on 7-of-18 from the field in UCLA women's basketball's loss to Indiana on Sunday afternoon. The Bruins have now dropped four straight games for the first time since 2014. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands scored 17 points and dished out 10 assists in UCLA men’s basketball’s win over Loyola Marymount on Sunday night. It was also Hands’ first collegiate double-double. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s basketball tames Lions with strong defense in decisive 82-58 victory

The Bruins rode their best defensive effort of the season to a second straight victory. UCLA men’s basketball (6-2) handed Loyola Marymount (8-1) its first loss of the year with an 82-58 win over the Lions at Pauley Pavilion on Sunday night. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands scored 17 points and dished out 10 assists in UCLA men’s basketball’s win over Loyola Marymount on Sunday night. It was also Hands’ first collegiate double-double. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Jaylen Hands scored 17 points and dished out 10 assists in UCLA men’s basketball’s win over Loyola Marymount on Sunday night. It was also Hands’ first collegiate double-double. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior diver Traci Shiver finished the weekend in Athens, Georgia, with a second-place finish in platform diving, recording a season-high score of 241.00 for the Bruins and qualifying her for the NCAA Zones. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

UCLA swim and dive places fifth at Georgia Fall Invitational

The Bruins were tested this weekend. UCLA swim and dive (3-0, 3-0 Pac-12) finished in fifth place with an overall 425.5 points in the Georgia Fall Invitational against various NCAA teams, all but one outside of the Pac-12. Read more...

Photo: Senior diver Traci Shiver finished the weekend in Athens, Georgia, with a second-place finish in platform diving, recording a season-high score of 241.00 for the Bruins and qualifying her for the NCAA Zones. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior diver Traci Shiver finished the weekend in Athens, Georgia, with a second-place finish in platform diving, recording a season-high score of 241.00 for the Bruins and qualifying her for the NCAA Zones. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore attacker Nicolas Saveljic – who is the Bruins’ top scorer – came into the NCAA championship semifinal game with 51 goals on the season. Saveljic did not score against the Trojans, and UCLA men’s water polo fell to USC on Saturday night. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Men’s water polo’s championship chance sinks in narrow 8-7 semifinal loss to USC

PALO ALTO — Nicolas Saveljic attempted to draw his signature foul from the top on the right side, and then ripped it in desperation. But as the ball skimmed a field blocker and skipped to the goalkeeper’s hands, the sophomore attacker sank nose-deep into the water as the buzzer sounded. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore attacker Nicolas Saveljic – who is the Bruins’ top scorer – came into the NCAA championship semifinal game with 51 goals on the season. Saveljic did not score against the Trojans, and UCLA men’s water polo fell to USC on Saturday night. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Sophomore attacker Nicolas Saveljic – who is the Bruins’ top scorer – came into the NCAA championship semifinal game with 51 goals on the season. Saveljic did not score against the Trojans, and UCLA men’s water polo fell to USC on Saturday night. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Senior Lilia Vu finished in 27th place at the LPGA Qualifying Series with a 5-over 581 over eight rounds this fall. Vu earned her LPGA Tour card and has not decided whether or not to return to UCLA women's golf for the spring season after missing the last three tournaments of fall play. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Women’s golf player Lilia Vu earns LGPA Tour card during break from fall season

Two Bruins took time off from UCLA this fall. Two Bruins competed in the Ladies Professional Golf Association Qualifying Series to try and earn their LPGA Tour cards. Read more...

Photo: Senior Lilia Vu finished in 27th place at the LPGA Qualifying Series with a 5-over 581 over eight rounds this fall. Vu earned her LPGA Tour card and has not decided whether or not to return to UCLA women's golf for the spring season after missing the last three tournaments of fall play. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Senior Lilia Vu finished in 27th place at the LPGA Qualifying Series with a 5-over 581 over eight rounds this fall. Vu earned her LPGA Tour card and has not decided whether or not to return to UCLA women's golf for the spring season after missing the last three tournaments of fall play. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)