Thursday, March 23

Junior diver Maria Polyakova took third place in the 1-meter event with a score of 325.80. Polyakova went on to a fifth-place finish in the 3-meter event the next day with a score of 351.80. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Swimming and diving ends season with 20th-place finish at NCAAs

Coming off school-record-breaking and medal-winning performances at the Pac-12 championship, there were high expectations for senior swimmer Linnea Mack and junior diver Maria Polyakova at the NCAA championship. Read more...

Photo: Junior diver Maria Polyakova took third place in the 1-meter event with a score of 325.80. Polyakova went on to a fifth-place finish in the 3-meter event the next day with a score of 351.80. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Junior diver Maria Polyakova took third place in the 1-meter event with a score of 325.80. Polyakova went on to a fifth-place finish in the 3-meter event the next day with a score of 351.80. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball led the Bruins with 18 points and added on nine assists. His 3-pointers helped lead the team in the second half. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA to head to Sweet 16 after defeating Cincinnati 79-67

This post was updated March 19 at 11:27 p.m. SACRAMENTO — Bryce Alford called it. “Trying to slow it down sometimes works on us for a little while,” the senior guard said Saturday regarding UCLA’s matchup with Cincinnati. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Lonzo Ball led the Bruins with 18 points and added on nine assists. His 3-pointers helped lead the team in the second half. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball led the Bruins with 18 points and added on nine assists. His 3-pointers helped lead the team in the second half. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman Kyla Ross scored the first perfect 10 on the balance beam in the history of the Pac-12 women's gymnastics championship Saturday. Ross was also voted as the conference's freshman of the year by Pac-12 coaches. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA gymnastics stumbles in Pac-12 championship, earns third place

Gymnastics is not a sport structured around halves, but No. 3 UCLA looked like two different teams in the first two rotations and second two rotations. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Kyla Ross scored the first perfect 10 on the balance beam in the history of the Pac-12 women's gymnastics championship Saturday. Ross was also voted as the conference's freshman of the year by Pac-12 coaches. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Kyla Ross scored the first perfect 10 on the balance beam in the history of the Pac-12 women's gymnastics championship Saturday. Ross was also voted as the conference's freshman of the year by Pac-12 coaches. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Guard Aaron Holiday came off the bench to provide UCLA with some offense. The sophomore notched five points and three assists in 13 minutes of play. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA trails Cincinnati 33-30 at halftime of NCAA second round

SACRAMENTO — UCLA put forth its lowest-scoring first half of the season Sunday, heading into halftime down 33-30 to Cincinnati in Sunday’s second-round NCAA Tournament matchup. Read more...

Photo: Guard Aaron Holiday came off the bench to provide UCLA with some offense. The sophomore notched five points and three assists in 13 minutes of play. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Guard Aaron Holiday came off the bench to provide UCLA with some offense. The sophomore notched five points and three assists in 13 minutes of play. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Junior outside hitter JT Hatch subbed into the fourth set to play as a libero – a position in which he hasn't seen action at this season. By the end of his three sets of action, Hatch notched five kills and two digs. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Despite faltering, men’s volleyball defeats Concordia in five-setter

Twenty-five of UCLA’s serves did not find the court Saturday – the second-highest number of missed serves in a match this season. The only time the Bruins missed more serves, they lost. Read more...

Photo: Junior outside hitter JT Hatch subbed into the fourth set to play as a libero – a position in which he hasn't seen action at this season. By the end of his three sets of action, Hatch notched five kills and two digs. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Junior outside hitter JT Hatch subbed into the fourth set to play as a libero – a position in which he hasn't seen action at this season. By the end of his three sets of action, Hatch notched five kills and two digs. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Nick Valaika's throwing error cost UCLA game two of its doubleheader Saturday. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

UCLA baseball loses doubleheader to No. 9 Arizona

John Savage holds a team meeting after every single game. After dropping a doubleheader to No. 9 Arizona (15-3) on Saturday that extended UCLA baseball’s (6-11) losing streak to six, the Bruin coach didn’t bother. Read more...

Photo: Nick Valaika's throwing error cost UCLA game two of its doubleheader Saturday. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Nick Valaika's throwing error cost UCLA game two of its doubleheader Saturday. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Lonzo Ball landed on his hip during UCLA's first-round win over Kent State, but is expected to be 100 percent Sunday. The Bruins will need the point guard as they face Cincinnati, one of the slowest-paced teams in the country. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Pace of play key in NCAA second-round matchup between UCLA, Cincinnati

Only 10 teams in the nation have posted 30 wins this season, and two of them will face off Sunday when UCLA (30-4) , the South region’s No. Read more...

Photo: Lonzo Ball landed on his hip during UCLA's first-round win over Kent State, but is expected to be 100 percent Sunday. The Bruins will need the point guard as they face Cincinnati, one of the slowest-paced teams in the country. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Lonzo Ball landed on his hip during UCLA's first-round win over Kent State, but is expected to be 100 percent Sunday. The Bruins will need the point guard as they face Cincinnati, one of the slowest-paced teams in the country. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)