Tuesday, January 23

Junior outside hitter Dylan Missry has 39 kills and 10 aces on the season. Missry said that defending against Nicolas Szerszen, a two-time national player of the year and outside hitter for Ohio State, will be key to Saturday's matchup.  (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball gears up to face formidable foes Ohio State, Penn State

The Bruins face some of their hardest matches of the season this weekend in the AVCA Men’s Showcase. Coming off its victory against UC San Diego on Tuesday, No. Read more...

Photo: Junior outside hitter Dylan Missry has 39 kills and 10 aces on the season. Missry said that defending against Nicolas Szerszen, a two-time national player of the year and outside hitter for Ohio State, will be key to Saturday's matchup. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Junior outside hitter Dylan Missry has 39 kills and 10 aces on the season. Missry said that defending against Nicolas Szerszen, a two-time national player of the year and outside hitter for Ohio State, will be key to Saturday's matchup.  (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Senior Martin Redlicki will play in the top singles slot as the Bruins kick off their regular season Thursday with two back-to-back home matches against Grand Canyon and George Washington. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men’s tennis prepares for home matches to open season

Last season, UCLA men’s tennis finished undefeated at home en route to a 22-6 overall record and NCAA Tournament quarterfinals berth. This year’s team begins its defense of home court when No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Martin Redlicki will play in the top singles slot as the Bruins kick off their regular season Thursday with two back-to-back home matches against Grand Canyon and George Washington. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Senior Martin Redlicki will play in the top singles slot as the Bruins kick off their regular season Thursday with two back-to-back home matches against Grand Canyon and George Washington. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Last season, UCLA and Oregon split their two meetings, with the home team winning both games. The Ducks however, would eventually reach the Final Four while the Bruins exited in the Sweet 16. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA men’s basketball to strive for victories after recent losses

It’s a big trip for the Bruins. UCLA men’s basketball (13-5, 4-2 Pac-12) heads north this week to take on Oregon State (10-7, 2-3) and Oregon (12-6, 2-3), looking to pad an NCAA Tournament resume that has grown shaky after recent losses to Stanford (10-8, 4-1) and Colorado (11-7, 3-3). Read more...

Photo: Last season, UCLA and Oregon split their two meetings, with the home team winning both games. The Ducks however, would eventually reach the Final Four while the Bruins exited in the Sweet 16. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Last season, UCLA and Oregon split their two meetings, with the home team winning both games. The Ducks however, would eventually reach the Final Four while the Bruins exited in the Sweet 16. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior defender Mackenzie Cerda is one of four Bruins who will be a part of the NWSL Draft in Philadelphia on Thursday night. The Huntington Beach native recorded 23 points in 78 career games with UCLA. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Around the League: Pac-12 women’s basketballs’ top teams to face off

Women’s basketballRyan Smith, assistant Sports editor A pair of victories at Utah (12-5, 3-3 Pac-12) and Colorado (11-6, 2-4) this past weekend vaulted UCLA into a tie of the third spot in the Pac-12 standings after it entered in eighth place. Read more...

Photo: Senior defender Mackenzie Cerda is one of four Bruins who will be a part of the NWSL Draft in Philadelphia on Thursday night. The Huntington Beach native recorded 23 points in 78 career games with UCLA. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Senior defender Mackenzie Cerda is one of four Bruins who will be a part of the NWSL Draft in Philadelphia on Thursday night. The Huntington Beach native recorded 23 points in 78 career games with UCLA. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Attacker Devin Grab is one of the three seniors on UCLA women’s water polo’s roster. Last year, Grab totaled 12 goals and five assists in 14 games. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

A fresh women’s water polo squad looks to build team cohesion

UCLA women’s water polo has only played one game so far this season and has only been together for two full weeks. “I’d by lying if I said I knew what the other teams are doing and what players they have, but I am also trying to figure out our players,” said coach Adam Wright. Read more...

Photo: Attacker Devin Grab is one of the three seniors on UCLA women’s water polo’s roster. Last year, Grab totaled 12 goals and five assists in 14 games. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Attacker Devin Grab is one of the three seniors on UCLA women’s water polo’s roster. Last year, Grab totaled 12 goals and five assists in 14 games. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior guard Japreece Dean and UCLA women's basketball had a strong weekend from beyond the arc. Dean hit five of her seven attempts from the 3-point line against Colorado on Sunday. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Women’s basketball solidifies defensive capacity in win against Colorado

The Bruins got their first road sweep of the season over the weekend, propelling them from eighth to third in the Pac-12 standings, behind just Oregon and Stanford. Read more...

Photo: Junior guard Japreece Dean and UCLA women's basketball had a strong weekend from beyond the arc. Dean hit five of her seven attempts from the 3-point line against Colorado on Sunday. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior guard Japreece Dean and UCLA women's basketball had a strong weekend from beyond the arc. Dean hit five of her seven attempts from the 3-point line against Colorado on Sunday. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)