Sunday, February 17

Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali is the only member of UCLA men's basketball shooting over 35 percent from beyond the arc this season among players with at least 50 attempts. Ali is shooting 36 percent on 100 total attempts. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Utah matchup offers men’s basketball chance to move up in conference standings

The Bruins need a win. UCLA men’s basketball (12-11, 5-5 Pac-12) is on the cusp of its second three-game losing skid since the start of conference play and will face Utah (12-10, 6-4) at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali is the only member of UCLA men's basketball shooting over 35 percent from beyond the arc this season among players with at least 50 attempts. Ali is shooting 36 percent on 100 total attempts. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali is the only member of UCLA men's basketball shooting over 35 percent from beyond the arc this season among players with at least 50 attempts. Ali is shooting 36 percent on 100 total attempts. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore Pauline Tratz posted a 9.825 on vault and a 9.750 on floor exercise in UCLA gymnastics' Saturday meet against Oregon State. The Bruins will next travel to Washington on Sunday. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Gymnastics to face Washington on Sunday fresh off Oregon State win

Valorie Kondos Field said she has complete trust in her team. “This year we’ve trusted that they’re living as champions and making choices of champions, even on their days off,” the coach said. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Pauline Tratz posted a 9.825 on vault and a 9.750 on floor exercise in UCLA gymnastics' Saturday meet against Oregon State. The Bruins will next travel to Washington on Sunday. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Pauline Tratz posted a 9.825 on vault and a 9.750 on floor exercise in UCLA gymnastics' Saturday meet against Oregon State. The Bruins will next travel to Washington on Sunday. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior middle blocker led UCLA men’s volleyball with a season-high 25 kills against No. 9 Stanford, posting a .553 hitting percentage. Gyimah has recorded 115 kills across 11 games played this season. Last season Gyimah led the NCAA in hitting percentage last season after hitting for .528. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball drags Stanford match to five sets, takes season’s first MPSF win

The Bruins opened conference play with a win in their first five-set match of the year. No. 4 UCLA (9-2, 1-0 MPSF) defeated No. 9 Stanford (7-4, 0-1) in its first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation matchup of the year Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion by a score of 3-2. Read more...

Photo: Junior middle blocker led UCLA men’s volleyball with a season-high 25 kills against No. 9 Stanford, posting a .553 hitting percentage. Gyimah has recorded 115 kills across 11 games played this season. Last season Gyimah led the NCAA in hitting percentage last season after hitting for .528. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Junior middle blocker led UCLA men’s volleyball with a season-high 25 kills against No. 9 Stanford, posting a .553 hitting percentage. Gyimah has recorded 115 kills across 11 games played this season. Last season Gyimah led the NCAA in hitting percentage last season after hitting for .528. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore forward Michaela Onyenwere – the Bruins’ leading scorer – brings an exuberant, bubbly personality to UCLA women’s basketball both on and off the court. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Michaela Onyenwere nails a balance of focus and fun on and off the court

Michaela Onyenwere almost always has her nails done. “I love getting my nails done because I don’t like looking bare,” said the sophomore forward. “I just feel like when they’re plain, they’re boring.” Whether it’s manicures or pedicures, Onyenwere – who is averaging a team-high 17.1 points for UCLA women’s basketball this season – goes to the nail salon regularly. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore forward Michaela Onyenwere – the Bruins’ leading scorer – brings an exuberant, bubbly personality to UCLA women’s basketball both on and off the court. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore forward Michaela Onyenwere – the Bruins’ leading scorer – brings an exuberant, bubbly personality to UCLA women’s basketball both on and off the court. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Senior setter Micah Ma'a leads UCLA men's volleyball this season with 350 assists, and has 32 kills. Ma'a said the Bruins will approach every conference match individually if they are to post a similar record as last season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball to begin conference play with renewed focus against Stanford, BYU

The Bruins are coming home to begin conference play. No. 4 UCLA men’s volleyball (8-2) will host No. 9 Stanford (7-3) and No. 7 BYU (4-3, 0-1 MPSF) at home Thursday and Saturday, respectively. Read more...

Photo: Senior setter Micah Ma'a leads UCLA men's volleyball this season with 350 assists, and has 32 kills. Ma'a said the Bruins will approach every conference match individually if they are to post a similar record as last season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior setter Micah Ma'a leads UCLA men's volleyball this season with 350 assists, and has 32 kills. Ma'a said the Bruins will approach every conference match individually if they are to post a similar record as last season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore outfielder Aaliyah Jordan – the reigning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year – will be back this season for the Bruins after undergoing Tommy John surgery over the summer. Jordan hit .429 last year with 12 home runs and 67 RBIs. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Softball looks to start season strong with new and returning talent

Seven months ago, the Bruins were four outs away from advancing to the Women’s College World Series Finals. After losing to the eventual champion Florida State in the semifinals, UCLA softball is now back and set to start the new season atop the ESPN.com rankings. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore outfielder Aaliyah Jordan – the reigning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year – will be back this season for the Bruins after undergoing Tommy John surgery over the summer. Jordan hit .429 last year with 12 home runs and 67 RBIs. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Redshirt sophomore outfielder Aaliyah Jordan – the reigning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year – will be back this season for the Bruins after undergoing Tommy John surgery over the summer. Jordan hit .429 last year with 12 home runs and 67 RBIs. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Freshman center Moses Brown scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds in UCLA men’s basketball’s 84-73 loss to Colorado on Wednesday night. The loss was the Bruins’ fourth at home this season. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s basketball loses to Colorado Buffaloes 73-84 in season’s fourth home loss

The Bruins couldn’t hold on to any momentum. UCLA men’s basketball (12-11, 5-5 Pac-12) kept within striking distance of Colorado (13-9, 4-6) for nearly all 40 minutes Wednesday night, but ultimately lost 84-73 at Pauley Pavilion. Read more...

Photo: Freshman center Moses Brown scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds in UCLA men’s basketball’s 84-73 loss to Colorado on Wednesday night. The loss was the Bruins’ fourth at home this season. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman center Moses Brown scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds in UCLA men’s basketball’s 84-73 loss to Colorado on Wednesday night. The loss was the Bruins’ fourth at home this season. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)


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