Friday, November 16

Senior guard Kennedy Burke said limiting Seton Hall's 3s will be crucial for Sunday's game. Burke is averaging 14 points and 7.7 rebounds over UCLA women's basketball's first three games this season. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)
Senior guard Kennedy Burke said limiting Seton Hall's 3s will be crucial for Sunday's game. Burke is averaging 14 points and 7.7 rebounds over UCLA women's basketball's first three games this season. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshman power forward Jalen Hill was promoted to the starting lineup after sitting out most of the 2017-2018 season after being arrested for shoplifting last year. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Redshirt freshman power forward Jalen Hill was promoted to the starting lineup after sitting out most of the 2017-2018 season after being arrested for shoplifting last year. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore forward Michaela Onyenwere went 11-of-19 from the field and finished with a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds. Onyenwere was the only Bruin to play in all 40 minutes in UCLA women's basketball's win over No. 14 Georgia. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore forward Michaela Onyenwere went 11-of-19 from the field and finished with a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds. Onyenwere was the only Bruin to play in all 40 minutes in UCLA women's basketball's win over No. 14 Georgia. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore forward Lauryn Miller and UCLA women’s basketball will host No. 14 Georgia on Wednesday afternoon. The Bulldogs are the Bruins’ first ranked opponent this season. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore forward Lauryn Miller and UCLA women’s basketball will host No. 14 Georgia on Wednesday afternoon. The Bulldogs are the Bruins’ first ranked opponent this season. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior forward Lajahna Drummer went just 1-of-7 from the field, but finished with six points and eight rebounds. Drummer made her season debut after sitting out the exhibition and season opener with an undisclosed injury. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)
Redshirt senior forward Lajahna Drummer went just 1-of-7 from the field, but finished with six points and eight rebounds. Drummer made her season debut after sitting out the exhibition and season opener with an undisclosed injury. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior guard Kennedy Burke scored 13 points in the first game of the season against LMU. Burke played in 35 games last season posting an average 10.6 points per game. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball to fortify defense before weekend home game against Rice

Cori Close said that the Bruins’ season-opening loss revealed the team’s weaknesses. “We got exposed,” the coach said. “We have to own where we are not responding the way we need to, and we have to be more willing to compete with a sense of urgency with each other and for each other.” UCLA women’s basketball (0-1) will return to Pauley Pavilion for its first home game against Rice (0-1) on Sunday. Read more...

Senior guard Kennedy Burke scored 13 points in the first game of the season against LMU. Burke played in 35 games last season posting an average 10.6 points per game. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Current UCLA women’s basketball senior guard Japreece Dean transferred from Texas Tech in 2016 two games into her sophomore season as a Raider. Dean – who averaged 7.7 points off the bench for UCLA – said she transferred because she wanted to be part of a winning culture. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)
Current UCLA women’s basketball senior guard Japreece Dean transferred from Texas Tech in 2016 two games into her sophomore season as a Raider. Dean – who averaged 7.7 points off the bench for UCLA – said she transferred because she wanted to be part of a winning culture. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)


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