The UCLA women’s basketball team celebrates its 62-60 win over West Virginia in the WNIT championship game Saturday in the Charleston Civic Center. The win extended the Briuns’ season-high win streak to six games, and nudged their record above .500 for the first time all season. (Chris Dorst/The Charleston Gazette)

Freshman guard leads UCLA women’s basketball to WNIT title

Usually standing at 5 feet 6 inches, freshman guard Jordin Canada stood a little bit taller on Saturday afternoon. Canada was the first of the Bruins to climb the ladder in the Charleston Civic Center and snip off her segment of the net, where just moments before the freshman’s last-minute layup and pair of free throws capped a 31-point outing and sealed UCLA’s 62-60 win over West Virginia (23-15, 7-11 Big 12) in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament title game. Read more...

The UCLA women’s basketball team celebrates its 62-60 win over West Virginia in the WNIT championship game Saturday in the Charleston Civic Center. The win extended the Briuns’ season-high win streak to six games, and nudged their record above .500 for the first time all season. (Chris Dorst/The Charleston Gazette)

Women’s basketball claims title in closely fought win against WVU

UCLA’s season ended Saturday afternoon. It wasn’t that the Bruins were knocked out of tournament play – they simply couldn’t advance any farther. Leaving the Charleston Civic Center with a National Invitation Tournament championship win over West Virginia allowed the Bruins to cap off a perfect tournament run with six straight wins and finish the season with a winning record of 19-18. Read more...


Freshman guard Jordin Canada said that the team has managed to get to know each other really well as it enters the last game of the season, the Women's National Invitation Tournament championship game. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Freshman guard Jordin Canada said that the team has managed to get to know each other really well as it enters the last game of the season, the Women's National Invitation Tournament championship game. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore Kari Korver set a team record with 73 season 3-pointers after netting five shots from beyond the arc. Korver's 19 points helped lead UCLA women's basketball past Michigan and on to the finals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA defeats Michigan, moves on to national invitational championship

Jordin Canada stood at the line, the ball leaving her hands and traveling 15 feet to hit its target, nothing but net. The freshman guard’s four free throws in the final minutes iced UCLA’s 69-65 Although the Bruins won’t be in Tampa Bay for the NCAA championship, their win over the Wolverines punched them a ticket to the finals of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament in Charleston, W. Read more...

Sophomore Kari Korver set a team record with 73 season 3-pointers after netting five shots from beyond the arc. Korver's 19 points helped lead UCLA women's basketball past Michigan and on to the finals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

In the Women's National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals against Saint Mary's College, freshman guard Jordin Canada scored 13 points, seven assists and five steals in the UCLA win. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)
In the Women's National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals against Saint Mary's College, freshman guard Jordin Canada scored 13 points, seven assists and five steals in the UCLA win. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt sophomore Kari Korver scored 12 points, all through 3-pointers. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Redshirt sophomore Kari Korver scored 12 points, all through 3-pointers. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA moves on to the Elite Eight of the Women's National Invitation Tournament with its victory over Northern Colorado. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)
UCLA moves on to the Elite Eight of the Women's National Invitation Tournament with its victory over Northern Colorado. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)


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