UCLA guard Nirra Fields was drafted by the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury on Thursday. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

UCLA guard Nirra Fields picked 32nd overall in 2016 WNBA draft

UCLA women’s basketball guard Nirra Fields was drafted by the Phoenix Mercury with the 32nd pick in the WNBA draft Thursday. Fields, who played four years in Westwood, averaged 15.3 points per game this season as she helped lead the Bruins to their first Sweet 16 appearance in 17 years. Read more...

Photo: UCLA guard Nirra Fields was drafted by the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury on Thursday. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

UCLA guard Nirra Fields was drafted by the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury on Thursday. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Junior guard Kelsey Plum was one of three Pac-12 women's basketball players to be honored as a second- or third-team AP All-American. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Around the League: Women’s basketball All-Americans, ASU no-hitter

While Bruin athletes continue competing in Westwood, here’s a look at some of the biggest news from the rest of the Pac-12. All-American basketball stars With a pair of schools in the Final Four, the Pac-12 showed the women’s basketball world that it deserved the title of powerhouse conference. Read more...

Photo: Junior guard Kelsey Plum was one of three Pac-12 women's basketball players to be honored as a second- or third-team AP All-American. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior guard Kelsey Plum was one of three Pac-12 women's basketball players to be honored as a second- or third-team AP All-American. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior guard Nirra Field had her collegiate finale Saturday against No. 2 seed Texas. UCLA exited the NCAA Tournament in the Sweet 16, but the Bruins play showed major improvement this season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Women’s basketball reflects on season after Sweet 16 loss

The 2015-16 UCLA women’s basketball season produced a major step-up in quality play from previous seasons, resulting in the Bruins’ first Sweet 16 appearance since 1999. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Nirra Field had her collegiate finale Saturday against No. 2 seed Texas. UCLA exited the NCAA Tournament in the Sweet 16, but the Bruins play showed major improvement this season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior guard Nirra Field had her collegiate finale Saturday against No. 2 seed Texas. UCLA exited the NCAA Tournament in the Sweet 16, but the Bruins play showed major improvement this season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


Senior guard Nirra Fields said she expects rebounding and transitions to be key in the Bruins' Sweet 16 matchup agains the Texas Longhorns. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s basketball to take on No. 2 seed Texas in Sweet 16

On the shoulders of a roller coaster 72-67 victory over No. 6 seed South Florida (24-10) on Monday, No. 3 seed UCLA (26-8) punched its ticket to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament – the school’s first since 1999. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Nirra Fields said she expects rebounding and transitions to be key in the Bruins' Sweet 16 matchup agains the Texas Longhorns. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior guard Nirra Fields said she expects rebounding and transitions to be key in the Bruins' Sweet 16 matchup agains the Texas Longhorns. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)



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