UCLA's Monique Billings joined forces with fellow sophomore forward Lahjahna Drummer to barricade the UCLA basket from Hawai'i's offensive attacks. The Bruins won 66-50 at Pauley Pavilion. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women’s basketball wins 66-50 against Hawai’i in NCAA first round

The idea that a Hawaiian team could upend a highly touted UC school was no longer alien to Hawai’i women’s basketball. Barely 24 hours before the women tipped off against UCLA on Sunday afternoon, the No. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's Monique Billings joined forces with fellow sophomore forward Lahjahna Drummer to barricade the UCLA basket from Hawai'i's offensive attacks. The Bruins won 66-50 at Pauley Pavilion. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA's Monique Billings joined forces with fellow sophomore forward Lahjahna Drummer to barricade the UCLA basket from Hawai'i's offensive attacks. The Bruins won 66-50 at Pauley Pavilion. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Sophomore forward Monique Billings has almost doubled her scoring average from last season, putting up 12.7 points per game and garnering high praise for her post skills from coach Cori Close. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Monique Billings provides spark for Bruins’ turnaround season

Monique Billings had never won a game against Arizona State. But on a Sunday afternoon in late February, the sophomore forward really wanted to. The Bruins would be done with the 2015-2016 regular season after their game against the then-No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore forward Monique Billings has almost doubled her scoring average from last season, putting up 12.7 points per game and garnering high praise for her post skills from coach Cori Close. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore forward Monique Billings has almost doubled her scoring average from last season, putting up 12.7 points per game and garnering high praise for her post skills from coach Cori Close. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA women's basketball coach Cori Close gave the team a break recently, organizing the 24-8 Bruins to play the game "Hungry Hungry Hippos." (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball takes a breather before start of NCAA Tournament

With the NCAA Tournament looming on the horizon for UCLA women’s basketball, this is the time for teams to kick into high gear, to ramp up its focus, to raise its execution – to engage in an intense game of full-sized “Hungry Hungry Hippos.” On Friday, the UCLA women’s basketball did exactly that. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women's basketball coach Cori Close gave the team a break recently, organizing the 24-8 Bruins to play the game "Hungry Hungry Hippos." (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

UCLA women's basketball coach Cori Close gave the team a break recently, organizing the 24-8 Bruins to play the game "Hungry Hungry Hippos." (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

The UCLA women's basketball team will be a No. 3 seed in the Bridgeport, Connecticut, region in the NCAA Tournament this month. (Korbin Placet/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s basketball earns No. 3 seed in NCAA Tournament

A runner-up finish at the Pac-12 Tournament wasn’t enough to lift UCLA women’s basketball to a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Instead, the Bruins will be dancing their way to the Bridgeport, Connecticut, region as a No. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA women's basketball team will be a No. 3 seed in the Bridgeport, Connecticut, region in the NCAA Tournament this month. (Korbin Placet/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The UCLA women's basketball team will be a No. 3 seed in the Bridgeport, Connecticut, region in the NCAA Tournament this month. (Korbin Placet/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Jordin Canada led UCLA with 17 points against Oregon State, but her offensive output wasn’t enough to get the Bruins’ scoring going. (Courtesy of Adam Eberhart)

Women’s basketball falls to Oregon State in Pac-12 title game

At this point in the season, UCLA women’s basketball knows exactly what the team needs to do. Defend, rebound and attack with speed in transition. These elements resulted in a great deal of success for the Bruins over the course of the season. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Jordin Canada led UCLA with 17 points against Oregon State, but her offensive output wasn’t enough to get the Bruins’ scoring going. (Courtesy of Adam Eberhart)

Sophomore guard Jordin Canada led UCLA with 17 points against Oregon State, but her offensive output wasn’t enough to get the Bruins’ scoring going. (Courtesy of Adam Eberhart)

Junior guard Kari Korver was on shooting slump, missing all of her last 12 3-pointers. Her first made field goal from beyond in over two games was clutch, however. It tied the game with seven seconds left in the fourth quarter. (Courtesy of Adam Eberhart)

Women’s basketball advances to Pac-12 final after overtime Cal win

UCLA was in a predicament. Down by three against Cal with seven seconds left, coach Cori Close called a time-out to decide who was going to take the shot. Read more...

Photo: Junior guard Kari Korver was on shooting slump, missing all of her last 12 3-pointers. Her first made field goal from beyond in over two games was clutch, however. It tied the game with seven seconds left in the fourth quarter. (Courtesy of Adam Eberhart)

Junior guard Kari Korver was on shooting slump, missing all of her last 12 3-pointers. Her first made field goal from beyond in over two games was clutch, however. It tied the game with seven seconds left in the fourth quarter. (Courtesy of Adam Eberhart)


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