Sophomore guard Jordin Canada exploded in the second half of Monday night's win over South Florida. UCLA women's basketball advanced to the Sweet 16 with the victory. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s basketball handles USF in second round, advances to the Sweet 16

Five seconds remained in the second round matchup between UCLA and South Florida as sophomore guard Jordin Canada stepped up to the free throw line, her team leading by three points. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore guard Jordin Canada exploded in the second half of Monday night's win over South Florida. UCLA women's basketball advanced to the Sweet 16 with the victory. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore guard Jordin Canada exploded in the second half of Monday night's win over South Florida. UCLA women's basketball advanced to the Sweet 16 with the victory. (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)

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)


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