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Only UCLA and Oregon received first-place votes in the Pac-12 Preseason Coaches Poll. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Rundown: Feb. 7

SoftballDavid Gottlieb, Sports editor UCLA softball was picked to finish second in the Pac-12 Preseason Coaches Poll, which was released Monday. The Bruins were one of just two teams to receive first-place votes. Read more...

Photo: Only UCLA and Oregon received first-place votes in the Pac-12 Preseason Coaches Poll. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Only UCLA and Oregon received first-place votes in the Pac-12 Preseason Coaches Poll. (Daily Bruin file photo)


After competing against one another at rival high schools for three years, senior guard Jordin Canada and junior forward Kennedy Burke have become inseparable as teammates for UCLA women's basketball. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former high school rivals develop chemistry, bond at UCLA

Coach Cori Close received an unusual text message from her freshman point guard in 2015. “I don’t think we should recruit Kennedy Burke,” Jordin Canada wrote. Read more...

Photo: After competing against one another at rival high schools for three years, senior guard Jordin Canada and junior forward Kennedy Burke have become inseparable as teammates for UCLA women's basketball. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

After competing against one another at rival high schools for three years, senior guard Jordin Canada and junior forward Kennedy Burke have become inseparable as teammates for UCLA women's basketball. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior forward Monique Billings was fired up in UCLA's win over USC at the Galen Center on Monday night. She scored 18 points and hauled in 11 rebounds en route to the 84-70 victory. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

UCLA takes down USC to complete season sweep over crosstown rival

The Bruins’ composure down the stretch helped them secure a season sweep over the Trojans. While UCLA led for the entire game, its largest lead of 14 in the third quarter dwindled to just one midway through the fourth. Read more...

Photo: Senior forward Monique Billings was fired up in UCLA's win over USC at the Galen Center on Monday night. She scored 18 points and hauled in 11 rebounds en route to the 84-70 victory. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Senior forward Monique Billings was fired up in UCLA's win over USC at the Galen Center on Monday night. She scored 18 points and hauled in 11 rebounds en route to the 84-70 victory. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Senior guard Jordin Canada posted 16 points and nine assists in UCLA's victory over USC at Pauley Pavilion on Friday night. The Bruins will visit the Galen Center on Monday for a rematch with the Trojans. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA women’s basketball holds USC to season’s lowest score in 59-46 victory

They may have left with a few bumps and bruises, but the Bruins came out on top against the rival Trojans. No. 9 UCLA women’s basketball (19-4, 10-2 Pac-12) defeated USC (15-8, 5-7) with a final score of 59-46 in a game dominated by the defenses. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Jordin Canada posted 16 points and nine assists in UCLA's victory over USC at Pauley Pavilion on Friday night. The Bruins will visit the Galen Center on Monday for a rematch with the Trojans. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Senior guard Jordin Canada posted 16 points and nine assists in UCLA's victory over USC at Pauley Pavilion on Friday night. The Bruins will visit the Galen Center on Monday for a rematch with the Trojans. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

In the previous three seasons combined, the Bruins own a record of 5-1 against the Trojans, including a season sweep last year. Junior forward Kennedy Burke played a huge role in the rivalry last season when she posted a 23-point performance in the meeting at Pauley Pavilion. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s basketball aims for sweep of USC in back-to-back matchups

Seven in a row. That’s what the Bruins have the chance to accomplish this weekend. All they have to do is sweep the Trojans for the second straight season. Read more...

Photo: In the previous three seasons combined, the Bruins own a record of 5-1 against the Trojans, including a season sweep last year. Junior forward Kennedy Burke played a huge role in the rivalry last season when she posted a 23-point performance in the meeting at Pauley Pavilion. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

In the previous three seasons combined, the Bruins own a record of 5-1 against the Trojans, including a season sweep last year. Junior forward Kennedy Burke played a huge role in the rivalry last season when she posted a 23-point performance in the meeting at Pauley Pavilion. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former Bruin quarterback Josh Rosen’s UCLA career is behind him, but the soon-to-be NFL quarterback recently represented the Pac-12 in an accuracy challenge – and he won. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Around the League: Pac-12 gymnastics show strong representation in top 25

Gymnastics Kelsey Angus, assistant Sports editor Seven of the eight Pac-12 gymnastics teams are ranked in the top 25 this week. No. 13 Oregon State (2-1, 1-1 Pac-12) took down No. Read more...

Photo: Former Bruin quarterback Josh Rosen’s UCLA career is behind him, but the soon-to-be NFL quarterback recently represented the Pac-12 in an accuracy challenge – and he won. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Former Bruin quarterback Josh Rosen’s UCLA career is behind him, but the soon-to-be NFL quarterback recently represented the Pac-12 in an accuracy challenge – and he won. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)


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