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)


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)


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