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The Bruins will rely heavily on their size advantage against the Southern University Jaguars. Junior forward Monique Billings can play an even bigger role than normal. At 6-foot-4, Billings is 2 inches taller than any Jaguar. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

Women’s basketball continues homestand against Southern University

Only two games into the season, No. 9 UCLA women’s basketball has already shown that it is a team with many identities. Over the last two weeks, Bruin fans have seen glimpses of the team’s ability to pile on steals from their double-team traps, convert opponent turnovers into points, pour in a string of 3-pointers and pound the glass for rebounds. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins will rely heavily on their size advantage against the Southern University Jaguars. Junior forward Monique Billings can play an even bigger role than normal. At 6-foot-4, Billings is 2 inches taller than any Jaguar. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

The Bruins will rely heavily on their size advantage against the Southern University Jaguars. Junior forward Monique Billings can play an even bigger role than normal. At 6-foot-4, Billings is 2 inches taller than any Jaguar. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior guard Jordin Canada had 23 points and six assists to help UCLA stay within striking distance of No. 2 Baylor. But the Lady Bears pulled away in the fourth quarter to hand the Bruins a 84-70 loss on the road. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)

No. 2 Baylor outperforms No. 9 UCLA in second half, clinches game

Monday’s matchup between No. 2 Baylor and No. 9 UCLA was a tale of two halves. The Bruins seemed primed to steer the game away from the home team for the first two quarters. Read more...

Photo: Junior guard Jordin Canada had 23 points and six assists to help UCLA stay within striking distance of No. 2 Baylor. But the Lady Bears pulled away in the fourth quarter to hand the Bruins a 84-70 loss on the road. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)

Junior guard Jordin Canada had 23 points and six assists to help UCLA stay within striking distance of No. 2 Baylor. But the Lady Bears pulled away in the fourth quarter to hand the Bruins a 84-70 loss on the road. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)


Coach Cori Close coached at three different schools before becoming the head coach at UCLA. But it was her high school teacher who first started the foundation for her coaching philosophy. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Coach Cori Close studies basketball at every court she steps on

Cori Close can’t spell for her life. From 2004-2011, scouting reports, memos and emails from the then-associate head coach all arrived to Florida State coach Sue Semrau sprinkled with errors. Read more...

Photo: Coach Cori Close coached at three different schools before becoming the head coach at UCLA. But it was her high school teacher who first started the foundation for her coaching philosophy. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Coach Cori Close coached at three different schools before becoming the head coach at UCLA. But it was her high school teacher who first started the foundation for her coaching philosophy. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Guard Kari Korver started all 35 games last season. The senior averaged 7.9 points per game and has a career 3-point percentage of 37.8. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA women’s basketball season opens Friday against the Tigers

UCLA women’s basketball is back. The Bruins open the regular season Friday night against University of the Pacific. The Tigers are fresh off a dominating performance Friday against San Francisco State, a game they won 91-42. Read more...

Photo: Guard Kari Korver started all 35 games last season. The senior averaged 7.9 points per game and has a career 3-point percentage of 37.8. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Guard Kari Korver started all 35 games last season. The senior averaged 7.9 points per game and has a career 3-point percentage of 37.8. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Point guard Jordin Canada is coming off an All-Conference year. Canada finished second in the Pac-12 in assists and averaged 16.1 points per game. The junior has been pegged as the No. 21 player in the country. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA women’s basketball adjusts strategies with 2016-2017 lineup

Nirra Fields left UCLA with a gaping hole. After her final game last year, a Sweet 16 loss to Texas, the three-time All-Conference guard graduated after having taken the Bruins farther than they had gone in 16 years. Read more...

Photo: Point guard Jordin Canada is coming off an All-Conference year. Canada finished second in the Pac-12 in assists and averaged 16.1 points per game. The junior has been pegged as the No. 21 player in the country. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Point guard Jordin Canada is coming off an All-Conference year. Canada finished second in the Pac-12 in assists and averaged 16.1 points per game. The junior has been pegged as the No. 21 player in the country. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior guard Jordin Canada led all Bruin scorers with 15 points in addition to five assists, five steals, four rebounds and one block. In total, four UCLA players finished in double figures. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Bruins overpower Westmont Warriors 80-45 in exhibition game

Balance was key for UCLA. The Bruins finished with four players scoring in double figures, 20 assists and a 46.9 percent shooting clip. Junior guard Jordin Canada led the team with 15 points, five assists and five steals with sophomore guard Kennedy Burke adding another 14 points, five assists and three steals. Read more...

Photo: Junior guard Jordin Canada led all Bruin scorers with 15 points in addition to five assists, five steals, four rebounds and one block. In total, four UCLA players finished in double figures. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior guard Jordin Canada led all Bruin scorers with 15 points in addition to five assists, five steals, four rebounds and one block. In total, four UCLA players finished in double figures. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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