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Senior forward Monique Billings recorded her 17th double-double of the season in UCLA’s victory over American on Saturday afternoon. Billings finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA defeats American 71-60 in first round of NCAA Tournament

This post was updated March 17 at 5:51 p.m. No Selection Show party, no problem. The Bruins individually watched Monday’s Selection Show either in class or at home, while teams across the nation cheered and celebrated as they punched tickets to the NCAA Tournament. Read more...

Photo: Senior forward Monique Billings recorded her 17th double-double of the season in UCLA’s victory over American on Saturday afternoon. Billings finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior forward Monique Billings recorded her 17th double-double of the season in UCLA’s victory over American on Saturday afternoon. Billings finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)


Senior forward Monique Billings has been an integral part of UCLA women's basketball for four years, but her reach extends far beyond the hardwood. She has dedicated much of her time off the court to inspiring young women across the country. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Projected WNBA top pick talks modeling, future plans

Monique Billings leapt across the stage at a ballet recital when she was 6 years old, but she looked more fit for a jersey than a tutu. Read more...

Photo: Senior forward Monique Billings has been an integral part of UCLA women's basketball for four years, but her reach extends far beyond the hardwood. She has dedicated much of her time off the court to inspiring young women across the country. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior forward Monique Billings has been an integral part of UCLA women's basketball for four years, but her reach extends far beyond the hardwood. She has dedicated much of her time off the court to inspiring young women across the country. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA women's basketball will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament at Pauley Pavilion after securing a No. 3 seed. The Bruins will face American in the Round of 64 on Saturday afternoon. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

No 3. seed women’s basketball to face American in NCAA Tournament

The Bruins are going dancing for the third consecutive year – a stretch that ties a program record among its 15 total NCAA Tournament appearances. UCLA women’s basketball (24-7) earned a No. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women's basketball will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament at Pauley Pavilion after securing a No. 3 seed. The Bruins will face American in the Round of 64 on Saturday afternoon. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA women's basketball will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament at Pauley Pavilion after securing a No. 3 seed. The Bruins will face American in the Round of 64 on Saturday afternoon. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

(Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Rundown: March 6

Men’s basketballRyan Smith, assistant Sports editor The Pac-12 announced its All-Pac-12 teams Monday afternoon following the conclusion of the regular season over the weekend. UCLA men’s basketball had two of its players selected – junior guard Aaron Holiday and senior center Thomas Welsh. Read more...

Photo: (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Coach Cori Close and UCLA women's basketball fell in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals for the second straight year on Saturday. However, the Bruins are still in a prime position to make a run at the NCAA Tournament later this month. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Women’s basketball seniors leave lasting imprint on program, look to NCAAs

Coach Cori Close has harped all season long on wanting to grow the game of women’s basketball. “As usual, I always thank you as journalists … for telling the stories of our players because it is so important for our game,” Close said in her opening statement following the loss to top-seeded Oregon. Read more...

Photo: Coach Cori Close and UCLA women's basketball fell in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals for the second straight year on Saturday. However, the Bruins are still in a prime position to make a run at the NCAA Tournament later this month. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Coach Cori Close and UCLA women's basketball fell in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals for the second straight year on Saturday. However, the Bruins are still in a prime position to make a run at the NCAA Tournament later this month. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA women’s basketball could not hang onto the lead in Saturday night’s semifinal matchup with Oregon, despite senior guard Jordin Canada's 19 points. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA women’s basketball loses to Oregon 65-62 in Pac-12 semifinal

The Bruins failed to accomplish something they hadn’t been able to do all season: beat the Ducks. No. 9 UCLA women’s basketball (24-7, 14-4 Pac-12) fell short to No. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women’s basketball could not hang onto the lead in Saturday night’s semifinal matchup with Oregon, despite senior guard Jordin Canada's 19 points. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA women’s basketball could not hang onto the lead in Saturday night’s semifinal matchup with Oregon, despite senior guard Jordin Canada's 19 points. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)


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