Junior guard Kennedy Burke and junior guard Japreece Dean get hype during the introduction of the starting lineups.
Senior guard Jordin Canada joins her teammates in linking arms during the singing of the national anthem.
American’s guard Kaitlyn Lewis attempts to pass the ball around UCLA senior forward Monique Billings.
Billings gets ready for the jump ball at center court seconds before tipoff in her final NCAA run.
Freshman forward Michaela Onyenwere finds an open space in the defense and gets an easy layup opportunity.
Freshman guard Kayla Owens and the UCLA bench get fired up following a made 3-pointer.
Billings evades American forward Cecily Carl by attempting the reverse layup.
Onyenwere grabs the rebound in the midst of a four-player scrum under the basket.
Burke backs the smaller defender down in an attempt to get an easier look.
American guard Elina Koskimies goes after the loose ball near the baseline.
Canada has the ball knocked out of her hands after being trapped near the sideline.
American forward Michael Harris pleads for a call after hitting the deck underneath the basket.
Canada fights off the defender in the backcourt while trying recover the ball after having it stripped.
Redshirt junior forward Lajahna Drummer has the rebound land just outside the reach of her outstretched arm.
Coach Cori Close said after the game she was disappointed in her team’s overall execution of the game plan because of watching plays rather than making plans happen.
Guard Emily Kinneston, who shot 1-of-10 from the field, loses the ball out of bounds. She is the only Eagle to have ever played in an NCAA game, but logged just two points while normally averaging 15.8 per game.
Junior transfer guard Japreece Dean passes the ball to a teammate. She went 2-of-3 from the field and finished with six points, three assists and zero turnovers.