Junior forward Michaela Onyenwere sat out Friday night with a left ankle injury. No. 7 UCLA women’s basketball (16-1, 5-1 Pac-12) took on crosstown rival USC (9-8, 1-5) for the second time this season Friday night.
Junior forward Lauryn Miller (left) and redshirt sophomore guard Lindsey Corsaro (right) help freshman guard Jaden Owens (center) after her fall.
Freshman forward Brynn Masikewich hesitates as guard Aliyah Jeune (left) and forward Alissa Pili (right) go up to block Masikewich’s shot. Masikewich played in just her fifth game of the season Friday night.
Redshirt senior guard Japreece Dean went 2-of-2 from the field in the first quarter, but missed three straight in UCLA’s two-point second quarter. Dean’s two free throws were the Bruins’ only second-quarter points.
Miller shoots over Pili from the top of the key.
Freshman guard Charisma Osborne scored a career-high 20 points, 18 of which she logged in the second half and overtime.
Corsaro – who entered Friday averaging 7.5 points per game – went just 0-of-8 from the field in 39 minutes of action against the Trojans.
UCLA fans sing ''UCLA'' to the tune of ''Y.M.C.A.''
Freshman guard Camryn Brown and Osborne fight with USC forward Kayla Overbeck for a loose ball.
Dean dishes a pass around Overbeck. Dean finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Miller – who registered four points, six rebounds and five assists on the night – posts up on Overbeck.
Pili and Jeune grab the rebound away from junior guard Chantel Horvat. Horvat logged 12 boards on the game.
Redshirt sophomore guard Kayla Owens goes up for the fastbreak layup after stealing the ball, but the ball rims out. Owens finished the night scoreless, but logged three rebounds, two steals and a block.
Dean passes the ball in the backcourt. The redshirt senior notched 15 of her team-high 24 points in the fourth quarter and two overtimes combined.
The Bruins hug redshirt junior guard Natalie Chou at the end of the first overtime. With UCLA down 59-56 and no time left on the clock, Chou hit a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game to double overtime.
Guard Endyia Rogers defends Horvat on the fastbreak. Horvat finished with nine points, two steals and a block.
Kayla Owens – who is averaging 12 minutes per game this season – saw 18 minutes of action Friday night.
USC coach Mark Trakh throws up a fist after defeating UCLA 70-68 in double overtime, handing the Bruins their first loss of the season.