Four of UCLA’s five starters logged double-digits in at least one game this weekend.
“We were a new team, a lot of people weren’t experienced with this type of basketball,” said senior guard Kennedy Burke.
The seniors and their families teared up as coach Cori Close met them on the court with flowers.
“It was very emotional today because I’ve been through a lot in this program,” said senior guard Kennedy Burke.
The Bruins will have an opportunity to win their first top-10 matchup of the season.
UCLA women’s basketball (15-9, 8-4 Pac-12) will rematch against No. 10 Stanford (19-4, 9-3) on Friday and California (14-9, 5-7) on Sunday at home.
Michaela Onyenwere said the Bruins’ next matchup will be a rebounding battle.
“(Colorado is) a really good offensive rebounding team,” said the sophomore forward. “(I) know that that’s one of their strengths.”
UCLA women’s basketball (13-9, 6-4 Pac-12) will travel to Colorado (10-11, 0-10) on Friday and No.
The Bruins are shooting at their highest free throw percentage all season.
UCLA women’s basketball (13-9, 6-4 Pac-12) defeated Washington State (7-15, 2-9) and Washington (8-15, 1-10) at home over the weekend – averaging 78 percent from the free throw line.
Cori Close saw her players taking a picture with little girls as they made their way to the press room.
“The opportunity to give back and promote girls and women in sports and make an impact on young girls, to me that actually was the best part of my day,” the coach said.
Lauryn Miller said the Bruins need to be aggressive if they want to find success in their matchups this weekend.
“We know how gritty Arizona State is and (we’re) making sure we try to match that,” said the sophomore forward.
Cori Close said the third quarter was the turning point for the Bruins.
“We played with much more toughness,” the coach said. “If you want a different outcome, then you need to choose a different response.
Michaela Onyenwere said the Bruins wanted to win for a special reason.
“We knew that we were coming back to (redshirt senior guard Chrissy Baird’s) hometown,” the sophomore forward said.
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