Monday, March 30

Women’s basketball decisively defeated by Ducks in first home loss of season

This post was updated Feb. 14 at 11:42 p.m. Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu air-balled her first shot – a stepback 3 from the left wing. It was one of the few opportunities for the season-high 5,912 fans in Pauley Pavilion to cheer during a wire-to-wire victory for the Ducks. Read more...

Photo: Junior forward Michaela Onyenwere led No. 7 UCLA women’s basketball with 23 points on 9-of-19 shooting from the field. She added six rebounds in the contest – below her season average of 7.9 per game. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)


Despite shooting struggles, Japreece Dean still delivers for women’s basketball

After UCLA was up 61-54 with 5:34 remaining, California pulled off a 9-2 run to knot it up at 63 apiece with five seconds remaining. The Bruins inbounded the ball to their leading scorer, junior forward Michaela Onyenwere. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior guard Japreece Dean went 4-of-26 from the field for a 15.4% in No. 7 UCLA women’s basketball’s two games over the weekend. Despite her lack of shooting success, Dean contributed 12 assists for the Bruins. (Joy Hong/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Women’s basketball to play higher-ranked Stanford, focus on shooting

For the first time all season, the Bruins will face a team ranked higher than themselves. In its third and fourth consecutive games on the road, No. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore guard Lindsey Corsaro hasn’t scored a point in her last four outings with No. 10 UCLA women’s basketball, including a contest against USC in which she played 39 minutes. (Joy Hong/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Men’s basketball looks to extend win streak against Arizona schools

Taking care of the basketball is the focus for coach Mick Cronin and the Bruins. UCLA men’s basketball (12-10, 5-4 Pac-12) will hit the road after two consecutive victories to take on Arizona State (13-8, 4-4) – in a matchup between the two worst 3-point shooting teams in the conference – Thursday and No. Read more...

Photo: Junior guard Chris Smith leads UCLA men’s basketball with 12.7 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per contest. Smith is shooting 48% from the field. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)


Women’s basketball rebounds from Arizona loss with win over Arizona State

Two games – two different outcomes for the Bruins. No. 8 UCLA women’s basketball (19-2, 8-2 Pac-12) split its games over the weekend, losing Friday to No. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Charisma Osborne scored in the double digits during both of No. 8 UCLA women’s basketball’s games over the weekend, logging 14 points against No. 16 Arizona and 15 against No. 19 Arizona State. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Natalie Chou carries on basketball tradition passed on from her mother

Natalie Chou understood she had to work twice as hard to make it. And her mother, Quanli Li, never let her forget it. “She’s a mom first but a coach second,” said UCLA women’s basketball redshirt junior guard Chou. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior guard Natalie Chou has averaged two steals per game during her time in Westwood with No. 8 UCLA women’s basketball. She played the first two years of her collegiate career at Baylor before injuring her wrist and deciding to find a new place to play. Chou developed her basketball skills starting at age 4, training with her mother. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Women’s basketball to be put to test on road as strength of schedule picks up

The Bruins’ mettle and viability as a legitimate contender will be tested. No. 8 UCLA women’s basketball (18-1, 7-1 Pac-12) will start its longest road stretch of the season – four games – on Friday, facing three top-20-ranked teams in a row. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Charisma Osborne put up career-highs in rebounds, assists and steals in No. 8 UCLA women’s basketball’s home win against Washington on Friday night. (Joy Hong/Daily Bruin senior staff)



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