The second-best team in the nation spent the day before its biggest game of the season embracing tradition with something its players have done regardless of ranking or the wins under their belt.
This post was updated Dec. 1 at 12:06 a.m.
Down 65-63 with 40 seconds to go, freshman Aday Mara – a center who averages .500 from the charity stripe – was sent to the line.
Mara met expectations, swishing one free throw and giving UC Riverside the ball back.
This post was updated Nov. 25 at 2:20 p.m.
Niagara faced a significant height disadvantage heading into the contest.
Its tallest player measured in at 6-foot-2, a mark that UCLA boasts seven players at or above on its own roster, with its towering center – sophomore Lauren Betts – coming in at 6-foot-7.
UCLA has never surmounted Connecticut in the history of the program.
The two teams have faced one another seven times, and on each occasion, the Huskies have come out on top.
Chip Kelly’s job status was a hot topic heading into the rivalry game.
The Bruins were fresh off their worst loss of the season – a 10-point defeat to one of the lowest-ranked teams in the conference.
UCLA football (6-4, 3-4 Pac-12) and USC (7-4, 5-3) will face off at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as Pac-12 rivals for the final time Saturday, with both teams losing two of their last three games.
This post was updated Nov. 12 at 5:14 p.m.
Last season, Gabriela Jaquez was placed in her brother’s shadow.
However, since the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year entered the NBA, the younger sibling has cemented herself as the new Jaquez in town.
This post was updated Nov. 9 at 7:11 p.m.
No. 1 seed UCLA women’s soccer (16-1-1, 10-0-1 Pac-12) will face UC Irvine (8-7-6, 3-3-4 Big West) in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
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