It was clear from the beginning that UCLA rowing’s first meet of the season was going to be a lively one.
The team ended the event against Stanford and San Diego State with a close win in the second varsity eight race, a win in a Stanford-less third varsity eight race, and a second place varsity finish.
The Bruins’ warmups went long Friday.
After their opponent, San Diego State (1-1), went back to its bench to get its lineup ready, No. 9 UCLA women’s soccer (1-0) lingered on the field for a minute or so, practicing crossing the ball into the box and finishing in the corner.
The women’s basketball team had a season that was defined by what it wasn’t.
Though UCLA (25-9, 13-5 Pac-12) finished No. 15 in the polls after a hard-fought loss to UConn in the Sweet 16, it was far from the road the Bruins were expecting.
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During the No. 4-seeded Bruins’ (25-9, 13-5 Pac-12) 86-71 loss to the No. 1 overall seed UConn Huskies (35-0, 16-0 American Athletic Conference) in the Sweet 16, the team didn’t want the atmosphere and situation to affect them.
Kari Korver looked excited after hitting her second three of the game.
Texas A&M (22-12, 9-7 SEC) called a timeout and the redshirt senior guard pumped her fist and shouted as she headed into the UCLA (25-8, 13-5 Pac-12) huddle up at 9-2 less than two minutes into the game.
Cori Close didn’t want to talk about Uconn.
As the 4-seed UCLA women’s basketball team (23-8, 13-5 Pac-12) plays 13-seed Boise State (25-7, 12-6 Mountain West) on Saturday, the coach insisted on the group’s need to focus on the opponent in front of them rather than the potential Sweet 16 match-up that may happen in just over a week.
Redshirt senior guard Kari Korver played her last Pac-12 women’s basketball game with UCLA’s loss to Oregon State on Saturday.
[Related: Women’s basketball ends Pac-12 tournament with 63-53 loss to Oregon State]
After the loss, junior guard Jordin Canada was in tears while talking about her teammate.
The Pac-12 tournament is here, and it’s been a season of highs and lows for UCLA women’s basketball.
The Bruins (22-7, 13-5 Pac-12) started out the season 17-4, looking like the team that was picked to win the conference.
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