The Bruins have gone global.
For the first time in program history, UCLA women’s basketball has a recruiting class made entirely up of international prospects. Forward Izzy Anstey is from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, guard Gemma Potter is from Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia, and forward Emily Bessoir is from Munich, Germany.
Many people who usually spend their time watching live sports have had a lot more free time on their hands amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and video games are the closest simulations to their favorite pastimes.
Former UCLA guard Japreece Dean will begin her professional career in the Windy City.
The Chicago Sky selected Dean with the 30th overall pick in the third round of Friday’s 2020 WNBA draft, which was held remotely due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
When redshirt senior guard Japreece Dean took the court in No. 10 UCLA women’s basketball’s 67-51 Pac-12 tournament loss against No. 7 Stanford, she didn’t know that contest would be her last as a Bruin.
This post was updated April 8 at 10:05 a.m.
People typically celebrate birthdays surrounded by the people who mean the most to them.
This year was no different for Shannon Perry-LeBeauf, UCLA women’s basketball associate head coach.
Just like that, it was over.
It didn’t matter that No. 10 UCLA women’s basketball (26-5, 14-4 Pac-12) began its season with its best start in program history, was the last remaining undefeated team in the nation or was projected by some to secure its highest NCAA tournament seed in program history.
This post was updated March 11 at 7:39 p.m.
This year’s March Madness is going to be quieter than usual.
All men’s and women’s basketball NCAA tournament games will be held with essential staff and limited family members only because of the outbreak of COVID-19, meaning no fans will be in attendance to watch UCLA men’s and women’s basketball’s postseason runs this season.
This post was updated March 9 at 12:41 a.m.
LAS VEGAS — The size deficit was ultimately too much for the Bruins to overcome.
With Stanford having five players in its rotation as tall as or taller than UCLA’s tallest active player, the Bruins allowed 15 offensive rebounds that led to nine Cardinal points, and gave up 32 points in the paint.
This post was updated March 6 at 9:42 p.m.
LAS VEGAS — Junior forward Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA’s leading scorer this season, took the first five shots for the Bruins and missed them all.
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