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Colorado victory is a missed opportunity for UCLA in Pac-12 race

Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV, right, drives past UCLA guard Tyger Campbell in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Colorado forward Jeriah Horne, right, passes the ball as UCLA guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds UCLA forward Mac Etie...
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UCLA gymnastics caps ’empowering’ Black Excellence meet by beating Oregon State

In warmups, there were Black Lives Matter T-shirts. In competition, there were leotards with raised fists on the sleeves. In floor routines, each one was punctuated with a raised fist when the choreography concluded. “In the best way, it did shake me to my core in a way that was so emotionally beautiful,” UCLA junior gymnast Margzetta Frazier said. “Knowing that these women took the time since the summer to sit and observe and learn our stories and something as bold as a power fist … for them to...
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UCLA gymnastics defeats Oregon State at Black Excellence meet

UCLA gymnastics beat Oregon State 197.025-196.500 at its Black Excellence meet Saturday afternoon at Pauley Pavilion. With each UCLA gymnast wearing specially designed black and gold Black Excellence leotards with a raised fist on the sleeve, the Bruins scored a 49.225 in vault, the first event, with Nia Dennis’ first-place mark of 9.92. The Bruins (5-1) took a 98.775-98.150 lead over the Beavers (2-4) after two events. In bars, Dennis and Margzetta Frazier tied for the top score of 9.950 as UCL...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Oregon State, Ucla, Dennis, Bruins, Campbell, Beavers, Frazier, Dagen, San Jose State, Black Excellence, Kristina Peterson


Alexander: UCLA’s Michaela Onyenwere delivers on emotional Senior Night

Michaela Onyenwere tried her best not to let her emotions get the best of her Friday night. It was Senior Night for the UCLA women’s basketball program, albeit a virtual one – parents and family members celebrated with their daughters via the video board at Pauley Pavilion, rather than in person – but it was still the last home game, four years of triumphs and struggles distilled into 40 minutes against crosstown rival USC. This night it was triumphs, overwhelmingly. The Bruins smoked the Trojan...
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Osborne, Onyenwere lead way as UCLA women dominate USC

UCLA sophomore Charisma Osborne recorded the ninth triple-double in program history on Friday night, collecting 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in a 93-51 rout of USC at Pauley Pavilion. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Lauryn Miller #33 of the UCLA Bruins drives to the basket between Kyra White #22 and Shalexxus Aaron #0 of the USC Trojans in the first half of a NCAA basketball game at Pauley Pavilion in Westwood on Friday, February 26, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmin...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Yale, College sports, Ncaa, Associated Press, Las Vegas, Osborne, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Oregon State, Pac-12, Usc, Ucla, Bruins


UCLA, USC renew women’s basketball rivalry on the rebound

The UCLA and USC women’s basketball teams meet Friday night to end the regular season with a rivalry matchup and something to prove. “I want us to respond. And I want us to get better. And I want us to be incredibly focused and competitive and I want us to honor our seniors,” UCLA coach Cori Close said during media availability Wednesday. The No. 10 Bruins have the opportunity to complete a regular-season sweep of the Trojans after beating them 73-52 on Dec. 13 at the Galen Center. USC (10-10, 8...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Oregon State, Usc, Ucla, Miller, Bruins, Trojans, Pauley Pavilion, UCLA USC, Chou, Pili, Cori Close


UCLA athlete dismissed from team after racist comments, outcry among students

UCLA athlete Chris Weiland was dismissed Monday from the cross country and track & field team after video of him making racist, sexist and homophobic comments surfaced across social media platforms Sunday. Weiland, a Rancho Cucamonga High graduate, was heard talking to his mother on the phone during the video while making the remarks. “When first learning of this a few months ago, I was disgusted and immediately suspended him indefinitely from the team,” said Avery Anderson, UCLA’s Director of T...
Tags: Instagram, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Cross Country, College sports, Anderson, Ucla, Bruins, Tucson, Naomi Osaka, Weiland, Jennifer Brady, Dorian Thompson Robinson, Michaela Onyenwere


UCLA women’s basketball routs Oregon behind balanced attack

UCLA’s Michaela Onyenwere squeezes her way to the basket between Oregon’s Te-Hina Paopao, left, and Jaz Shelley during the first half of Friday’s Pac-12 game at Pauley Pavilion. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Lauryn Miller #33 of the UCLA Bruins drives to the basket against Sedona Prince #32 of the Oregon Ducks in the second half of a NCAA basketball game at Pauley Pavilion in Westwood on Friday, February 19, 2021. UCLA Bruins won 83-56. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasa...
Tags: Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Osborne, Oregon State, Oregon Ducks, Ducks, High School Sports, Ucla, Miller


No. 8 UCLA healthy and ready for No. 13 Oregon in women’s basketball clash

UCLA women’s basketball returns to the court against Oregon on Friday after postponing its Valentine’s Day matchup against Colorado due to injury concerns. Ahead of Friday, the No. 8 Bruins feel ready to resume their schedule against No. 13 Oregon as a healthier team. “Emily (Bessoir) got sick, nothing serious, and we couldn’t make the trip. Our medical staff got together after the game in Utah and just determined that it was too It was too risky and it was not wise for us,” said coach Cori Clos...
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Charisma Osborne, No. 6 UCLA women hold off No. 5 Stanford

UCLA guard Charisma Osborne glides past Stanford guard Anna Wilson on her way to the basket during the first half of Friday’s game in Santa Cruz. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) UCLA forward Emily Bessoir (11) vies for the ball between Stanford forward Cameron Brink (22) and guard Lexie Hull (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Santa Cruz, Calif., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. UCLA won 70-66. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds UCLA forwa...
Tags: Colorado, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Associated Press, Osborne, Ucla, Santa Cruz, Cardinal, Scott, Bruins, Cal, Arizona State


No. 6 UCLA women’s basketball focusing on toughness vs. No. 5 Stanford

The No. 6 UCLA women’s basketball team seeks to avenge its December loss to Stanford as it takes on the No. 5 Cardinal on Friday night on the road. Not only were the Bruins (8-2, 6-2) handed a 67-51 loss at home Dec. 21, Stanford (11-1, 8-1) also eliminated UCLA in the semifinals of the Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament last season. “I think we’ve really put a huge focus on how we can always be the tougher, more together team,” Bruins guard Lindsey Corsaro said at a press conference Wednesday...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Osborne, Washington State, Usc, Ucla, Santa Cruz, Scott, Bruins, Kaiser Permanente Arena, Larry Scott, Mick Cronin, Cori Close


UCLA women’s basketball ends No. 8 Oregon’s 27-game winning streak

EUGENE, Ore. — Michaela Onyenwere had a career-high 33 points along with 10 rebounds and No. 11 UCLA held off No. 8 Oregon 73-71 on Sunday, snapping the Ducks’ 27-game winning streak. In addition to the longest active winning streak in the nation, the Ducks (8-1, 6-1 Pac-12) had won 24 straight conference games and 22 consecutive games at Matthew Knight Arena. Charisma Osborne added 22 points for the Bruins (6-2, 4-2), who had not played since Dec. 21 when they fell to No. 1 Stanford 61-49 at Pa...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Alabama, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Osborne, Oregon State, Ducks, Usc, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins


UCLA women’s basketball loses to No. 1 Stanford down the stretch

All the opportunities were there for No. 10 UCLA women’s basketball team to knock off top-ranked Stanford during Monday’s Pac-12 showdown at Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins played well defensively and got the shots they wanted, but they couldn’t hit enough of them, nor could they win the rebounding battle and paid the price. The Bruins trailed the Cardinal by six points entering the final quarter, and would cut their lead to just three points, but couldn’t get any closer. In the end, No. 1 Stanford ...
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Michaela Onyenwere, Charisma Osborne lead No. 11 UCLA women past USC

LOS ANGELES — Michaela Onyenwere scored 19 points and Charisma Osborne added 18, each dominating a quarter, as No. 11 UCLA rolled to a 73-52 win over crosstown rival USC on Sunday. Osborne hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points in the first quarter as the Bruins opened a 27-18 lead. Onyenwere went 5 of 7, making both of her 3s, and scored 14 points in the third quarter when UCLA outscored the Trojans 20-5 to open a 27-point lead. Natlie Chou scored 10 points for the Bruins (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12 Co...
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Michaela Onyenwere leads UCLA women past USC, into Pac-12 semifinals

UCLA’s Lauryn Miller, right, grabs a rebound in front of USC’s Kayla Overbeck during the first half of their Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinal on Friday night in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Southern California’s Endyia Rogers (4) drives around UCLA’s Japreece Dean (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 women’s tournament Friday, March 6, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Sound The gallery will resume in seco...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, California, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Oregon State, Pac-12, Baylor, Usc, Ucla, Southern California


UCLA women to face USC in Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinal

It’s been a historic season for the UCLA women’s basketball team. A program-best 16 consecutive wins to start the season. The Bruins’ first sweep of the Bay Area road trip since 1999. Thirteen straight weeks ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation. And just last week, eighth-ranked UCLA earned the No. 2 seed for the conference tournament after the best Pac-12 regular-season finish of Coach Cori Close’s nine-year tenure. It’s been 14 years since UCLA last won a conference title (when it was t...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Osborne, Washington State, Oregon State, Usc, Ucla, Bay Area, Bruins, Cori, Trojans


UCLA women’s basketball runs past Utah for second place in Pac-12

LOS ANGELES — Senior point guard Japreece Dean gathered her team at center court. She waited till everyone was close around each other before waving a rally flag high above their heads. Moments later as Dean was giving a post-game interview on camera, her teammates ran behind her and surprised her with a mini water bath from their water bottles. Not only did the ninth-ranked UCLA women’s basketball team blowout Utah, 77-54, but they secured its second-place in the conference and the No. 2 seedin...
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UCLA women defeat Colorado, can earn No. 2 seed on Sunday

LOS ANGELES — Having lost two of its previous four games, the UCLA women’s basketball team knew things had to change during its final homestand of the regular season. Sluggish starts brought on by shooting slumps were leading to mental lapses throughout games that allowed opponents to linger deep into games. “We haven’t been having as much fun because we know deep down we haven’t been playing as well as we need to,” UCLA coach Cori Close said. The ninth-ranked Bruins went into Friday night’s gam...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, PAC, College sports, Osborne, Oregon State, Ducks, Ucla, Bruins


Charisma Osborne scores 32 to lead UCLA women’s basketball past Washington State

PULLMAN, Wash. — UCLA coach Cori Close had one thing to say about her team’s come-from-behind win over Washington State: Thank goodness for Charisma Osborne. “We were in a heap of trouble if it weren’t for Charisma,” Close said. “The bottom line is though, I’m bringing the joy because we found a way.” Osborne had a career-high 32 points and 11 rebounds and No. 8 UCLA rallied in the fourth quarter and beat Washington State 70-62 Friday night. Trailing 61-57 with 3:30 remaining, Osborne was fouled...
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UCLA women rally to beat Oregon State in OT

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 17: Mikayla Pivec #0 of the Oregon State Beavers and Kayla Owens #1 of the UCLA Bruins fight for control of the ball during the second quarter of a game at Pauley Pavilion on February 17, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 17: Destiny Slocum #24 of the Oregon State Beavers goes up for a shot as Chantel Horvat #0 of the UCLA Bruins blocks during the first quarter of a game at Pauley Pa...
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No. 7 UCLA women can’t overcome slow start against No. 3 Oregon

University of Oregon forward Ruthy Hebard drives to the basket against UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Friday, February 14, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) University of Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu drives to the basket against UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Friday, February 14, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds University of Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu drives to the basket against UCLA at Paule...
Tags: Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Oregon State, Ducks, Usc, Ucla, Gonzaga, Bruins, University of Oregon, Bill Walton


No. 7 UCLA hosts No. 3 Oregon in women’s basketball clash

The two best basketball teams in the Pac-12, two of the 10 best in the nation, are meeting Friday night. On one side of the court, a team plays its heart out every game to stay afloat as it walks along program history. On the opposite side, the other stands tall behind a dominant campaign in a hopeful route to its first national championship. UCLA faces its second Top 10 team in three games, hosting No. 3 Oregon in a highly anticipated matchup at 8 p.m. Friday. While both programs have put up su...
Tags: Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Ducks, UConn, Usc, Ucla, Ncaa Tournament, Bay Area, Huskies, Bruins


Eighth-ranked UCLA women’s basketball team gives up 92 points in loss to No. 16 Arizona

Arizona forward Sam Thomas (14) drives into UCLA forward Lauryn Miller (33) on her way to the basket during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star via AP) Arizona forward Sam Thomas (14) drives into UCLA forward Lauryn Miller (33) on her way to the basket during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star via AP) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds ...
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Natalie Chou raising her game as UCLA women’s basketball team enters toughest stretch

For the next two and a half weeks, the Bruins will be tested more than they have all season. Starting this weekend with a road trip to the Arizona schools, No. 8 UCLA begins its hardest stretch of the season, facing five Top-20 ranked teams in six games – three of which will be on the road. “It’s going to process some stuff up and kind of have a mirror in front of us,” junior forward Michaela Onyenwere said. “We know it’s going to be a battle every single game and that’s why we came to UCLA. Tha...
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Onyenwere scores 31, helps No. 10 UCLA beat Washington in OT

Michaela Onyenwere was sitting on UCLA's bench wearing a boot on her injured ankle and there was nothing she could do to help her team. Onyenwere scored a career-high 31 points and No. 10 UCLA used an 8-1 run in overtime to seize control and beat Washington 85-80. Natalie Chou added 18 points off the bench for the Bruins (17-1, 6-1 Pac-12), who got back on track after losing their first game of the season to USC.
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UCLA women, coping with first loss, host Washington

The late Friday night was becoming an early Saturday morning, and UCLA women’s basketball head coach Cori Close was on a red-eye flight out to the East Coast for recruiting. The No. 10 Bruins had just lost their first game all season. Their program-record perfect start had come to an end in double-overtime against crosstown rival USC on Friday night at the Galen Center. Despite the loss, Close’s phone kept buzzing with notifications of text messages from her players. One by one, the Bruins reach...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, East Coast, Usc, Ucla, Huskies, Bruins, Arizona State, Michaela, Van Dyke, Pauley Pavilion


USC women’s basketball battles through injuries to knock off No. 7 UCLA

LOS ANGELES — The USC women’s basketball team could have folded after seeing its once-17-point lead evaporate over the course of the third quarter. Or when facing a five-point deficit with 3:38 left in regulation. Or when UCLA’s Natalie Chou hit a 3-pointer from the corner at the buzzer to send the game to a second overtime. Instead, Aliyah Jeune came up with a steal and breakaway layup to give the Trojans a one-point lead with 1:10 left in double overtime. When No. 7 UCLA answered with a layup ...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Usc, Ucla, Bruins, Trojans, Morehead State, Jeune, Pili, Michaela Onyenwere, Japreece Dean, Natalie Chou, Alissa Pili


USC women’s basketball battles through injuries to hand UCLA its first loss

LOS ANGELES — The USC women’s basketball team could have folded after seeing its once-17-point lead evaporate over the course of the third quarter. Or when facing a five-point deficit with 3:38 left in regulation. Or when UCLA’s Natalie Chou hit a 3-pointer from the corner at the buzzer to send the game to a second overtime. Instead, Aliyah Jeune came up with a steal and breakaway layup to give the Trojans a one-point lead with 1:10 left in double overtime. When No. 7 UCLA answered with a layup ...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Usc, Ucla, Bruins, Trojans, Morehead State, Jeune, Pili, Michaela Onyenwere, Japreece Dean, Natalie Chou, Alissa Pili


USC women upset previously unbeaten No. 7 UCLA in double OT

LOS ANGELES — The ball bounced between hands, a complete scramble for possession as the final buzzer sounded on a dramatic, 2½-hour battle. UCLA’s walk with history was over, the last unbeaten team in the country handed its first loss. Alyssa Pili converted a go-ahead three-point play with 27.8 seconds left in double overtime, and USC held on for a 70-68 victory over its seventh-ranked but short-handed crosstown rival on Friday night at the Galen Center. The Bruins (16-1 overall, 5-1 Pac-12) had...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Osborne, Washington State, Usc, Ucla, Bruins, Horvat, Dean, Caldwell, Trojans, Pauley Pavilion


UCLA women’s basketball team beats Colorado to remain undefeated

UCLA guard Charisma Osborne, third from left, fights for control of the ball with, from left to right, Colorado guard Lesila Finau, guard Quinessa Caylao-Do (0) and forward Peanut Tuitele in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) UCLA guard Charisma Osborne, front, drives to thebasket past Colorado guard Lesila Finau, center, and guard Quinessa Caylao-Do in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday,...
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