UCLA Women Are Having A Successful Basketball Season


February 18, 2016

When someone mentions UCLA sports the first thing that comes to mind is men’s basketball. For over 50 years the men’s basketball program has been the light that has shined the brightest. This year the light still shines but it’s pointed in the direction of the UCLA women’s basketball team.

The Bruin women also have a strong tradition in Westwood and this season the No. 12 lady Bruins are 19-6 overall and 11-3 in the Pac-12 trailing only Oregon State (22-3, 13-1) and Arizona State (22-4, 13-1) in the Pac-12 standings.

This weekend UCLA is on the road starting with the game at Oregon on Friday at 6 p.m. and they battle No.7 Oregon State on Sunday at 6 p.m. They return home for their final two regular season games against Arizona on Friday February 26 at p.m. and Sunday February 28, against Arizona State at 11 a.m.

This season the Bruins are led by forward Monique Billings, guard Jordin Canada, guard Nirra Fields, guard Kari Korver and forward Kacy Swain. Their head coach is Cori Close, who is in her fourth season.

The UCLA men are at home this weekend against Colorado on Saturday at 8 p.m. and they travel to California on Thursday, February 25 at 6 p.m. and play Stanford on Saturday, February 27 at 1:30 p.m. They return home on Wednesday March 2 to battle Oregon at 6 p.m. and finish their regular season against Oregon State on Saturday March 5 at 3:30 p.m.


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