UCLA advances in NCAA tourney with 66-50 win over Hawaii

Heading into the NCAA Tournament, the UCLA women’s basketball team had stressed the importance of defense.

It backed up that talk on Saturday, stifling Hawaii in a comfortable 66-50 win to advance to the second round of the postseason. The third-seeded Bruins limited the Rainbow Wahine to making a fifth of their attempts from the field, including just two in the final eight minutes.

Senior guard Nirra Fields led UCLA with 16 points and eight rebounds, and dished out four of the team’s 16 assists. She was one of three Bruins to score in double digits, joining Kennedy Burke (15) and Jordin Canada (10).

Megan Huff paced Hawaii with 18 points, accounting for half of that total from the free-throw line.

UCLA will play No. 6 seed South Florida on Monday.

  • MPPBruin

    Go Bruins!

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      • gotroy22

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  • Hogsman

    Great game all around. Love watching their smothering D and how Jordin Canada breaks down the opposing D at will.