UCLA weekend recap: Women’s basketball finishes regular season with Arizona sweep

The UCLA women’s basketball team finished the regular season with a road sweep in Arizona, earning the No. 4 seed in the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament next week.

With their top-four seed, the Bruins have a bye directly into the quarterfinals, which start Friday in Seattle’s KeyArena. UCLA will face the winner of fifth-seeded Arizona State and 12th-seeded Utah.

Kennedy Burke led No. 15 UCLA (22-7, 13-5 Pac-12) with 16 points and nine rebounds against No. 23 Arizona State on Sunday as the Bruins secured their first win over the Sun Devils in Tempe since 2013. Jordin Canada flirted with a triple-double as she notched 12 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

“We had more heart, we had more fight,” Burke told Pac-12 Networks of the victory. “I’m just so proud of this team.”

UCLA got a 79-56 win over Arizona on Friday.

Elsewhere in UCLA athletics: 


  • Baseball won its home series against Gonzaga, coming back from a 10-inning 2-1 loss Friday to win 6-1 and 5-4 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Sean Bouchard was 5-for-11 with six combined RBIs over the weekend. The Bruins (4-2) lost a midweek game to UC Riverside 3-2 on Tuesday.
  • Gymnastics wrapped up a busy week with its second meet in a week on Saturday. The Bruins posted their second-best score of the season against Arizona on Saturday in a 197.725-196.275 win after winning a tri-meet against Bridgeport and Utah State on Monday. Kyla Ross won three event titles against Arizona (tie-vault, bars and beam), while Hallie Mossett won floor with a near-perfect 9.975. On Monday, Ross scored her third career perfect 10 and first on beam, winning the event in the tri-meet.
  • Softball went 3-2 at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. The No. 4 Bruins (13-3) got ranked wins over No. 8 LSU and No. 12 Georgia, but lost to No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 1 Florida State. They also picked up an 8-3 win over North Carolina State.
  • Swim and dive finished fifth in the Pac-12 championships. Maria Polyakova was named the Pac-12 Diver of the Meet after she won the conference title in the 3-meter diving event Friday.
  • After suffering its first loss of the year, women’s water polo bounced back for a 12-11 victory against Cal on Sunday to secure a third-place finish at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational. The No. 3 Bruins, who beat UC San Diego and UC Irvine in the first two rounds, lost to defending national champion USC in the semifinal 10-9. Rachel Fattal scored the game-winning goal against Cal on a penalty shot with 17 seconds left. Alys Williams led UCLA (11-1) with 10 goals in the tournament.
  • Track and field claimed both the men’s and women’s shot put titles at the MPSF Championships. Dotun Ogundeji won UCLA’s fourth-straight men’s MPSF shot put crown while Torie Owers threw an indoor career-best of 56-0.50 to win the women’s competition. Ogundeji threw a career-best 64-11.50. The UCLA men’s team finished third while the women finished fourth.
  • Strong singles play led men’s tennis to a 4-2 win over Stanford on Saturday. The No. 15 Bruins (8-3) lost the double point and went down 2-0 after a loss at No. 6 singles, but ran off four straight wins between No. 2 and No. 5 singles. Logan Staggs clinched UCLA’s win with a three-set victory over Jack Barber, who is ranked 77th in the country.
  • Back-to-back upset losses snapped women’s tennis‘ four-match winning streak. The No. 9 Bruins lost to No. 18 Cal 6-1 on Friday in Berkeley and to No. 12 Pepperdine 5-2 at home on Sunday.
  • After a five-set loss to No. 7 UC Irvine on Friday, men’s volleyball snapped a three-match losing streak Saturday with a four-set victory over UC San Diego. The No. 6 Bruins (11-7, 8-6 MPSF) came back from a two-set deficit against UC Irvine to force a fifth set, but lost 23-25, 26-28, 25-33, 25-21, 17-15. UCLA’s win against UC San Diego is the team’s second victory this month as the Bruins are 2-6 in February.
  • Men’s golf finished 13th in a 15-team field at The Hayt. Freshman Hidetoshi Yoshihara led the Bruins with a fourth-place finish (4-under 212) after collecting eight birdies during Sunday’s final round.