It’s the first time since 2000 that the Bruins were picked to win the conference. UCLA, led by sixth-year head coach Cori Close, claimed eight first-place votes. Stanford and Washington finished second and third, respectively.
UCLA has three returning starters: juniors Monique Billings and Jordan Canada and senior Kari Korver. Canada was named an AP honorable mention All-American last season after the guard averaged 16.1 points and 5.7 assists per game.
Note: As the school year winds down, we’ll spend time looking back on some of the most memorable moments of the 2015-16 season for UCLA athletics.
March 05, 2016: Women’s basketball beats Cal in Pac-12 tournament semifinals
Kari Korver hit a clutch 3-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation to send the UCLA women’s basketball team’s Pac-12 tournament semifinal game against Cal to overtime. Jordin Canada scored eight of her game-high 26 points in overtime to propel the Bruins to the Pac-12 championship game, where they lost to Oregon State 69-57.
UCLA claimed a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16.