Cori Close

The UCLA Bruins celebrate during their win at Colorado on January 19.

Olympic qualifiers, medical absences force UCLA to lean on mental toughness

By Cameron Ruby / February 9, 2024

‘That’s really the secret to our success: our commitment to each other’

UCLA guard Charisma Osborne celebrates a basket against USC. She is wearing UCLA blue and yellow home jersey.

Undefeated UCLA poised for conference competition

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / January 5, 2024

Bruins resume Pac-12 play with confidence

UCLA's jumbotron features a bear destroying a USC jersey ahead of the rivalry matchup on December 30, 2023.

Sights and sounds from UCLA and USC’s Tinseltown tussle 

By Cameron Ruby / January 1, 2024

Close: ‘This was the hottest ticket in any sport’

USC head coach Lindsay Gottlieb looks up

Stock up: Which women’s college basketball coaches have impressed the most?

By Em Adler / December 24, 2023

Four coaches who’ve exceeded expectations and set their teams up for success

Graphic with photo of UCLA head coach Cori Close giving a thumbs up from courtside during a basketball game. Text below reads "UCLA on the Rise." Locked On Women's basketball logo at top right, headshot of host Howard Megdal at lower right.

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Cori Close, UCLA look like Pac-12’s best team

By The Next / December 5, 2023

Lauren Betts makes everyone better, Kiki Rice on the rise, upcoming Pac-12 matchups and much more

South Carolina center Kamilla Cardosa is pictured warming up in a South Carolina Gamecocks sweatshirt.

Hall of Fame Showcase features multiple top matchups

By Cameron Ruby / June 16, 2023

Florida State, North Carolina, South Carolina, UCLA, UConn and Utah will compete

UCLA senior guard Camryn Brown (L) provides guidance to freshman guard Kiki Rice as UCLA head coach Cori Close looks on. (Photo Credit / UCLA Women's Basketball Twitter page)

Takeaways from a bittersweet end to a UCLA season

By Caylen Johnson / March 25, 2023

‘Sometimes you, sometimes me, always us’

Christeen Iwuala, UCLA Bruins

UCLA’s twin towers crucial for tournament run

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / March 23, 2023

Not many teams in the country can contend with the Bruins’ size led by freshmen centers

UCLA freshman Kiki Rice attempts a wide-open 3-pointer.

UCLA’s depth shines as Bruins kick off NCAA Tournament with a win

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / March 19, 2023

Can the Bruins’ unusually deep rotation be an advantage in March?

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Cori Close’s UCLA Bruins are surging

By The Next / December 27, 2022

Michelle and coach Cori Close chat about UCLA’s hot start — ranking and the challenge of the Pac-12 schedule