UCLA Bruins women's basketball

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UCLA Bruins
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University University of California, Los Angeles
All-time record890–549 (.618)
Head coach Cori Close (10th season)
Conference Pac-12
Location Los Angeles, California
Arena Pauley Pavilion
(Capacity: 12,829)
Nickname Bruins
Student sectionThe Den
ColorsBlue and gold [1]
   
Uniforms
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NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1999, 2018
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1985, 1992, 1999, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1983, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
AIAW Tournament Champions
1978
AIAW Tournament Final Four
1978, 1979
AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1978, 1979
AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1978, 1979
AIAW Tournament Appearances
1978, 1979, 1981
Conference tournament champions
2006
Conference regular season champions
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1999
The newly renovated Pauley Pavilion is the home court of the basketball team Pauley Pavilion 2013.JPG
The newly renovated Pauley Pavilion is the home court of the basketball team

The UCLA Bruins women's basketball program was established in 1974. The current coach is Cori Close. [2] The team was a member of the AIAW until joining the NCAA in 1984. The UCLA Bruins women's basketball team won the AIAW National Championship in 1978, and a banner commemorating the championship hangs in Pauley Pavilion, the current home of the Bruins basketball teams. The 2014–15 team won the 2015 WNIT championship.

Contents

2012–13 season

2011–12 season

While Pauley Pavilion was being renovated, the women's basketball team played its 2011–12 season home games at the John Wooden Center.

2010–11 season

1978 National Championship season

The 1978 team led by Ann Meyers, Denise Curry and Anita Ortega won the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) National Championship under head coach Billie Moore. The Bruins defeated Maryland 90-74 on March 25, 1978 in front of a record crowd of 9,351 at Pauley Pavilion for the championship. Meyers had 20 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and eight steals. Ortega recorded a team high 23 points. This team finished the season with a 27-3 record, including a then WCAA conference title.

Head coaches

Cori Close, head coach of the UCLA women's basketball team, speaking at a WBCA conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Cori Close.jpg
Cori Close, head coach of the UCLA women's basketball team, speaking at a WBCA conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Notable players

Retired numbers

No.PlayerPos.TenureNo. Ret.Ref.
12
Denise Curry 1977–811990 [12]
15
Ann Meyers SG 1974–781990 [13]

Year by year results

Conference tournament winners noted with # Source [14]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseasonCoaches' pollAP poll
Kenny Washington (Independent, SCWIAC)(1974–1975)
1974–75Kenny Washington 18–49–11st (SCWIAC)NWIT Second Place
Kenny Washington:18–49–1
Ellen Mosher (Independent, SCWIAC)(1975–1977)
1975–76Ellen Mosher 19–412–11stAIAW West Regional, NWIT Second Place
1976–77Ellen Mosher 20–37–11stAIAW West Regional, NWIT Second Place13
Ellen Mosher:39–719–2
Billie Moore (Independent, WCAA, Pac-12)(1977–1993)
1977–78Billie Moore 27–38–01st (WCAA)AIAW Champions5
1978–79Billie Moore 24–107–11stAIAW Third Place6
1979–80Billie Moore 18–129–32ndAIAW West Regional
1980–81Billie Moore 29–79–32ndAIAW Quarterfinals7
1981–82Billie Moore 16–147–54th
1982–83Billie Moore 18–119–53rdNCAA First Round
1983–84Billie Moore 17–126–85th
1984–85Billie Moore 20–1010–42ndNCAA Sixteen18
1985–86Billie Moore 12–163–54th
Pac-12 Conference
1986–87Billie Moore 18–1011–74th (Pac-12)
1987–88Billie Moore 19–1112–64th
1988–89Billie Moore 12–168–104th
1989–90Billie Moore 17–1212–63rdNCAA First Round
1990–91Billie Moore 15–1310–8T-4th
1991–92Billie Moore 21–1012–6T-3rdNCAA Sixteen18
1992–93Billie Moore 13–148–107th
Billie Moore:296–181141–87
Kathy Olivier (Pac-12)(1993–2008)
1993–94Kathy Olivier 15–1210–85th
1994–95Kathy Olivier 10–175–13T-8th
1995–96Kathy Olivier 13–148–10T-6th
1996–97Kathy Olivier 13–147–116th
1997–98Kathy Olivier 20–914–4T-2ndNCAA Second Round2025
1998–99Kathy Olivier 26–815–3T-1stNCAA Quarterfinals1515
1999–2000Kathy Olivier 18–1112–64thNCAA First Round
2000–01Kathy Olivier 6–235–1310th
2001–02Kathy Olivier 9–204–148th
2002–03Kathy Olivier 18–1112–64th
2003–04Kathy Olivier 17–1311–7T-3rdNCAA First Round
2004–05Kathy Olivier 16–1210–86th
2005–06Kathy Olivier 21–1112–63rd#NCAA Second Round1821
2006–07Kathy Olivier 14–187–117th
2007–08Kathy Olivier 16–1510–8T-4th
Kathy Olivier:232–208142–128
Nikki Fargas (Pac-12)(2008–2011)
2008–09Nikki Fargas 19–129–9T-4th
2009–10Nikki Fargas 25–915–32ndNCAA Second Round2322
2010–11Nikki Fargas 28–516–22ndNCAA Second Round137
Nikki Fargas:72–2640–14
Cori Close (Pac-12)(2011–present)
2011–12Cori Close 14–169–9T-5th
2012–13Cori Close 26–814–43rdNCAA Second Round1211
2013–14Cori Close 13–187–118th
2014–15Cori Close 19–188–106th WNIT Champions
2015–16Cori Close 26–914–4T-3rdNCAA Sweet Sixteen1013
2016–17Cori Close 25–913–54thNCAA Sweet Sixteen1513
2017–18Cori Close 27–814–4T-3rd NCAA Elite Eight 99
2018–19Cori Close 22–1312–64th NCAA Sweet Sixteen 2014
2019–20Cori Close 26–514–4T-2nd Tournament cancelled 109
2020–21Cori Close 17–612–43rd NCAA Round of 32 912
2021–22Cori Close 18–138–87th WNIT Semifinals
Cori Close:233–123125–69
Total:890–549

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Postseason results

NCAA Division I

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1983 #6First Round#3 Oregon StateL 62−75
1985 #6First Round
Sweet Sixteen
#3 Washington
#2 Georgia
W 78–62
L 42−78
1990 #10First Round#7 ArkansasL 80−90 (OT)
1992 #5First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Notre Dame
#4 Texas
#8 SW Missouri State
W 93−72
W 82–81
L 57–83
1998 #7First Round
Second Round
#10 Michigan
#2 Alabama
W 65−58
L 74–75
1999 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#14 UW–Green Bay
#6 Kentucky
#2 Colorado State
#1 Louisiana Tech
W 76−69
W 87–63
W 77–68
L 62–88
2000 #10First Round#7 George WashingtonL 72−79
2004 #10First Round#7 MinnesotaL 81−92
2006 #5First Round
Second Round
#12 Bowling Green
#4 Purdue
W 74−61
L 54–61
2010 #8First Round
Second Round
#9 NC State
#1 Nebraska
W 74−54
L 70–83
2011 #3First Round
Second Round
#14 Montana
#11 Gonzaga
W 55−47
L 75–89
2013 #3First Round
Second Round
#14 Stetson
#6 Oklahoma
W 66−49
L 72–85
2016 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 Hawaii
#6 South Florida
#2 Texas
W 66−50
W 72–67
L 64–72
2017 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Boise State
#5 Texas A&M
#1 Connecticut
W 83−56
W 75–43
L 71–86
2018 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#14 American
#11 Creighton
#2 Texas
#1 Mississippi State
W 71−60
W 86–64
W 84–75
L 73–89
2019 #6First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#11 Tennessee
#3 Maryland
#2 Connecticut
W 89−77
W 85–80
L 61–69
2021 #3First Round
Second Round
#14 Wyoming
#6 Texas
W 69−48
L 62–71

AIAW Division I

The Bruins made three appearances in the AIAW National Division I Basketball Tournament, with a combined record of 8–3.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1978 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship
BYU
Stephen F. Austin
Montclair State
Maryland
W, 96–75
W, 69–51
W, 87–82
W, 75–65
1979 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship
Oregon State
Wayland Baptist
Old Dominion
Tennessee
W, 105–70
W, 92–73
L, 82–87
L, 86–104
1981 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Oregon State
Kansas
Louisiana Tech
W, 72–65
W, 73–71
L, 54–87

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