Gymnastics dominates to advance

The Lady Bruins are heading to nationals.

UCLA defended its turf at the NCAA Regionals at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday night, taking first place with an overall mark of 197.825. It was truly a dominant showing by the host -- Arkansas was next closest with a score of 196.675. Arizona (195.100), Iowa State (194.325), Arizona State (193.900) and Brigham Young (193.400) rounded out the six-team regional.

UCLA's Anna Li registered a perfect 10.000 on the uneven parallel bars, while teammate Vanessa Zamarripa took the all-around crown with a score of 39.675.

NCAA team preliminaries begin on April 22 in Gainesville, Fla. From there, six teams will make it to the finals held the next day.