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UCLA Takes On Cal Thursday, No. 1 Stanford On Saturday
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  02/17/2004

Feb. 17, 2004

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UCLA (10-11, 6-7), currently sixth-place in the Pac-10 race, plays its final two home league games this week, hosting the Bay Area schools - third-place California (11-10, 7-5) on Thursday, Feb. 19 (7:30 p.m.) and No. 1 and undefeated Stanford on Saturday, Feb. 21 (1:00 p.m.); Last week, Bruins drop overtime game at Arizona State and lose at Arizona.

UCLA'S NEXT GAME

THURSDAY, FEB. 19 - UCLA (10-11 overall, Pac-10 6-7, 6th place) vs. CALIFORNIA (11-10 overall, Pac-10 7-5, 3rd place), Pauley Pavilion, 7:30 p.m. (TV-FSNW2/Radio-XTRA Sports 690/1150, with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean).

LOOKING AHEAD

SATURDAY, FEB. 21- UCLA vs. No. 1 STANFORD, Pauley Pavilion, 1:00 p.m. (TV-CBS/Radio-XTRA Sports 690/1150, with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean). Stanford (21-0 overall, 12-0 Pac-10, 1st place) visits USC on Thursday night.

UCLA BRUINS STARTING LINEUP (Overall 10-11/Pac-10 6-7, 6th place) No. Name Pos. Ht. Cl. Ppg Rpg 4 Trevor Ariza F 6-7 Fr. 11.9 6.7 43 T. J. Cummings F 6-9 Sr. 12.8 6.4 15 Ryan Hollins C 7-0 So. 5.9 4.8 1 Dijon Thompson G 6-7 Jr. 14.4 4.2 21 Cedric Bozeman G 6-6 Jr. 8.0 3.9

UCLA HEAD COACH Ben Howland - In his first season at UCLA and 10th year as a collegiate head coach.

2003-04 - UCLA (10-11, 21 games/47.6)

2000-03 - Pittsburgh (89-40, 129 games/69.0)

1995-99 - N. Arizona (79-59, 138 games/57.2)

Totals - 10th Season (178-110, 288 games/61.8)

In his last two seasons at Pittsburgh - in 2003, he led the Panthers to a 28-5 overall record, No. 4 national ranking, NCAA "Sweet 16" and the Big East Tournament Championship and in 2002, Pittsburgh was 29-6 overall (school record for wins), advanced to the NCAA "Sweet 16" and the Big East Tournament title game and Howland was the consensus National Coach of the Year.

Howland is 0-1 against California (3-1 overall) and 0-1 vs. Stanford as the Bruin head coach.

UCLA STAFF - Joining Howland are assistant coaches - Donny Daniels, for the last three seasons was the head coach at CS Fullerton; Ernie Zeigler, for the last two years served on Howland's Pittsburgh staff and Kerry Keating, for the last two seasons was at Tennessee under Buzz Peterson, along with Director of Operations Chris Carlson, who for the last two seasons served in the same capacity for Howland at Pittsburgh. Rounding out the staff is Administrative Assistant Doug Erickson, in his 12th season.

UCLA'S LAST GAMES -

Feb. 14 - at No. 16 Arizona 107, UCLA 83 - Salim Stoudamire's 34 points led No. 16 Arizona to a 107 (opponent season-high)-83 victory over UCLA before 14,566 at McKale Center.

Arizona led 57-46 at halftime. In the second half, the Bruins closed the gap to six points (61-55, 17:01 left on a layup by T. J. Cummings/UCLA outscored Arizona 9-4 to open the second half) and nine points (78-69, 9:28 left on a Cummings basket). But in the next five minutes, the Wildcats outscored UCLA 12-4 to take a 90-73 advantage with 5:28 remaining. Before the game's end, Arizona had leads of 26 points twice and had a game-winning 24-point margin (107-83).

The Bruins had four players in double figures- led by Dijon Thompson's 20 points, Cummings' 17 points and Trevor Ariza's near triple double (14 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high eight assists). UCLA shot a season-high 66.0 (33-50) from the field, 41.7 (5-12) from three-point range and 70.6 (12-17) from the foul line, with 26 rebounds and a season and game-high 28 turnovers.

Arizona shot 53.5 (38-71, second-highest opponent total, trailing only Arizona's 54.4 (37-68) in the Wildcats' 97-72 win over UCLA in Pauley Pavilion on Jan. 17) from the field, 50.0 (13-26, second-highest opponent total, behind Arizona's 60.9 (14,Pauley Pavilion record-23 in UA's earlier win at UCLA) from three-point range and 81.8 (18-22) from the foul line, with a game-high 29 rebounds and 12 turnovers. Arizona improved to 16-6 overall and 8-5 in league play.

Feb. 12 - at Arizona State 74, UCLA 62 (OT) - Before 9,339 at the Wells Fargo Arena, Arizona State overcame a seven-point deficit with 1:05 left in regulation, outscored UCLA 14-2 in overtime and defeated the Bruins 74-62. It was UCLA's first overtime loss this season (earlier, the Bruins had beaten LMU and at Washington in OT).

UCLA led 27-25 at halftime. In the second half, UCLA's biggest lead was 14 points (43-29, 12:36 left in regulation), on a three-pointer by Brian Morrison. With 1:05 remaining in regulation, UCLA led 59-52, on a layup by Cedric Bozeman. ASU tied the game (60-60 at the end of regulation) on a layup by Ike Diogu (56 seconds left), a three-pointer by Kevin Kruger (32 seconds left) and another three-pointer by Jamal Hill (16 seconds left), while UCLA in that span was 1-4 from the foul line.

In overtime, ASU outscored UCLA 14-2. In the extra session, the Bruins were 0-11 from the field, including 0-5 from three-point range and 2-2 from the foul line. ASU was 1-5 from the field, including 0-2 from three-point range, but connected on all 12 free throws.

The Bruins had two players in double figures - Dijon Thompson's team-high 18 points and T. J. Cummings 13 points and seven rebounds (Trevor Ariza added seven points and team-high nine rebounds).

UCLA shot 40.0 (24-60) from the field, 29.4 (5-17) from three-point range and 52.9 (9-17) from the foul line, with 36 rebounds and a game-high 23 turnovers (third-highest total this season).

The Sun Devils shot 40.0 (24-60) from the field, 28.0 (7-25) from three-point range and 95.0 (19-20, second-highest opponent total this season) from the foul line, with a game-high 39 rebounds and 18 turnovers. ASU was led by Digou's game-high 27 points and 13 rebounds and improved to 9-12 overall and 3-9 in the league.

HEAD COACH BEN BRAUN - In his eighth season at Cal, Braun has led the Bears to three consecutive NCAA Tournament bids. He's 8-8 vs. UCLA.

THE GOLDEN BEARS - Have won three of their last four games, the only loss was to then-No. 2 Stanford, 69-58 on Saturday at Berkeley. In this week's Pac-10 stats (all games), freshman Leon Powe is the league's No. 8 scorer (15.3) and No. 1 rebounder (9.6).

SERIES HISTORY - UCLA leads it 120-91, but Cal won the last meeting, 76-62 on Jan. 24 at Berkeley (it was Cal's fourth consecutive win over the Bruins in Berkeley). UCLA has won the last three games in Pauley, including last year's 76-75(OT) victory. Since 2000, Cal leads it 6-4.

BRUIN HEADLINES

PAC-10 PLAY - UCLA is 6-7 in Pac-10 play, sixth place, but just two games out of second-place. Last season, the Bruins did not earn their sixth league win until the final day of the season (March 8), making their record 6-12. The last time the Bruins started 5-0 in league play prior to this season was 1996.

TRENDS - UCLA is allowing opponents to shoot just .428 from the floor. Only four opponents (Arizona, .544; at Arizona, .535; UCSB, .522; USC, .509) have shot over .500 and five have been held under .400. UCLA has outrebounded seven of its last 16 opponents (plus three ties) and has been outrebounded just six times (all losses) in those 16 games. Overall, the Bruins have been outrebounded just eight times in 21 games. UCLA's 53 second-half point total against Oregon State is its highest output of the year for any half.

PAC-10 MEDIA DAY-BRUINS SELECTED SIXTH IN PRESEASON VOTE - Nov. 6 was Pac-10 Media Day at the LAX Hilton. According to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball, Arizona was picked to win the 2004 conference title, the Bruins were selected sixth. Here's the vote total -1. Arizona (26) 339, 2. Stanford (7) 321, 3. California (1) 238, 4. Oregon 215, 5. USC (1) 207, 6. UCLA 188, 7. Arizona State 185, 8. Washington 108, 9. Washington State 69, 10. Oregon State 55.

Josiah Johnson - suffered a sprained left knee in practice on Monday (Feb. 16). Further medical tests on Tuesday will determine his status for this week's home games vs. the Bay area schools. Johnson, son of Bruin and NBA great Marques Johnson, has appeared in 20 games (one start) and is averaging 8.8 minutes, 1.4 points and 2.4 rebounds.

Brian Morrison - in the second half vs. Michigan State (12/20), Morrison suffered a left hamstring strain and missed nine games before returning on Jan. 28 vs. USC. At the time of his hamstring injury, he was UCLA's No. 3 scorer (11.8), No. 3 in minutes (31.7) and top three-point shooter (45.9, 17-37). In UCLA's 84-70 win over UC Riverside on Dec. 3 in Pauley Pavilion, Morrison scored a career-high 28 points. In UCLA's statistics for its 10 wins (in those 10 victories, Morrison played in four games, including three starts), he is the team's No. 2 scorer (14.0), averaging 31.5 minutes, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while shooting 50.0 (19-38) from the field, 50.0 (13-26) from three-point range and 1.000 (5-5) from the foul line. He did not play against the Washington schools in Pauley due to a sprained right ankle (suffered Feb. 4).

T. J. CUMMINGS - Cummings was cleared to play on Dec. 17 after being academically ineligible for the first quarter. In his debut contest vs. UC Santa Barbara, Cummings led the Bruins with 14 points in 26 minutes off the bench. He then started his first game of the season vs. Michigan State and again led UCLA in scoring (25 minutes, 13 points, five rebounds, a career-high tying three assists and one steal).

Trevor Ariza - UCLA freshman Trevor Ariza made his regular season debut in the Bruins' win over LMU (Dec. 13), playing 32 minutes, with 14 points, seven rebounds and two assists and blocked shots. Since Nov. 28, Ariza had been sidelined with spontaneous pneumothorax. (the presence of air within the pleural cavity of the lungs) and missed the Bruins' first three regular season games.

Matt McKinney - On Nov. 4, UCLA announced that McKinney, 6-8 redshirt freshman forward from Santa Ynez HS, would miss 6-8 weeks because of a fractured bone in his left foot. The foot was casted (with no surgery). McKinney originally injured his left foot on June 15 during his first game in the Say-No Summer League at West Los Angeles College. McKinney's left foot was recently removed from the cast and he's now facing weeks of rehabilitation.

CO-CAPTAINS - Bruin head coach Ben Howland has appointed juniors, Cedric Bozeman and Dijon Thompson, as UCLA's season-long captains.

NELL AND JOHN WOODEN COURT - On Saturday, Dec. 20, before 12,433, when UCLA defeated Michigan State, the floor of Pauley Pavilion was dedicated - "Nell and John Wooden Court", named after the Bruins' legendary coach John Wooden and his late wife, Nell.

There were more than 60 of Coach Wooden's players who attended, including Bruin All-Americans -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor/1967-69), Bill Walton (1972-74), Marques Johnson (1977), Dave Meyers (1975), Jamaal Wilkes (Keith Wilkes/1973-74), Henry Bibby (1972), Sidney Wicks (1970-71), Michael Warren (1968), Lucius Allen (1968), Walt Hazzard (1963-64), John Green (1962), Willie Naulls (1956) and George Stanich (1950).

VINTAGE UNIFORMS - for the Michigan State game and the Wooden Court dedication, the Bruins wore jerseys similar to those of UCLA's 1964 NCAA title squad (the first UCLA NCAA Championship won by John Wooden/this is the 40th anniversary season of that first NCAA Championship won by UCLA in men's basketball. 1964/2004).

UCLA has worn the vintage uniforms in a total of five home games and is 4-1 in them. They have not been worn since the Jan. 17 loss to Arizona.

UCLA REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE - Featuring nine NCAA Tournament teams (14 games), along with two NIT representatives. The teams from last season's NCAA are- "Elite Eight" Kentucky, Michigan State and Arizona; "Sweet 16" Notre Dame and Vermont, along with Oregon, Arizona State, Stanford and California. St. John's won the 2003 NIT title and UC Santa Barbara also played in last year's NIT.

UCLA SIGNS TOP 10 NATIONAL CLASS - ARRON AFFLALO, JORDAN FARMAR, LORENZO MATA AND JOSH SHIPP

UCLA head coach Ben Howland on Wednesday (Nov. 12) announced the National Letter of Intent signings of four players, all ranked in the nation's Top 100 among U. S. high school seniors. The four prep standouts, all from southern California are -6-5, 190-pound shooting guard Arron Afflalo from Compton Centennial HS; 6-2, 170-pound point guard Jordan Farmar from Taft HS in Woodland Hills; 6-9, 220-pound center Lorenzo Mata from South Gate HS and 6-5, 200-pound wing Josh Shipp from Los Angles Fairfax HS.

According to national recruiting experts, the Bruin class is ranked - No. 7 by Rob Harrington (prepstars.com), No. 9 by Clark Francis (Hoop Scoop) and No. 10 by Dave Telep (the insidershoops.com).

Here's a biographical breakdown of UCLA's four recruits, all incoming UCLA freshman next fall.

Arron Afflalo

As a junior last season at Compton Centennial HS under coach Rod Palmer (who lettered at UCLA from 1986-87 and concluded his collegiate career at UC Irvine), Afflalo led the Apaches to a 19-11 overall record, to the CIF SS Div. III-A title game, the Div. III regional semifinals and a share of the Bay League title. A prolific scorer, he averaged 26.2 points a game (he scored 30 or more points on seven occasions and had a career-high 42 points vs. Carson at the one-day Pangos Dream Tournament in Pauley Pavilion last January) and also contributed 5.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists. In 2003, Afflalo was the Wooden Award Div. III Player of the Year, All-State Cal-Hi Sports, the CIF-SS Div. III-A co-Player of the Year and the Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Player of the Year. Howland on Afflalo

"Arron is a classic two guard. I'm excited about his toughness and how he plays the game so hard and aggressive, yet so skillful. He's a good passer and shooter who does a good job of putting the ball to the floor and getting to the basket. He also has a chance to be an excellent defender, but what I like best about Arron is he's a very good competitor."

Jordan Farmar

As a junior last season under coach Derrick Taylor, Farmar led Taft to a 25-6 overall record and to the CIF Los Angeles City section semifinals (the first time in school history). He averaged 28.5 points, 9.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds. At last year's Simi Valley Tournament, Farmar averaged 43 points in four games. He was the 2003 Los Angeles Daily News co-Player of the Year. Howland on Farmar

"Jordan is a true point guard. Looking at all the point guards (coming out of high school next year) from summer camps, Jordan was without a doubt among the top three in the country. He's an outstanding playmaker and shooter and I like his leadership qualities and competitive nature. Like all great point guards, he makes everyone else around him a better player." Lorenzo Mata

Mata is the first South Gate HS boys basketball player in the school's history to receive a Div. I scholarship. As a junior last season under coach Sal Serrano, Mata had 25 double-doubles (in 26 contests) and averaged 21.4 points, 14.3 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots. He earned All-Los Angeles City Section and was a Long Beach Press-Telegram first-team performer. Mata's only been playing basketball for four years and could be a candidate for the Mexican National Team in the future. Howland on Mata

"I'm extremely pleased with Lorenzo's signing and what he brings to UCLA. He's a very strong, athletic inside player who can block shots and rebound. He's a good defender who has a nice touch around the basket."

Josh Shipp

As a junior last season at Fairfax HS under coach Harvey Kitani, Shipp helped lead Fairfax to the City finals and averaged 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists and earned All-State underclassman and All-City second team honors. His father, Joe, was a USC football player; his older brother, Joe, was a senior forward last season at California and in 2003 he led the Pac-10 in scoring (20.4 points) and his sister, Britteny, attends UCLA. Howland on Shipp

"Josh is an outstanding wing player. He is very skilled as an outside shooter and passer who comes from a great athletic family. Josh continues to get better and better each and every year and he will be an outstanding player here at UCLA."

WALT HAZZARD NAMED TO 2004 PAC-10 HALL OF HONOR - Hazzard, who led the Bruins to their first NCAA Championship (1964) and coached UCLA from 1985-88, will be UCLA's third inductee into the prestigious Pac-10 Hall of Honor (joining 2002 charter member John Wooden and 2003 inductee Kareem Abdul-Jabbar). A three-year starter and two-time All-American (1963-64) for the Bruins as a 6-2 guard under Wooden, Hazzard was the keystone to UCLA's first NCAA Championship in 1964 and first unbeaten season (30-0). As a senior co-captain in 1964, he averaged a career-high 18.6 points, was named the Outstanding Player at the NCAA Final Four and earned National Player of the Year honors from the USBWA and the Helms Athletic Foundation. At the conclusion of his Bruin career, Hazzard's 1,401 points were tops in school history. In 1964 after winning the NCAA crown, Hazzard also won a gold medal representing the U. S. team at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. A first-round draft choice of the Lakers, he played 10 years in the NBA, including one appearance in the NBA All-Star game.

From 1985-88, Hazzard returned to UCLA as the Bruins' head men's basketball coach. In four winning seasons (his overall record was 77-47, 62.1), he led UCLA to two 20+ win campaigns, the 1987 Pac-10 regular and postseason championships, a 1987 NCAA second round advancement and two NIT bids, including the 1985 NIT Championship, in his first season as the Bruins' head coach. In 1987, Hazzard was the Pac-10 Coach of the Year.

Joining Hazzard in the 2004 class are - Khalid Reeves (Arizona), Lafayette "Fat" Lever (Arizona State), Jason Kidd (California), Ron Lee (Oregon), Mel Counts (Oregon State), Howard "Howie" Dallmar (Stanford), Bob Boyd (USC), James Edwards (Washington) and George Raveling (Washington State).

The 2004 Pac-10 Hall of Honor banquet will take place on Wednesday, March 10 in conjunction with the 2004 Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament, held at The Staples Center in Los Angeles (March 11-13).

JEROME "POOH" RICHARDSON INDUCTED INTO UCLA ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME -UCLA's standout point guard from 1986-89, Richardson was inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 3. During his four years (1986-89) as the Bruins' point guard, Richardson earned All-Pac-10 honors for three consecutive seasons (1987-89) and ended his career as the school's all-time leader in assists (833), steals (189, now No. 4), three-point FG% (46.4, 52-112) and games played (122, now No. 15). Following his collegiate career, Richardson had a 10-year career in the NBA, last playing with the Los Angeles Clippers, and he has endowed a UCLA athletic scholarship.

STREET & SMITH'S COLLECTORS EDITION - GREATEST COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYERS - Seven Bruins are highlighted - No. 1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor/1967-69), No. 2 Bill Walton (1972-74), No. 49 Gail Goodrich (1963-65), No. 66 Sidney Wicks (1969-71), No. 68 Walt Hazzard (1962-64), No. 73 Marques Johnson (1974-77) and No. 86 Keith (Jamaal) Wilkes (1972-74). Also noted is legendary Bruin head coach John Wooden, No. 81 during his playing days at Purdue (1929-32)

UCLA HEAD COACH Ben Howland

Ben Howland is in his first season as UCLA's head coach. Here's a quick year-by-year review of his Div. I collegiate head coaching career (prior to UCLA).

2002-03 (Pittsburgh) - led the Panthers to its second consecutive NCAA "Sweet 16", to the school's first ever Big East Tournament title and second consecutive Big East West crown.

2001-02 (Pittsburgh) - Consensus National Coach of the Year, leading the Panthers to a school record 29 victories, NCAA "Sweet 16", Big East West title and Big East Tournament Championship game.

2000-01 (Pittsburgh) - Pitt advanced to the second round of the NIT and to the Big East Tournament Championship game.

1999-00 (Pittsburgh) - first season at Pitt.

1998-99 (Northern Arizona) - first team in NCAA history to lead the NCAA in both FG% (52.3) and 3-PT FG% (44.5).

1997-98 (Northern Arizona) - led NAU to first-ever NCAA Tournament bid and to the Big Sky regular and postseason titles. Led nation in 3-PT FG% (43.0), second in FG% (52.3).

1996-97 (Northern Arizona) - orchestrated the 10th best single-season turnaround in NCAA history. Big Sky regular season champion and led nation in 3-PT FG% (4.19) and second in FG% (51.6).

1995-96 (Northern Arizona) - second year at NAU.

1994-95 (Northern Arizona) - first year at NAU.

HOWLAND PRESS CONFERENCES - held (most Tuesdays) in the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame Press Room at 1:30 p.m./following Holland, Bruin players will be available in the press room at 2 p.m.) - Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 2 (last regular season press conference).

HOWLAND/PAC-10 WEEKLY HEAD COACHES MEDIA TELECONFERENCE CALL - Beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 30 (and every Tuesday during the regular season/last call Tuesday, March 9). It begins at 10:35 a.m. through 11:47 a.m. (Howland is 11:47-11:55 a.m.). The media telephone number is 913-981-5571.

BRUIN NOTES

UCLA VS. NO. 1 - UCLA's 96-89OT victory over No. 1 Arizona on Mar. 13, 2003, in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament, was the fourth over a top-ranked team in as many years. On Jan. 12, 2002, UCLA defeated No. 1 Kansas, 87-77, at Pauley Pavilion. On Feb. 3, 2001, UCLA's 79-73 victory over No. 1 Stanford, the last undefeated team at the time, was its second against the No. 1 team in the nation in less than one year. Its victory over No. 1 Stanford on March 4, 2000 was the school's first over a No. 1 team since Dec. 1, 1986, when the Bruins defeated No. 1 North Carolina, 89-84 at Pauley Pavilion. The last time UCLA defeated a No. 1 team that late in the season was in 1980, when the Bruins upset DePaul in the second round of the NCAA Tournament en route to the title game against Louisville.

UCLA has defeated the nation's No. 1 team on the Associated Press poll on 10 occasions, ranking first on the all-time list along with North Carolina. Behind the Bruins and the Tar Heels (as of Jan. 17) - Maryland (9), Duke (8), Oklahoma/Georgia Tech (7) and Kentucky,/Notre Dame/Ohio State (6).

In Bruin history, during the regular season, UCLA is 7-11 vs. the No. 1 team, including last season's overtime win over Arizona in the Pac-10 Tournament. In the NCAA Tournament, the Bruins have a record of 3-6 vs. the nation's No. 1 ranked team, including UCLA's 76-63 loss to Duke in the 2001 NCAA East Region "Sweet 16".

PAULEY PAVILION (12,819) - Pauley is in its 39th season as the home of Bruin basketball. UCLA's all-time Pauley Pavilion record is 536-79 (615 games, 87.2). The Bruins are 8-4 this season in Pauley, losing to UC Santa Barbara 61-60 on Dec. 17, Arizona 97-72 on Jan. 17, on Jan. 28, USC, 76-69 and on Feb. 5, WSU, 55-48.

UCLA's overtime win vs. No. 18 Cal on Feb. 20, 2003 was UCLA's 600th game in Pauley Pavilion. The win over Washington on March 11, 2000 was UCLA's 500th victory on its home court. On Feb. 19, 1997 in UCLA's 82-60 win over USC, the largest crowd in Pauley Pavilion history watched that game (13,382; previous high was 13,037 vs. Oregon, 3/11/95). Then, four days later (Feb. 23, 1997) in the 73-69 win over Duke, UCLA set a new attendance record 13,478, breaking the old one by 96. The last time the Bruins were unbeaten at home for a regular season was in 1994-95 (15-0, California did beat UCLA at home that season but later forfeited the game). The Bruins finished 1998-99 at Pauley 15-1 (losing only to Stanford).

UCLA HISTORY - Entering 2003-04 (84 years), the Bruins had an overall school record of 1,525-674 (2199 games, .693), No. 11 on the all-time NCAA chart. With a current 10-11 record, UCLA's overall mark is 1535-685 (2,220 games, .691). UCLA's 11 NCAA Championships is an NCAA record (Kentucky is second with seven), UCLA has been to 14 Final Fours (Kentucky 13) and the Bruins are second in NCAA Tournament appearances (36, Kentucky is first with 44). In NCAA play, the Bruins are also second in victories (85) and winning percentage (.733).

BRUINS IN THE NBA

2003-04 - Note: On Feb. 8, Matt Barnes signed a contract for the remainder of the season with the Los Angeles Clippers following two 10-day contracts. On Feb. 10, Darrick Martin signed a second 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Bruins currently have 10 active players in the NBA: Matt Barnes (Los Angeles Clippers, rookie); Mitchell Butler (Washington Wizards, eighth season); Baron Davis (New Orleans Hornets, fifth season); Dan Gadzuric (Milwaukee Bucks, second season); Jason Kapono (Cleveland Cavaliers, rookie); Darrick Martin (Minnesota Timberwolves, eighth season); Reggie Miller (Indiana Pacers, 17th season); Jerome Moiso (Toronto Raptors, fourth season); Tracy Murray (Portland Trail Blazers, 12th season) and Earl Watson (Memphis Grizzlies, third season).

In addition, UCLA had two other players on pre-season rosters - Jelani McCoy (Cleveland Cavaliers, sixth season, released); and Ray Young (Boston Celtics, released, signed with the CBA Gary, IN Steelheads). In all, the Pac-10 had 41 players on opening day NBA rosters, the second-highest conference total (behind the ACC's 50).

Darrick Martin (1989-92, who played seven years in the NBA), was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters prior to signing with Minnesota in January. On Nov. 1, the Globetrotters, with Earvin "Magic" Johnson a member of the team, defeated Michigan State (Magic's alma mater), 97-83 and were led by Martin's 38 points.

2003-04 STATISTICS

2003-04 UCLA'S PAC-10 STATS (Feb. 16) TEAM- Scoring Offense-9th, 66.8; Scoring Defense-4th, 70.0; Scoring Margin-9th, - 3.2; FT %-9th, 63.2; FG %-5th, 46.2; FG % Def.-2nd, 42.8; 3-Pt. FG %-9th, 31.7; 3-Pt. FGs Made-10th, 4.38; 3-Pt. FG % Def.-3rd, 34.8; Reb. Off.-6th, 35.4; Reb. Def.- 5th, 33.5; Reb. Margin-4th, +1.9; Blkd Shots-7th, 2.90; Assts-6th, 15.38; Stls-10th, 4.24; TO Margin-10th, -3.86; Asst/TO Ratio-8th, 0.95; Off. Reb.- 8th, 11.29; Def. Reb.-4th, 24.10.

TEAM HIGH LEADERS - FG% - UCLA (66.0, 33-50) at Arizona, 2/14/04

UCLA INDIVIDUAL PAC-10 LEADERS - Scoring -- Dijon Thompson, 10th, 14.4, T.J. Cummings, 16th, 12.8; Rebounding - Trevor Ariza, 9th, 6.7, T.J. Cummings, 10th, 6.4; FG% - T.J. Cummings, 6th, .556; Assists - Cedric Bozeman, 1st, 5.76; FT% -; Steals - Trevor Ariza, 7th, 1.61; 3pt. FG% - ; 3pt. FGs - ; Blocked Shots - Ryan Hollins, 8th, 1.00; Assist/TO Ratio - Cedric Bozeman, 7th, 1.75; Off. Rebs. - Trevor Ariza, 9th, 2.44; Def. Rebs. - T. J. Cummings, 6th, 4.41, Trevor Ariza, 7th, 4.28.

INDIVIDUAL HIGH LEADERS -

2003-04 SPECIAL TEAM STATS (21 Games)

HALFTIME - UCLA is 2-8 when it trails at halftime, 8-3 when it leads at halftime and 0-0 when the score is tied at halftime.

REBOUNDING - UCLA is 9-1 when it outrebounds its opponent (Washington,h, ASU,h, WSU,a, Oregon,h, Oregon State,h, Michigan State, Loyola, Vermont, UC Riverside/lost at Michigan), 0-8 when it is outrebounded (at Arizona, at ASU, at St. John's, USC,h, at Stanford, Arizona, UCSB, Kentucky) and 1-2 when the rebounding is even (defeating Washington,a and losing to Washington State, h and at California).

FG % - UCLA is 9-3 when it outshoots its opponent , 1-7 when its is outshot and 0-1 when the teams are even.

3 PT FG% - UCLA is 5-2 (lost at ASU, at Stanford) when it outshoots its opponent and 5-9 when it is outshot.

FT% - UCLA is 0-4 when it outshoots its opponent, 10-6 when it is outshot and 0-1 when the percentage is even.

TOs- UCLA is 0-0 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponent, 7-9 when it has more and 3-2 when it is even.

5 MIN. MARK - UCLA is 8-1 (lost at ASU) when it leads with five minutes remaining in regulation and 2-10 when it trails at the five-minute mark.

MEDIA SERVICES

XTRA SPORTS 690/1150 - The 2003-04 basketball season is UCLA's seventh on XTRA Sports 690/1150. Chris Roberts, a four-time Golden Mike Award winner, is in his 12th season as the voice of the Bruins. Joining Roberts in his second season as analyst is Don MacLean, the leading scorer (2,608) in UCLA and Pac-10 history.

Roberts was nationally recognized on Oct. 27 by ESPN's Dick Vitale, when Vitale placed Roberts on his "All-Radio Voices Team". Vitale called it his "All-Cawood Ledford Team", in honor of the legendary Kentucky broadcaster. Roberts joined 15 other well-known college play-by-play voices on Vitale's "Sweet 16" broadcast team.

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UCLA PLAYER UPDATES/ALPHABETICAL

4 Trevor Ariza 6-7, 194, Fr., F, Los Angeles, CA (Westchester)

2003-04 PRESEASON HONORS - Athlon No. 29 incoming freshman in the U. S., Street & Smith's All-West Incoming Freshman (Top 100 College Freshman).

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - A Dick Vitale Dazzling Dozen Diaper Dandy (one of the Top 12 freshman in the U. S.), Ariza has played 18 games (16 starts) and is averaging 11.9 points (No. 3 on team), a team-high 6.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and a team-high 1.6 steals in 32.2 minutes. He is shooting 53.4 (71-133) on two-point field goal attempts. He's led the Bruins in rebounding seven times, including two straight games and four of the last seven, and in scoring twice.

ARIZA'S 2003-04 SEASON/CAREER HIGHS - 38 minutes vs. Washington; 24 points vs. OSU; 14 rebounds vs. Michigan; 8 assists vs. Arizona; 3 steals vs. Stanford, Washington, WSU, Michigan, MSU; 2 blocked shots vs. Washington, Loyola.

ARIZA'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Feb. 16) - Reb. - 9th, 6.7; Stls. - 7th, 1.61; Off. Rebs. - 9th, 2.44; Def. Rebs. - 7th, 4.28.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Ariza did not play vs. Vermont, UC Riverside or Kentucky due to a spontaneous pneumothorax (the presence of air within the pleural cavity of the lungs/Nov. 28) ... He made his debut against Loyola and accounted for 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 32 minutes off the bench ... He made his first career start vs. UCSB and had eight points, four assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block in 27 minutes ... In 34 minutes against Michigan State, he had five points, a game-high seven rebounds, three assists and a game-high three steals ... At Michigan, Ariza had his first career double-double (season-high 15 points/game-high 14 rebounds, it's the most rebounds by a Bruin freshman starter since 1998-99-JaRon Rush had 15 rebounds vs. Washington (2/27/99) and Dan Gadzuric had 14 rebounds vs. Arizona State (1/4/99), with a season-high three steals, two assists and one blocked shot ... Against Oregon State, he had a season and game-high 24 points (11-13, 2-4, 0-2), including 20 points in the second half, and a game-high nine rebounds in 32 minutes ... That was the most points by a Bruin freshman starter since Jason Kapono scored 27 points twice in 2000 ... Vs. Oregon, he played 26 minutes and contributed eight points and seven rebounds ... At Washington State, he had eight points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals in 30 minutes ... At Washington, he had 21 points (9-16, 0-2, 3-7), eight rebounds, two assists and a season-high tying three steals and two blocks in 38 minutes ... He scored 15 of his points after halftime ... In the overtime period, he had five points, two steals and one assist ... Vs. Arizona State, he had 16 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes ... Against Arizona, he contributed 18 points, three rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes ... At Stanford, he had two points, two rebounds, three steals and one block in 32 minutes ... At California, he had 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds in 33 minutes ... Vs. USC, he had six points, six rebounds, three steals and one assist in 30 minutes ... At St. John's, he led the team with 19 points (the only Bruin in double figures), tied for the team lead with six rebounds and added two steals and one assist in 37 minutes ... Vs. Washington State, he had seven points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 37 minutes ... In 24 minutes against Washington, he had 12 points, including a spectacular dunk with 2:13 left to give the Bruins a 75-65 lead, seven rebounds and three assists ...In 28 minutes at Arizona State, he had seven points, a team-high nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block ... At Arizona, he just missed a triple-double, leading the Bruins with 10 rebounds and a career-high eight assists and adding 14 points (5-7, 0-2, 4-8) and one steal in 34 minutes.

CAREER - A second-team Parade Magazine All-American in 2002-03, in his prep career Ariza helped lead Westchester to the 2003 and 2002 CIF Div. I State titles . . . As a senior last season under Westchester coach Ed Azzam, the Comets were 32-3 overall and No. 5 in the final USA Today national prep rankings (No. 2 in the West) . . . In 2003, Ariza averaged 21.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 9.0 assists and 3.0 blocked shots and steals ...Was also an EA Sports All-American (Ariza represented the West squad at the 2003 EA Sports Roundball Classic held at the United Center in Chicago on March 31), HoopScoop No. 15 U. S. senior, (southern CA top-ranked senior), Cal-HiSports Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times Boys Basketball Player of the Year, Los Angeles City Player of the Year and first-team All-CIF.

13 Gene Barnes, 5-10, 165, So, G, Novato, CA (The Branson School)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - He has not yet played in a game. BARNES' 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS- minutes vs. ; points vs. ; rebound vs. ; assist vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots vs. .

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Barnes has not played in any of the Bruins' 21 games.

BARNES' CAREER HIGHS-4 minutes vs. Portland (12/14/02) and Long Beach State (12/8/02); points vs. ; 1 rebound vs. Portland (12/14/02) and Long Beach State (12/8/02); 1 assist vs. Duke (11/30/02); steals vs. ; blocked shots vs.

CAREER - At UCLA's end-of-the-year 2003 banquet, Barnes, a walkon guard, was given the UCLA Alumni Association Award (academic achievement and team contribution award) ... A redshirt freshman in 2002-03, he appeared in UCLA's first four games (averaged 2.3 minutes), then was sidelined with a back injury and missed the rest of the season ... Barnes redshirted in 2001-02 ... In 2001 as a senior at The Branson School, Barnes was named a Top 25 Nor Cal prep and was nominated by Who's Who in Sports as one of the nation's finest high school athletes ... As a senior in high school, he averaged 18.0 points, 8.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and only two turnovers a game.

21 Cedric Bozeman, 6-6, 199, Jr., G, Los Angeles, CA (Mater Dei HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 21 games (all starts), he is averaging 8.0 points (No. 5 on the squad), a team-high 5.76 assists (leads the Pac-10) and 3.9 rebounds (No. 5) in a team-high 34.6 minutes. In his last 11 games, he has passed for 71 assists (6.45) and has had at least seven in five of those 11 games. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 6.23 assists (No. 1 in the league) and 2.69 turnovers for a ratio of 2.31 (No. x in the league). In addition, he is shooting .710 from the free throw line in league games.

BOZEMAN'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 40 minutes vs. Kentucky; 17 points vs. UC Riverside; 10 rebounds vs. Loyola; 10 assists vs. USC, California; 2 steals vs. UCSB; 1 blocked shot vs. Kentucky, UM. BOZEMAN'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Feb. 16) - Assists - 1st, 5.76; Assist/TO Ratio - 7th, 1.75.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Entering his third season as the Bruins' starting point guard, Bozeman, along with junior Dijon Thompson, are UCLA co-captains for 2003-04 ... Against Vermont, he contributed 12 points, a career-high nine assists with just one turnover, one rebound and one steal in 37 minutes ... It was his pass to Ryan Hollins that resulted in the free throw for the game-winning points ... Against UC Riverside, he had a career-high tying 17 points (7-14, 1-2, 2-3), seven assists, six rebounds, five turnovers and one steal in 38 minutes ... Against Kentucky, he played a career-high tying 40 minutes and had 12 points, a then-career-high tying seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block ... Against Loyola, he hit a three-point basket with two seconds remaining in overtime to give the Bruins a 69-66 victory ... On the night, he played 39 minutes, recorded his first career double-double with a team-high 16 points (5-12, 2-4, 4-8) and a career-high 10 rebounds and added two assists ... In 37 minutes vs. UCSB, Bozeman had 10 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals ... In 36 minutes against Michigan State, Bozeman had nine points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal ... At Michigan, he contributed four points, two rebounds, a game-high eight assists, one steal and a career-high tying one blocked shot ... Against Oregon State, he had three points, six assists and six rebounds in 25 minutes (he missed some time with an abdominal strain) and no turnovers ... Against Oregon, he contributed 12 points (4-5, 4-4), including four straight made free throws in the final 2:30, five assists and four rebounds in 33 minutes ... At Washington State, he had six points, three rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes ... His layup with 1:12 remaining gave UCLA the lead for good (46-45) ... At Washington, he had eight points, eight assists, two rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes before fouling out with 6:00 remaining in regulation ... Vs. Arizona State, he had five points, five rebounds and six assists in 33 minutes ... He scored all of his points in the final 2:38, making five of six free throws, including his final five ... Against Arizona, he had eight points, seven assists (one turnover) and six rebounds in 36 minutes ... At Stanford, he had nine points, six assists, two rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes ... At California, he had four points, three rebounds, a career-high 10 assists and one steal in 37 minutes ... Against USC, he had a career high-tying 10 assists, five points and four rebounds in 38 minutes ... At St. John's, he had two points, four rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes ... Against Washington State, he had two points, two assists and one rebound in 38 minutes ... Vs. Washington, he contributed eight assists, five points and three rebounds in 28 minutes ... In 38 minutes at Arizona State, he had five points, five assists, three rebounds and one steal ... At Arizona, he scored in double figures for the first time since Jan. 4 with 13 points (6-10, 1-1), five assists, one rebound, one steal and seven turnovers in 31 minutes.

BOZEMAN'S CAREER HIGHS - 40 minutes vs. Kentucky (12/6/03), Oregon (1/30/03) and USD (11/26/02); 17 points vs. UC Riverside (12/3/03), Oregon (1/30/03); 10 rebounds vs. Loyola (12/13/03); 10 assists vs. USC (1/28/04), California (1/24/04); 2 steals vs. UCSB (12/17/03), Oregon (1/30/03), California (1/25/03) and USD (11/26/02); 1 blocked shot, five times, last vs. Michigan (12/27/03).

CAREER - Injuries have interrupted Bozeman's last two seasons ... Last year as a sophomore, he missed the final eight games with a shoulder injury (had surgery to correct the instablility on March 25) and as a true freshman in 2001-02, he missed seven early season games (and four additional starts), because of a right knee cartilage tear that required surgery ... Before last season's shoulder surgery, he started 17 of 21 games and as a freshman, he started 17 of the last 18 games and earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Freshman team ... One of the top high school players in the nation in 2000-01 at Mater Dei, Bozeman committed to the Bruins on Nov. 8, 2000 ... A 2001 McDonald's All-American.

5 Jon Crispin, 6-0, 205, Sr., G, Pitman, NJ (Penn State/Pitman HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - Crispin has appeared in six games and is averaging 6.0 minutes, 1.0 points, 0.6 rebounds and shooting 1.000 (2-2) from the foul line.

CRISPIN'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 9 minutes vs. OSU; 3 points vs. OSU; 1 rebound vs. Washington, OSU, UCSB; 1 assist vs. Washington, OSU; 1 steal vs. Washington; 0 blocked shots vs. .

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Crispin did not play in the Bruins' first four games and did not play vs. Michigan State ... In three minutes vs. UCSB, he had one rebound ... In five minutes at Michigan, he scored two points ... In nine minutes vs. Oregon State, he scored three points and added one rebound and one assist ... He did not play against Oregon, Washington State, Washington, Arizona State, Arizona, Stanford, California, USC, St. John's and Washington State ... Against Washington, he played eight minutes and did a fine job defending Nate Robinson ... He also had one rebound, one assist and one steal ... He did not play at Arizona State ... He played five minutes at Arizona.

CRISPIN'S UCLA CAREER HIGHS-22 minutes vs. Duke (11/30/02); 11 points vs. Long Beach State (12/8/02); 3 rebounds vs. Kansas (12/21/02); 2 assists vs. Arizona (2/13/03), California (1/25/03) and Kansas (12/21/02); 1 steal vs. Washington (2/07/04), California (2/20/03), Arizona (2/13/03) and Michigan (12/28/02); 0 blocked shots vs.

CAREER - During the off-season season, Crispin had foot surgery (left big toe) to repair an old injury ... Appeared in 23 games last season as a junior, started once (Duke, season-high 22 minutes) and averaged 8.4 minutes a contest ... Sat out the 2001-02 campaign after transferring from Penn State ... A mainstay at Penn State from 1999-2001, Crispin, along with is brother Joe, helped lead the Nittany Lions to the 2001 NCAA "Sweet 16" ... As a sophomore at Penn State, Crispin started 31 of 33 games, averaged 27.8 minutes, 7.2 points and shot 35.6 (42-118) from three-point range ... Scored a career-high 26 points in the Nittany Lions' 73-68 win at Kentucky on Nov. 25, 2000 ... Superb all-around athlete (football, basketball, baseball) at Pitman, NJ HS.

43 T. J. CUMMINGS, 6-9, 215, Sr., F, Homewood, IL (Homewood-Flossmoor HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - Cummings, just 28 points from joining the Bruin career 1,000 point club, has played in 17 games (16 starts) and ranks second on the squad in scoring (12.8 points) and rebounding (6.4) in 29.1 minutes while shooting 55.6 (No. 3, 90-162) from the field and a team-best 83.8 (31-37) from the foul line. He's led the Bruins in scoring seven times and in rebounding in seven of the last 13 contests. He has scored in double figures in 14 of his 17 games this year and has recorded three double-doubles. In his last 13 games, he is averaging 13.5 points (176) and 7.1 rebounds (92) while making 72 of 129 shots (55.8) from the floor, six of 14 (42.9) from three-point range and 26 of 30 (86.7) from the line. In Pac-10 play, he ranks fourth in the league with his average of 7.0 rebounds per game. In his last three games, he is averaging 16.0 points (48) and 7.0 rebounds (21) while shooting 75.0 (21-28) from the floor, 75.0 (3-4) from three-point range and 100.0 (3-3) from the line.

CUMMINGS' 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 39 minutes vs. Washington; 22 points vs. Washington; 12 rebounds vs. Arizona State; 3 assists vs. MSU; 1 steal vs. MSU, UM; 2 blocked shot vs. California. CUMMINGS' 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Feb. 16) - Scoring - 16th, 12.8; Reb. - 10th, 6.4; FG % - 6th, .556; Def. Rebs. - 6th, 4.41.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Cummings did not play in UCLA's first four games (he was academically ineligible Fall Quarter and regained his eligibility on Dec. 17 following Fall Quarter exams/Dec. 8-12). ... He came off the bench against UCSB and had a team-high 14 points (5-5, 4-5), one rebound and one assist in 26 minutes ... Started vs. Michigan State, and again led UCLA in scoring (13 points, 6-11/0-0/1-2), with five rebounds, a career-high tying three assists and one steal ... At Michigan, Cummings had 12 points and six rebounds ... Against Oregon State, he had two points and five rebounds in 21 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he had 12 points (4-6, 4-4) and a game and then season-high nine rebounds in 26 minutes ... At Washington State, he had 12 points and eight rebounds - both team highs - and two assists in 33 minutes ... At Washington, he scored a season-best 22 points (8-12, 2-3, 4-5) and added 11 rebounds - leading the team in both categories - and one assist in a career-best 39 minutes ... He grabbed seven of his rebounds in the second half and added one in overtime ... Against Arizona State, he recorded his second straight double-double with 21 points and a season-high 12 rebounds, plus two assists, in 36 minutes ... Vs. Arizona, he had 12 points and two rebounds in 33 minutes ... At Stanford, he had six points and a team-high (tied) seven rebounds in 28 minutes ... At California, he had 12 points, six rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 31 minutes ... Against USC, he had 10 points, three rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes ... At St. John's, he contributed six points, a team high-tying six rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes ... Against Washington State, he had a team-high (tied) 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block ... Vs. Washington, he recorded his third season double-double with team highs 18 points and 11 rebounds and added two assists ... He made nine of 12 shots from the floor, including all seven in the first half ... In 28 minutes at Arizona State (he fouled out early in overtime), he contributed 13 points (5-8, 2-3, 1-1), seven rebounds and two assists ... He also played good post defense on Ike Diogu until fouling out ... In 22 minutes at Arizona, he had 17 points, making seven of eight from the field (one three) and both free throws, and added three rebounds.

CUMMINGS' CAREER HIGHS - 39 minutes vs. Washington (1/10/04); 25 points vs. South Carolina (11/21/01); 14 rebounds vs. USC (1/8/03); 3 assists vs. Michigan St. (12/20/03), Portland (12/14/02) and USC (1/10/02); 2 steals vs. USC (1/8/03); 2 blocked shots, eight times, last California (1/24/04).

CAREER - From last season, Cummings, son of NBA and DePaul great Terry Cummings, is UCLA's No. 1 returning rebounder (4.9) and No. 2 returning scorer (10.3) ... He has the most career appearances on the team (94, 23 starts) entering the 2003-04 season ... Tied a school record as a sophomore in 2001-02 for games played (33) and received UCLA's Sixth-Man Award at the 2002 season-ending banquet) ... As a true freshman in 2000-01, he earned first-team All-Pac-10 Freshman honors (burst onto the collegiate scene on Nov. 9, 2000, at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in New York City, getting a then career-high 24 points and seven rebounds in the Bruins' season-opener vs. Kansas/the 24 points was the best performance ever by a Bruin freshman in his debut game) ... Cummings was UCLA's first recruit before the 2000-01 season, announcing his NLI during the early signing period in Nov. 1999 ...As a senior prepster in 1999-00 at Homewood-Flossmoor HS (IL), he earned USA Today Honorable Mention All-America ... Experience at the international level, playing on the 2000 USA Basketball Junior Select team and winning a gold medal on the 1998 USA Basketball World Youth squad.

45 Michael Fey, 7-0, 257, So., C, Olympia, WA (Capital HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 21 games (14 starts), he is averaging 6.4 points (No. 6 on the team), 2.7 rebounds and 0.7 blocks, while shooting .580 from the floor (second on the team) and .717 from the line in 16.2 minutes. He has made his last seven free throw attempts.

FEY'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 33 minutes vs. UC Riverside; 20 points vs. Vermont; 8 rebounds vs. Vermont; 2 assists vs. Arizona; 2 steals vs. Washington; 3 blocked shots vs. UC Riverside.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - In the opener against Vermont, he recorded career highs for points (20) and rebounds (eight, four offensive) and added two blocks ... He made eight of 13 shots from the floor and four of seven from the line ... He had 18 points and six rebounds in the second half ... Against UC Riverside, he contributed 10 points, six rebounds and three blocks in a career-high 33 minutes ... He played 25 minutes vs. Kentucky due to foul trouble and had five points, five rebounds, one block and one steal ... 14 minutes against Loyola, all in the first half, and finished with six points, six rebounds and two blocks ... He was poked in the left eye (corneal abrasion) near the end of the half and was sent to the UCLA Medical Center for evaluation ... In 26 minutes against UCSB, he had nine points, five rebounds, two blocks and one assist ... In 18 minutes vs. Michigan State, Fey contributed nine points and four rebounds ... At Michigan, had six points, three rebounds and a season-high tying one assist ... Against Oregon State, he had 11 points and four rebounds in 25 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he contributed eight points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block ... At Washington State, he had four points and one block in 15 minutes ... At Washington, he made 12 points (5-6, 2-3) and added two steals in 23 minutes ... Vs. Arizona State, he played 10 minutes due to foul trouble and had one blocked shot ... In 13 minutes against Arizona, he had three points, three rebounds, a career-high two assists and one block ... At Stanford, played 12 minutes off the bench and had four point, one rebound and one assist ... At California, he started and had two points and tweo rebounds in eight minutes ... Vs. USC, he scored four points in three minutes ... At St. John's, he had five points and one assist in eight minutes ... Vs. Washington State, he had one rebound in five minutes ... Against Washington, he had 10 points (5-6 from the floor) and three rebounds in 17 minutes, his best game since facing Washington in Seattle ... At Arizona State, he had two points and three rebounds in nine minutes ... At Arizona, he had five points, one rebound and one steal in 17 minutes.

FEY'S CAREER HIGHS - 33 minutes vs. UC Riverside (12/3/03); 20 points vs. Vermont (11/29/03); 8 rebounds vs. Vermont (11/29/03); 2 assists vs. Arizona (1/17/04); 2 steals vs. Washington (1/10/04); 3 blocked shots vs. UC Riverside (12/3/03), Portland (12/14/02).

CAREER - Appeared in 20 games last year as a true freshman, starting early in the season vs. Long Beach State, Portland and Northern Arizona ... Averaged almost eight minutes a contest in 2002-03 ... Originally signed his NLI in Nov. 2000, but in June 2001, it was announced that he could not attend UCLA in 2001-02 because he had not met NCAA initial eligibility requirements ... During his senior prep campaign of 2000-01, Fey (Capital HS) was rated by insiderhoops.com as the No. 10 high school center in the nation, averaging 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots and shooting 56.0 from the field and 80.0 from the foul line.

55 Quinn Hawking, 6-3, 199, So., G, Brea, CA (Anaheim HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - Hawking has not yet appeared in a game.

HAWKING'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - minutes vs. ; points vs. ; rebound vs. ; assists vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots vs. .

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He has not played in any of the Bruins' 21 games.

HAWKING'S CAREER HIGHS - 4 minutes vs. Arizona (1/18/03) and Portland (12/14/02); 3 points vs. Long Beach State (12/8/02); 1 rebound vs. Portland (12/14/02); assists vs.; steals vs.; blocked shots vs.

CAREER - Hawking is a walkon sophomore following a redshirt season in 2001-02 ... Appeared in five games last year as a redshirt freshman (averaged 2.2 minutes) ...Quinn's father, Bob Hawking, coached UCLA all-time leading scorer Don MacLean at Simi Valley HS and was also head coach at CS Fullerton and now Anaheim HS ... As a senior in 2001 at Anaheim HS, Quinn averaged 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists a game and also connected on 94 three-pointers.

52 John Hoffart, 6-10, 258, Sr., C, Davis, CA (Cal Poly-SLO/Davis HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - Hoffart has played in two games and is averaging 1.0 points in 3.5 minutes.

HOFFART'S 2003-04 HIGHS - 4 minutes vs. Loyola; 2 points vs. Loyola; rebounds vs. ; assists vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots, vs. . 2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He did not play vs. Vermont, UC Riverside or Kentucky ... He played four second-half minutes against Loyola and scored two points and drew an offensive foul ... He did not play vs. UCSB and Michigan State ... At Michigan, Hoffart played three minutes ... He has not played vs. Oregon State, Oregon, at Washington State, at Washington, Arizona State, Arizona, at Stanford, at California, USC, at St. John's, Washington State, Washington and at the Arizona schools .

HOFFART'S CAREER HIGHS - 6 minutes vs. Portland (12/14/02); 3 points vs. Portland (12/14/02) and Oregon (1/31/02); rebounds vs.; 1 assist vs. Oregon (3/31/02); steal, vs.; blocked shots, vs.

CAREER - Hoffart (Ho-fert) as a junior last season appeared in five games and as a sophomore in 2001-02, eight contests ... Sat out 2000-01 after transferring from Cal-Poly SLO ... As a true frosh at CP-SLO in 1999-00, Hoffart appeared in 26 games, including 15 Big West Conference contests and started seven ... Football and basketball standout at Davis, CA HS.

15 Ryan Hollins, 7-0, 225, So., C, Pasadena, CA (Muir HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 21 games (10 starts), Hollins is averaging 5.9 points and 4.8 rebounds (No. 3 on the team) in 25.1 minutes, while shooting a team-high .584 from the floor. In his last six games (all starts), he has made 19 of 29 field goals (65.5) and 15 of 27 free throws (55.6) and is averaging 8.8 points (53) and 5.0 rebounds (30). In his last three games, he has made seven of 10 field goals (70.0).

HOLLINS' 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 36 minutes vs. Arizona State; 21 points vs. USC; 9 rebounds vs. Loyola; 4 assists vs. UC Riverside; 1 steal, eight times, last vs. Arizona; 3 blocked shots vs. Arizona State, Arizona, Loyola.

HOLLINS' 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Feb. 16) - Reb. - ; Blkd. Shots - 8th, 1.00.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He came off the bench in the opener against Vermont and contributed two points and five rebounds in 32 minutes ... His free throw with four seconds remaining in the game (he made the first of two) provided the game-winning point ... He started at forward and played 32 minutes against UC Riverside, finishing with six points, seven rebounds and four assists ... Against Kentucky, he started and played 28 minutes, finishing with 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks ... He started and played 28 minutes against Loyola, contributing nine rebounds, three blocks, one point and one steal ... In 10 minutes off the bench against UCSB, he had one rebound and two blocks ... In 22 minutes of the bench vs. Michigan State, Hollins contributed seven points, three rebounds, one assist and blocked shot ... At Michigan, he had three points, five rebounds, two blocks and a career-high tying one steal ... Against Oregon State, he had a season-high 11 points (5-6, 1-5), four rebounds, one steal and one block in 15 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he contributed nine points (4-6, 1-1) and four rebounds in 19 minutes ... At Washington State, he had two rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 25 minutes ... At Washington, he had two points, one rebound and one assist in 17 minutes ... In 28 minutes vs. Arizona State, he had three points, three rebounds and one block ... He also helped hold Ike Diogu to 14 points on 3- 14 shooting ... Vs. Arizona, he had seven points, six rebounds, three blocks and one steal ... At Stanford, he started and contributed six points and a team-high (tied) seven rebounds in 25 minutes ... At California, he played 22 minutes off the bench and had four points and five rebounds ... Against USC, he started and scored a career-high 21 points (7-8, 7-9) and added a game-high eight rebounds and one assist in a career-high 35 minutes ... At St. John's, he contributed nine points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes ... Vs. Washington State, he had six points and a team-high eight rebounds in 28 minutes ... Against Washington, he contributed nine points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes ... In a career-high 36 minutes at Arizona State, he had six points, three rebounds, three blocks and one steal ... At Arizona, he had two points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in 20 minutes.

HOLLINS' CAREER HIGHS - 36 minutes vs. Arizona State (2/12/04); 21 points vs. USC (1/28/04); 11 rebounds vs. Oregon (1/30/03); 4 assists vs. UC Riverside (12/3/03); 1 steal, 14 times, last vs. Arizona (2/14/04); 7 blocked shots vs. Oregon (1/30/03).

CAREER - Hollins, who started the Bruins' final 14 games last season and earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Freshman team, was a member of last summer's USA Junior World team and last spring was a high jumper (7-0.25) on the UCLA men's T & F team ... In his final 14 games last season, he averaged 22.1 minutes, 6.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks (his seven blocks vs. Oregon on Jan. 30 was a Pac-10 single-game best) and shot 62.3 from the field ... At UCLA's end-of-the-year banquet, he was given the Seymour Armond Memorial Award as the Bruins' Most Valuable Freshman ... On the 2003 summer USA Junior World team, Hollins helped lead the U. S. to a 7-1 record (fifth-place) at the 2003 FIBA Junior World Championship (Thessaloniki, Greece, July 10-20) ... He started the final six games for the U. S. and overall averaged 22.1 minutes, 7.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks and shot 48.0 from the field and 63.6 from the foul line ...A late addition to the Bruin roster, Hollins signed his UCLA Grant-in-Aid in June 2002 ... In Nov. 2001, he originally signed a NLI with Saint Louis ... But in April 2002, Billiken head coach Lorenzo Romar, a former Bruin assistant coach, left Saint Louis to take the head coaching position at Washington, his alma mater ... Hollins then requested to get out of his NLI and Saint Louis gave him a complete release, making him eligible to play for the Bruins as a true freshman (in 2002-03) with four years of eligibility ... As a senior at Muir HS, Hollins was rated the No. 3 center on the West Coast by PrepWestHoops.com. averaging 15.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots ... Also placed third at the 2002 CA State T & F meet in the triple jump (48-2.75).

54 Josiah Johnson, 6-8, 257, Jr., F, Los Angeles, CA (Montclair Prep)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - On Monday (Feb. 16), Johnson sprained his left knee in practice and his status for this week's games vs. the Bay area schools is questionable. In 20 games (one start), Johnson is averaging 8.8 minutes, 1.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. His average of 10.7 rebounds per 40 minutes is the best on the team.

JOHNSON'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 26 minutes vs. Kentucky; 6 points vs. USC; 9 rebounds vs. Loyola; 2 assists vs. California; 1 steal vs. Michigan, UC Riverside; 1 blocked shots vs. OSU, MSU.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He started vs. Vermont and contributed a then-career-high six rebounds and two points in 20 minutes ... Against UC Riverside, he had three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 15 minutes ... He had four rebounds in 26 minutes against Kentucky ... In 15 minutes against Loyola, he grabbed a career-high nine rebounds and added five points ... He did not play vs. UCSB ... In 11 minutes vs. Michigan State, Johnson had four rebounds and a season-high one blocked shot ... At Michigan, he had one point, rebound and steal ... Against Oregon State, he had two points, one rebound and one block in three minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he had four points (4-4 from the line) and two rebounds in four minutes ... At Washington State, he had one rebound in four minutes ... At Washington, he had one rebound in four minutes ... Against Arizona State, he had three rebounds in five minutes ... In four minutes vs. Arizona, he had two points and two rebounds ... At Stanford, he had two points, one rebound and one assist in 12 minutes ... At California, he had four points, five rebounds and a career-high two assists in 19 minutes ... Against USC, he contributed six points, two rebounds and one assist in 11 minutes ... At St. John's, he had one rebound in six minutes ... Vs. Washington State, he played two minutes ... Vs. Washington, he had one rebound in four minutes ... He played three minutes at Arizona State ... At Arizona, he played one minute.

JOHNSON'S CAREER HIGHS - 26 minutes vs. Kentucky (12/06/03); 9 points vs. USD (11/26/02); 9 rebounds vs. Loyola (12/13/03); 2 assists vs. California (1/24/04); 2 steals vs. Arizona (1/18/03); 2 blocked shots vs. USD (11/26/02).

CAREER - (Jo-sigh-a) Johnson, son of NBA and Bruin great Marques Johnson, appeared in 19 games (10.2 minutes) last year as a sophomore and as a redshirt freshman in 2001-02, eight contests ... He redshirted the 2000-01 campaign as a true freshman ... Older brother Kris, played for UCLA from 1995-98 ... Josiah wears his father's retired Bruin jersey (54), the same number his brother Kris wore during his Bruin career ... Signed his Grant-in-Aid with the Bruins on April 12, 2000 ...As a senior prepster at Montclair Prep, Johnson averaged 24.2 points and 12.5 rebounds.

25 Matt McKinney, 6-8, 208, Fr RS., F, Santa Ynez, CA (Santa Ynez)

UPDATE - On Nov. 4, it was announced that McKinney will miss at least 6-8 weeks because of a fractured bone in his left foot (casted, no surgery). He injured the foot on June 15 during his first game in the Say-No Summer League at West Los Angeles College. His left foot was recently taken out of the cast and he now faces weeks of rehabilitation.

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - McKinney has not yet appeared in a game.

McKINNEY'S 2003-04 SEASON/CAREER HIGHS - minutes vs. ; points vs. ; rebounds vs. ; assist vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots vs.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He has not played in any of the Bruins' 21 games.

CAREER - A freshman redshirt for the Bruins in 2002-03, McKinney was a member of Al Scates' Bruin men's volleyball team last spring ... As a senior at Santa Ynez HS in 2001-02, McKinney was a two-sport standout in basketball (ESPN No. 24 small forward in the U. S.) and was considered one of the top prep volleyball players in the U. S.

3 Brian Morrison, 6-2, 189, Jr., G, Redmond, WA (Lake Washington HS)

2003-04 PRESEASON HONORS - Basketball News Impact Transfer

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In the second half vs. Michigan State (12/20), Morrison strained his left hamstring and missed nine games, returning to action on Jan. 28 against USC. At the time of his injury, he was UCLA's No. 3 scorer (11.8), No. 3 in minutes (31.7) and top three-point shooter (45.9, 17-37). In UCLA's 84-70 win over UC Riverside on Dec. 3 in Pauley Pavilion, Morrison scored a career-high 28 points. Sprained his right ankle on Feb. 4 and did not play vs. the Washington schools in Pauley but returned to action the following week. In 10 games (five starts), Morrison is averaging 24.7 minutes, 8.5 points (No. 4 on the team) and 2.4 rebounds, while shooting .400 from the field, .412 (21-51, No. 3) from three-point range and .727 (8-11) from the foul line. In UCLA's statistics for its 10 wins (in those victories, Morrison played in four games, including three starts), he is the team's No. 2 scorer (14.0), averaging 31.5 minutes, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while shooting 50.0 (19-38) from the field, 50.0 (13-26) from three-point range and 1.000 (5-5) from the foul line.

MORRISON'S 2003-04 SEASON/UCLA HIGHS - 40 minutes vs. Loyola; 28 points vs. UC Riverside; 9 rebounds vs. UC Riverside; 5 assists vs. UCSB; 2 steals vs. Arizona State; 1 blocked shot vs. Kentucky, MSU.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He started against Vermont and contributed nine points (three of seven from three-point range) and four rebounds in 29 minutes ... He was three of four from three-point range in the second half including one with 48 seconds remaining to give UCLA a 67-64 lead ... He also took a key charge with 1:15 remaining in the game ... Against UC Riverside, he scored a career-high 28 points, making 11 of 15 shots from the floor and six of eight from three-point range, and added a team and career-best nine rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes ... He scored 20 of his points in the second half (it was the most total points by a Bruin guard since last season when Ray Young scored 30 vs. Washington State on March 6 in Pauley Pavilion) ... He had nine points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 30 minutes against Kentucky ... In 40 minutes vs. Loyola, he had eight points, one rebound, one assist and one steal ... In 34 minutes vs. UCSB, he had six points and a career-high five assists ... In 27 minutes vs. Michigan State off the bench (he injured his left hamstring in the second half and will miss 2-3 weeks), Morrison contributed 11 points, two rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot and steal ...Did not play vs. Michigan, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington State, Washington, Arizona State, Arizona, Stanford and California because of the hamstring injury ... He played 14 minutes off the bench against USC and had one point and two rebounds ... At St. John's, he had six points, three assists and two rebounds in 20 minutes ... He sprained his right ankle in practice on Feb. 4 and did not play vs. Washington State and Washington ... At Arizona State, he played 17 minutes and had seven points, three assists, two steals and one rebound ... At Arizona, he had one assist in six minutes.

CAREER - A two-year (2000-02) letterman at North Carolina, Morrison transferred to UCLA at the conclusion of the 2001-02 school calendar ... He sat out last season (2002-03) and will have two years of eligibility with the Bruins ... As a sophomore (2001-02) at NC, playing both point and shooting guard, Morrison appeared in all 28 games and averaged 7.1 points, led the Tar Heels with 42 three-pointers, was third on the team in assists (2.6) and shot 75.7 from the foul line ... Scored a then career-high 21 points in Carolina's win over Georgia Tech ... As a freshman, he played in 32 of 33 games, averaging 3.0 points, 1.2 assists and shot 37.8 (17-45) from three-point range ... On Dec. 23, 2000 when No. 15 North Carolina defeated UCLA 80-70 in Pauley Pavilion, Morrison scored seven straight points, including 1-2 from three-point range and added an assist ... Averaged better than 18 points as a senior prepster at Lake Washington HS and was a WA All-State selection.

2 Janou Rubin, 6-3, 193, Jr., G, Union City, CA (Logan HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 20 games, he is averaging 5.1 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 15.4 minutes, while shooting .488 from the floor and a team-best .433 (13-30) from three-point range. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 6.7 points, 1.7 assists and 2.0 rebounds, while shooting .493 from the floor and .444 from three-point range in 18.1 minutes. In his last 14 games, he is averaging 6.4 points (89 total).

RUBIN'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 24 minutes vs. Washington, Washington, Oregon; 13 points vs. Oregon, Oregon State; 4 rebounds vs. USC, Stanford; 4 assists vs. Washington; 1 steal vs. ASU, WSU, Arizona, Oregon, UC Riverside; 1 blocked shot vs. Washington State, Oregon.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - In 18 minutes against Vermont, he had five points and two rebounds in 18 minutes ... In 18 minutes vs. UC Riverside, he had five points, three assists, one rebound and one steal ... In 12 minutes vs. Kentucky, he had two rebounds ... In five minutes vs. Loyola, he had two points ... He played three minutes against UCSB and did not play vs. Michigan State ... At Michigan, contributed one rebound and assist ... Against Oregon State, he scored a career-high 13 points (5-9, 3-3, 0-0) - all in the second half - and added three assists and one rebound in 18 minutes ... Versus Oregon, he tied his career high and tied for the team lead with 13 points (4-5, 2-3, 3-6) and added three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal, in 24 minutes ... He was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for his efforts vs. the Oregon schools ... At Washington State, he had seven points, two rebounds, one assist and one block in 17 minutes ... At Washington, he contributed six points, a career-high four assists and three rebounds in 24 minutes ... He had two points in 13 minutes against Arizona State ... Vs. Arizona, he had three points, one assist and one steal in 12 minutes ... At Stanford, he had eight points, two rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes ... In 13 minutes at California, he contributed eight points, a career-high four rebounds and two assists ... His three-pointer with 11:03 remaining gave UCLA its last tie of the game at 45-45 ... Against USC, he contributed five points, four rebounds and two assists in 12 minutes ... At St. John's, he had two points, two rebounds and two assists in nine minutes ... Vs. Washington State, he had three points, two assists and one steal in 23 minutes ... Against Washington, he contributed seven points, three rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes ... At Arizona State, he had four points, two rebounds and one steal in 23 minutes ... He played 15 minutes at Arizona and made all four of his field goals for eight points and added two rebounds and one assist.

RUBIN'S CAREER HIGHS - 24 minutes vs. Washington (2/7/04), Washington (1/10/04), Oregon (1/4/04); 13 points vs. Oregon (1/4/04), Oregon State (1/2/04); 4 rebounds vs. USC (1/28/04), Stanford (1/24/04); 4 assists vs. Washington (1/10/04); 1 steal vs. Arizona State (2/12/04), Washington (2/7/04), Arizona (1/17/04), Oregon (1/4/04), UC Riverside (12/3/03); 1 blocked shot vs. Washington State (1/8/04), Oregon (1/4/04).

CAREER - Janou (Ja-now) Rubin appeared in a career-high 10 games last season as a redshirt sophomore, averaging 5.1 minutes a game ... Entering his fourth season in the program, Rubin redshirted in 2001-02 and walked on in 2000-01 as a true freshman (played in four games) and made the squad (Rubin is on scholarship for 2003-04) ... A three-year standout at Logan HS, Rubin is Logan's all-time leader in scoring, rebounding and assists.

1 Dijon Thompson, 6-7, 198, Jr., F/G, Inglewood, CA (Redondo Union)

2003-04 PRESEASON HONORS - Athlon second-team All-Pac-10; Basketball News second-team All-Pac-10; Lindy's No. 13 small forward in the U. S./second-team All-Pac-10; The Sporting News No. 12 small forward in the U. S./second-team All-Pac-10.

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 21 games (all starts), the versatile Thompson is averaging a team-high 14.4 points, 4.2 rebounds (No. 4 on the team) and 2.5 assists (No. 2) in 33.5 minutes (No. 2), while shooting .414 from the floor, .347 from three-point range and .797 (No. 2, 51-64) from the line. He's scored in double figures in 19 of 21 games this season, including 12 of the last 13. Thompson has led the team in scoring nine times, including twice in a row and six of the last nine games.

THOMPSON'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 42 minutes vs. Loyola; 21 points vs. Michigan; 9 rebounds vs. Vermont; 6 assists vs. Washington, Oregon State; 2 steals vs. Washington, Oregon; 1 blocked shot vs. St. John's, ASU, Kentucky, Vermont.

THOMPSON'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Feb. 16) - Scoring - 10th, 14.4.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Thompson, along with junior teammate Cedric Bozeman, were appointed by Ben Howland as UCLA's season-long captains ... In the opener against Vermont, he contributed 18 points (8-16, 2-4, 0-0), a team-high nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes ... Vs. UC Riverside, he had 18 points (7-11, 1-2, 3-4), three rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes ... Against Kentucky, he had a team-high 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one block in 39 minutes ... In 42 minutes against Loyola, he had 15 points, making 11 of 12 free throws, eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and nine turnovers ... He was six of six from the line in the second half and overtime ... In 34 minutes against UCSB, he had 13 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal ... In 27 minutes vs. Michigan State, Thompson scored 10 points, with four rebounds and one assist ...At Michigan, Thompson had a season and game-high 21 points (including a career-best five three-pointers/he made four in the final 4:28), with five rebounds and three assists ... Against Oregon State, he had six points, six assists and two rebounds in 37 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he tied for the team lead with 13 points and added eight rebounds, four assists and two steals in 36 minutes ... At Washington State, he had 11 points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes ... His two free throws with seven seconds left gave the Bruins a three-point lead (48-45) ... At Washington, he contributed 13 points, seven rebounds, a career-high tying six assists and one steal ... In overtime, he grabbed two rebounds and his two free throws with 10 seconds left broke an 84-84 tie and gave the Bruins the win ... Against Arizona State, he had 19 points (7-12, 2-5, 3-4), four rebounds and one block in 33 minutes ... Vs. Arizona, he had 19 points, five rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes ... At Stanford, he had a team-high 15 points, and one steal in 34 minutes ... At California, he led the team with 17 points and added three assists, two rebounds and one steal ... Against USC, he contributed 11 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes ... At St. John's, he played 25 minutes and finished with six points, four assists, one steal and one block ... Vs. Washington State, he tied for the team lead with 15 points and added five rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes ... Against Washington, he had 11 points, two rebounds, two steals and one assist in 28 minutes ...At Arizona State, he contributed a team-high 18 points, five rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes ... At Arizona, he led the team with 20 points (8-13, 4-6, 0-0) - 16 in the first half - and added three assists, one rebound and one steal in 27 minutes.

THOMPSON'S CAREER HIGHS - 43 minutes vs. California (2/20/03); 26 points vs. Washington (3/8/03); 11 rebounds vs. California (2/20/03); 6 assists vs. Washington (1/10/04), Oregon State (1/2/04), Washington State (3/6/03); 4 steals vs. California (1/25/03) and Kansas (12/21/02); 3 blocked shots vs. USC (2/5/03).

CAREER - Dijon (Du-jon) is UCLA's No. 1 returning scorer (14.0) and No. 2 rebounder (4.7) from last season ... Started 17 games in 2002-03, including the Bruins' final 15 contests (averaging 14.5 points a game) ... Thompson scored in double figures the last four games in 2003, including a career-high 26 points vs. Washington in Pauley Pavilion ... At UCLA's end-of-the-year 2003 banquet, Thompson was given the Bruin Bench Award (most improvement in all-around play and mental attitude) ... Came on strong at the end of his freshman season (2001-02), scoring in double figures in three of the last seven games, including two of three NCAA contests (scored a season-high 16 points vs. Mississippi)... Committed to the Bruins on Nov. 8, 2000, joining future teammate Cedric Bozeman ... A McDonald's finalist as a senior at Redondo Union HS in 2000-01, Thompson was rated as one of the top high school shooters in the nation (2001 CIF State 2A co-Player of the Year, averaged 22.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 3.0 steals).

10 Ryan Walcott, 6-1, 190, Jr., G, Phoenix, AZ (Shadow Mountain HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 18 games, Walcott is averaging 7.6 minutes, 1.1 points and 0.7 assists.

WALCOTT'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 22 minutes vs. Arizona; 8 points vs. Washington; 5 rebounds vs. Arizona; 4 assists vs. Oregon State; 4 steals vs. Arizona; blocked shots vs. .

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He played three minutes in the opener vs. Vermont and had one assist ... Against UC Riverside, he played two minutes ... He did not play vs. Kentucky ... He played six minutes vs. Loyola and had one assist ... He did not play vs. UCSB and Michigan State (back spasms) ... At Michigan, Walcott had season-bests in minutes (8), points (2), rebounds (1) and steals (2) ... Against Oregon State, he had two points, four assists and two rebounds in 15 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he had two points and one steal in 11 minutes ... He played eight minutes at Washington State ... In 16 minutes at Washington, he had two points (2-2 on free throws), one rebound and one assist ... He had one assist in seven minutes vs. Arizona State ... He played six minutes vs. Arizona ... At Stanford, he had one rebound in five minutes ... At California, he had one rebound in three minutes ... Against USC, he played two minutes ... He also played 11 minutes at St. John's ...He played two minutes vs. Washington State ... Against Washington, he had his best game of the season with eight points (3-3, 1-1, 1-1), four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 12 minutes ... At Arizona State, he had one rebound in seven minutes ... At Arizona, he played a season-high 22 minutes and had four points, a career-high tying five rebounds, a career-high four steals and one assist.

WALCOTT'S CAREER HIGHS - 34 minutes vs. Washington State (1/4/03); 10 points vs. Georgetown (2/8/03), Washington State (1/4/03), Michigan (12/28/02) and California (3/7/02); 5 rebounds vs. Arizona (2/14/04), Oregon (3/1/03) and Washington (1/2/03); 11 assists vs. USC (1/8/03); 4 steals vs. Arizona (2/14/04); 0 blocked shots.

CAREER - Walcott, a cousin to point guard Mike Bibby, former Arizona All-American and current standout with the Sacramento Kings, was major contributor last season as a sophomore, appearing in 27 games (started nine consecutive games in the middle of the 2002-03 campaign) ... Averaged 21.5 minutes a game and led the team in assists (3.3, 10th in the Pac-10) and was second in total steals (24) ... At UCLA's end-of-the-year 2003 banquet, Walcott was given the Bruin Hoopsters J. D. Morgan Memorial Award (outstanding team play) ... Walcott contributed off the bench in 2001-02 as a redshirt freshman ... Made an impact at the end of that season - in the final five games, he averaged 20.4 minutes, 5.4 points, 1.4 assists and only 2.0 turnovers ... 2000-01 redshirt ... He was UCLA's third recruit entering 2000-01, signing his Grant-in-Aid on June 19, 2000 ... As a senior prepster, Walcott helped lead Shadow Mountain HS to the 2000 AZ 5A State title.

22 Ike Williams, 6-1, 170, Fr RS., G, Murrieta, CA (Murrieta Valley HS)

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - Williams has not appeared in a game.

WILLIAMS' 2003-04 SEASON/CAREER HIGHS - minutes vs. ; points vs. ; rebounds vs. ; assists vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots vs. .

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He has not played in ant of the Bruins' 21 games.

CAREER - Williams redshirt last season (2002-03) after making the squad as a walkon freshman guard ... He was a three-year varsity letterman at Murrieta Valley HS (as a guard, was named to the Top 50 So Cal Hoops Class of 2002).


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