Dec. 25, 1999
Tuesday, Dec. 28 - Pepperdine at No. 18
UCLA, Pauley Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.
TV - Fox Sports 2
Radio - XTRA Sports 1150am with Chris Roberts
Thursday, Dec. 30 - Purdue at No. 18 UCLA
Pauley Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.
TV - Fox Sports 2
Radio - XTRA Sports 1150am with Chris Roberts
Sophomore forward JaRon Rush was suspended from competition on Dec. 10. UCLA is currently investigating a possible NCAA violation by Rush. As part of the process, UCLA has suspended Rush from competition. His future status will be determined when UCLA concludes the investigation. There is no timetable for the conclusion of the investigation.
Sophomore forward Matt Barnes missed UCLA's first five games because he was academically ineligible for the first quarter (the quarter ended Friday, Dec. 17). His first games of 1999-2000 (3) were at The Pearl Harbor Classic.
In non-conference games in Pauley Pavilion since 1989-90, UCLA is 65-5 (92.9, 70 games). The losses were against Gonzaga, 59-43, fourth game of 1999-2000, Kansas, 96-83, third game of 1996-97, Tulsa, 77-76 OT, first game of 1996-97, Louisville, 78-76, 1995-96 and Duke, 75-65, 1991-92. Gonzaga's win over UCLA snapped UCLA's nonconference home winning streak at 20 games and nine-game overall Pauley Pavilion winning streak (since losing to Stanford, 72-59 midway through last season.
No. 18 UCLA (6-2 overall, 0-0 Pacific-10)
UCLA Starting Lineup (Rankings - AP-No. 18, ESPN/USA Today- No. 16)
Tentative Bruin Starters (UCLA used this starting lineup vs. DePaul) No. Name Pos. Ht. Cl. Ppg Rpg 00 Jerome Moiso C 6-10 So. 14.8 7.4 24 Jason Kapono F 6-7 Fr. 13.1 4.3 50 Dan Gadzuric C 6-11 So. 10.5 8.0 25 Earl Watson G 6-1 Jr. 11.4 3.6 34 Ray Young G 6-3 So. 8.5 3.9
Head Coach Steve Lavin: In his fourth season as head coach of the Bruins and ninth on the UCLA staff, with a school and career record of 76-28 (73.1, 104 games). UCLA's win over Maine in the first round of The Pearl Harbor Classic was Lavin's 75th victory as UCLA's head coach. He reached the 75-win plateau faster than any UCLA coach in modern history (post WWII), including John Wooden (Steve Lavin, 102nd game, 75-27, 73.5, Jim Harrick, 105th game, 75-30, 71.4, John Wooden, 106th game, 75-31, 70.8, Walt Hazzard, 121st game, 75-46, 62.0). UCLA's win over DePaul was Lavin's 200th as a member of the Bruin staff (ninth season, as a Bruin assistant coach (1992-96) and in his fourth season as head coach), he is 202-60 (77.1, 262 games). The Gonzaga contest was his 100th game as the Bruin head coach.
Lavin is 5-3 in NCAA Tournament play. In his first three seasons, the Bruins averaged over 23 wins a year and advanced to the NCAA Tournament all three seasons, including the "Elite Eight" (1997) and "Sweet 16" (1998) and also won the 1997 Pacific-10 title. Lavin is the only coach in school history to win at least 22 games in each of his first three seasons at UCLA and also the only coach to win at least 70.0% of his games in each of his first three years.
On March 29, 1999, Lavin received a contract extension through 2004-2005. His current contract, which runs through the 2001-2002 season, will be extended through the 2004-2005 campaign, giving him a six-year contract that will also include a rollover clause.
Lavin's weekly press conferences are on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Chancellor's Room, upper NE corner of Pauley Pavilion. Dates-Dec. 28, Jan. 4-11-18-25, Feb. 1-8-15-22-29, March 7.
Pac-10 Conference men's head coaches teleconference schedule is - Jan. 11-18-25, Feb. 1-8-15-22-29, March 7. The teleconference call starts at 10:35 a.m. and Lavin is the 10th coach at 11:47-11:55 a.m.
Injury Update: The Bruins have been slowed in fall camp and during the early season because of nagging injuries (UCLA was only able to use six players in the first exhibition game vs. Kraitene and had only eight players for Gonzaga). Here's a list-- sophomore center Dan Gadzuric (hyperextended left knee, tendonitis right knee, flu), junior guard Ryan Bailey (plantar faciitis, right foot, missed Gonzaga contest), sophomore forward JaRon Rush (right elbow strain), sophomore guard Ray Young (right thumb sprain, neck strain), junior guard Earl Watson (bruised tailbone), sophomore forward Jerome Moiso (flu), senior forward Sean Farnham (concussion, left knee) and freshman forward Jason Kapono (concussion).
Junior guard Todd Ramasar had left shoulder surgery in mid-October and will be out a minimum of eight-12 weeks.
NCAA Stats (Week of Dec. 13-Four Games, before Hawaii)
Team Leaders - Scoring Defense - 13th, 57.0, Scoring Margin - 4th, 24.0.
Team Single-Game Highs - FG % - 1st, 67.9 (38-56 vs. Morgan State).
Pac-10 Stats (Week of Dec. 20-Five Games)
Team-- Scoring Offense-2nd, 80.0, Scoring Defense-2nd, 57.2, Scoring Margin-lst, +22.8, FT %-7th, 63.9, FG %-6th, 46.2, FG % Def.-3rd, 36.8, 3-Pt. FG %-9th, 31.3, 3-Pt. FGs Made-6th, 6.0, 3-Pt. FG % Def.-1st, 24.0, Reb. Off.- 3rd, 40.6, Reb. Def.- 10th, 39.4, Reb. Margin- 8th, +1.2, Bkd. Shots- 3rd, 4.20, Assts.- 4th, 17.20, Stls.- 1st, 12.20, TO Margin- lst, +7.80, Asst./TO Ratio- 3rd, 1.06, Off. Reb.- 3rd, 14.00, Def. Reb.-3rd, 26.60. UCLA Pac-10 Team Highs - Points-105 vs. Iona, FG%-67.9 (38-56) vs. Morgan State.
Special Team Stats
PEPPERDINE (8-3 overall, 0-0 West Coast Conference)
Pepperdine Starting Lineup No. Name Pos. Ht. Cl. Ppg Rpg 23 Tommy Prince F 6-5 Sr. 10.8 3.6 32 Kelvin Gibbs F 6-6 Jr. 10.1 7.9 52 Nick Shepard C 6-11 Sr. 8.6 5.7 3 Brandon Armstrong G 6-4 So. 14.7 3.6 12 Tezale Archie G 6-1 Sr. 7.4 1.8
Head Coach Jan Van Breda Kolff: The son of legendary coach Butch van Breda Kolff, Jan is in his first season at Pepperdine. Before coming to Malibu, Jan was head coach at Vanderbilt (1994-99) and Cornell (1992-93). His career mark is 135-113. The Waves: Pepperdine had its five-game winning streak snapped on Dec. 22 in the championship game at the San Juan Shootout, losing to No. 7 Auburn, 87-76.
Series History: UCLA leads it 13-3. The Bruins won the last meeting, 98-58 at Pauley , in 1990-91.
The Bruins placed third at The Pearl Harbor Classic, beating Maine 83-62, losing to eventual champion Colorado State 55-54 and beating South Florida in the third-place game, 103-98 (OT).
Dec. 21 - No. 18 UCLA 83, Maine 62 - In a first-round contest, the Bruins were led by three players in double figures and the victory marked the return of sophomore Matt Barnes, who missed UCLA's first five games because of academic probation. Leading UCLA were Jerome Moiso (15 points/nine rebounds), Jason Kapono (15/6) and Dan Gadzuric (14/8). Barnes added eight points and a career-high 10 rebounds. Earl Watson also had a season-high 10 assists.
The Bruins shot 49.3 from the field, 53.8 from three-point range and 727 from the foul line, with 48 rebounds and 18 turnovers. The Black Bears shot 43.6 from the field, 26.1 from three-point range and 61.5 from the foul line, with 23 rebounds and 21 turnovers.
Dec. 22 - Colorado State 55, No. 18 UCLA 54 - In a semi-final matchup, the Rams led 29-20 at halftime. The score was tied at 54-all with 1:59 left to play when Ray Young scored on a three-pointer. But with 19 seconds remaining, Young fouled CSU's John Ford who made the first free throw and missed the second, to give CSU a 55-54 lead. With just seconds remaining, UCLA's Jason Kapono missed a 20-footer from the left side and the Rams advanced to the championship game.
UCLA had three players in double figures, led by Dan Gadzuric's 14 points and 17 rebounds.
The Bruins shot 37.7 from the field, 33.3 from three-point range and 66.7 from the foul line, with 38 rebounds and 12 turnovers. CSU shot 46.3 from the field, 47.1 from three-point range and 69.2 from the foul line, with 26 rebounds and 14 turnovers.
Dec. 23 - No. 18 UCLA 103, South Florida 98 (1OT) - Earl Watson hit two three-pointers, he had three for the game, that proved to be big shots in UCLA's third-place win over South Florida. With the score tied 85-85 with 47 seconds left in regulation, Watson scored on a three-pointer to give the Bruins an 88-85 lead. But with seven seconds remaining in regulation, South Florida's B. B. Waldon answered with a three to tie the score (88-88) and force the overtime. In the OT, Watson hit another three-point shot with 3:18 left to give the Bruins a 94-91 advantage.
The Bruins had four players in double figures, led by 20-points each from Watson and Jerome Moiso.
UCLA shot 55.1 from the field, 36.4 from three-point range and 61.3 from the foul line, with 41 rebounds and 15 turnovers.
South Florida shot 46.9 from the field, 47.8 from three-point range and 71.1 from the foul line, with 35 rebounds and 18 turnovers.
UCLA HEAD COACH STEVE LAVIN
Career Highlights-- Chosen UCLA's head coach, the 11th in school history, on Feb. 11, 1997.
Lavin's UCLA Head Coaching Record 1999-2000 6-2 1998-99 22-9 (NCAA) 1997-98 24-9 (NCAA Sweet 16) 1996-97 24-8 (NCAA Elite Eight & Pac-10 Champ) Totals 76-28 (73.1, 104 games) Lavin's UCLA Assistant Coaching Record 1995-96 23-8 (NCAA, Pac-10 Champ) 1994-95 32-1 (NCAA & Pac-10 Champ) 1993-94 21-7 (NCAA) 1992-93 22-11 (NCAA) 1991-92 28-5 (NCAA Elite Eight, Pac-10 Champ)
Totals 126-32 (79.7) UCLA Totals 202-60 (77.1, 262 games)
BRUINS IN THE POLLS
Date AP USA Today/ESPN Pre-Season 12th 14th Week One (Nov. 16) 12th ---- Week Two (Nov. 22) 13th 12th Week Three (Nov. 29) 12th 13th Week Four (Dec. 6) 11th 11th Week Five (Dec. 13) 18th 17th Week Six (Dec. 20) 18th 16th
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UCLA PLAYER UPDATES
Senior (1)30 Sean Farnham, 6-6, Sr., F, Clayton, CA (Concord De LaSalle)
1999-2000 - The only senior on this year's team and a co-captain with juniors, Earl Watson and Rico Hines ...Has started two games this season (Morgan State/Iona, in his career, the Bruins are 8-1 when he starts, losing only to Detroit Mercy last year in the NCAA first round)...Started for the first time this year vs. Iona, playing a career-high 20 minutes, with a career-high eight points (3-3, 0-0, 2-4), a career-high five rebounds (1-4) and a career-high tying one steal.
In his five games, Farnham is averaging 11.6 minutes, 4.0 points and 2.6 rebounds, shooting 64.3 (9-14, best on the team) from the field.
His season-bests are-a career-high 20 minutes vs. Iona, a career-high eight points vs. Iona, a career-high five rebounds vs. Iona, a career-high tying two assists vs. Morgan State, a career-high tying one steal vs. Iona.
UCLA Career - Originally a true freshman walk-on, Farnham was given a scholarship before the start of the 1996-97 season...Farnham had a breakthrough season in 1998-99 as a junior...He appeared in a season-high 19 games, averaged a career-best 7.9 minutes and started seven times, including six of the Bruins' last seven contests...UCLA's record was 6-1 (losing only to Detroit in the NCAA) when Farnham started last year...In 19 games last year, Farnham averaged 7.9 minutes, 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds while shooting 59.1 from the field (best on the team) and 57.1 (4-7) from the foul line...In his last seven games (six starts), he averaged 12.6 minutes (88), 2.7 points (19) and 2.0 rebounds (14) while shooting 69.2 (9-13) from the floor. In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, he started and played five minutes with one steal...His career-highs are--20 minutes vs. Iona (11/27/99), eight points vs. Iona (11/27/99), five rebounds vs. Iona (11/27/99), two assists, five times, last vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), one steal, six times, last vs. Iona (11/27/99), two blocked shots vs. CS Fullerton (12/13/97).
Juniors (4)21 Ryan "Moose" Bailey, 6-2, Jr., G, Los Angeles (Loyola/Penn State)
1999-2000 - Has been slowed this fall with plantar faciitis in his right foot...Missed the Gonzaga game because of the foot injury...On Dec. 18 against DePaul, he came off the bench to play a career-high tying 26 minutes and contributed four points (1-4, 2-4), a career-high seven rebounds, a career-high tying five assists and three steals. In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 4.3 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 steals while shooting .545 from the field in 20.3 minutes. He scored a season-high nine points (4-7, 1-2) in the game against South Florida.
In last week's Pac-10 stats, Bailey was sixth (2.25) in steals. After eight games, Bailey is averaging 18.6 minutes, 3.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 steals.
His season-bests are - a career-high tying 26 minutes vs. DePaul, nine points vs. South Florida, a career-high seven rebounds vs. DePaul, a career-high tying five assists vs. DePaul, a career-high four steals vs. Morgan State.
UCLA Career - Bailey, younger brother of Bruin standout Toby Bailey, now with the Phoenix Suns, in 1998-99, averaged 15.2 minutes, 4.2 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists (No. 3 on the team) and 0.8 steals, while shooting 45.4 from the field, a team-leading 39.3 (11-28, No. 3 on the team) from three-point range and 58.3 (28-48) from the foul line...In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, he played nine minutes off the bench and missed his only field goal attempt from three-point range... Bailey's UCLA career-highs are -- 26 minutes vs. Arizona (3/6/99) and DePaul (12/18/99), 11 points, twice, last vs. Washington State (2/25/99), seven rebounds vs. DePaul (12/18/99), five assists vs. Delaware State (12/2/98) and DePaul (12/18/99), four steals vs. Morgan State (12/1/99)...His 1998-99 preseason honors included Preview Sports Top Newcomer in the Pac-10 and Vitale's Impact Transfer in the Pac-10...He sat out 1997-98 after transferring from Penn State...At Penn State during 1996-97, Bailey started for the Nittany Lions at point guard...He started 24 of 27 games and averaged 34 minutes, 4.2 assists (113, tying PSU freshman record), 1.1 steals and was third in scoring (8.4) and rebounding (4.0).
22 Rico Hines, 6-4, Jr., F, Greenville, NC (Hargrave Military Academy/Saint John's at Prospect Hall)
1999-2000 - Hines is a co-captain this year with fellow junior Earl Watson and senior Sean Farnham...Started the first four games of the year before coming off the bench against DePaul...Versus Iona, he played 18 minutes, with a season-high nine points, three rebounds and two assists and steals.
In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 4.7 points, making five of nine field goals, in 14.7 minutes.
After eight games, Hines is averaging 17.2 minutes, 4.1 points and 2.0 rebounds. His season-highs are - 24 minutes vs. Fairfield, nine points vs. Iona, three rebounds, three times, last vs. Gonzaga, three assists vs. Morgan State, a career-high tying two steals, twice, last vs. Gonzaga.
UCLA Career - In 1998-99, Hines versatility and defensive prowess were missed when he was out for 11 games during mid-year with a right foot injury that required surgery (fractured fifth metatarsal of his right foot, a pin was inserted on Jan. 14, 1999)...Prior to the injury, Hines played in the Bruins' first 14 games and started six...He came back to play in UCLA's final six games, but was not at full strength and averaged just 4.2 minutes a game...In 20 games (six starts) last year, Hines averaged 12.6 minutes, 2.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists and shooting 38.3 from the field, 33.3 (7-21) from three-point range and 43.8 (7-16) from the foul line...In the 1999 NCAA Tournament vs. Detroit, he played five minutes off the bench ...In 1997-98 as a true frosh, Hines played in 23 games and had a strong NCAA Tournament...In the 1998 NCAA Sweet 16 loss to Kentucky, he played 18 minutes and contributed four points (1-2, 2-2), four rebounds and one steal...In the NCAA win over Michigan, he played 15 minutes...In the NCAA victory over Miami, he played 20 minutes, grabbed two rebounds and had one assist...His career-highs are-33 minutes vs. San Francisco (11/26/98), 11 points vs. Delaware State (12/2/98), six rebounds, twice, last vs. San Francisco (11/26/98), six assists vs. Loyola Marymount (12/29/98), two steals, four times, last vs. Gonzaga (12/11/99), one blocked shot, three times, last vs. Delaware State (12/2/98).
11 Todd Ramasar, 6-5, Jr., G, Corona (Riverside North)
1999-2000 - Ramasar had left shoulder surgery on Oct. 18 and is scheduled to miss at least eight-12 weeks of practice...The three-and-one-half hour procedure, to stabilize the joint and repair a cartilage tear, was performed at the UCLA Medical Center by Bruin team physician Dr. Gerald Finerman.
UCLA Career - Ramasar as a sophomore in 1998-99, appeared in 13 games (he also started both of UCLA's exhibition contests) and averaged 2.7 minutes, 0.8 points and 0.2 rebounds and shot 23.1 (3-13) from the field and 66.7 (4-6) from the foul line...As a freshman in 1997-98, Ramasar played in six games (Alaska-Anchorage, CS Fullerton, USC, WSU, Oregon and Kentucky)...His career-highs are nine minutes vs. Washington State (2/25/99), six points vs. Washington State (2/25/99), one rebound, six times, last vs. Washington State (2/25/99), one assist vs. Kentucky (3/20/98), one steal vs. Alaska-Anchorage (11/28/97).
25 Earl Watson, 6-1, Jr., G, Kansas City, KS (Washington)
1999-2000 Preseason Honors - Athlon second-team All-Pac-10, Basketball News' No. 20 point guard in the U. S., first-team All-Pac-10, Lindy's second-team All-Pac-10, Street & Smith's All-Pac-10 team, The Sporting News' No. 18 point guard in the U.S., second-team All-Pac-10, Vitale's No. 17 point guard in the U.S., first-team All-Pac-10, One of 25 players considered for selection to the Wooden Award preseason All-America team.
1999-2000 - A co-captain with fellow junior Rico Hines and senior Sean Farnham...One of two Bruins (with Jason Kapono) to start all eight games...UCLA's iron man, Watson has started every UCLA game (72) for the last two+ seasons...Needs just 11 steals (has 134, Baron Davis (1998-99), Shon Tarver (1991-94), Ralph Jackson (1981-84), all tied for No. 8 all-time with 145 steals) and 22 assists (has 294, Bill Walton (1972-74) is No. 10 all-time with 316 assists) to enter UCLA's career Top 10 charts...Has led the Bruins in scoring three times (Iona, 18, Colorado State, 15, South Florida, season-high 20), including each of the last two games...and in rebounding once (season-high eight vs. Gonzaga)...Has scored in double figures four times this season and 34 times in his career...Including ties, Watson has led the Bruins in assists seven times and in steals on four occasions.
After eight games, Watson is averaging 34.9 minutes (first on the team), 11.4 points (third on the team), 3.6 rebounds, and a team-high 6.0 assists and 2.6 steals, while shooting 40.8 from the field, 40.0 (10-25) from three-point range and 67.9 (19-28) from the foul line...Watson is averaging 3.1 turnovers.
In the Pearl Harbor Classic, Watson averaged 13.7 points, 6.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals while shooting .536 from the field, .667 from three-point range and .778 from the free throw line. In the third-place game against South Florida, he scored a season-high 20 points (7-10, 3-5, 3-4) and added seven assists, four rebounds and three steals in a career-high tying 44 minutes. He nailed a three-point field goal to give the Bruins a lead with 22 seconds remaining in regulation and another three-pointer with 3:18 left in overtime to give UCLA the lead for good. In the opener against Maine, he passed for a season-high 10 assists.
In last week's Pac-10 stats, Watson was second in steals (3.00) and third in assists (5.80).
His season-highs are - a career-high tying 44 minutes vs. South Florida, 20 points vs. South Florida, eight rebounds vs. Gonzaga, 10 assists vs. Maine, one blocked shot, twice, last vs. Iona, four steals vs. Fairfield and DePaul.
UCLA Career - In 1998-99 as a sophomore, Watson enjoyed a solid season and earned second-team All-Dist. 15 acclaim from the NABC and honorable mention All-Pac-10 for his efforts...For the second consecutive year, he was the only Bruin to start every game (31)...In 1998-99, he led the team in minutes played (34.0) and was UCLA's second-leading scorer (13.3), fourth-leading rebounder (3.7) and was second in assists (4.6) and steals (1.6)...Watson shot 43.5 from the field, 32.0 (33-103) from three-point range and 70.3 (90-128) from the foul line, best among players with at least one attempt per game...In the final 1999 Pac-10 stats, he was 16th in scoring (13.3) and sixth in assists (4.58)...In '99 Pac-10 stats for league games only, he finished 20th in scoring (13.4) and 10th in assists (4.06)...On the offensive end, Watson scored in double figures in 25 of 31 games, most on the team...He led the Bruins in scoring last year seven times, including two of the last four games and in assists in 17 of 31 games...In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, Watson started his 64th straight game and played a team-high 39 minutes, contributing nine points (4-9, 1-4, 0-2), a game-high seven assists, six rebounds, two blocks and one steal...His 1998-99 Preseason Honors included Athlon second-team All-Pac-10.
As a frosh in 1997-98, Watson, who was selected to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team, was the only Bruin to start all 33 games, tying a UCLA single-season record, last set by Ed and Charles O'Bannon and George Zidek during the Bruins' 1995 NCAA Championship season...He was the team's No. 5 scorer (5.8) and No. 5 rebounder (3.7) and was second in steals (1.9), third in assists (3.2) and fourth in minutes (32.0), while shooting 39.2 from the field, 32.3 from the three-point line and 60.6 from the foul line...His 64 steals in 1998 tied for No. 4 on UCLA's season list...In final 1998 Pac-10 stats Watson was sixth in steals (1.9)...In the 1998 NCAA Tournament, he averaged 6.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists...Watson started all three games in the 1997 Alaska Shootout and joined Baron Davis as the first set of true freshman starting guards in UCLA history since 1979-80.
Watson's career-highs are 44 minutes vs. Arizona State (1/4/99) and South Florida (12/23/99), 24 points at Washington (1/31/99), nine rebounds, twice, last vs. Arizona State (3/4/99), 11 assists vs. Washington (1/31/98), seven steals vs. Northern Arizona (12/18/97), two blocked shots, three times, last vs. Detroit (3/11/99).
23 Matt Barnes, 6-7, So., F, Citrus Heights, (Del Campo)
1999-2000 - Barnes was academically ineligible during the fall quarter and missed the first five games of the year. He became eligible on Dec. 20.
In three games off the bench at the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 5.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in 12.3 minutes. Those are also his season averages. In the opener against Maine, he grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds and added eight points.
His season-highs are - 14 minutes vs. South Florida, 8 points vs. Maine, a career-high 10 rebounds vs. Maine, 1 assist vs. Colorado State, one blocked shot, twice, last vs. South Florida, one steal vs. Maine.
UCLA Career - Barnes in 1998-99 as a freshman averaged 13.1 minutes, 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds and shot 43.4 from the field, 29.4 (10-34) from three-point range and 47.8 (22-46) from the foul line...He led the Bruins three times in rebounding (8 vs. Santa Clara and San Francisco and six vs. Oregon State,h) and started eight of his 30 games...In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, he played two minutes...His career-bests are 28 minutes vs. Santa Clara (11/19/98), 11 points vs. CS Northridge (12/19/98), 10 rebounds vs. Maine (12/21/99), four assists vs. Oregon State (2/7/99), three steals vs. Kentucky (11/28/98), two blocked shots vs. USC (2/17/99).
50 Dan Gadzuric, 6-11, So., C, Den Haag, Holland (Gov. Dummer Academy/Byfield, MA)
1999-2000 Preseason Honors - Athlon second-team All-Pac-10, Lindy's No. 14 center in the U. S., second-team All-Pac-10, The Sporting News' No. 15 center in the U. S., Vitale's No. 12 center in the U. S., second-team All-Pac-10.
1999-2000 - Has been slowed all fall camp with a hyper extended left knee and tendinitis in the right knee...Has started twice this season (Morgan State and DePaul)...On Dec. 18 vs. DePaul, he played a career-high 35 minutes and recorded a double-double with a season-high 15 points (7-9, 1-2) and a career-high tying 14 rebounds...He also added three blocked shots, one assist and one steal.
In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 12.0 points and 10.7 rebounds, making 15 of 30 field goal attempts. Against Colorado State, he accounted for 14 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. His 17 boards were the most by a Bruin since Ed O'Bannon grabbed 17 in the 1995 NCAA title game against Arkansas. The last time a Bruin had more boards was in the 1994 NCAA Tournament when O'Bannon grabbed 18 in the loss to Tulsa. Gadzuric also had 14 points and eight rebounds versus Maine.
In last week's Pac-10 stats, Gadzuric was tied for first (.636) in field goal percentage, third (2.40) in blocked shots and 11th (6.4) in rebounds.
In his last four games, he is averaging 12.8 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 56.4 (22 of 39) from the field.
After eight games, Gadzuric is averaging 22.0 minutes, 10.5 points (fifth on the team), 8.0 rebounds (first on the team) and a team-high 1.8 blocked shots, while shooting 57.1 (36-63, second on the team) from the field. He has led the Bruins in rebounding twice and in blocked shots in seven of eight games.
Gadzuric's season-highs are - 35 minutes vs. DePaul, 15 points vs. DePaul, a career-high 17 rebounds vs. Colorado State, two assists vs. Iona, one steal three times, last vs. Colorado State, three blocked shots vs. Gonzaga and DePaul.
UCLA Career - In 1998-99 as a frosh, Gadzuric was selected to the five-man Pac-10 All-Freshman team and was on College Hoops Insider's All-Freshman squad...He suffered a season-ending injury in practice on Feb. 24, tearing the leteral meniscus in his left knee (underwent a 90-minute arthroscopic surgery procedure on Feb. 25, 1999) and missed the Bruins' final five games...Prior to his injury, Gadzuric averaged 20.0 minutes, 8.6 points and 5.7 rebounds (third on the team) and 1.3 blocked shots (team-leader) and shot a team-leading 54.0 (88-163) from the field and 50.0 (31-62) from the foul line...His 5.7 rebound average was the seventh-highest ever among Bruin freshmen...In the final 1999 Pac-10 stats, Gadzuric was 16th in rebounding (5.7) and sixth in blocked shots (1.25)...In '99 Pac-10 stats for league games only, he finished 14th in rebounding (5.7) and ninth in blocked shots (0.93)...Gadzuric started 17 of the 24 games in which he played...He led the Bruins three times in scoring, six times in rebounding and 16 times (including ties) in blocked shots...Gadzuric's 1998-99 preseason honors were Basketball News' Heavenly 100, Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year, Lindy's No. 6 incoming frosh in U. S., third-team All-Pac-10, Preview Sports No. 1 incoming frosh in U. S, Sport All-Class of 2002, Street & Smith's Top Newcomer in Pac-10 and Vitale's No. 4 Diaper Dandy...Gadzuric's career-highs are 35 minutes vs. DePaul (12/18/99), 16 points, twice, last vs. Washington State, 17 rebounds vs. Colorado State (12/22/99), three assists vs. CS Northridge (12/19/98), five steals vs. Oklahoma State (12/5/98), four blocked shots vs. Santa Clara (11/19/98).
3 Billy Knight, 6-5, So., F, Los Angeles (Westchester)
1999-2000 - UCLA's Pac-10 Player of the Week nominee for his play vs. Morgan State...Played a career-game vs. Morgan State, coming off the bench and playing 16 minutes, with a career-high tying and game-high 15 points (5-7, 3-4, 2-2), a career-high four rebounds, one assist and a career-high three steals...Started vs. Fairfield (his second career start), playing 21 minutes, with 10 points, three rebounds, a career-high three assists and one steal. He did not play against DePaul. In his six games, Knight is averaging 14.5 minutes, 7.8 points and 2.8 rebounds and shooting 39.0 from the field, 33.3 (8-24, tied for fourth on the team) from three-point range and .875 (7-8, first on the team) from the foul line. He averaged 5.5 points in his two appearances in the Pearl Harbor Classic.
His season-highs are - 21 minutes vs. Fairfield, a career-high tying 15 points vs. Morgan State, a career-high four rebounds, twice, last vs. Gonzaga, a career-high three assists vs. Fairfield, a career-high three steals vs. Morgan State.
UCLA Career - In 1998-99, Knight was hampered with a severe groin strain and redshirted...In 1997-98 as a true frosh, Knight appeared in 24 games and was the Bruins' No. 7 scorer (2.8), with an 0.9 rebound average and shot 44.4 (24-54) from the field, 38.7 (12-31) from the three-point line and 72.7 (8-11) from the foul line...The first start of his career was vs. CS Fullerton as a freshman, playing a career-high 26 minutes and scoring a career-best 15 points (6-9, 3-6, 0-0), with one rebound, a season-high tying one assist and one steal...Knight's career-highs are 26 minutes vs. CS Fullerton (12/13/97), 15 points, twice, last vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), four rebounds, twice, last vs. Gonzaga (12/11/99), three assists, vs. Fairfield (11/23/99), three steals vs. Morgan State (12/1/99).
0 Jerome Moiso (Moe-e-zoe), 6-10, So., F/C, Guadeloupe, West Indies (Milford Academy/Milford, CN)
1999-2000 Preseason Honors - Athlon third-team All-Pac-10, Lindy's No. 19 power forward in the U. S., third-team All-Pac-10, The Sporting News' No. 19 power forward in the U. S., second-team All-Pac-10, Vitale's No. 13 power forward in the U. S.. 1999-2000 - UCLA's leading scorer (14.6) and rebounder (6.6)...Has started seven of eight games (did not start vs. Morgan State because of the flu)...Moiso has led the Bruins in scoring three times (a season-high 20 vs. Fairfield and South Florida and 15 vs. Maine) and three times in rebounding (a season-high 10 vs. Iona and Fairfield and eight vs. South Florida)...Has scored in double figures in seven of eight games and 23 times in his career...Had back-to-back double-doubles (14/10 vs. Iona and 20/10 vs. Fairfield, was Pac-10 Player of the Week nominee for his efforts) for first time in his career (has four in his career).
In last week's Pac-10 stats, Moiso was ninth in scoring (14.6), 10th in rebounding (6.6) and tied for ninth in blocked shots (1.00).
On Dec. 18 against DePaul, he started and played 30 minutes, contributing 17 points (6-10, 5-6), six rebounds and two blocks. In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 15.0 points and 8.7 rebounds. In the third-place game against South Florida, he tied for the team lead with 20 points, including five in the overtime period, and led the squad with eight boards and a career-high tying four steals. After eight games, Moiso leads the team in scoring (14.8) and is second in rebounding (7.4) and third in minutes (26.6) and is shooting 50.0 from the field and 71.4 from the line.
Moiso's season-high are - 35 minutes vs. South Florida, 20 points vs. Fairfield and South Florida, 10 rebounds vs. Iona/Fairfield, two assists vs. Fairfield and South Florida, two blocked shots vs. DePaul, a career-high four steals vs. Colorado State and South Florida.
UCLA Career - As a true freshman in 1998-99, Moiso averaged 23.8 minutes per game and earned All-Pac-10 Freshman honorable mention and was on College Hoops Insider's All-Freshman team...He was UCLA's second-leading rebounder (5.8) and No. 4 scorer (10.8) and shot 48.7 (131-269, No. 3 on the team) from the field and 61.5 (48-78) from the foul line...His 5.8 rebound average ranked sixth all-time among Bruin freshmen and his 10.8 scoring average ranked seventh all-time among freshmen...In the final 1999 Pac-10 stats, he was 15th in rebounding (5.8)...In '99 Pac-10 stats for league games only, he was 19th in rebounding (5.3) and eighth in blocked shots (0.86)...He started 21 of 29 games in which he played and led the Bruins in scoring five times and in rebounding 11 times...He scored in double figures in 16 of 29 games...Moiso was bothered by arch problems in both feet over the last month of the season...In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, he started and played 35 minutes, contributing five points (2-5, 1-2), six rebounds, two blocks and one assist...His 1998-99 preseason honors included Lindy's No. 14 incoming frosh in U. S. and Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year...Moiso's career-bests are 36 minutes at Louisville (1/23/99), 25 points vs. Kentucky (11/28/98), 11 rebounds vs. Loyola Marymount (12/29/98), three assists vs. Arizona (1/2/99), four steals vs. Colorado State (12/22/99) and South Florida (12/23/99), three blocked shots vs. American (12/23/98).
4 JaRon Rush, 6-7, So., F, Kansas City, MO (Pembroke Hill School)
1999-2000 Preseason Honors - One of 28 players on the USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy preseason Player of the Year list, Athlon third-team All-Pac-10, Basketball News' No. 13 "slasher" in the U. S., second-team All-Pac-10, Lindy's No. 11 small forward in the U. S., second-team All-Pac-10, Street & Smith's Top 5 small forward in the U.S., The Sporting News' No. 12 small forward in the U.S., second-team All-Pac-10, Vitale's No. 9 swing forward in the U.S., second-team All-Pac-10.
1999-2000 - Was suspended on Dec. 10 while UCLA investigates a possible NCAA violation (his future status will be determined when UCLA concludes the investigation, no timetable has been set) and has missed the last five contests ...Has been slowed most of fall camp with a strained right elbow...Came off the bench for UCLA's first three games...Has led the Bruins in rebounding once (seven vs. Morgan State)...Vs. Morgan State, Rush played a season-high 20 minutes, with season-high totals in points (14), rebounds (seven), assists (four, career-high) and steals (two).
In his three games, Rush is averaging 11.3 points (No. 4 on the team), 4.7 rebounds (third on the team) and shooting 56.5 from the field (third on the team), 33.3 (3-9) from three-point range and 83.3 (5-6, No. 2 on the team) from the foul line.
His season-highs are-20 minutes vs. Morgan State, 14 points vs. Morgan State, seven rebounds vs. Morgan State, a career-high four assists vs. Morgan State, two steals, twice, last vs. Morgan State.
UCLA Career - Rush, a member of the 1999 Pac-10 All-Freshman team and a second-team Basketball News freshman All-America, was a rebounding machine in 1998-99 as a true freshman...He averaged 28.1 minutes (No. 3 on the team), 11.4 points (No. 3 on the team) and a team-leading 7.3 rebounds while shooting 37.2 from the field, 26.5 (27-102) from three-point range and 62.4 (63-101) from the foul line...His 7.3 rebound average was the second-highest all-time among Bruin freshmen, trailing only Don MacLean's 7.5 in 1989, and his 11.4 scoring average was sixth on that list...In the final 1999 Pac-10 stats, Rush was ninth in rebounding (7.3) and in the '99 Pac-10 stats for league games only, he finished sixth in rebounding (8.2)...He led the Bruins in rebounding a team-high 12 times, including eight of the last nine games (six straight prior to the Arizona State), and in scoring three times)...In Pac-10 play, Rush averaged a team-best 8.2 rebounds...He grabbed at least seven boards in 15 of his final 20 games (171 total for an 8.6 average), including 15 against Washington, 13 vs. Detroit, 12 at both Oregon State and Oregon, 11 at Stanford, 10 vs. USC and Arizona and nine five times...Rush started 22 of 28 games in which he played...In his final 10 games, Rush averaged 14.6 points (146) and shot 40.6 (52-128) from the floor and 35.1 (13-37) from three-point range and he averaged 10.2 rebounds in his last nine games (92, 5.1 (46) on the offensive end...In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, he started and played a career-high tying 36 minutes, recording his fifth double-double in nine games, finishing with 10 points (2-11, 2-6, 4-6), 13 rebounds (five offensive), three steals and one block...Rush's 1998-99 preseason honors included Basketball News' Heavenly Hundred, Lindy's No. 17 incoming frosh in the U. S., Preview Sports' No. 6 incoming frosh in the U. S., The Sporting News' Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year...His career-highs are 36 minutes, four times, last vs. Detroit (3/11/99), 23 points vs. Syracuse (2/21/99), 15 rebounds vs. Washington (2/27/99), four assists vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), six steals vs. Washington (2/27/99), two blocked shots, twice, last vs. Arizona State (3/4/99).
34 Ray Young, 6-3, So., G, Oakland (St. Joseph Notre Dame)
1999-2000 - Has been hampered most of fall camp with a sprained right thumb (he'll play with it taped for the next few weeks)...He has started the last five games and has averaged 27.8 minutes, 8.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in that span...Came off the bench to play 17 minutes vs. Iona, and scored a career-high 17 points, including a career-best 5-6 from three-point range (the most three-pointers since Toby Bailey hit five vs. Arizona State on 1/16/97)...Started against DePaul and contributed 15 points (5-15, 0-5, 5-9), a career-high tying six rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes.
In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 8.0 points and 2.7 rebounds while shooting .533 from the floor, .444 from three-point range and 1.000 from the free throw line. In eight games, Young is averaging 23.8 minutes, 8.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and shooting 40.4 from the field and 38.7 (12-31, third on the team) from three-point range.
His season-highs are- 31 minutes vs. Gonzaga, a career-high 17 points vs. Iona, a career-high tying six rebounds, three times, last vs. DePaul, a career-high four assists vs. Morgan State, a career-high four steals vs. Morgan State.
UCLA Career - As a true freshman in 1998-99, Young concluded the season averaging 16.1 minutes, 5.4 points and 2.6 rebounds, while shooting 46.9 from the field, 40.8 (20-49, No. 1 on the team) from three-point range and 70.4 (19-27, No. 2 on the squad) from the free throw line...He played double-figure minutes in 21 of his last 25 games...In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, Young played 25 minutes off the bench and contributed 11 points (4-7, 3-5, 0-0) and four rebounds...Young's 1998-99 preseason honors included Lindy's No. 30 incoming frosh in U. S....His career-bests are--34 minutes at Louisville (1/23/99), 17 points vs. Iona (11/27/99), six rebounds, six times, last vs. DePaul (12/18/99), four assists vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), four steals vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), two blocked shots vs. Arizona State (1/4/99).
24 Jason Kapono, 6-7, Fr., F, Lakewood (Artesia)
1999-2000 Preseason Honors - Lindy's No. 7 incoming college/NBA freshman in the U. S., Street & Smith's All-West Freshman, Vitale's No. 7 Diaper Dandy in the U. S. 1999-2000 - One of two Bruins (Earl Watson) to have started all eight games...Has led the Bruins in scoring three times (20, DePaul, 10, Gonzaga, 15 Maine)...Has scored in double figures in six of eight games...A true freshman, Kapono started his very first Bruin game, playing 30 minutes vs. Fairfield, with 16 points (in UCLA's opener last season vs. Santa Clara, JaRon Rush and Jerome Moiso both started as true freshmen, and scored 19 and 16 points, respectively), seven rebounds, one assist and two steals.
On Dec. 18 against DePaul, he led the Bruins with a career-high 20 points (7-14, 3-6, 3-4) and added four rebounds. In the three games of the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds, making seven of 13 three-point field goal attempts (.538). In the game against South Florida, he contributed 17 points and a career-high tying seven rebounds.
In last week's Pac-10 stats, Kapono was 13th in scoring (13.6) and 10th in free throw percentage (.786).
In eight games, Kapono is averaging 32.0 minutes (second on the team), 13.1 points (No. 2 on the team) and 4.2 rebounds. He is shooting 46.4 from the field, 42.4 (14-33, first on the team) from three-point range and 76.5 (13-17) from the foul line. He has made three three-point field goals in three of the last four games and is shooting 52.6 (10 of 19) from the arc in that span.
His career and season-highs are-39 minutes vs. DePaul, 20 points vs. DePaul, seven rebounds vs. Fairfield and South Florida, three assists vs. Maine, two steals three times, last vs. Morgan State.
Prep Career - One of the top high school players in the nation last year at Artesia HS, Kapono signed with the Bruins on May 20...A 1999 first-team prep All-America honoree by McDonald's, Parade and Street & Smith's...The O'Bannon brothers, Ed and Charles, also played at Artesia HS under coach Wayne Merino...In 1998-99 as a senior prepster, Kapono led Artesia to 32 wins and led the team in scoring (23.5) and assists (7.6), was second in rebounding (9.0) and third in steals (3.3) and blocked shots (1.4), while leading his team in foul shooting (92.5)...During his prep career, he hit a school-record 211 three-pointers.
1999-2000 TEAM STATS (Eight Games)
Double-Double (Pts.-Reb.) Jerome Moiso (2) Dan Gadzuric (2)
Double Figures (Ast.) Earl Watson (1)
1999-2000 FOR THE RECORD (Eight Games)
UCLA 80 Pts. or Over: 4-0 UCLA 79 Pts. or Under: 2-2 Opp. 80 Pts. or more: 1-0 Opp Under 80 Pts: 5-2
Leading at Half: 5-1 Tied: 0-0 Trailing at Half: 1-1
FG % of .500 or better: 3-0 Less than .500: 3-2
Opp. FG % under .400: 2-0 Opp. FG% between .400-.500: 4-2 Opp. FG% over .500: 0-0
Outshooting Opp.: 6-0 Outshot by Opp.: 0-2
UCLA Reb. Advantage: 5-1 Opp. Advantage: 1-1 Tied: 0-0
With five minutes to play (in regulation) UCLA leads with 5:00 to play: 6-0 UCLA trails with 5:00 to play: 0-2 UCLA tied with 5:00 to play: 0-0
Margin of Victory One Point: 0-1 Two Points: 0-0 Three Points: 0-0 Four Points: 0-0 5-10 Pts.: 1-0 11-15 Pts.: 0-0 16-19 Pts.: 2-1 20 or more: 3-0
By Day Monday 0-0 Tuesday 2-0 Wednesday 1-1 Thursday 1-0 Friday 0-0 Saturday 2-1 Sunday 0-0
By Month November 2-0 February 0-0 December 4-2 March 0-0 January 0-0
Night and Day Night 2-1 Day 4-1