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UCLA Begins Second Round Of Pacific-10 Conference Action In Third Place
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Release:  02/03/2004

Feb. 3, 2004

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UCLA'S NEXT GAME

THURSDAY, FEB. 5 - UCLA (9-8 overall, Pac-10 5-4, T-3rd place) hosts WASHINGTON STATE (9-10 overall, Pac-10 3-6, 8th-place), Pauley Pavilion, 7:30 p.m. PT (TV-None/Radio-XTRA Sports 690/1150, with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean).

LOOKING AHEAD SATURDAY, FEB. 7- UCLA hosts WASHINGTON, Pauley Pavilion, 6:00 p.m. (TV-FSNW2/Radio-XTRA Sports 690/1150, with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean). Washington (9-8 overall, 4-5 Pac-10, sixth-place tie) visits USC on Thursday night. The Huskies have won their last four Pac-10 games in a row.

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

2003-04 - UCLA (9-8, 17 games/52.9)
2000-03 - Pittsburgh (89-40, 129 games/69.0)
1995-99 - N. Arizona (79-59, 138 games/57.2)
Totals - 10th Season (177-107, 284 games/62.3)

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 1-0 against both Washington State and Washington 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 - Jan. 31 - at St. John's 71, UCLA 55 - Before 9,077 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, St. John's jumped out to a 41-24 halftime lead and defeated UCLA 71-55 in a nonconference game. The victory snapped St. John's seven-game losing streak and extended UCLA's losing streak to five games. It was the Red Storm's sixth consecutive win over UCLA.

After leading by 17 at halftime, St. John's extended their advantage to 19 points (46-27, 17:23 left to play) on a layup and free throw by Kyle Cuffe. In the next four minutes, UCLA outscored the Red Storm 10-2 and pulled to within 11 points (48-37, 13:39 left) on a slam dunk by Trevor Ariza. But St. John's again jumped out to 18 point leads twice (final time at 9:43, 57-39), with the Bruins (final time) narrowing the margin to 11 points (8:00 minutes remaining, 59-48, Ariza's three-pointer). But the Red Storm in the next three minutes outscored UCLA 8-0 (increased their lead to 19 points, 67-48, 4:33 left to play), the Bruins got no closer than 13 (68-55, 37 seconds left to play, Michael Fey dunk) and St. John's finished with a 16-point victory advantage.

Ariza led the Bruins with a team-high 19 points, six rebounds and two steals.

UCLA shot 43.4 (23-53) from the field, 33.3 (5-15) from three-point range and a season-low 26.7 (4-15) from the foul line, with a game-low 30 rebounds and 13 turnovers.

St. John's shot 44.3 (27-61) from the field, 37.0 (10-27) from three-point range and an opponent season-low 41.2 (7-17) from the foul line, with an opponent and game-high 49 rebounds and 13 turnovers. The Red Storm improved to 5-13 overall and were led by Elijah Ingram's 21 points, eight rebounds and four assists and Cuffe's 13 points and 15 rebounds.

Jan. 28 - USC 76, at UCLA 69 - Before a sellout crowd of 12,773 at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA rallied from a 22-point, closing to within three points on two occasions before dropping a 76-69 decision.

In the first half, USC shot over 56% from the floor and held UCLA to 33.3% while building a 44-24 halftime lead. In the second half, the Trojans led by as many as 22 points before the Bruins rallied. UCLA cut the deficit to 10 points on several occasions. A basket by Ryan Hollins with 3:00 remaining cut the deficit to three points (71-68) but the Bruins could get no closer. With 28 seconds left. Cedric Bozeman made the front end of a one-and-one to make it a three-point game (72-69) but he couldn't convert and USC made its final four free throws for the final margin.

UCLA had three players in double figures. Sophomore center Ryan Hollins scored a career-high 21 points (7-8, 7-9) and added a game-high eight rebounds and one assist. Junior Dijon Thompson added 11 points and three rebounds and T.J. Cummings added 10 points, three rebounds and two assists. Cedric Bozeman tied his career high with 10 assists and added five points and four rebounds.

The Bruins shot 44.6 (25-56) from the field, 26.3 (5-19) from three-point range and 73.7 (14-19) from the foul line, with 34 rebounds, 18 assists, four steals and 18 turnovers.

USC shot 50.9 (29-57) from the field (UCLA is 0-3 when its opponent shoots higher than 50.0 from the field), 38.1 (8-21) from three-point range and 45.5 (10-22) from the foul line, with 35 rebounds, 12 assists, nine steals, two blocked shots and 14 turnovers. The Trojans had three players in double figures, led by Desmon Farmer's 28 points, six rebounds and two assists. Errick Craven came off the bench to contribute 18 points (6-9, 3-6, 3-10), five steals, four assists and four rebounds and Nick Curtis added 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds.

HEAD COACH DICK BENNETT - In his first season at WSU. Bennett was a collegiate head coach in the State of Wisconsin for 24 years, including five seasons (1996-2000) at Wisconsin, leading the Badgers to the 2000 Final Four. He enters the UCLA contest with an overall mark of 462-268.

THE COUGARS - Have won one of their last five league games, a 63-56 victory over Arizona State on Jan. 29 in Pullman. In this week's Pac-10 stats (overall), Marcus Moore is the league's No. 13 scorer (13.6) and Shami Gill the No. 13 rebounder (5.9). WSU leads the league in scoring defense (57.7, UCLA is averaging 66.4 points a game).

SERIES HISTORY - The Bruins lead it 85-12, including a 48-45 win over WSU on Jan. 8 in Spokane (see attached box score). UCLA has beaten WSU 22 consecutive times (WSU's last win was 67-56, 1993 in Pullman). The Cougars have never beaten UCLA in Los Angeles (dating back to 1949-50), including an 0-38 record in Pauley Pavilion (dating back to 1965-66).

BRUIN HEADLINES

PAC-10 PLAY - UCLA is 5-4 in Pac-10 play, tied for third place with Oregon, one game behind second place Arizona (6-3). Last season, the Bruins did not earn their fifth league win until March 6, making their record 5-12. 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 .425 from the floor. Only three opponents (Arizona, .544; UCSB, .522; USC, .509) have shot better than .500 and five have been held under .400. UCLA has outrebounded six of its last 12 opponents (including two ties). Overall, the Bruins have been outrebounded just six times in 17 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.

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 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 nine wins (in those nine victories, Morrison played in four games, including three starts), he was the team's No. 1 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.

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.

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 14 games (13 starts) and is averaging 12.5 points (No. 2 on team), a team-high 6.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and a team-high 1.9 steals in 32.6 minutes. He is shooting 54.8 (57-104) on two-point field goal attempts. He's led the Bruins in rebounding five times and in scoring twice. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 12.7 points (No. 2) and 6.0 rebounds (No. 2).

ARIZA'S 2003-04 SEASON/CAREER HIGHS - 38 minutes vs. Washington; 24 points vs. OSU; 14 rebounds vs. Michigan; 4 assists vs. UCSB; 3 steals vs. Stanford, Washington, WSU, Michigan, MSU; 2 blocked shots vs. Washington, Loyola.

ARIZA'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Feb. 2) - Scoring - 20th, 12.5; Reb. - 9th, 6.4; Stls. - 5th, 1.86; Off. Rebs. - 8th, 2.64.

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.

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' 17 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 17 games (all starts), he is averaging 8.4 points (No. 5 on the squad), a team-high 5.94 assists (leads the Pac-10), 4.4 rebounds (No. 5) and 0.7 steals in a team-high 34.8 minutes. In his last seven games, he has passed for 49 assists (7.0). In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 6.78 assists and just 2.0 turnovers for a ratio of 3.39.

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. 2) - Assists - 1st, 5.94; Assist/TO Ratio - 6th, 1.94.

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.

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 three games and is averaging 5.7 minutes, 1.7 points, 0.7 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. OSU, UCSB; 1 assist vs. OSU; steal vs. ; 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 and St. John's.

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. 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 has played in 13 games (12 starts) and is averaging 11.8 points (No. 3 on the team) and 6.2 rebounds (No. 2) in 29.1 minutes and shooting 50.8 (T-No. 3, 64-126) from the field and a team-best 85.2 (23-27) from the foul line. He's led the Bruins in scoring five of his 13 games and in rebounding in six of the last nine contests. He has scored in double figures in 10 of his 13 games this year. In his last nine games, he is averaging 12.6 points (113) and 7.1 rebounds (64) while making 46 of 93 shots (49.5) from the floor, three of nine (33.3) from three-point range and 18 of 20 (90.0) 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. 2) - Scoring - ; Reb. - 11th, 6.2; Def. Rebs. - 7th, 4.31.

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.

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 17 games (14 starts), he is averaging 6.9 points (No. 6 on the team), 2.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks, while shooting .579 from the floor (No. 2 on the team) and .698 from the line in 17.2 minutes.

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. FEY'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Feb. 2) -

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.

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' 17 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 versus Oregon State, Oregon, Washington State, Washington, Arizona State, Arizona, Stanford, California, USC and St. John's.

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 17 games (six starts), Hollins is averaging 5.9 points and 4.9 rebounds (No. 4 on the team) in 24.7 minutes, while shooting a team-best .590 from the floor. In his last four games, he has made 14 of 19 field goals (73.7) and has grabbed 25 rebounds (6.3 average).

HOLLINS' 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 35 minutes vs. USC; 21 points vs. USC; 9 rebounds vs. Loyola; 4 assists vs. UC Riverside; 1 steal vs. St. John's, Arizona, OSU, UM, Loyola; 3 blocked shots vs. Arizona, Loyola.

HOLLINS' 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Feb. 2) - Reb. - 20th, 4.9; Blkd. Shots - 9th, 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 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.

HOLLINS' CAREER HIGHS - 35 minutes vs. USC (1/28/04); 21 points vs. USC (1/28/04); 11 rebounds vs. Oregon (1/30/03); 4 assists vs. UC Riverside (12/3/03); 1 steal, 11 times, last vs. St. John's (1/31/04); 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 - In 16 games (one start), Johnson is averaging 10.4 minutes, 1.8 points and 2.9 rebounds. His average of 11.1 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 contribuited six points, two rebounds and one assist in 11 minutes ... At St. John's, he had one rebound in six minutes.

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' 17 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.

In eight games (five starts), Morrison is averaging 28.0 minutes, 9.8 points (No. 4 on the team) and 2.9 rebounds, while shooting .400 from the field, .413 (19-46, No. 2) from three-point range and .778 (7-9) from the foul line.

In UCLA's statistics for its nine wins (in those nine victories, Morrison played in four games, including three starts), he was the team's No. 1 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; 1 steal vs. Loyola, Kentucky, MSU; 1 blocked shot vs. Kentucky, MSU.

MORRISON'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS - .

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.

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 16 games, he is averaging 4.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 13.9 minutes, while shooting .508 from the floor (T-No. 3 on the team) and a team-best .500 (12-24) from three-point range. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 7.2 points, 1.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds, while shooting .522 from the floor and .524 from three-point range in 16.7 minutes. In his last 10 games, he is averaging 6.7 points (67 total).

RUBIN'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 24 minutes vs. Washington, Oregon; 13 points vs. Oregon, Oregon State; 4 rebounds vs. USC, Stanford; 4 assists vs. Washington; 1 steal vs. 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.

RUBIN'S CAREER HIGHS - 24 minutes vs. 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 (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 17 games (all starts), the versatile Thompson is averaging a team-high 14.1 points, 4.5 rebounds (No. 4 on the team) and 2.5 assists (No. 2) in 34.2 minutes (No. 2), while shooting .406 from the floor, .354 from three-point range and .780 (39-50) from the line. He's scored in double figures in 15 of 17 games this season, including eight of the last nine.

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. Oregon; 1 blocked shot vs. St. John's, ASU, Kentucky, Vermont.

THOMPSON'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Feb. 2) - Scoring - 11th, 14.1.

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.

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 14 games, Walcott is averaging 6.7 minutes, 0.6 points and 0.6 assists.

WALCOTT'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 16 minutes vs. Washington; 2 vs. Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Michigan; 2 rebounds vs. Oregon State; 4 assists vs. Oregon State; 2 steals vs. Michigan; 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.

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. Oregon (3/1/03) and Washington (1/2/03); 11 assists vs. USC (1/8/03); 3 steals vs. Washington State (3/6/03) and Long Beach State (12/8/02); 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' 17 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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