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UCLA Faces Crosstown Rival USC And Then Hosts Notre Dame
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Release:  02/24/2004

Feb. 24, 2004

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UCLA'S NEXT GAME

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25 - UCLA (11-12 overall, Pac-10 7-8, 6th-place) at USC (11-13 overall, Pac-10 6-9, 7th-place), L.A. Sports Arena, 7:30 p.m. (TV-FSN/Radio-XTRA Sports 690/1150, with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean).

LOOKING AHEAD
SATURDAY, FEB. 28 - UCLA vs. NOTRE DAME, Pauley Pavilion, 1:00 p.m. (TV-CBS/Radio-XTRA Sports 690/1150, with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean). Notre Dame (13-10 overall, 7-6 Big East, 6th-place tie) hosts Providence on Tuesday before playing at UCLA.

UCLA'S LAST GAMES
Feb. 21 - No. 1 Stanford 73, at UCLA 60 - Before 10,815 in Pauley Pavilion, Stanford used a 25-4 run to end the first half and withstood a second half UCLA rally to defeat the Bruins 73-60. It was Stanford's seventh consecutive victory over UCLA in Pauley Pavilion (longest opponent winning streak in Pauley history).

In the first half, UCLA led 19-17, with 9:43 left before intermission, on a jumper by Dijon Thompson. But in the first half's final 8:38, Stanford outscored the Bruins 25-4 and led 42-23 at halftime.

UCLA opened the second half with a 10-0 run and closed the gap to 42-33, 16:05 remaining, on a bank shot by Cedric Bozeman. The closest UCLA got in the second-half was seven points (44-37, 14:34 left) on a short jumper by Ryan Hollins. Stanford stretched its lead to 18 points (6:33 remaining), on a three-pointer by Chris Hernandez. The Bruins closed the gap to 10 points (70-60) with 29 seconds remaining on a three-pointer by Trevor Ariza, but Stanford's Josh Childress scored the game's final three points from the foul line to seal Stanford's 73-60 triumph.

The Bruins had two players in double figures - Dijon Thompson's team-high 17 points and five rebounds and T. J. Cummings' 11 points and five rebounds. Bozeman finished with nine points, four rebounds and five assists and senior Jon Crispin, who started, contributed four points and rebounds, one assist and two steals.

UCLA shot 41.8 (23-55) from the field, a season-low tying 14.3 (2-14) from three-point range and 63.2 (12-19) from the foul line, with 25 rebounds and a game-low 12 turnovers.

Stanford shot an opponent season-high 56.1 (23-41) from the field, including 60.9 (14-23) in the first half, an opponent season-high 80.0 (8-10) from three-point range and 73.1 (19-26) from the foul line, with a game-high 30 rebounds and 17 turnovers.

The Cardinal had four starters in double figures, led by Rob Little's game-high 18 points and seven rebounds.

Feb. 19 - at UCLA 66, California 49 - Before 9,166 in Pauley Pavilion, UCLA jumped out to a 30-14 halftime lead (held Cal to 25.0% from the field) and rolled to a 66-49 conference victory. California's 14 halftime points was an opponent season-low. The Bruins have beaten California four consecutive seasons in Pauley Pavilion.

In the second half, the Bruins had leads of 20 or more points on 13 occasions, including a high of 25 points (61-36, 5:02 remaining, on two free throws by Dijon Thompson) and the final 20-point margin was 21 (66-45, with 1:21 left to play).

The Bruins were led by senior T. J. Cummings' game-high 19 points and 10 (1-9) rebounds (his fourth season double/double, the Bruins are 4-0 in those games). He was 8-9 from the field (7-7 at halftime), 1-1 from three-point range and 2-2 from the foul line, with one assist and one steal and no turnovers in 32 minutes. Also scoring in double figures was junior Dijon Thompson, with 14 points. The Bruins used 13 players, with sophomores Quinn Hawking and Gene Barnes, along with redshirt freshman Ike Williams, all playing in their first season game.

UCLA shot 50.0 (24-48) from the field, 46.2 (6-13) from three-point range and 70.6 (12-17) from the foul line, with a game-high 31 rebounds and a game-low 11 turnovers.

Cal shot 39.6 (19-48) from the field, 14.3 (second-lowest opponent percentage this season, 2-14) from three-point range an 60.0 (9-15) from the foul line, with 29 rebounds and game-high 14 turnovers. The Golden Bears were led by Amit Tamir's 13 points as Cal dropped to 11-11 overall and 7-6 in Pac-10 play.

HEAD COACH HENRY BIBBY - In his eighth full season as USC's head coach. He is 5-11 vs. his alma mater, including one game as the Trojan interim coach. The former Bruin guard helped lead UCLA to three consecutive NCAA Championships (1970-72), an overall record of 87-3 and earned All-American honors.

THE TROJANS - Have won two of their last three games, including Saturday's 70-60 home win over California, behind Lodrick Stewart's 20 points off the bench and Rory O'Neil's 16 points and 12 rebounds. In this week's Pac-10 statistics (all games), Desmon Farmer is the league's No. 3 scorer (19.3) and No. 20 rebounder (4.7) and Jeff McMillan is the Pac-10's No. 4 rebounder (8.0).

SERIES HISTORY - UCLA leads it 119-97. USC earlier this season defeated UCLA 76-69 in Pauley Pavilion, behind Desmon Farmer's 28 points and Errick Craven's 18. It was USC's second consecutive win in Pauley. The Trojans have won the last two games at the Sports Arena (2003, 86-85/2002, 81-77) and overall in the series, have won the last three games in a row and four of the last five (UCLA's last victory over USC was in 2002 at Pauley Pavilion, 67-65).

BRUIN HEADLINES

PAC-10 PLAY - UCLA is 7-8 in Pac-10 play, sixth place, but just two games out of second-place. UCLA has more Pac-10 wins than all of last season (6-12). The last time the Bruins started 5-0 in league play prior to this season was 1996.

TRENDS - UCLA is allowing opponents to shoot just .431 from the floor. Only five opponents (Stanford, .561; Arizona, .544; at Arizona, .535; UCSB, .522; USC, .509) have shot over .500 and six have been held under .400.

UCLA has outrebounded eight of its last 18 opponents (plus three ties) and has been outrebounded seven times (all losses) in those 18 games. Overall, the Bruins have been outrebounded nine times in 23 games. UCLA's 53 second-half point total against Oregon State is its highest output of the year for any half.

Josiah Johnson - suffered a sprained left knee in practice on Monday (Feb. 16) and did not play vs. the Bay area schools last week in Pauley Pavilion (and is doubtful for this week's games at USC and vs. Notre Dame in Pauley). Johnson, son of Bruin and NBA great Marques Johnson, has appeared in 20 games (one start) and is averaging 8.8 minutes, 1.4 points and 2.4 rebounds.

Brian Morrison - in the second half vs. Michigan State (12/20), Morrison suffered a left hamstring strain and missed nine games before returning on Jan. 28 vs. USC. At the time of his hamstring injury, he was UCLA's No. 3 scorer (11.8), No. 3 in minutes (31.7) and top three-point shooter (45.9, 17-37). In UCLA's 84-70 win over UC Riverside on Dec. 3 in Pauley Pavilion, Morrison scored a career-high 28 points. In UCLA's statistics for its 11 wins (in those 11 victories, Morrison played in four games, including three starts), he is the team's No. 2 scorer (14.0), averaging 31.5 minutes, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while shooting 50.0 (19-38) from the field, 50.0 (13-26) from three-point range and 1.000 (5-5) from the foul line.

He did not play against the Washington schools or the Bay Area schools in Pauley due to a sprained right ankle (suffered Feb. 4) and did not practice on Feb. 23.

T. J. CUMMINGS - Cummings, who joined UCLA's elite 1,000 point club (1002, 44th player in Bruin history) last week vs. the Bay area schools in Pauley Pavilion, 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 has been removed from the cast and after several weeks of rehabilitation, he's returned to practice.

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 20 games (18 starts) and is averaging 11.3 points (No. 3 on team), 6.3 rebounds (No. 2), 2.1 assists and a team-high 1.6 steals in 31.4 minutes. He is shooting 51.7 (74-143) on two-point field goal attempts. He's led the Bruins in rebounding seven times, including four of the last nine games, and in scoring twice.

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

ARIZA'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Feb. 23) - Reb. - 11th, 6.3; Stls. - 7th, 1.60; Off. Rebs. - 10th, 2.25; Def. Rebs. - 9th, 4.00.

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

BARNES' 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 1 minute vs. California; points vs. ; rebound vs. ; assist vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots vs.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Barnes did not play in the first 21 games ... At Pauley, he played one minute vs. California ... He did not play against Stanford.

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 23 games (all starts), he is averaging 7.9 points (No. 5 on the squad), a team-high 5.61 assists (leads the Pac-10) and 3.9 rebounds (No. 5) in a team-high 34.1 minutes. In his last 13 games, he has passed for 79 assists (6.08) and has had at least seven in five of those 13 games. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 5.93 assists (No. 1 in the league) and 2.53 turnovers for a ratio of 2.34 (No. x in the league). In addition, he is shooting .676 from the free throw line in league games.

BOZEMAN'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 40 minutes vs. Kentucky; 17 points vs. UC Riverside; 10 rebounds vs. Loyola; 10 assists vs. USC, California; 2 steals vs. UCSB; 1 blocked shot vs. Kentucky, UM. BOZEMAN'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Feb. 23) - Assists - 1st, 5.61; Assist/TO Ratio - 7th, 1.79.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Entering his third season as the Bruins' starting point guard, Bozeman, along with junior Dijon Thompson, are UCLA co-captains for 2003-04 ... Against Vermont, he contributed 12 points, a career-high nine assists with just one turnover, one rebound and one steal in 37 minutes ... It was his pass to Ryan Hollins that resulted in the free throw for the game-winning points ... Against UC Riverside, he had a career-high tying 17 points (7-14, 1-2, 2-3), seven assists, six rebounds, five turnovers and one steal in 38 minutes ... Against Kentucky, he played a career-high tying 40 minutes and had 12 points, a then-career-high tying seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block ... Against Loyola, he hit a three-point basket with two seconds remaining in overtime to give the Bruins a 69-66 victory ... On the night, he played 39 minutes, recorded his first career double-double with a team-high 16 points (5-12, 2-4, 4-8) and a career-high 10 rebounds and added two assists ... In 37 minutes vs. UCSB, Bozeman had 10 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals ... In 36 minutes against Michigan State, Bozeman had nine points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal ... At Michigan, he contributed four points, two rebounds, a game-high eight assists, one steal and a career-high tying one blocked shot ... Against Oregon State, he had three points, six assists and six rebounds in 25 minutes (he missed some time with an abdominal strain) and no turnovers ... Against Oregon, he contributed 12 points (4-5, 4-4), including four straight made free throws in the final 2:30, five assists and four rebounds in 33 minutes ... At Washington State, he had six points, three rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes ... His layup with 1:12 remaining gave UCLA the lead for good (46-45) ... At Washington, he had eight points, eight assists, two rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes before fouling out with 6:00 remaining in regulation ... Vs. Arizona State, he had five points, five rebounds and six assists in 33 minutes ... He scored all of his points in the final 2:38, making five of six free throws, including his final five ... Against Arizona, he had eight points, seven assists (one turnover) and six rebounds in 36 minutes ... At Stanford, he had nine points, six assists, two rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes ... At California, he had four points, three rebounds, a career-high 10 assists and one steal in 37 minutes ... Against USC, he had a career high-tying 10 assists, five points and four rebounds in 38 minutes ... At St. John's, he had two points, four rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes ... Against Washington State, he had two points, two assists and one rebound in 38 minutes ... Vs. Washington, he contributed eight assists, five points and three rebounds in 28 minutes ... In 38 minutes at Arizona State, he had five points, five assists, three rebounds and one steal ... At Arizona, he scored in double figures for the first time since Jan. 4 with 13 points (6-10, 1-1), five assists, one rebound, one steal and seven turnovers in 31 minutes ... Against California, he had six points, three rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes ... Vs. Stanford, he had nine points, five assists and four rebounds in 29 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 seven games and is averaging 10.7 minutes, 2.1 points, 1.3 rebounds and shooting 1.000 (4-4) from the foul line.

CRISPIN'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 28 minutes vs. Stanford; 6 points vs. California; 4 rebounds vs. Stanford; 1 assist vs. Stanford, California, Washington, OSU; 2 steals vs. Stanford; 0 blocked shots vs.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Crispin did not play in the Bruins' first four games and did not play vs. Michigan State ... In three minutes vs. UCSB, he had one rebound ... In five minutes at Michigan, he scored two points ... In nine minutes vs. Oregon State, he scored three points and added one rebound and one assist ... He did not play against Oregon, Washington State, Washington, Arizona State, Arizona, Stanford, California, USC, St. John's and Washington State ... Against Washington, he played eight minutes and did a fine job defending Nate Robinson ... He also had one rebound, one assist and one steal ... He did not play at Arizona State ... He played five minutes at Arizona ... Against California, he contributed a season-high six points, two rebounds and one assist and sparked the team in 17 minutes off the bench ... He started against Stanford (his last Pac-10 home game) and had four points, a career-high four rebounds, a career-best two steals and one assist in a career-high 28 minutes.

CRISPIN'S UCLA CAREER HIGHS-28 minutes vs. Stanford (2/21/04); 11 points vs. Long Beach State (12/8/02); 4 rebounds vs. Stanford (2/21/04); 2 assists vs. Arizona (2/13/03), California (1/25/03) and Kansas (12/21/02); 2 steals vs. Stanford (2/21/04); 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 - Against Stanford, Cummings became the 44th player in school history to join the Bruin career 1,000 point club (1002). He has played in 19 games (18 starts) and ranks second on the squad in scoring (13.0 points) and first in rebounding (6.5) in 29.5 minutes while shooting 57.0 (No. 2, 102-179) from the field and a team-best 83.7 (36-43) from the foul line. He's led the Bruins in scoring eight times and in rebounding in nine of the last 15 contests. He has scored in double figures in 16 of his 19 games this year (six straight) and has recorded four double-doubles(the Bruins are 4-0 in those games/19-10 vs. Cal,h; 18-11 UW,h; 21-season-high 12 ASU,h; season-high 22-11 UW,a). In his last 15 games, he is averaging 13.7 points (206) and 7.1 rebounds (107) while making 84 of 146 shots (57.5) from the floor, seven of 16 (43.8) from three-point range and 31 of 36 (86.1) from the line. In Pac-10 play, he ranks xxth in the league with his average of 7.1 rebounds per game. In his last five games, he is averaging 15.6 points (78) and 7.2 rebounds (36) while shooting 73.3 (33-45) from the floor, 66.7 (4-6) from three-point range and 88.9 (8-9) 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. California, Michigan, MSU; 2 blocked shot vs. California.

CUMMINGS' 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Feb. 23) - Scoring - 15th, 13.0; Reb. - 10th, 6.5; FG % - 6th, .570; Def. Rebs. - 6th, 4.58.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Cummings did not play in UCLA's first four games (he was academically ineligible Fall Quarter and regained his eligibility on Dec. 17 following Fall Quarter exams/Dec. 8-12). ... He came off the bench against UCSB and had a team-high 14 points (5-5, 4-5), one rebound and one assist in 26 minutes ... Started vs. Michigan State, and again led UCLA in scoring (13 points, 6-11/0-0/1-2), with five rebounds, a career-high tying three assists and one steal ... At Michigan, Cummings had 12 points and six rebounds ... Against Oregon State, he had two points and five rebounds in 21 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he had 12 points (4-6, 4-4) and a game and then season-high nine rebounds in 26 minutes ... At Washington State, he had 12 points and eight rebounds - both team highs - and two assists in 33 minutes ... At Washington, he scored a season-best 22 points (8-12, 2-3, 4-5) and added 11 rebounds - leading the team in both categories - and one assist in a career-best 39 minutes ... He grabbed seven of his rebounds in the second half and added one in overtime ... Against Arizona State, he recorded his second straight double-double with 21 points and a season-high 12 rebounds, plus two assists, in 36 minutes ... Vs. Arizona, he had 12 points and two rebounds in 33 minutes ... At Stanford, he had six points and a team-high (tied) seven rebounds in 28 minutes ... At California, he had 12 points, six rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 31 minutes ... Against USC, he had 10 points, three rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes ... At St. John's, he contributed six points, a team high-tying six rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes ... Against Washington State, he had a team-high (tied) 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block ... Vs. Washington, he recorded his third season double-double with team highs 18 points and 11 rebounds and added two assists ... He made nine of 12 shots from the floor, including all seven in the first half ... In 28 minutes at Arizona State (he fouled out early in overtime), he contributed 13 points (5-8, 2-3, 1-1), seven rebounds and two assists ... He also played good post defense on Ike Diogu until fouling out ... In 22 minutes at Arizona, he had 17 points, making seven of eight from the field (one three) and both free throws, and added three rebounds ... Against California, he recorded his fourth double-double with team highs in points (19) and rebounds (10) ... He made eight of nine shots from the floor, including all seven in the first half, and added one assist and one steal in 32 minutes ... Vs. Stanford, he had 11 points, five rebounds (tied for the team lead), one assist and one block in 34 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 23 games (14 starts), he is averaging 6.4 points (No. 6 on the team), 2.6 rebounds and 0.7 blocks, while shooting .583 from the floor (best on the team) and .729 from the line in 15.9 minutes. In the last five games, he has made 12 of 19 shots from the floor (63.2). He has made his last nine free throw attempts (eight games).

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

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - In the opener against Vermont, he recorded career highs for points (20) and rebounds (eight, four offensive) and added two blocks ... He made eight of 13 shots from the floor and four of seven from the line ... He had 18 points and six rebounds in the second half ... Against UC Riverside, he contributed 10 points, six rebounds and three blocks in a career-high 33 minutes ... He played 25 minutes vs. Kentucky due to foul trouble and had five points, five rebounds, one block and one steal ... 14 minutes against Loyola, all in the first half, and finished with six points, six rebounds and two blocks ... He was poked in the left eye (corneal abrasion) near the end of the half and was sent to the UCLA Medical Center for evaluation ... In 26 minutes against UCSB, he had nine points, five rebounds, two blocks and one assist ... In 18 minutes vs. Michigan State, Fey contributed nine points and four rebounds ... At Michigan, had six points, three rebounds and a season-high tying one assist ... Against Oregon State, he had 11 points and four rebounds in 25 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he contributed eight points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block ... At Washington State, he had four points and one block in 15 minutes ... At Washington, he made 12 points (5-6, 2-3) and added two steals in 23 minutes ... Vs. Arizona State, he played 10 minutes due to foul trouble and had one blocked shot ... In 13 minutes against Arizona, he had three points, three rebounds, a career-high two assists and one block ... At Stanford, played 12 minutes off the bench and had four point, one rebound and one assist ... At California, he started and had two points and tweo rebounds in eight minutes ... Vs. USC, he scored four points in three minutes ... At St. John's, he had five points and one assist in eight minutes ... Vs. Washington State, he had one rebound in five minutes ... Against Washington, he had 10 points (5-6 from the floor) and three rebounds in 17 minutes, his best game since facing Washington in Seattle ... At Arizona State, he had two points and three rebounds in nine minutes ... At Arizona, he had five points, one rebound and one steal in 17 minutes ... In 16 minutes versus California, he had five points, two rebounds and one block ... Against Stanford, he had seven points and two rebounds in 10 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 appeared in one game (one minute) with one turnover.

HAWKING'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 1 minute vs. California; points vs. ; rebound vs. ; assists vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots vs.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He did not play in any of the Bruins' first 21 games ... He played one minute vs. California (one turnover) in Pauley ... He did not play against Stanford.

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 three games and is averaging 0.7 points in 2.7 minutes.

HOFFART'S 2003-04 HIGHS - 4 minutes vs. Loyola; 2 points vs. Loyola; rebounds vs. ; assists vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots, vs.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He did not play vs. Vermont, UC Riverside or Kentucky ... He played four second-half minutes against Loyola and scored two points and drew an offensive foul ... He did not play vs. UCSB and Michigan State ... At Michigan, Hoffart played three minutes ... He has not played vs. Oregon State, Oregon, at Washington State, at Washington, Arizona State, Arizona, at Stanford, at California, USC, at St. John's, Washington State, Washington and at the Arizona schools ... He played one minute vs. California in Pauley ... He did not play against Stanford.

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 23 games (12 starts), Hollins is averaging 6.0 points and 4.5 rebounds (No. 3 on the team) in 25.2 minutes, while shooting .533 from the floor (No. 3). In his last eight games (all starts), he has made 23 of 44 field goals (52.3) and 20 of 37 free throws (54.1) and is averaging 8.3 points (66) and 4.3 rebounds (34).

HOLLINS' 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 36 minutes vs. Arizona State; 21 points vs. USC; 9 rebounds vs. Loyola; 4 assists vs. UC Riverside; 2 steals vs. California; 3 blocked shots vs. Arizona State, Arizona, Loyola.

HOLLINS' 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Feb. 23) - Blkd. Shots - 8th, 0.91.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He came off the bench in the opener against Vermont and contributed two points and five rebounds in 32 minutes ... His free throw with four seconds remaining in the game (he made the first of two) provided the game-winning point ... He started at forward and played 32 minutes against UC Riverside, finishing with six points, seven rebounds and four assists ... Against Kentucky, he started and played 28 minutes, finishing with 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks ... He started and played 28 minutes against Loyola, contributing nine rebounds, three blocks, one point and one steal ... In 10 minutes off the bench against UCSB, he had one rebound and two blocks ... In 22 minutes of the bench vs. Michigan State, Hollins contributed seven points, three rebounds, one assist and blocked shot ... At Michigan, he had three points, five rebounds, two blocks and a career-high tying one steal ... Against Oregon State, he had a season-high 11 points (5-6, 1-5), four rebounds, one steal and one block in 15 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he contributed nine points (4-6, 1-1) and four rebounds in 19 minutes ... At Washington State, he had two rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 25 minutes ... At Washington, he had two points, one rebound and one assist in 17 minutes ... In 28 minutes vs. Arizona State, he had three points, three rebounds and one block ... He also helped hold Ike Diogu to 14 points on 3- 14 shooting ... Vs. Arizona, he had seven points, six rebounds, three blocks and one steal ... At Stanford, he started and contributed six points and a team-high (tied) seven rebounds in 25 minutes ... At California, he played 22 minutes off the bench and had four points and five rebounds ... Against USC, he started and scored a career-high 21 points (7-8, 7-9) and added a game-high eight rebounds and one assist in a career-high 35 minutes ... At St. John's, he contributed nine points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes ... Vs. Washington State, he had six points and a team-high eight rebounds in 28 minutes ... Against Washington, he contributed nine points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes ... In a career-high 36 minutes at Arizona State, he had six points, three rebounds, three blocks and one steal ... At Arizona, he had two points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in 20 minutes ... In 29 minutes against California, he played good post defense and contributed nine points, two rebounds and two steals ... Against Stanford, he had four points, two rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 has taken out of the cast and after weeks of rehabilitation, he has returned to practice.

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' 23 games.

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

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

2003-04 PRESEASON HONORS - Basketball News Impact Transfer

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In the second half vs. Michigan State (12/20), Morrison strained his left hamstring and missed nine games, returning to action on Jan. 28 against USC. At the time of his injury, he was UCLA's No. 3 scorer (11.8), No. 3 in minutes (31.7) and top three-point shooter (45.9, 17-37). In UCLA's 84-70 win over UC Riverside on Dec. 3 in Pauley Pavilion, Morrison scored a career-high 28 points. Sprained his right ankle on Feb. 4 and did not play vs. the Washington schools in Pauley but returned to action the following week (at the Arizona schools). The right ankle injury kept him out of the games vs. the Bay area schools in Pauley and he did not practice on Feb. 23. In 10 games (five starts), Morrison is averaging 24.7 minutes, 8.5 points (No. 4 on the team) and 2.4 rebounds, while shooting .400 from the field, .412 (21-51, No. 3) from three-point range and .727 (8-11) from the foul line. In UCLA's statistics for its 11 wins (in those victories, Morrison played in four games, including three starts), he is the team's No. 2 scorer (14.0), averaging 31.5 minutes, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while shooting 50.0 (19-38) from the field, 50.0 (13-26) from three-point range and 1.000 (5-5) from the foul line.

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

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

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 22 games, he is averaging 4.7 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 14.7 minutes, while shooting .482 from the floor and a team-best (tied) .438 (14-32) from three-point range. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 6.0 points, 1.6 assists and 1.7 rebounds, while shooting .486 from the floor and .448 from three-point range in 16.8 minutes. In his last 16 games, he is averaging 5.8 points (92 total).

RUBIN'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 24 minutes vs. Washington, Washington, Oregon; 13 points vs. Oregon, Oregon State; 4 rebounds vs. USC, Stanford; 4 assists vs. Washington; 1 steal, five times, last vs. Arizona State; 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 (thought to be the first (former) walkon to earn the honor) ... At Washington State, he had seven points, two rebounds, one assist and one block in 17 minutes ... At Washington, he contributed six points, a career-high four assists and three rebounds in 24 minutes ... He had two points in 13 minutes against Arizona State ... Vs. Arizona, he had three points, one assist and one steal in 12 minutes ... At Stanford, he had eight points, two rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes ... In 13 minutes at California, he contributed eight points, a career-high four rebounds and two assists ... His three-pointer with 11:03 remaining gave UCLA its last tie of the game at 45-45 ... Against USC, he contributed five points, four rebounds and two assists in 12 minutes ... At St. John's, he had two points, two rebounds and two assists in nine minutes ... Vs. Washington State, he had three points, two assists and one steal in 23 minutes ... Against Washington, he contributed seven points, three rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes ... At Arizona State, he had four points, two rebounds and one steal in 23 minutes ... He played 15 minutes at Arizona and made all four of his field goals for eight points and added two rebounds and one assist ... In 10 minutes vs. California, he three points and one assist ... Against Stanford, he had one assist in seven minutes.

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

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

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

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

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 23 games (all starts), the versatile Thompson is averaging a team-high 14.5 points, 4.3 rebounds (No. 4 on the team) and 2.4 assists (No. 2) in 33.4 minutes (No. 2), while shooting .423 from the floor, .346 from three-point range and .792 (No. 2, 57-72) from the line. He's scored in double figures in 21 of 23 games this season, including six straight and 14 of the last 15. Thompson has led the team in scoring 10 times, including seven of the last 11 games. In his last three games, he has made 19 of 34 shots (55.9) from the floor, including seven of 15 (46.7) from three-point range. He has made 23 of his last 27 (85.2) free throws over nine games.

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

THOMPSON'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Feb. 23) - Scoring - 10th, 14.5.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Thompson, along with junior teammate Cedric Bozeman, were appointed by Ben Howland as UCLA's season-long captains ... In the opener against Vermont, he contributed 18 points (8-16, 2-4, 0-0), a team-high nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes ... Vs. UC Riverside, he had 18 points (7-11, 1-2, 3-4), three rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes ... Against Kentucky, he had a team-high 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one block in 39 minutes ... In 42 minutes against Loyola, he had 15 points, making 11 of 12 free throws, eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and nine turnovers ... He was six of six from the line in the second half and overtime ... In 34 minutes against UCSB, he had 13 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal ... In 27 minutes vs. Michigan State, Thompson scored 10 points, with four rebounds and one assist ...At Michigan, Thompson had a season and game-high 21 points (including a career-best five three-pointers/he made four in the final 4:28), with five rebounds and three assists ... Against Oregon State, he had six points, six assists and two rebounds in 37 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he tied for the team lead with 13 points and added eight rebounds, four assists and two steals in 36 minutes ... At Washington State, he had 11 points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes ... His two free throws with seven seconds left gave the Bruins a three-point lead (48-45) ... At Washington, he contributed 13 points, seven rebounds, a career-high tying six assists and one steal ... In overtime, he grabbed two rebounds and his two free throws with 10 seconds left broke an 84-84 tie and gave the Bruins the win ... Against Arizona State, he had 19 points (7-12, 2-5, 3-4), four rebounds and one block in 33 minutes ... Vs. Arizona, he had 19 points, five rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes ... At Stanford, he had a team-high 15 points, and one steal in 34 minutes ... At California, he led the team with 17 points and added three assists, two rebounds and one steal ... Against USC, he contributed 11 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes ... At St. John's, he played 25 minutes and finished with six points, four assists, one steal and one block ... Vs. Washington State, he tied for the team lead with 15 points and added five rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes ... Against Washington, he had 11 points, two rebounds, two steals and one assist in 28 minutes ...At Arizona State, he contributed a team-high 18 points, five rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes ... At Arizona, he led the team with 20 points (8-13, 4-6, 0-0) - 16 in the first half - and added three assists, one rebound and one steal in 27 minutes ... In 29 minutes against California, he had 14 points (5-9, 2-4, 2-2), five rebounds, one assist and one steal ... Vs. Stanford, he had a team-high 17 points (6-12, 1-5, 4-6), five rebounds (tied for team best), two steals and one assist in 36 minutes.

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

CAREER CHARTS - 3-Pters - 78, 11th (10th, 91, Ed O'Bannon, 1992-95); 3-PT Atts - 231, 10th, tied with Ed O'Bannon, 1992-95 (9th, 253, Tyus Edney, 1992-95).

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 20 games, Walcott is averaging 7.8 minutes, 1.1 points and 0.7 assists.

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

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He played three minutes in the opener vs. Vermont and had one assist ... Against UC Riverside, he played two minutes ... He did not play vs. Kentucky ... He played six minutes vs. Loyola and had one assist ... He did not play vs. UCSB and Michigan State (back spasms) ... At Michigan, Walcott had season-bests in minutes (8), points (2), rebounds (1) and steals (2) ... Against Oregon State, he had two points, four assists and two rebounds in 15 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he had two points and one steal in 11 minutes ... He played eight minutes at Washington State ... In 16 minutes at Washington, he had two points (2-2 on free throws), one rebound and one assist ... He had one assist in seven minutes vs. Arizona State ... He played six minutes vs. Arizona ... At Stanford, he had one rebound in five minutes ... At California, he had one rebound in three minutes ... Against USC, he played two minutes ... He also played 11 minutes at St. John's ...He played two minutes vs. Washington State ... Against Washington, he had his best game of the season with eight points (3-3, 1-1, 1-1), four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 12 minutes ... At Arizona State, he had one rebound in seven minutes ... At Arizona, he played a season-high 22 minutes and had four points, a career-high tying five rebounds, a career-high four steals and one assist ... In 10 minutes vs California, he had two points, one rebound, one assist and one steal ... In nine minutes against Stanford, he had one steal.

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

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

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

2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - Williams has appeared in one game this season.

WILLIAMS' 2003-04 SEASON/CAREER HIGHS - 1 minute vs. California; points vs. ; rebounds vs. ; assists vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots vs.

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - He did not play in any of the Bruins' 21 games ... He played one minute vs. California (one turnover) in Pauley ... He did not play against Stanford.

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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