Bruins Put Six-Game Winning Streak on the Line at California

Feb. 19, 2011


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DATE: Feb. 20, 2011
SITE: Haas Pavilion (11,877)
TIP-OFF: 7:07 p.m. (PT)
TV: FSN and Prime Ticket
TALENT: Barry Tompkins (play-by-play), Ernie Kent (analyst) and Rebecca Haarlow (sideline)
RADIO (UCLA Sports Network from IMG College): AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO (California's): 122
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA leads 133-96

UCLA is unranked in the AP Top 25 and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (Feb. 7) and received eight votes in the coaches poll and 32 in the AP poll. The California Golden Bears (13-13, 6-8) are unranked in both polls, and didn't receive any votes in either poll.

This is the 230th meeting between UCLA and California with the Bruins leading the series 133-96 (.581). The Bruins won last year at Cal 76-75 in overtime on Jan. 6, 2010 to stretch their winning streak to six straight games in Berkeley. Michael Roll picked up a loose ball and scored from 13 feet out with 1.9 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Bruins the win. Jamal Boykin, who had given the Bears a 75-74 lead with a 15-foot jumper that banked in with 21 seconds left, tipped away a pass from the Bruins' Jerime Anderson. But Roll grabbed it and made his game-winning shot. Roll finished with 19 points and six assists, Nikola Dragovic added 18 points and Reeves Nelson had 15 points for UCLA. The Bruins won this year's earlier meeting 86-84 on a tip-in with 2.2 seconds left by Reeves Nelson. Nelson and Lazeric Jones each scored a career-high 24 points for the Bruins while Harper Kamp led California with 21 points. Head Coach Ben Howland is 16-6 all-time against California. He has more wins against Cal than any other team he has faced in his 17 years of coaching.

Lazeric Jones sprained his left wrist in the second half of the Bruins' home win over USC (Feb. 2). He finished the game and was taken for X-Rays immediately after the contest. The X-Rays were negative. He has been playing with a heavily-wrapped wrist ever since.

The 2011 NBA All-Star Game takes place on Sunday, February 20th from Staples Center and will tip-off at 4 p.m. on TNT. The UCLA Bruins will be well represented with Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook, who are making their first appearance as NBA All-Stars in just their third year in the NBA. Bruin teammates during the 2007-08 Final Four campaign, they are once again teammates on the Western Conference All-Star Team. UCLA and Wake Forest (Tim Duncan and Chris Paul, also on the Western Conference Team) are the only two schools with multiple NBA All-Stars in 2011.

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