Feb. 9, 2008
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Feb. 10, 2008
SITE: Bank of America Arena (10,000)
TIP-OFF: 1:30 p.m. PST
TELEVISION: FSN and FSN Prime Ticket
TALENT: Ted Robinson (play-by-play), Marques Johnson (analyst) and Michael Eaves (sideline)
RADIO: AM 1150
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 125
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA leads 89-34
STREAK: UCLA +1
BRUIN INJURY REPORT
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute sustained a left ankle sprain in the second half of the Arizona game (Feb. 2). He is out for at least seven days and will miss the Washington State and Washington contests.
Michael Roll reruptured his plantar fascia in his left foot on Dec. 31 and will be out for at least the next two weeks.
Lorenzo Mata-Real sustained a left wrist injury in the final minute of the Arizona State game (Jan. 31). X-rays and a MRI were both negative. He has played in the last two games.
SERIES vs. WASHINGTON
This is the 124th meeting between UCLA and Washington with the Bruins leading the series 89-34. Although UCLA leads the all-time matchups in Seattle 31-27, the Bruins have lost the last three at Bank of America Arena. The teams split a pair of meetings last year, each team winning on its home floor. Last year in Seattle, the Huskies posted a 61-51 victory over second-ranked UCLA on March 3, 2007. Jon Brockman led Washington with 20 points and Spencer Hawes completed a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Josh Shipp led a trio of Bruins in double figures with 13 points. In this year's earlier meeting, UCLA posted a 69-55 victory in Los Angeles on Jan. 10, 2008. Russell Westbrook led all scorers with 18 points, followed closely by Luc Richard Mbah a Moute with 17 points. Kevin Love scored 11 points on only six shots and added seven rebounds and four assists. Brockman led the Huskies with 16 points and eight boards. Quincy Pondexter was the only other person to reach double figures with 10 points. Ryan Appleby was held scoreless (0-for-2).
UCLA LEADS THE NATION IN CONSECUTIVE WEEKS IN THE TOP 10
UCLA has been ranked in the top 10 in the Associated Press poll for 34 straight weeks, which is tied with North Carolina for the longest active streak in the country. Kansas is third with 26 straight weeks, followed by Memphis with 20 consecutive weeks. Georgetown rounds out the top five with 17 straight weeks in the top 10. All streaks include final and preseason polls.
LOVE AMONG MIDSEASON TOP 30 CANDIDATES FOR JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD
UCLA freshman Kevin Love was named among the top 30 candidates for the John R. Wooden Award, the nation's most coveted college basketball award, by The Los Angeles Athletic Club's John R. Wooden Award Committee on Jan. 26, 2008. Love is one of six freshmen on the list and one of seven Pac-10 representatives (which is the most by any conference). Players who do not make the Midseason list are still eligible for the national ballot, which will be selected in March and will consist of approximately 20 players, chosen by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board Committee.
LOVE AND SHIPP ON THE MIDSEASON TOP 30 LIST FOR NAISMITH AWARD
UCLA freshman Kevin Love and junior guard/forward Josh Shipp were named as midseason top 30 candidates for the Naismith Award, by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Jan. 29, 2008. Love is one of six freshmen on the list while Shipp is one of seven Pacific-10 Conference representatives. Again this year AT&T will give fans an unprecedented voice in selecting the winner. Fan voting, through the power and ease of text messaging, will account for 25 percent of the selection process. This program sets the standard in college athletics for integrating fans into the voting process and providing them with more input than with any other major collegiate sports award.
COLLISON NAMED AS A BOB COUSY AWARD FINALIST
UCLA junior point guard Darren Collison was selected as a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in conjunction with The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) on Feb. 1, 2008. The award is presented by The Hartford annually to the nation's top collegiate point guard. The 16 Finalists were chosen from a pool of over sixty top candidates from NCAA Division I, II and III institutions across the country. Beginning today, college basketball fans nationwide will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite candidate online at www.cousyaward.com. The top vote-getter from the on-line poll will receive the "Fan Vote", representing one vote to be cast by the Blue Ribbon committee selecting the Award winner.
WHAT'S WITH THE "C"?
Several Bruin teams will be wearing special jerseys or patches in 2007-08 to commemorate UCLA being the First to 100 NCAA Championships. The men's basketball team will don the new jerseys that have a different-colored "C" in UCLA. The "C" signifies the Roman numeral for 100.