Jan. 16, 2009
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009
SITE: Pauley Pavilion (12,819)
TIP-OFF: 12:50 p.m. PT
TALENT: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play) and Clark Kellogg (analyst)
RADIO: AM 570
SIRIUS SATELLITE: Channel 122 (UCLA's) or 219 (Arizona State's)
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA leads 56-14
BRUIN INJURY REPORT
Mustafa Abdul-Hamid tore a ligament in his right wrist in practice in October. He had surgery on Dec. 23 to repair the damage and is out the rest of the season. Malcolm Lee had a MRI on his left knee on Dec. 27, which was inconclusive and missed the Bruins' next four games but played six minutes against Arizona. J'mison Morgan strained his left groin at Oregon and missed the Oregon and USC contests but played two minutes vs. Arizona.
SERIES vs. ARIZONA STATE
This is the 71st meeting between UCLA and Arizona State with the Bruins leading the series 56-14. UCLA has won the last eight meetings, sweeping the series the last four years. UCLA is 29-5 all-time against Arizona State at home. UCLA won last year's meeting in Pauley Pavilion 84-51 on Jan. 31, 2008. Josh Shipp led all scorers with 21 points while Kevin Love added 20 points and 10 rebounds. Darren Collison chipped in 14 points and nine rebounds while Russell Westbrook added 10 points. Derek Glasser was the only Sun Devil to reach double figures with 13 points. Head Coach Ben Howland is 10-4 against ASU while Herb Sendek is 0-4 against UCLA.
UCLA stayed at No. 7 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and moved up one spot to No. 9 in the Associated Press poll, released on Jan. 12, 2009. UCLA has been ranked in the top 25 in the Associated Press poll for 66 straight weeks (since the 2005-06 preseason rankings) and in the top 25 in the Coaches Poll for 68 straight weeks (since the final poll of 2004-05), which is the longest streak in the nation.
COACH HOWLAND WINS NO. 300
UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland earned his 300th victory of his career (14th season) with the 72-54 win over DePaul in the 15th Annual John R. Wooden Classic (Dec. 13, 2008). He is currently 308-146 (.678), which ranks 25th on the winningest active coaches list by percentage and 68th on the active list by victories. Howland's first career victory was his first game at Northern Arizona in 1994, a 71-69 victory over New Mexico Highlands. His 100th career victory came in his second season at Pittsburgh with the 77-65 win at home over Seton Hall (Jan. 13, 2001). His 200th win came in his third season at UCLA with the 56-37 home win over Delaware State (Nov. 19, 2005).
COLLISON BREAKS UCLA FREE THROW RECORD
Darren Collison extended his UCLA record of consecutive made free throws to 43 before missing at USC on Jan. 11, 2009. He surpassed Henry Bibby's streak of 36 straight (1972) at Oregon (Jan. 4).
HOME SWEET HOME
UCLA sports an all-time record of 604-89 (.872) in Pauley Pavilion, which is in its 44th season as the home of the Bruins. UCLA has won 15 straight at home, which is the 10th-longest streak in the nation.