Nov. 13, 2007
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Nov. 13, 2007
SITE: Pauley Pavilion (12,800)
TIP-OFF: 7:30 p.m.
TALENT: Dave O'Brien (play-by-play) and Steve Lavin (color)
RADIO: AM 1150
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (color)
SERIES: First meeting with Cal State San Bernardino
BRUIN INJURY UPDATE
The Bruins have three players that have been sideline this season due to injury and all three will not play in tonight's game with Cal State San Bernardino. All-American point guard Darren Collison has a sprained left knee (MCL); junior guard Michael Roll has a ruptured plantar fascia in his left foot while sophomore forward James Keefe is rehabilitating from surgery on Aug. 10 to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
UCLA sports a preseason ranking of No. 2 in both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press poll, marking the third straight season that the Bruins are ranked in the preseason polls. It also marks the highest preseason ranking for the Bruins in 27 years. The 1981-82 squad opened its season with a No. 2 ranking and a home loss to unranked BYU 75-79 on Nov. 27, 1981.
HOME SWEET HOME
The Bruins are 581-87 (.870) all-time in Pauley Pavilion and have won their last 22 home games, which ranks as the sixth-longest home court winning streak in the nation. The last team to beat UCLA at home was 12th-ranked West Virginia, which beat the 18th-ranked Bruins 60-56 on Jan. 21, 2006.