Nov. 20, 2005
UCLA'S NEXT GAMES
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23 - No. 19 UCLA vs. No. 12 Memphis (NIT Season Tip-Off Semifinal) - New York City, Madison Square Garden, 9 p.m.ET/6 p.m.PT (TV-ESPN 2, with Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale, Doris Burke/Radio-XTRA Sports 570, with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean). The earlier semifinal game (No. 1 Duke vs. Drexel) will start at 7 p.m.ET/4 p.m.PT.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25 - NIT Season Tip-Off Third-Place (4:30 p.m.ET/1:30p.m.PT) and Championship (7 p.m.ET/4 p.m.PT) games at New York City's Madison Square Garden. (TV-ESPN 2, with Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale, Doris Burke/Radio-XTRA 570, with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean)
No. 19/No. 18 UCLA BRUINS TENTATIVE STARTING LINEUP (Overall 3-0/Pac-10 0-0)
No. Name Pos. Ht. Cl. Ppg Rpg
21 Cedric Bozeman F 6-6 Sr. 13.0 5.3
23 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute F 6-7 Fr. 7.3 8.0
15 Ryan Hollins C 7-01/2 Sr. 5.3 5.3
1 Jordan Farmar G 6-2 So. 11.0 3.5
4 Arron Afflalo G 6-5 So. 17.7 4.7
UCLA HEAD COACH Ben Howland - In his third season at UCLA and 12th year as a collegiate head coach.
2005-06 - UCLA (3-0, 3 games/1.000)
2004-05 - UCLA (18-11, 29 games/.621)
2003-04 - UCLA (11-17, 28 games/.393)
UCLA Totals - 32-28, 60 games/.533
2000-03 - Pittsburgh (89-40, 129 games/69.0)
1995-99 - N. Arizona (79-59, 138 games/57.2)
Overall - (200-127, 327 games/.612)
Howland recorded his 200th (200-127) career victory on Saturday, when UCLA defeated Delaware State 56-37 in Pauley Pavilion. In Howland's second year (2004-05) at UCLA, he joined an elite list of college coaches (28) who have led three different teams to the NCAA Tournament (Howland's overall NCAA record is 4-4) - 2005 UCLA, 2003 Pittsburgh ("Sweet 16), 2002 Pittsburgh ("Sweet 16") and 1998 Northern Arizona.
In 2005, Howland led the Bruins back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002; he directed the Bruins to a win over nationally-ranked Washington; led UCLA to a third-place tie in the Pac-10 and to a Pac-10 Tournament appearance. In Howland's first year (2003-04) at UCLA, highlights included a 9-3 start (5-0 in the Pac-10), wins over NCAA Tournament teams Michigan State, Washington (twice) and Vermont and an appearance in the Pac-10 Tournament.
In his last two seasons (2002-03) at Pittsburgh - in 2003, he led the Panthers to a 28-5 overall record, No. 4 national ranking, NCAA "Sweet 16" and the Big East Tournament Championship and in 2002, Pittsburgh was 29-6 overall (school record for wins), advanced to the NCAA "Sweet 16" and the Big East Tournament title game and Howland was the consensus National Coach of the Year.
NO. 12 MEMPHIS TENTATIVE STARTING LINEUP (Overall 2-0/Conference USA 0-0)
No. Name Pos. Ht. Cl. Ppg Rpg
4 Shawne Williams F 6-9 Fr. 12.0 3.5
10 Rodney Carney F 6-7 Sr. 13.5 6.0
32 Joey Dorsey C 6-9 So. 5.5 7.0
12 Antonio Anderson G 6-5 Fr. 4.0 4.5
35 Darius Washington G 6-2 So. 19.5 3.0
HEAD COACH JOHN CALIPARI - Is in his sixth season at Memphis, with a school mark of 117-55.
THE TIGERS - Advanced to the NIT Season Tip-Off semis by beating Wisconsin-Milwaukee 79-52 at home and winning at Alabama 87-76. Memphis' two returning starters are its leading scorers - 6-2 sophomore point guard Darius Washington (19.5) and 6-7 senior forward Rodney Carney (13.5). Blue Ribbon picks Memphis to win Conference USA, with both Washington and Carney All-Conference selections. Memphis has one of the top five incoming freshmen classes, led by 6-9 Shawne Williams (12.0ppg). Last season, Memphis was 22-16 overall and 9-7 in Conference USA. In postseason play in 2005, Memphis advanced to the NIT semifinals.
SERIES HISTORY - The Bruins lead 3-1. In the 1973 NCAA Final, UCLA defeated Gene Bartow's then-Memphis State Tigers 87-66 in St. Louis (Bruin Bill Walton set an NCAA title game record, making 21 of 22 shots and scoring 44 points). Bartow would then take over the UCLA head coaching position when John Wooden retired in 1975 (he held the post for two seasons). In the other meetings - 1974-75, at UCLA 113-MSU 94; 1983-84, at UCLA 65-MSU 51 and 1984-85, at MSU 86-UCLA 70.
UCLA'S LAST GAMES
Nov. 19 - at No. 19 UCLA 56, Delaware State 37 - before 7,247 in Pauley Pavilion, UCLA held Delaware State to the second-lowest opponent total in Pauley history, beating the Hornets 56-37 (on Jan. 7, 1966 in Pauley Pavilion, UCLA defeated Oregon State 79-35).
In the first half, UCLA jumped out to a 13-0 lead, on a layin by Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. The Bruins' biggest first half lead was 17 points on two occasions (last time, 24-7, 6:56, on a followup by Mbah a Moute). DSU closed the half with a 10-3 run and at halftime, it was UCLA 27-DSU 17.
In the second half, the Hornets at one point cut the lead to seven (30-23, 15:01) and with 4:27 left to play, and trailed 44-35. UCLA then went on a 12-2 run, thanks to two, three-pointers each from Michael Roll and Cedric Bozeman, to make the final score UCLA 56-DSU 37.
The Bruins had two players in double figures - Bozeman (a game and season-high 15 points) and Arron Afflalo (12 points), along with a season-best nine points (3-5 from three-point range) from Roll.
UCLA shot a season-high .571 (20-35) from the field, a season-high .533 (8-15) from three-point range and .667 (8-12) from the foul line, with a game-high 27 rebounds, along with 12 assists, a season-high 16 turnovers, two blocked shots and five steals.
Delaware State shot .390 (16-41) from the field, .385 (5-13) from three-point range and took no free throws, with an opponent season-low 16 rebounds, along with eight assists, 13 turnovers, three blocked shots and six steals. The Hornets were led by Jahsha Bluntt's 11 points.
Nov. 18 - at No. 19 UCLA 54, Temple 47 - before 7,791 in Pauley Pavilion, UCLA withstood a second-half Temple rally and defeated the Owls 54-47 in a second round NIT Season Tip-Off game. The Bruins now advance to the NIT Season Tip-Off Final Four, held next week in New York City.
The Bruins took command midway through the first half and opened up a double-digit lead with 4:50 to play. UCLA's biggest first half lead was the halftime score (15 points, 33-18, on a three-pointer by Arron Afflalo).
In the second half, Temple outscored UCLA 26-14 in the first 15 minutes and pulled to within three points, 47-44 (5:46 left) on two free throws by Mardy Collins. But Bruin senior Ryan Hollins stopped the Owl surge, by scoring four points (on two free throws and a slam dunk) to give UCLA a 51-44 advantage with 3:12 left to play. The closest Temple would get the rest of the game was six points and with eight seconds left to play, the Bruins led by nine (54-45, on a Hollins free throw).
The Bruins did lose two players to injury - sophomore starting point guard Jordan Farmar (sprained right ankle) and senior center Michael Fey (sprained left shoulder) and both players missed the Delaware State contest.
The Bruins shot a season-low 37.0 (17-46) from the field, 28.0 (7-25) from three-point range and a season-high 81.3 (13-16) from the foul line, with a game and season-high 41 rebounds, along with 10 assists, a season-low 12 turnovers, two blocked shots and four steals.
Temple shot an opponent season-low 31.5 (17-54) from the field, an opponent season-low 28.6 (6-21) from three-point range and 58.3 (7-12) from the foul line, with 29 rebounds, along with eight assists, five turnovers, 0 blocked shots and six steals. The Owls were led by Collins' 15 points.
Nov. 15 - at No. 19 UCLA 83-New Mexico State 70 - before 6,285 in Pauley Pavilion, the Bruins, behind sophomore guard Arron Afflalo's career-high 23 points, defeated WAC opponent New Mexico State in a first round NIT Season Tip-Off encounter.
UCLA led 41-34 at halftime. The closest the Aggies would come in the second half was seven points, 50-43, with 16:00 left, on a 22-footer by Shaun Davis. But the Bruins pulled away after that and led by as many as 18 points, three times in the second half (final time, 79-61, 2:22 left, on a layin by Michael Fey).
Afflalo, who had 16 points in the first half, finished with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 36 minutes. Also scoring in double figures for UCLA were - sophomore point guard and Wooden Award Preseason candidate Jordan Farmar (18 points, two rebounds, game-high eight assists, one blocked shot and game-high three steals) and senior forward Cedric Bozeman (13 points, four rebounds, four assists and a career-high tying two steals/it was Bozeman's first regular season game after missing all of 2004-05 with a right knee injury that required surgery).
The Bruins shot 55.0 (33-60) from the field, a season-low 21.4 (3-14) from three-point range and 73.7 (14-19) from the foul line, with a game-high 33 rebounds and a season-best 21 assists, along with a season-high nine steals, two blocked shots and a game and season-low 12 turnovers.
NMSU shot 48.0 (24-50) from the field, 44.4 (8-18) from three-point range and 58.3 (14-24) from the foul line, with 29 rebounds, along with eight assists, three steals, 0 blocked shots and an opponent season-high 19 turnovers. The Aggies were led by Elijah Ingram's game-high 24 points.
Ben Howland - Recorded his 200th career win on Saturday in UCLA's 56-37 win over Delaware State in Pauley Pavilion.
Arron Afflalo - UCLA's leading scorer (17.7), he led the Bruins in scoring against New Mexico State (career-high 23) and Temple (18). He leads the team in scoring, free throw percentage (1.000) and minutes (35.7) and is second in assists (2.7), third in steals (1.0) and three-point percentage (.381) and fourth in rebounds (4.7). He has made all 13 of his free throws this season.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute - The Bruins' leading rebounder (8.0), he was UCLA's top rebounder in the wins over New Mexico State (8), Temple (season-high 10) and Delaware State (6).
Cedric Bozeman - In UCLA's first three wins, he's played point guard, shooting guard, small forward and power forward and also guarded all four positions. He's the Bruins' No. 2 scorer (13.0) and tied for No. 2 rebounder (5.3), with Ryan Hollins. He leads the Bruins in shooting (three or more attempts per game/.577), three-point shooting (.571,4-7) and steals (1.7) and is second in minutes (33.0).
Jordan Farmar - UCLA's Preseason Wooden Award Candidate missed the Delaware State game with a sprained right ankle (suffered in the Temple game), but is expected to start vs. Memphis. Helped lead the Bruins to their win over New Mexico State (18 points, two rebounds, eight assists, one block, three steals and only four turnovers in 37 minutes). He has led the team in assists in both of his games (NMSU 8/Temple 5).
Michael Fey - The Bruins' senior center sprained his left shoulder vs. Temple, did not play vs. Delaware State and is listed as "day-to-day".
Defense/Rebounding - In its last two games, the Bruins have held opponents to a 42 point average, .347 (33-95) from the field and .324 (11-34) from three-point range, and in the last three games - the Bruins have outrebounded (33.7-24-7) and had more assists (14.3-8.0).
UCLA STAFF - Joining Howland are assistant coaches, all entering their third season - Donny Daniels, who was head coach at CS Fullerton for three seasons (2000-03); Ernie Zeigler, who for two years (2002-03) served on Howland's Pittsburgh staff and Kerry Keating, in his 16th season in Div. I basketball who has been an assistant coach at four of the six BCS conferences, along with Director of Operations Chris Carlson, who two seasons (2002-03) served in the same capacity for Howland at Pittsburgh.
Rounding out the staff are Head Strength and Conditioning Coach E. J. "Doc" Kreis (third season), trainer Tony Spino (second season/fourth stint as basketball trainer/33rd year at UCLA), Video Coordinator Scott Garson (second season), Administrative Assistant Doug Erickson, entering his 14th season on the Bruin basketball staff, Administrative Assistant Leslie Dalziel (first season), Head Equipment Manager Mike McBride (tenth season), Interim Director of Academic Services Mike Casillas (eighth season) and Academic Coordinator Kenny Donaldson (second season).
Sophomore point guard Jordan Farmar - suffered a right groin strain in practice on Thursday (Oct. 27) and was held out of practice for five days (Thursday-Tuesday, the Bruins did not practice on Sunday, Oct. 30). After Tuesday's (Nov. 1) examination, Farmar, who had shown significant improvement, continued to strengthen and receive treatment. He did not practice or play the rest of the week and did not play in UCLA's exhibition game vs. Carleton (Friday, Nov. 4). Farmar was cleared to resume practice on Monday (Nov. 7) and started vs. CS Monterey Bay. Farmar started the first two NIT Season Tip-Off encounters, but sprained his right ankle vs. Temple and did not play vs. Delaware State. He is scheduled to start vs. Memphis.
Sophomore guard Arron Afflalo - suffered a left quadricep contusion on Oct. 29. He was listed as day-to- day, resumed practice on Nov. 3 and has started every game. Freshman forward Alfred Aboya - had a left knee arthroscopic procedure on Oct. 12 (on Nov.10, it was four weeks since his surgery). Aboya was re-evaluated on Nov. 2 and he will not have any basketball activity for the next two weeks. It his hoped Aboya can return to practice on Nov. 28.
Senior center Michael Fey - before the start of practice (Oct. 14), was diagnosed with a severe groin strain (it has been five weeks/35 days since the diagnosis). He remained out of practice, improved and continued to rehab. On Tuesday (Nov. 8), Fey was cleared for a one hour workout (once a day, starting Nov. 9). "After his workout Wednesday morning, he had no noticeable pain," Bruin head coach Ben Howland said. "Hopefully, Michael can continue this pattern for the next couple of days and possibly even practice on Saturday." Fey participated in team practice on Saturday (Nov. 12). He played 17 minutes vs. New Mexico State (seven points/two rebounds) and 15 minutes vs. Temple (0 points/two rebounds), but sprained his left shoulder. He did not play vs. Delaware State and his status is "day-to-day".
Freshman guard/forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute - before the start of practice (Oct. 14) was diagnosed with sprained right shoulder. He returned to full-time practice status on Oct. 22 and has started every game.
Sophomore forward Josh Shipp - on Sept. 28, had an arthroscopic right hip procedure. During his initial rehabilitation, he was on crutches for almost a month (came off of crutches on Oct. 26). Shipp is looking for a return in mid-to-late December.
Redshirt Freshman Walkon Joey Ellis - On Oct. 7, had a left knee arthroscopic procedure and could be out for 12 weeks.
Bruin Head Coach Ben Howland-
"Obviously the rash of injuries has been frustrating for the players involved and our team. But, as I've said before, if we had to have injuries - better now, than in mid-December when we open the conference. The fact that some players will not open the season- will give significant playing time and experience to others, which should pay off down the road. By Dec. 1, we hope that all our players, with the exception of Josh Shipp, will be participating in practice as our team moves forward to becoming full strength."
2005 NIT SEASON TIP-OFF TOURNAMENT - For the first time since 1996 and for the fourth time in school history (2005-1996-1992-1987), the Bruins will play in the NIT Season Tip-Off. The first game (Tuesday, Nov. 15 in Pauley Pavilion, 7 p.m./ESPN2), will be against Western Athletic Conference member New Mexico State, under new head coach and NBA and UNLV great Reggie Theus. If UCLA wins its first round home contest, a quarterfinal game will be held Thursday, Nov. 17 (site to be determined/vs. the winner of Army at Temple) and should the Bruins win both games - the Preseason NIT semifinals (Wednesday, Nov. 23) and championship/third-place games (Friday, Nov. 25) will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City (ESPN2).
The first-round NIT matchups are - Nov. 14 - Boston U. at Duke (D 64-57), Manhattan at Seton Hall (SH 66-52), Sam Houston State at Missouri (SHS 80-77) and Drexel at Princeton (D 54-41); Nov. 15- Miami (Ohio) at Alabama (A 64-58), Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Memphis (M 79-52), Army at Temple (T 69-37) and New Mexico State at UCLA (U 83-70). Second Round results - Nov. 16- at Duke 93-Seton Hall 40; Nov. 17 - at Drexel 72-Sam Houston State 61, Memphis 87-at Alabama 76 and at UCLA 54-Temple 47.
In UCLA's preseason NIT history, the Bruins - in 1996, lost in the first round to Tulsa in Pauley Pavilion (77-76, OT); in 1992, lost a semifinal game to Seton Hall 73-64 and defeated Florida State 86-83 for third-place and in 1987, lost a second round contest at New Mexico 77-66.
EXPERIMENTAL RULES - This season, all certified men's basketball games (including the NIT Season Tip-Off) that occur before Jan. 1, are required to use the 2005 experimental rules. This year's men's basketball experimental rules are - 1. moving the three-point line one foot behind the current three-point line to create a new experimental distance of 20 feet-nine inches; 2. widening the free-throw lane by one foot on each side (note the experimental lane will serve both as the three-second lane and the free throw lane) and 3. placing a restricted area arc which is to be three feet from the center of the basket ring.
Janou Rubin - In what had been a lengthy procedural process, the UCLA Athletic Department and the Janou (Ja-now) Rubin family had been dealing with the NCAA, attempting to get Rubin a sixth year of eligibility (he did not compete in 2001-02/Rubin also missed the final 19 games of last season with a left knee injury that required surgery). That sixth year was granted by the NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Staff on Nov. 14. Rubin, now a walkon, is eligible to play and will wear No. 10. He played six minutes vs. Delaware State and two minutes vs. New Mexico State. Here's a quick look at Janou's UCLA career.
10 Janou Rubin-G-6-3-208-Sr.-Union City, CA (Logan HS)
-2004-05 - missed the final 19 games with a left knee injury (that required surgery). Before he was hurt, Rubin appeared in five games and averaged 5.8 minutes, 1.0 points and 0.2 rebounds.
-2003-04 - appeared in a career-high 27 games, with career-high averages of 14.8 minutes, 4.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for his efforts in UCLA's conference opening home wins over Oregon State (career-high 13 points, all in the second half, including 3-3 from three-point range, one rebound, and three assists in 18 minutes) and Oregon (a career-high tying 13 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and blocked shot in 24 minutes).
-2002-03 - appeared in 10 games, averaging 5.1 minutes.
-2001-02 - did not play in a game because of recurring knee problems.
-2000-01 - walked on and made the squad, appearing in four games, including three Pac-10 contests.
UCLA REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE - In the Preseason AP poll, the Bruins will face five teams on this year's schedule - No. 9 Arizona, No. 12 Memphis, No. 13 Stanford, No. 15 West Virginia and No. 25 Nevada (also, No. 1 Duke is in the NIT Season Tip-Off).
UCLA's 2005-06 men's basketball schedule will feature nine teams that advanced to postseason play last season (NCAA/NIT) and the Bruins will also participate in the NIT Season Tip-Off and Wooden Classic. Teams from last year's NCAA include - Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Delaware State (Saturday, Nov. 19 in Pauley Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.), Western Athletic Conference Nevada in the Wooden Classic (Saturday, Dec. 10 in Anaheim, 2:30 p.m./KCAL), Big East West Virginia (Saturday, Jan. 12 in Pauley Pavilion, 12:45 p.m., CBS/the Mountaineers in the 2005 NCAA advanced to the Albuquerque Regional final, losing to Louisville 93-85OT) and Pac-10 foes Washington, Arizona and Stanford. Also in 2005, conference opponents Oregon State and Arizona State participated in the NIT, as did Memphis. For the fourth consecutive season, UCLA will play Big 10 Michigan (Dec. 17 in Ann Arbor, 9 a.m. PT/ESPN) -UCLA leads the series 8-3 and defeated the Wolverines last season in Pauley 81-79.
THE WOODEN CLASSIC - UCLA's appearance in the 2005 Wooden Classic will be its ninth (third consecutive, the Bruins will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak), with an overall mark of 5-3.
UCLA in the John R. Wooden Classic (5-3)
2005-06 - Dec. 10-Washington vs. New Mexico
(noon), followed by UCLA vs. Nevada
2004-05(L)-Boston College 74, UCLA 64
2003-04(L)-No. 9 Kentucky 52, UCLA 50
2001-02(W)-No. 20 UCLA 79, No. 16 Alabama 57
2000-01(L)-Georgia Tech 72, UCLA 67
1998-99(W)-No. 18 UCLA 69,No. 11 Okla. St. 66
1997-98(W)-No. 15 UCLA 69,No. 8 New Mex. 58
1995-96(W)-UCLA 73, No. 20 Maryland 63
1994-95(W)-No. 2 UCLA 82, No. 7 Kentucky 81
On Nov. 30, 2002 in Indianapolis, No. 14 UCLA's 84-73 loss to No. 4 Duke was the Bruins' only appearance in the then third-annual Wooden Tradition.
Wooden Classic Press Conference - To highlight the upcoming Wooden Classic, a press conference, featuring all four head coaches and John Wooden, will be held at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim (Service Level/East End) at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. The 12th annual Wooden Classic will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Arrowhead Pond (noon-Washington vs. New Mexico/2:30 p.m.-UCLA vs. Nevada/KCAL). This will be UCLA's ninth appearance (third consecutive) in the Wooden Classic. The Bruins have a Classic record of 5-3 (last year, UCLA was defeated by Boston College 74-64).
WALKONS - The Bruins will have four walkons, including redshirt freshmen 6-5 guard DeAndre Robinson (Riverside, CA/King HS) and 6-1 guard Joey Ellis (Hidden Hills/Crespi HS). Robinson, a two-year first-team All-League performer, as a senior led King HS to a No. 23 State ranking, averaged 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Ellis in 2004 was Crespi's captain and team MVP and earned All-Mission League honors. As a senior, Ellis averaged 16.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.9 steals.
Along with two freshmen - 5-10 guard Kelvin Kim (El Toro HS/Lake Forest) and 5-10 guard Nican (Nye-kin) Robinson (Oakland Tech). Kim was a first-team All-CIF-SS-Div. 1A selection, averaging 14.6 points, 5.2 assists and 3.3 rebounds. Robinson, his team MPV and co-captain as a senior, comes from an athletic family (father Sam played in the NBA, uncle Paul Pressey is an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics and uncles Mike Davis, Sr. and Rod Martin played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders.
D. Robinson, Kim and N. Robinson all played in the final minute vs. Delaware State.
NATIONAL PRESEASON POLLS - UCLA is preseason rated No. 19 by AP and tied for No. 18 by USA Today. It's the Bruins' first preseason rating since 2002-03. "Our preseason rankings are based on our team at full strength and healthy," said Bruin head coach Ben Howland. "Obviously now, we're not. We're looking forward to being at full strength and once we are, I'm confident we can compete with anyone night in and night out. I think we have a very, very strong conference. We have three teams in the Preseason Top 25 and I'm positive that at least a couple more Pac-10 teams will be ranked at some point in the season." In the AP Preseason, there are three Pac-10 teams - Arizona (10), Stanford (13) and UCLA (19) and in the USA Today - also three conference teams - Arizona (9), Stanford (13) and UCLA (18, tied with Wake Forest).
PAC-10 MEDIA DAY-BRUINS SELECTED THIRD IN PRESEASON VOTE - Nov. 3 was Pac-10 Media Day at the LAX Hilton. According to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball, Arizona was picked to win the 2006 conference title.
Here's the vote total -1. Arizona (23) 325, 2. Stanford (9) 294, 3. UCLA 263 (2), 4. Washington 238, 5. California 212, 6. Oregon 183, 7. Oregon State 132, 8. USC 87, 9. Washington State 86, 10. Arizona State 50.
PRESEASON HONORS- Here's a list of the Bruin preseason team and individual honors.
-Athlon - Team - Postseason Prediction, NCAA "Sweet 16"/3rd in Pac-10; No. 2 recruiting class in Pac-10. Individual -Jordan Farmar - Honorable Mention All-America/1st-team All-Pac-10; Arron Afflalo - 3rd-team All-Pac-10.
-Blue Ribbon - Team - No. 21 in the U. S./3rd in the Pac-10; No. 2 Top Backcourt in Pac-10. Individual - Jordan Farmar- All-Conference Team.
-CollegeHoops.net - Team - No. 16 in the U. S./3rd in the Pac-10. Individual - Jordan Farmar - 1st-team All-Pac-10.
-Lindy's - Team - No. 25 in U. S./3rd in Pac-10; No. 6 backcourt in the nation; No. 18 recruiting class in the nation.
Individual - Jordan Farmar - No. 11 point guard in the U. S. /second-team All-Pac-10.
-Slam Magazine - Team - No. 18 in U. S.
-Sports Illustrated - Team - No. 15 in the U. S.
-Street & Smith's - Team - No. 16 in the U. S. /3rd in Pac-10; No. 3 recruiting class in Pac-10. Individual - Alfred Aboya - Top 100 college freshmen, Ryan Wright -Impact Rookie.
-The Sporting News - Team - No. 17 in U. S. /3rd in Pac-10; No. 5 backcourt in U. S.; No. 3 recruiting class in Pac-10. Individual - Jordan Farmar - No. 4 point guard in U. S. /first-team All-Pac-10; Arron Afflalo - No. 13 shooting guard in the U .S./second-team All-Pac-10; Ryan Wright - No. 5 Pac-10 recruit; Alfred Aboya - No. 8 Pac-10 recruit; Darren Collison -No. 12 Pac-10 recruit.
-Dick Vitale's Top 25 - Team - No. 20 in the U. S.
BRUINS ON TV
Fox Sports will feature a 30 minute Bruin highlight preview show the week of Nov. 21 - Nov. 21 - 7 p.m. (FSNW), 11 p.m. (FSNW2); Nov. 22 - 11:30 p.m. (FSNW2); Nov. 23-6:30 p.m. (FSNW); Nov. 24 - 11 p.m. (FSNW2); Nov. 25 -8:30 p.m. (FSNW2); Nov. 28 - 7 p.m. (FSNW2); Nov. 29 - 4:30 p.m. (FSNW2); Nov. 30 - 11 p.m. (FSNW2).
Beginning Nov. 14, every ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU men's college basketball telecast will include an ESPNU's "Pride of the Program" segment, celebrating an historic moment from each of the 326 Div. 1 programs in alphabetical order (UCLA is March 10).
James Keefe, a 6-8, 220-pound forward from Santa Margarita Catholic HS (Rancho Santa Margarita) who is considered one of the nation's top-rated power forwards entering his senior high school season, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend UCLA, Bruin head coach Ben Howland announced Nov. 9. Wednesday is the first day of the early signing period that extends until Nov. 16.
Under head coach Jerry DeBusk, Keefe led the Eagles in March to a second consecutive CIF Southern Section Div. III-AA Championship (28-5 overall), averaging 17.0 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.7 blocked shots. Santa Margarita Catholic HS advanced to the second round of the CIF Southern California Regionals (Div. III) as Keefe earned State Junior Player of the Year honors and was first-team All-Serra League.
"I'm elated that James is joining our program," said Howland. "He's an outstanding player, a great person and an excellent student. James plays hard, is an outstanding rebounder, a good defender and plays very intelligently. His attitude and work ethic are going to help him improve and get better and better year-in and year-out"
A recent first-team Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West Selection, Keefe is rated the No. 27 high school player in the nation by Bob Gibbons' All-Star Sports Top 100.
Entering 2005-06, his other preseason prep honors include - Street & Smith All-American (second team), The Sporting News' No. 36 player in the U. S., Scout.com No. 37 player in the U. S. (No. 11 power forward in the U. S.) and Athlon Sports No. 38 player in the U. S.
Last summer, Keefe participated in the Gibbons' Memorial Weekend Tournament, playing for the title-winning Southern California All-Stars. He also played in the adidas All-America Camp in Suwanee, GA and with his high school team in the Reebok Las Vegas Big Time Tournament (an all-tourney choice) in July.
"Keefe puts as much energy and focus into his performance while screening for teammates and playing defense, as he does when the ball is in his possession," said Frank Burlison, national basketball columnist for Scout.com, long-time sportswriter for the Long Beach Press-Telegram and a member of the USBWA Hall of Fame. "He'll need to make fewer adjustments, especially on defense, than almost any other player in the class to be an immediate contributor in college. Keefe has been extremely well-coached by Jerry DeBusk and should make an immediate impact with the Bruins, perhaps even as a starter at some point during his freshman season."
ED O'BANNON, KENNY WASHINGTON INDUCTED INTO THE UCLA ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME - On Friday, Sept. 30, Bruin basketball greats Kenny Washington and Ed O'Bannon were inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame (they were also introduced at halftime during UCLA's football game vs. Washington in the Rose Bowl on Oct. 1). Kenny Washington was a three-year letterman (1964-66) under Coach John Wooden and played on the Bruins' first two NCAA Championship squads (1964-65). In the 1964 NCAA Championship game vs. Duke, Washington came off the bench and scored 26 points in UCLA's 98-83 victory. In the Bruins' 91-80 victory over Michigan in the 1965 NCAA Final, Washington again came off the bench to scored 17 points. He was a senior starting guard in 1966. Ed O'Bannon in 1995 led the Bruins to their 11th NCAA title. In the Championship game vs. defending champion Arkansas, O'Bannon scored 30 points, with 17 rebounds, in UCLA's 89-78 triumph. He was named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player and also went on to receive the Wooden Award, as the nation's top collegiate performer. In the 1995 NBA Draft, O'Bannon was a first round choice (No. 9 selection) by the New Jersey Nets. On Feb. 1, 1996 in a ceremony in Pauley Pavilion, UCLA retired O'Bannon's No. 31 jersey number.
DON BARKSDALE TO BE INDUCTED INTO PAC-10 HALL OF HONOR- Don Barksdale, UCLA's first African-American All-American in men's basketball (1947) and the first African-American Helms Foundation All-American, will be inducted into the Pac-10 Hall of Honor in ceremonies that will take place during the 2006 Pac-10 Tournament, March 8-11, at The Staples Center. Following in the steps of his close friend and mentor Jackie Robinson, Barksdale (Berkeley HS) broke the color barrier in the sport of basketball. He was the first African-American to win a gold medal for the U.S. in men's basketball (1948), one of the first to play in the NBA (1951-55) and the first African-American to play in an NBA All-Star game (1953). Following his playing career, he returned to the Bay Area as a well-known jazz DJ, and became chairman of "Save High School Sports", an organization to raise money to pay for sports programs in school districts beset by financial difficulty. Barksdale was inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Oakland African-American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. Barksdale died in 1993 at the age of 69. Joining Barksdale in the 2005 Class is - Arizona's Damon Stoudamire, Arizona State's Lionel Hollins, California's Andy Wolfe, Oregon's Jim Loscutoff, Oregon State's Ralph Miller, Stanford's Adam Keefe, USC's Dennis "Mo" Layton, Washington's Steve Hawes and Washington State's James Donaldson. Barksdale is the fifth Bruin to be inducted into the Pac-10 Hall of Honor - 2002 John Wooden, 2003 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor), 2004 Walt Hazzard and 2005 Gail Goodrich.
UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland
12-Year Head Coaching Career
2005-06 (UCLA) 3-0
2004-05 (UCLA) 18-11 (NCAA Tournament)
2003-04 (UCLA) 11-17 (T-7th place in Pac-10)
at UCLA 32-28
2002-03 (PITT) 28-5 (NCAA Sweet 16)
2001-02 (PITT) 29-6 (NCAA Sweet 16)
2000-01 (PITT) 19-14 (NIT)
1999-00 (PITT) 13-15
at PITT 89-40
1998-99 (NAU) 21-8 (led U.S.in FG%/3PTFG%)
1997-98 (NAU) 21-8 (NCAA Tournament)
1996-97 (NAU) 21-7 (BigSkyReg.Sea.Chmp.)
1995-96 (NAU) 7-19
1994-95 (NAU) 9-17
at NAU 79-59
Totals 200-127 (.612, 327 games)
Howland has now led three different schools into the NCAA Tournament - Northern Arizona in 1998, Pittsburgh in 2002 and 2003 and UCLA in 2005. Following the 2005 NCAA Tournament, only 28 coaches had been to the Tournament with three different schools. Howland is 4-4 in NCAA play - 0-1 at Northern Arizona, 4-2 at Pittsburgh, reaching the 'Sweet 16' in both 2002 and 2003, and 0-1 at UCLA. Here's a quick year-by-year review of his previous Div. I collegiate head coaching career.
2004-05 (UCLA)- In Howland's second year at UCLA, highlights include an 8-3 finish in the regular season to tie for third place in the Pac-10, wins over Washington, Notre Dame and Michigan and an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament.
2003-04 (UCLA)- In Howland's first year at UCLA, highlights included a 9-3 start (5-0 in the Pac-10), wins over NCAA Tournament teams Michigan State, Washington (twice) and Vermont and an appearance in the Pac-10 Tournament.
2002-03 (Pittsburgh) - Led the Panthers to its second consecutive NCAA "Sweet 16", to the school's first ever Big East Tournament title and second consecutive Big East West crown.
2001-02 (Pittsburgh) - Consensus National Coach of the Year, leading the Panthers to a school record 29 victories, NCAA "Sweet 16", Big East West title and Big East Tournament Championship game.
2000-01 (Pittsburgh) - Pitt advanced to the second round of the NIT and to the Big East Tournament Championship game.
1999-00 (Pittsburgh) - first season at Pitt.
1998-99 (Northern Arizona) - first team in NCAA history to lead the NCAA in both FG% (52.3) and 3-PT FG% (44.5).
1997-98 (Northern Arizona) - led NAU to first-ever NCAA Tournament bid and to the Big Sky regular and postseason titles. Led nation in 3-PT FG% (43.0), second in FG% (52.3).
1996-97 (Northern Arizona) - orchestrated the 10th best single-season turnaround in NCAA history. Big Sky regular season champion and led nation in 3-PT FG% (4.19) and second in FG% (51.6).
1995-96 (Northern Arizona) - second year at NAU.
1994-95 (Northern Arizona) - first year at NAU.
HOWLAND PRESS CONFERENCES - held (most Tuesdays/unless noted) in the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame Press Room at 1:30 p.m.(unless noted)/following Howland, Bruin players will be available in the press room at 2 p.m. (Dates-Thursday Dec. 1-1:30 p.m./Dec. 6/Friday Dec. 9-11 a.m. at Arrowhead Pond/ Dec. 13/Dec. 20/Dec. 27/Jan. 3/Jan. 10/Jan. 17/Jan. 24/Jan. 31/Feb. 7/Feb. 14/Feb. 21/Feb. 28/March 7.
HOWLAND/PAC-10 WEEKLY HEAD COACHES MEDIA TELECONFERENCE CALL - Beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 27 (and every Tuesday during the regular season/last call Tuesday, March 7). It begins at 10:30 a.m. through 11:47 a.m. (Howland is 11:47-11:55 a.m.). The media telephone number is 913-312-1268(taped replay-402-222-9927).
PAULEY PAVILION (12,819) -
The 2005-06 is the 41st season UCLA is calling Pauley Pavilion home. UCLA's all-time Pauley Pavilion record is 552-84 (636 games, .868). The Bruins were 12-3 in Pauley in 2004-05 (it's UCLA's best record in Pauley since 2000-01/12-3), after being 9-6 in 2003-04 and 5-10 in 2002-03.
UCLA's overtime win vs. No. 18 Cal on Feb. 20, 2003 was UCLA's 600th game in Pauley Pavilion. The win over Washington on March 11, 2000 was UCLA's 500th victory on its home court.
On Feb. 19, 1997 in UCLA's 82-60 win over USC, the largest crowd in Pauley Pavilion history watched that game (13,382; previous high was 13,037 vs. Oregon, 3/11/95). Then, four days later (Feb. 23, 1997) in the 73-69 win over Duke, UCLA set a new attendance record 13,478, breaking the old one by 96.
The last time the Bruins were unbeaten at home for a regular season was in 1994-95 (15-0, California did beat UCLA at home that season but later forfeited the game). The Bruins finished 1998-99 at Pauley 15-1 (losing only to Stanford).
On Dec. 20, 2003, the playing floor in Pauley Pavilion was dedicated "Nell and John Wooden Court".
UCLA HISTORY - This is UCLA's 87th season of college basketball and the Bruins have an overall school record of 1,557-702 (2,259 games, .689).
UCLA's 11 NCAA Championships is an NCAA record (Kentucky is second with seven), UCLA has been to 14 Final Fours (Kentucky 13) and the Bruins are second in NCAA Tournament appearances (39, Kentucky is first with 45). In NCAA play, the Bruins are also second in victories (85, second to Kentucky) and winning percentage (.726, second to Duke).
BRUINS IN THE NBA
On 2005-06 fall rosters, the Bruins had eight players - Trevor Ariza (New York Knicks/second season), Matt Barnes (New York Knicks/3rd season), Baron Davis (Golden State Warriors/7th season), Dan Gadzuric (Milwaukee Bucks/4th season), Jason Kapono (Miami Heat/3rd season), Dijon Thompson (Phoenix Suns/lst season/Albuquerque), Earl Watson (Denver Nuggets/5th season) and Ray Young (Golden State Warriors/waived). Darrick Martin (11th season) signed with the Toronto Raptors the week of Nov. 14. In the NBDL, the Bruins have three players - Brian Morrison, who was a senior last season, with Albuquerque; Ray Young, a senior in 2002-03, is with Austin and T. J. Cummings, a senior in 2003-04, is also with Albuquerque.
UCLA's seven players in the NBA is second-highest in the Pac-10 (behind Arizona's 10) and in the nation, the Bruins trail only Duke (11), Arizona, Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas and Connecticut (10) and Maryland (9). Michigan State and Florida also have seven.
Since 1948, UCLA has the most NBA selections of any school (98), followed by North Carolina (92), Kentucky (90) and Duke (70).
2005-06 PAC-10 STATISTICS
UCLA'S PAC-10 STATS (all games/final 2004-05)
TEAM- Scoring Offense-5th, 73.7; Scoring Defense-6th, 71.7; Scoring Margin-4th, +2.1; FT %-5th, .719; FG %-4th, .452; FG % Def.-6th, .446; 3-Pt. FG %-6th, .346; 3-Pt. FGs Made-5th, 6.41; 3-Pt. FG % Def. 4th, .335; Reb. Off.-2nd, 36.8; Reb. Def.- 3rd, 32.8; Reb. Margin-2nd, +4.0; Blkd Shots-9th, 2.55; Assts-6th, 14.38; Stls-8th, 5.83; TO Margin-9th, -1.72; Asst/TO Ratio-8th, 0.90; Off. Reb.- 7th, 11.83; Def. Reb.-1st, 25.00.
UCLA INDIVIDUAL PAC-10 LEADERS (Top 10) - Scoring - Dijon Thompson, 3rd, 18.4; Rebounding - Dijon Thompson, 3rd, 7.9; FG% - Michael Fey, 5th, .546; Assists - Jordan Farmar, 2nd, 5.28; FT% - Jordan Farmar, 7th, .801; Steals - Dijon Thompson, 8th, 1.50; Jordan Farmar, 9th, 1.41; 3pt. FG% -- Arron Afflalo, 10th, .386; 3pt. FGs - ; Blocked Shots - Ryan Hollins, 10th, 0.82; Assist/TO Ratio - ; Off. Rebs. -; Def. Rebs. - Dijon Thompson, 2nd, 6.07; Min. Played - Dijon Thompson, 4th, 34.64; Jordan Farmar, 5th, 34.38.
UCLA/PAC-10 INDIVIDUAL HIGH LEADERS- Points - Dijon Thompson, T-1st, 39.
SPECIAL TEAM STATS (3 Games)
HALFTIME - UCLA is 3-0 when it leads at halftime and 0-0 when it trails. UCLA Halftime High/Low (41 NMS/27 DS), OPP Halftime High/Low (34 NMS/17 DS). UCLA 2nd Half High/Low (42 NMS/21 Temple), OPP 2nd Half High/Low (36 NMS/20 DS).
REBOUNDING - UCLA is 3-0 when it outrebounds its opponent, 0-0 when outrebounded and 0-0 when the rebounds are tied. UCLA High/Low (41 Temple/27 DS), OPP High/Low (29 NMS, Temple/16 DS).
FG % - UCLA was 3-0 when it outshoots its opponent from the field and 0-0 when outshot. UCLA High/Low (.571 DS/.370 Temple), OPP High/Low (.480 NMS/.315 Temple).
3 PT FG% - UCLA is 1-0 when it outshoots its opponent from three-point range and 2-0 when outshot. UCLA High/Low (.533 DS/.214 NMS), OPP High/Low (.444 NMS/.286 Temple).
FT% - UCLA is 3-0 when it outshoots its opponent from the foul line and 0-0 when it was outshot. UCLA High/Low (.813 Temple/.667 DS), OPP High/Low (.583 NMS, Temple/.000 (0-0) DS).
TOs- UCLA is 1-0 when it had less TOs and 2-0 when it has more TOs than its opponent. UCLA High/Low (16 DS/12 NMS, Temple), OPP High/Low (19 NMS/5 Temple).
5 MIN. MARK - UCLA is 3-0 when leading at the 5-minute mark in regulation, 0-0 when behind and 0-0 when tied.
XTRA SPORTS 570 - The 2005-06 basketball season was UCLA's ninth with XTRA Sports and owner ClearChannel.
Chris Roberts(firstname.lastname@example.org), a four-time Golden Mike Award winner, is in his 14th season as the voice of Bruin basketball and football and in his 25th year broadcasting Div. I sports in Los Angeles. Roberts, who is a Wooden Award and Heisman Trophy voter, recently authored a book about Bruin football titled "Stadium Stories" (www.stadiumstories.com). He has twice been nominated for the Southern California Broadcasters Assn. "Play-by-Play Broadcaster of the Year" award. Roberts was nationally recognized on Oct. 27, 2003 by ESPN's Dick Vitale, when Vitale placed Roberts on his "All-Radio Voices Team". Vitale called it his "All-Cawood Ledford Team", in honor of the legendary Kentucky broadcaster.
Roberts joined 15 other well-known college play-by-play voices on Vitale's "Sweet 16" broadcast team.
Don MacLean, the leading scorer (2,608, 1989-92) in UCLA and Pac-10 history, is in his fourth season as the Bruins' radio analyst. MacLean, who had a nine-year NBA career (1993-2001), will also be in his first season doing television analyst work for FSN.
ON THE INTERNET - UCLA games were also available via the internet at (www.uclabruins.com). Fans could also listen to the broadcasts on the telephone by dialing 1-800-846-4700 (ext. 5929).
UCLA releases and results for all sports are on the internet (www.uclabruins.com).
PAC-10 - Updated notes released each Monday beginning Nov. 14 and continuing through the season. Pac-10 information is available on the Pac-10 home page. Point your web browser to http://www.pac-10.org.
UCLA PLAYER UPDATES/ALPHABETICAL
12 Alfred Aboya (A-boy-a)
6-8, 233, Fr., F/C, Yaounde, Cameroon (Tilton, NH Prep Academy)
2005-06 PRESEASON HONORS - Sporting News No. 8 Pac-10 recruit; Smith & Smith's Top 100 college freshman
2005-06 SEASON AVERAGES - Aboya has not played in a game due to an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee on Oct. 12.
ABOYA'S SEASON/CAREER HIGHS - minutes vs.; points vs.; rebounds vs.; assists vs.; steals vs.; blocked shot vs..
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS - Aboya has not yet appeared in a game.
4 Arron Afflalo (A-fla-low)
6-5, 210, So., F, Compton, CA (Centennial)
2005-06 PRESEASON HONORS - Sporting News No. 13 shooting guard in U.S., second-team All-Pac-10; Athlon third-team All-Pac-10
2005-06 SEASON AVERAGES - In three games (all starts), he is averaging 35.7 minutes, 17.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.0 steals while shooting .457 from the floor, .381 from three-point range and 1.000 (13-13) from the line. He leads the team in scoring, free throw percentage and minutes and is second in assists, third in steals and three-point percentage and fourth in rebounds. He has made all 13 of his free throws this season. He has led the team in scoring twice.
AFFLALO'S 2005-06 SEASON HIGHS - 36 minutes vs. Temple (11/17), NMS (11/15); 23 points vs. NMS (11/15); 6 rebounds vs. NMS (11/15); 3 assists vs. DS (11/19), NMS (11/15); 2 steals vs. NMS (11/15); 0 blocked shot vs..
AFFLALO'S CAREER HIGHS - 39 minutes vs. WSU (2/3/05); 23 points vs. NMS (11/15/05); 9 rebounds vs. OSU (3/3/05), USC (2/24/05); 6 assists vs. OSU (12/31/04), LBS (11/30/04); 3 steals vs. ND (2/27/05); 1 blocked shot vs. OSU (3/10/05), ND (2/27/05), Wash (2/5/05), WSU (2/3/05), ASU, (1/13/05), Wash (1/8/05), OSU (12/31/04) .
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS - In the opener against New Mexico State, he had a career-high 23 points (8-14, 2-4, 5-5), six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 36 minutes. Led Bruins with 18 points against Temple and added five rebounds and two steals. Contributed 12 points, three rebounds and three assists vs. Delaware State.
21 Cedric Bozeman
6-6, 207, Sr., G/F, Los Angeles, CA (Mater Dei HS)
2005-06 SEASON AVERAGES - In three games (all starts), he has played four positions and is averaging 33.0 minutes, 13.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.7 assists while shooting .577 from the floor, .571 from three-point range and .714 from the line. He leads the Bruins in shooting (three or more attempts per game), three-point shooting and steals and is second in minutes and tied for second in rebounds.
BOZEMAN'S 2005-06 SEASON HIGHS - 34 minutes vs. DS (11/19), Temple (11/17); 15 points vs. DS (11/19); 9 rebounds vs. Temple (11/17); 4 assists vs. NMS (11/15); 2 steals vs. DS (11/19), NMS (11/15); 0 blocked shot vs.
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, six times, last vs. DS (11/19/05); 1 blocked shot, five times, last vs. Michigan (12/27/03).
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS - In his first regular-season game since March of 2004, he had 13 points (6-9, 0-1, 1-2), four rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes against New Mexico State. He contributed 11 points and nine rebounds against Temple. He led the team with 15 points (6-9, 3-3, 0-1) and added three rebounds and two steals vs. Delaware State.
2 Darren Collison
6-0, 155, Fr., G, Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Etiwanda)
2005-06 PRESEASON HONORS - Sporting News No. 12 Pac-10 recruit.
2005-06 SEASON AVERAGES - In three games (one start), he is averaging 21.0 minutes, 4.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals while shooting .400 from the floor, .333 from three-point range and 1.000 (4-4) from the line.
COLLISON'S SEASON/CAREER HIGHS - 35 minutes vs. DS (11/19); 6 points vs. DS (11/19); 5 rebounds vs. DS (11/19); 4 assists vs. DS (11/19); 1 steal three times, last vs. DS (11/19); 1 blocked shot vs. DS (11/19), Temple (11/17).
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS - In his first game, he had four points and two assists against New Mexico State. He scored three points vs. Temple. Against Delaware State, his first start, he had six points (2-3, 2-2), four assists and one steal in 35 minutes.
1 Jordan Farmar (Far-mar)
6-2, 180, So., G, Los Angeles, CA (Taft)
2005-06 PRESEASON HONORS - Wooden Award candidate; Athlon Honorable mention All-America, No. 8 Top Floor Leader, first-team All-Pac-10; Blue Ribbon All-conference; Collegehoops.net first-team All-Pac-10; Lindy's No. 11 point guard in U.S., second-team All-Pac-10; Sporting News No. 4 point guard in U.S., second-team All-Pac-10.
2005-06 SEASON AVERAGES - In two games (he missed the Delaware State game with a sprained right ankle), he is averaging 11.0 points, 6.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals while shooting .429 from the floor and .667 from the free throw line. He has led the team in assists in both of his games.
FARMAR'S 2005-06 SEASON HIGHS - 37 minutes vs. NMS (11/15); 18 points vs. NMS (11/15); 5 rebounds vs. Temple (11/17); 8 assists vs. NMS (11/15); 3 steals vs. NMS (11/15); 1 blocked shot vs. Temple (11/17), NMS (11/15).
FARMAR'S CAREER HIGHS - 46 minutes vs. WSU (1/6/05); 27 points vs. Arizona (2/12/05); 7 rebounds vs. Oregon State (3/3/05), Cal (2/17/05); 9 assists vs. Mich. (12/18/04); 4 steals vs. ASU (2/10/05), WSU (1/6/05); 1 blocked shot five times, last vs. Temple (11/17/05).
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS - In 37 minutes vs. New Mexico State, he had 18 points (7-14, 0-4, 4-4), eight assists, three steals and two rebounds. Against Temple, he contributed four points, five rebounds and five assists in 25 minutes and sprained his right ankle late in the contest.
45 Michael Fey (Fay)
7-0, 279, Sr., C, Olympia, WA (Capital HS)
2005-06 SEASON AVERAGES - In two games (he missed the Delaware State game with a sprained and bruised left shoulder), he is averaging 16.0 minutes, 3.5 points and 2.0 rebounds while shooting .750 (3-4) from the floor.
FEY'S 2005-06 SEASON HIGHS - 17 minutes vs. NMS (11/15); 7 points vs. NMS (11/15); 2 rebounds vs. Temple (11/17), NMS (11/15); 1 assist vs. NMS (11/15); 1 steal vs. NMS (11/15); 0 blocked shots vs..
FEY'S CAREER HIGHS - 33 minutes vs. UCI (11/27/04), UC Riverside (12/3/03); 23 points vs. Oregon State (12/31/04); 11 rebounds vs. ORE (3/5/05), STAN (1/20/05); 3 assists vs. ORE (3/5/05); 4 blocked shots vs. ORE (3/5/05).
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS - In the opener against New Mexico State, he had seven points (3-4, 1-4), two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 17 minutes. He injured his left shoulder vs. Temple and played just 15 minutes with two rebounds.
15 Ryan Hollins
7-0 1/2, 230, Sr., C, Pasadena, CA (Muir HS)
2005-06 SEASON AVERAGES - In three games (all starts), he is averaging 21.3 minutes, 5.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting .500 from the floor and .667 from the line.
HOLLINS' 2005-06 SEASON HIGHS - 26 minutes vs. Temple (11/17); 7 points vs. Temple (11/17); 6 rebounds vs. Temple (11/17), NMS (11/15); 1 assist vs. DS (11/19), NMS (11/15); 0 steals vs.; 1 blocked shot vs. DS (11/19).
HOLLINS' CAREER HIGHS - 36 minutes vs. WSU (2/3/05), ASU (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. California (2/19/04); 7 blocked shots vs. Oregon (1/30/03).
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS - Hollins had six points (3-6, 0-0) and six rebounds vs. New Mexico State. He contributed seven points (1-2, 5-6) and six rebounds in 26 minutes against Temple. Against Delaware State, he had three points, four rebounds and one block.
14 Lorenzo Mata
6-8, 235, So., C/F, Huntington Park, CA (South Gate)
2005-06 SEASON AVERAGES - In two games, he is averaging 10.5 minutes, 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds while shooting 1.000 (1-1) from the floor and .667 (2-3) from the free throw line.
MATA'S 2005-06 SEASON HIGHS - 16 minutes vs. DS (11/19); 3 points vs. DS (11/19); 3 rebounds vs. DS (11/19); 0 assist vs.; 1 steal vs. DS (11/19); 1 blocked shots vs. NMS (11/15).
MATA'S CAREER HIGHS - 22 minutes vs. Pepp (12/11/04); 8 points vs. USC (1/29/05); 11 rebounds vs. Pepp (12/11/04); 1 assist vs. ASU (1/13/05), UO (1/2/05); 1 steal four times, last vs. DS (11/19/05; 2 blocked shots vs. USC (1/29/05), UO (1/2/05).
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS - He had one point and one rebound in five minutes vs. New Mexico State. He did not play against Temple. Against Delaware State, he played 16 minutes and contributed three points, three rebounds and one steal.
23 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (Luc Richard umbah-a-moo-teh)
6-7, 224, Fr., F, Yaounde, Cameroon (Montverde, FL Academy)
2005-06 SEASON AVERAGES - In three starts, he is averaging 30.0 minutes, 7.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting .550 from the floor. He has led the Bruins in rebounding in all three games.
MBAH A MOUTE'S SEASON/CAREER HIGHS - 34 minutes vs. DS (11/19); 8 points vs. DS (11/19), Temple (11/17); 10 rebounds vs. Temple (11/17); 3 assists vs. DS (11/19); 1 steal vs. DS (11/19); 0 blocked shot vs..
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS - He had six points and a team-high eight rebounds vs. New Mexico State. In 33 minutes vs. Temple, he had a team-high 10 rebounds, eight points and one assist. In 34 minutes against Delaware State, he had eight points (4-6, 0-1, 0-0), a team-high six rebounds and three assists.
20 Michael Roll
6-5, 205, Fr., G/F, Aliso Viejo, CA (Aliso Niguel)
2005-06 SEASON AVERAGES - In three games, he is averaging 17.3 minutes, 5.7 points, 1.3 assists and 1.0 rebounds while shooting .462 from the floor and .455 (5-11) from three-point range. He is second on the team in three-point shooting percentage.
ROLL'S SEASON/CAREER HIGHS - 19 minutes vs. NMS (11/15); 9 points vs. DS (11/19); 2 rebounds vs. NMS (11/15); 2 assists vs. Temple (11/17), NMS (11/15); 1 steal vs. Temple (11/17); 0 blocked shot vs..
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS - He had five points, two rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes vs. New Mexico State. He contributed three points and two assists vs. Temple. Against Delaware State, he scored nine points (3-5 on three-pointers) in 18 minutes.
3 Josh Shipp
6-5, 207, So., G/F, Los Angeles, CA (Fairfax)
2005-06 SEASON AVERAGES - Shipp had right hip surgery on Sept. 28 and is not expected to play until mid-to-late December.
SHIPP'S 2005-06 SEASON HIGHS - minutes vs.; points vs.; rebounds vs. ; assists vs.; steals vs.; blocked shot vs. .
SHIPP'S CAREER HIGHS - 41 minutes vs. WSU (2/05/05); 20 points vs. Ore (3/5/05), Wash (2/5/05); 12 rebounds vs. Pepp (12/11/04); 5 assists vs. Texas Tech (3/17/05); 4 steals vs. Cal (2/17/05); 1 blocked shot vs. Ariz (2/12/05)
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS -
11 Ryan Wright
6-8, 225, Fr., F, Mississauga, ONT, CAN (Loyola Catholic)
2005-06 PRESEASON HONORS - Sporting News No. 5 Pac-10 recruit; Street & Smith's Impact Rookie
2005-06 SEASON AVERAGES - He has played one minute vs. Delaware State and has one rebound.
WRIGHT'S SEASON/CAREER HIGHS - 1 minute vs. DS (11/19); points vs.; 1 rebound vs. DS (11/19); assists vs.; steals vs.; blocked shot vs..
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS - In the final minute vs. Delaware State, he grabbed one rebound.