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Bruins Look For Season Sweep Of Beavers
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  02/25/2000

Feb. 25, 2000

LOS ANGELES - The series with Oregon State: UCLA leads the series, 68-29. The Bruins have won 13 of the last 14 meetings between the two schools. Earlier this year (Jan. 27), UCLA rallied in the second half to defeat the Beavers, 85-74, at Corvallis.

Sophomore Ray Young came off the bench to enjoy the best game of his career. He scored a career-high 22 points, making eight of 11 field goal attempts (5-6 from three-point range) and also had a career-high six assists. Sophomore Jerome Moiso recorded his third double-double in four games with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Earl Watson chipped in with 15 points, nine rebounds and three assists, freshman Jason Kapono added 16 points and five assists and sophomore Dan Gadzuric contributed 13 points and seven rebounds.

UCLA shot 50.0 on its field goal attempts (third highest of the year), 42.9 (9-21) from three-point range and 50.0 (20-40) from the line with 41 rebounds, 18 assists, four blocked shots, four steals and a season-low 10 turnovers.

Oregon State was led by Deaundra Tanner (17 points and six assists) and Brian Jackson (14 points). The Bruins held the Beavers to just 32.3 shooting in the second half. On the game, OSU shot 37.1 from the floor, 26.7 (8-30) from the three-point line and 69.0 (20-29) from the free throw line with 40 rebounds, 17 assists, five steals, four blocks and 11 turnovers.

Feb. 24 - UCLA 75, Oregon 69 - Before 7,672 at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA built a seven-point halftime lead, extended it to 12 points with just under nine minutes to go and hled off a late run by Oregon to defeat the Ducks, 75-69, breaking its three-game losing streak.

Earl Watson played one of his best games of the season. He led the Bruins with a season-high tying 22 points (5-10, 2-3, 10-14), a career-high 10 rebounds and five assists. He scored 18 of his points in the first half. Jason Kapono, who played just five minutes in the first half due to foul trouble, scored all 15 of his points (6-7, 1-1, 2-4) in the final 20 minutes. He added four rebounds and two assists. Dan Gadzuric scored all of his 11 points (5-14, 1-6) in the first half and also grabbed seven rebounds. Jerome Moiso came off the bench for only the second time this year and contributed nine points ((3-5, 3-6) and nine rebounds.

UCLA shot 47.2 on its field goal attempts, 57.1 (4-7) from three-point range and 56.8 (21-37) from the free throw line, with 45 rebounds, 15 assists, six steals, four blocked shots and 16 turnovers.

Oregon was led by A.D. Smith with 23 points and six rebounds. Oregon shot 41.7 on its field goal attempts, 19.0 (4-21) from three-point range and 65.2 (15-23) from the free throw line, with 29 rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, zero blocked shots and 11 turnovers.

UCLA (14-11 overall, 5-8 Pacific-10, 7th-place)

UCLA Starting Lineup (Rankings - AP-not ranked, ESPN/USA Today- not ranked)
Bruin Starters (UCLA has used this the last four games)
No.NamePos.Ht.Cl.PpgRpg
00Jerome MoisoF6-10So.13.17.6
24Jason KaponoF6-7Fr.16.84.4
50Dan GadzuricC6-11So.9.56.9
21Ryan BaileyG6-5Jr.3.12.0
25Earl WatsonG6-1Jr.11.44.2

Head Coach Steve Lavin: In his fourth season as head coach of the Bruins and ninth on the UCLA staff, with a school and career record of 84-37 (69.4, 121 games). In his career, Lavin is 6-1 vs. Oregon State (3-0 at Pauley).

Sophomore forward JaRon Rush was suspended from competition on Dec. 10. On Feb. 1, the NCAA informed UCLA that it had suspended Rush for 1 1/2 seasons (44 games) for two violations. UCLA has submitted its appeal of the second penalty (one year for accepting benefits from a non-scholastic coach prior to enrolling at UCLA) and expects a decision on Monday..

Junior guard Earl Watson now ranks No.9 (tied with Andre McCarter) on UCLA's career assist list with 376. He also ranks No. 6 on UCLA's career steals list with 157, one behind No. 5 Reggie Miller (158).

Freshman forward Jason Kapono already ranks fifth on UCLA's single-season three-point field goal list with 59, the most ever by a freshman and the most since Toby Bailey made 62 in 1996. The school record is 78, by Tracy Murray in 1992. His percentage of 46.8 currently ranks third in school history.

UCLA set a new school record with 12 three-point field goals at Arizona on Feb. 19. The old record was 11 (twice).

UCLA is 2-5 this season vs. ranked teams, beating DePaul (at No. 18 UCLA 83, No. 19 DePaul 58, Dec. 18) and North Carolina (UCLA 71, at No. 13 North Carolina, Jan. 15) and losing to Gonzaga (No. 24 Gonzaga 59, at No. 11 UCLA 43, Dec. 11), Arizona (No. 2 Arizona 76, at No. 25 UCLA 61, Jan. 20), Stanford (No. 2 Stanford 78, at UCLA 63), Syracuse (at No. 4 Syracuse 71, UCLA 67) and Arizona (at No. 4 Arizona 99, UCLA 84). UCLA has also defeated No. 21 (AP) Purdue, but the Boilermakers were not ranked the week of the game.

In overtime games under Steve Lavin, the Bruins are 5-2 during his three+ years as head coach, including a 103-98 (OT) win over South Florida this season in the third-place game at The Pearl Harbor Classic. The Bruins have won four overtime games in a row (1999-2000, UCLA 103-South Florida 98 (OT), 1998-99, at UCLA 88-Arizona State 85 (OT), 1997-98, UCLA 82-at USC 75 (OT), 1996-97, UCLA 74-Iowa State 73 (OT)-NCAA Sweet 16) dating back to 1996-97, last losing at Oregon 87-85 (OT) during the 1997 Pac-10 season.

In games decided by three points or less this season, UCLA is 3-3, beating North Carolina (71-68), Purdue (55-53) and Pepperdine (68-66) and losing to Colorado State (54-55), Washington (62-63) and California (70-73). In Steve Lavin's three+ years as the Bruin head coach, UCLA is 10-6 in games decided by two points or less and 19-10 in games decided by three-points or less.

Pac-10 Stats (Feb. 25 - 25 games, before Oregon)
Team - Scoring Offense-6th, 74.6, Scoring Defense-7th, 71.1, Scoring Margin-6th, +3.5, FT %-10th, 57.7, FG %-1st, 47.5, FG % Def.-5th, 43.1, 3-Pt. FG %-T-5th, 35.3, 3-Pt. FGs Made-5th, 5.68, 3-Pt. FG % Def.-3rd, 33.0, Reb. Off.- 4th, 37.8, Reb. Def.- 5th, 34.2, Reb. Margin- 3rd, +3.6, Bkd. Shots- 3rd, 4.16, Asst.- 5th, 16.12, Stls.- 3rd, 8.48, TO Margin- 8th, -0.32, Asst./TO Ratio- 6th, 0.95, Off. Reb.- 2nd, 14.08, Def. Reb.-4th, 23.68.

UCLA Individual Leaders (Top 5) - Scoring -- Jason Kapono, 3rd, 16.8, Rebounds - Jerome Moiso, 4th, 7.6, Blocks - Jerome Moiso, 4th, 1.56, Dan Gadzuric, 5th, 1.48, Field Goal Percentage - Dan Gadzuric, 2nd, 55.0, Jason Kapono, 5th, 52.5, 3-Pt Field Goal Percentage - Jason Kapono, 2nd, 46.8, Assists- Earl Watson, 3rd, 5.20.

Special Team Stats
The Bruins have trailed 13 times at halftime this season. They are 5-8 in those games. UCLA's highest first half output is 54 vs. South Florida and the lowest is 20 vs. Colorado State. It also scored 54 in the second half at Arizona.

UCLA has scored over 100 points on three occasions this season (105-73 vs. Iona, 100-39 vs. Morgan State, 103-98, OT vs. South Florida). The Bruins high-game output is 105 vs. Iona and the low is 43 vs. Gonzaga. The opponent game-high is 104 by Arizona State. The low is 39 by Morgan State. UCLA is averaging 74.6 points and giving up 71.1.

The Bruins have outrebounded 18 of 25 opponents, including 15 of the last 20 games. Only Gonzaga (43-46, a 59-43 loss), DePaul (43-55, a 76-58 win), USC (35-45, a 91-79 loss), Stanford (22-37, a 78-63 loss), California (39-41, a 73-70 loss), USC again (29-34, an 83-75 win) and Arizona State (31-37, a 104-75 loss) have outrebounded the Bruins.

The Bruins have held four opponents below 35.9 shooting from the field (35.9, Pepperdine, 35.4, Purdue, 30.4, Morgan State, 30.1, DePaul) and seven others under 42.0 (41.7, Oregon, 41.5, WSU, 40.4, Gonzaga, 40.3 Iona, Washington, 39.3, Arizona State, 37.5, Oregon State, 37.1). Ten schools (56.1, Arizona State, 54.9, Stanford, 51.7, Arizona, 49.3, USC, 49.1, North Carolina, 49.0, Oregon, 47.4, Arizona, 46.9, South Florida, 46.3, Colorado Stat, 45.6, USC) have shot better than 44.0 against UCLA.

UCLA has shot better than 14 of its 25 opponents. However, the Bruins have been outshot in six of the last eight games. Nine of UCLA's losses have occurred when it was outshot from the field - Gonzaga (26.2-40.4), Colorado State (37.7-46.3), USC (45.7-49.3), Arizona (44.4-47.4), Oregon (39.3-49.0), Stanford (45.2-54.9), California (36.9-43.4), Arizona State (48.2-56.1) and Arizona (51.6-51.7). Washington (42.1-39.3) and Syracuse (51.9-43.1) are the only teams to defeat the Bruins while shooting a lower percentage from the field and the North Carolina game is the only Bruin win when they were outshot (49.1-44.4). The Bruins' highest FG% this year is 67.9 (38-56) vs. Morgan State and the low is 26.2 (16-61) vs. Gonzaga. UCLA's opponent high is 56.1 by Arizona State and the low is 30.1 by DePaul. Against Morgan State, the Bruins shot over 60.0 from the field (67.9) and three-point range (62.5).

BRUIN NOTES

The Bruins have added to their roster true freshman Brandon Brooks (No. 44), a 6-6, 225-pound forward, from Punahou HS in Honolulu. He's made five appearances this season, playing five minutes vs. Maine at The Pearl Harbor Classic, five minutes at Washington State, one minute vs. Stanford, three minutes at Arizona State and one minute at Arizona. Brooks was the starting goalkeeper on the UCLA men's water polo team that won the NCAA Championship on Dec. 5. At the NCAA Water Polo Final Four, in UCLA's 14-6 semifinal win over UMass on Dec. 4, Brooks tied a career-high with 11 saves and in the Bruins' 6-5 win over Stanford in the NCAA title game on Dec. 5, Brooks knocked down a possible Cardinal game-winning two-point shot with six seconds left to play. He was selected honorable mention All-American for his efforts. As a prepster at Punahou during his basketball career, he earned All-State honors three times and as a senior last spring, led Punahou to the HI State Championship title, while earning tournament MVP honors. He was named Mr. Basketball by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

In 1999-2000, the Bruins have used 10 different starting lineups (in 25 games). Oregon - forwards, senior Sean Farnham and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Dan Gadzuric, guards, junior Earl Watson and junior Ryan Knight, Arizona/Arizona State/Syracuse/USC - forwards, sophomore Jerome Moiso and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Dan Gadzuric, guards, junior Earl Watson and junior Ryan Knight, California/Stanford/ Oregon - forwards, sophomore Jerome Moiso and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Dan Gadzuric, guards, junior Earl Watson and sophomore Billy Knight, Oregon State - forwards, sophomores Jerome Moiso and Matt Barnes, center, sophomore Dan Gadzuric, guards, junior Earl Watson and freshman Jason Kapono, Arizona State/Arizona/North Carolina - forwards, sophomore Jerome Moiso and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Dan Gadzuric, guards, juniors Earl Watson and Rico Hines, USC/WSU/ Washington/Purdue/Pepperdine/SouthFlorida/Colorado State/Maine/ DePaul - forwards, sophomore Jerome Moiso and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Dan Gadzuric, guards, junior Earl Watson and sophomore Ray Young, Gonzaga-forwards, junior Rico Hines and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Jerome Moiso, guards, junior Earl Watson and sophomore Ray Young, Morgan State-forwards, senior Sean Farnham and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Dan Gadzuric, guards, juniors, Rico Hines and Earl Watson, Iona-forwards, senior Sean Farnham and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Jerome Moiso, guards, juniors, Rico Hines and Earl Watson, Fairfield (and both exhibition games) - forwards, freshman Jason Kapono and sophomore Billy Knight, center, sophomore Jerome Moiso and junior guards, Rico Hines and Earl Watson.

UCLA has led the NCAA in field goal percentage shooting two of the last four years - 1997, 52.0 (932-1791) and 1996, 52.8 (897-1698). Entering the 1998 NCAA Tournament, the Bruins ranked sixth (49.8) in the NCAA. In 1999, the Bruins shot 45.4 to rank third in the Pac-10.

After 25 games in 1999-2000, UCLA is shooting 47.5 from the field.

The Feb. 23, 1997 contest with Duke in Pauley Pavilion was UCLA's 2,000th game in the school's history.

The Bruins have an overall record of 1,464-633 (69.8, 2,097 games) in 80+ years of college basketball. UCLA's winning percentage is No. 4 in the nation all-time behind Kentucky, North Carolina and UNLV. Kansas is fifth.

Pauley Pavilion (12,819) is in its 35th season in 1999-2000 as the home of the Bruins. UCLA's all-time Pauley Pavilion record is 497-58 (555 games, 89.5, Jackson State was the 500th game in Pauley Pavilion on Dec. 17, 1996).

UCLA HEAD COACH STEVE LAVIN

Career Highlights - Chosen UCLA's head coach, the 11th in school history, on Feb. 11, 1997.

On March 30, 1999, had his current contract (through 2001-2002) extended through the 2004-2005 season.

In his fourth year as head coach of the Bruins and ninth on the UCLA staff, he currently has a school and career record of 84-37 (69.4, 121 games).

Lavin's UCLA Head Coaching Record

1999-200014-11
1998-9922-9 (NCAA)
1997-9824-9 (NCAA Sweet 16)
1996-9724-8 (NCAA Elite Eight & Pac-10 Champ)
Totals84-37 (69.4, 121 games)

Lavin's UCLA Assistant Coaching Record

1995-9623-8 (NCAA, Pac-10 Champ)
1994-9532-1 (NCAA & Pac-10 Champ)
1993-9421-7 (NCAA)
1992-9322-11 (NCAA)
1991-9228-5 (NCAA Elite Eight, Pac-10 Champ)
Totals126-32 (79.7, 158 games)
UCLA Totals210-69 (75.3, 279 games)

BRUINS IN THE POLLS

DateAPUSA Today/ESPN
Pre-Season12th14th
Week One (Nov. 16)12th - -
Week Two (Nov. 22)13th12th
Week Three (Nov. 29)12th13th
Week Four (Dec. 6)11th11th
Week Five (Dec. 13)18th17th
Week Six (Dec. 20)18th16th
Week Seven (Dec. 27)23rd21st
Week Eight (Jan. 3)24th20th
Week Nine (Jan. 10)**25th
Week 10 (Jan. 17)25th19th
Week 11 (Jan. 24) - 20th
Week 12 (Jan. 31) - -
Week 13 (Feb. 7) - -
Week 14 (Feb. 14) - -
Week 15 (Feb. 21) - -

**unranked for the first time since week of Feb. 3, 1997 (Bruins had been unranked for seven straight weeks at that point).

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UCLA PLAYER UPDATES

Senior (1)

30 Sean Farnham, 6-6, Sr., F, Clayton, CA (Concord De LaSalle)
1999-2000 - The only senior on this year's team and a co-captain with juniors, Earl Watson and Rico Hines ...Has started three games this season (Oregon, Morgan State and Iona, in his career, the Bruins are 9-1 when he starts, losing only to Detroit Mercy last year in the NCAA first round) ... Started for the first time this year vs. Iona, playing a career-high 20 minutes, with a career-high eight points (3-3, 0-0, 2-4), a career-high five rebounds (1-4) and a career-high tying one steal.

In his 15 games, Farnham is averaging 6.9 minutes, 1.6 points and 1.4 rebounds and shooting 58.8 (10-17,first on the team) from the field. On Jan. 8 at Washington State, he played seven minutes, his longest stint since theGonzaga game on Dec. 11, and had one rebound, one assist and one steal. He had not played in four consecutive contests before playing four minutes at Oregon State, one minute at Oregon, four minutes versus Stanford and five minutes (two rebounds) against California. He did not play versus USC or Syracuse.

On Feb. 17 at ASU, he played eight minutes and had one point, one rebound and one assist. On Feb. 19 at Arizona, he had one rebound and one assist in five minutes. On Thursday versus Oregon, he started and played seven minutes, finishing with three points and two rebounds.

His season-bests are-a career-high 20 minutes vs. Iona, a career-high eight points vs. Iona, a career-high five rebounds vs. Iona, a career-high tying two assists vs. Morgan State, a career-high tying one steal vs. Iona and WSU.

Juniors (4)

21 Ryan "Moose" Bailey, 6-2, Jr., G, Los Angeles (Loyola/Penn State)
1999-2000 - Has been slowed this fall with plantar faciitis in his right foot that flares up from time to time... Missed the Gonzaga game because of the foot injury ... On Dec. 18 against DePaul, he came off the bench to play 26 minutes and contributed four points (1-4, 2-4), a career-high seven rebounds, a career-high tying five assists and three steals. In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 4.3 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 steals while shooting .545 from the field in 20.3 minutes. He scored a season-high nine points (4-7, 1-2) in the game against South Florida.

On Jan. 6 at Washington, he played 16 minutes and contributed four assists, two rebounds and one steal. On Jan. 8 at Washington State, he had three points (his first three-point field goal of the year), two rebounds and one assist in seven minutes.

On Jan 12 at USC, he played 21 minutes and tied his season high with nine points (4-10, 1-2, 0-0) and added two rebounds, two assists and one steal. On Jan. 15 at North Carolina, he made two free throws with 14.9 seconds remaining to give UCLA it's final three-point margin. On the day, he played 20 minutes and finished with six points (2-3, 2-2), three rebounds, two steals and one assist.

On Jan. 20, he played 11 minutes against Arizona and had four assists and one rebound. On Jan. 22 against Arizona State, he played 16 minutes and contributed five points (2-2, 1-2), two rebounds and two assists.

On Jan. 27. at Oregon State, he played 10 minutes and had one assist. On Jan. 29 at Oregon, he played 12 minutes and finished with two rebounds and one assist. Against Stanford (Feb. 3), he played seven minutes and had one assist and one steal. On Feb. 5 against California, he played 28 minutes and contributed eight points (3-3, 2-3), five rebounds, four assists and one steal.

On Feb. 9 against USC, he started at point guard and contributed seven points (2-3, 1-2, 2-4), three assists, two rebounds and one steal in a career-high 34 minutes. On Feb. 13 at Syracuse, he started and contributed two points, a career-high seven assists, a career-high tying seven rebounds and two steals with just one turnover in 26 minutes.

On Feb. 17 at ASU, he started and contributed three points (0-4, 0-2, 3-4), four assists and two rebounds in 26 minutes. On Feb. 19 at Arizona, he started for the fourth straight game and finished with four points (2-6, 0-2), a team-high six assists, two steals and one rebound in 25 minutes.

On Thursday against Oregon, he started for the fifth straight game and contributed three points (1-2, 1-1, 0-0), two steals and one rebound in 19 minutes.

In his 24 games, Bailey is averaging 18.2 minutes, 3.1 points, 2.7 assists (second on the team) and 2.0 rebounds.

His season-bests are - a career-high 34 minutes vs. USC, nine points vs. South Florida and USC, a career-high seven rebounds vs. DePaul and Syracuse, a career-high seven assists vs. Syracuse, a career-high four steals vs. Morgan State.

Bailey's UCLA career-highs are - 34 minutes vs. USC (2/9/00), 11 points, twice, last vs. Washington State (2/25/99), seven rebounds vs. DePaul (12/18/99) and Syracuse (2/13/00), seven assists vs. Syracuse (2/13/00), four steals vs. Morgan State (12/1/99).

22 Rico Hines, 6-4, Jr., F, Greenville, NC (Hargrave Military Academy/Saint John's at Prospect Hall)
1999-2000 - Hines is a co-captain this year with fellow junior Earl Watson and senior Sean Farnham ... Has started seven games, including the first four before coming off the bench against DePaul ... Versus Iona, he played 18 minutes, with nine points, three rebounds and two assists and steals.

In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 4.7 points, making five of nine field goals, in 14.7 minutes. Last week, he played 16 minutes against Pepperdine and contributed seven points (3-6, 0-1, 1-2), four rebounds and two assists. In the win over Purdue, he played a season-high 26 minutes and contributed a season-high five rebounds and two points in addition to outstanding defense down the stretch.

On Jan. 6 at Washington, he played 10 minutes but did not score. On Jan. 8 at Washington State, he scored a career-high 12 points (4-6, 1-2, 3-4) in 23 minutes. He also contributed five assists, one shy of his career high, two rebounds and two steals as well as his usual fine defensive effort.

At USC on Jan. 12, he played 17 minutes off the bench and had two points and two rebounds. On Jan. 15, playing near his Greenville, NC home, he returned to the starting lineup and sparked the Bruin defensive effort. He played a season-high tying 26 minutes and contributed six points (3-6, 0-2, 0-1), four rebounds, a career-high three steals and two assists.

On Jan. 20 against Arizona, he started and played 24 minutes, finishing with two points, three assists and two rebounds. On Jan. 22 against Arizona State, he jammed his big toe (right foot) early in the game and played just four minutes, finishing with three rebounds and one assist.

Hines missed four games (Jan. 27 at Oregon State, Jan. 29 at Oregon, Stanford on Feb. 3 and California on Feb. 5) because of the injured toe. He returned against USC on Feb. 9 and made two steals and one assist in 13 minutes while contributing with his defense and spirit. On Feb. 13 at Syracuse, he played 11 minutes off the bench and contributed six points (3-3, 0-0).

On Feb. 17 at ASU, he played 22 minutes and had four points (1-4, 0-2, 2-2) and two rebounds. On Feb. 19 at Arizona, he played 12 minutes and finished with three rebounds, two assists and one steal. On Thursday versus Oregon, he played 19 minutes and contributed three points , four rebounds and three assists.

In his 21 games, Hines is averaging 17.2 minutes, 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds.

His season-highs are - 26 minutes vs. Purdue and North Carolina, a career-high 12 points at WSU, five rebounds vs. Purdue, five assists at WSU, a career-high three steals at North Carolina.

His career-highs are-33 minutes vs. San Francisco (11/26/98), 12 points vs. Washington State (1/8/00), six rebounds, twice, last vs. San Francisco (11/26/98), six assists vs. Loyola Marymount (12/29/98), three steals vs. North Carolina (1/15/00), one blocked shot, three times, last vs. Delaware State (12/2/98).

25 Earl Watson, 6-1, Jr., G, Kansas City, KS (Washington)
1999-2000 - A co-captain with fellow junior Rico Hines and senior Sean Farnham ... One of two Bruins (with Jason Kapono) to start all 25 games ... UCLA's iron man, Watson has started every UCLA game (89) for the last two+ seasons ... Ranks No. 9 (tied with Andre McCarter on UCLA's career assist list with 376 ... Ranks No. 6 on the career steals list with 157, one behind No. 5 Reggie Miller (158) ... Has led the Bruins in scoring four times (Iona, 18, Colorado State, 15, South Florida, 20, Oregon, season-high 22) and in rebounding twice (eight vs. Gonzaga and a career-high 10 against Oregon) ... Has scored in double figures 15 times this season and 45 times in his career ... Including ties, Watson has led the Bruins in assists 20 times and in steals on nine occasions ...He has passed for six or more assists 12 times this season.

After 25 games, Watson is averaging 34.6 minutes (first on the team), 11.4 points (third on the team), 4.2 rebounds and a team-high 5.2 assists and 1.8 steals while shooting 43.6 from the field, 32.1 (25-78) from three-point range and 65.4 (53-81) from the foul line.

In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 34.6 minutes, 12.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists while shooting 46.7 from the floor.

In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he was named to the All-Tournament team, Watson averaged 13.7 points, 6.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals while shooting .536 from the field, .667 from three-point range and .778 from the free throw line. In the third-place game against South Florida, he scored 20 points (7-10, 3-5, 3-4) and added seven assists, four rebounds and three steals in a career-high tying 44 minutes. He nailed a three-point field goal to give the Bruins a lead with 22 seconds remaining in regulation and another three-pointer with 3:18 left in overtime to give UCLA the lead for good. In the opener against Maine, he passed for a season-high 10 assists.

In the win over Pepperdine, he scored 11 points, grabbed a career-high tying nine rebounds and had three assists. Against Purdie, he was limited to just 21 minutes because of foul trouble (he fouled out of both games) and finished with four points, three rebounds and two steals.

At Washington, he played 36 minutes and finished with nine points (4-8, 1-3, 0-0), four assists and three rebounds. In the win at WSU, he played 31 minutes and contributed eight points (3-6, 0-2, 2-2), six assists, five rebounds and two blocked shots.

On Jan. 12 at USC, he played 39 minutes and contributed 18 points, including a career-high four three-point field goals, six assists, five rebounds, one steal and one block. In the Jan. 15 win at North Carolina, he helped key the defensive effort and contributed 11 points (3-14, 2-5, 3-4), six assists, two steals and one board in 38 minutes of action. After the contest, he gave his jersey to a young girl into whom he had banged while trying to save the ball during the game.

On Jan. 20 against Arizona, he played 35 minutes and contributed 12 points (6-14, 0-6, 0-0), seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block. On Jan 22, he started and played 33 minutes. Concentrating on distributing the ball and playing defense, he took just one shot (it was a follow of a teammate's miss) and finished with three points, five assists, three rebounds and one steal.

On Jan. 27 at Oregon State, played 39 minutes and contributed 15 points (4-9, 0-5, 7-13), a career-high tying nine rebounds, three assists and one steal and his usual outstanding defense. On Jan. 29, at Oregon, he started and played all 40 minutes, finishing with six points (3-13, 0-3, 0-2), five assists, four rebounds and three steals.

On Feb. 3 against Stanford, he played 36 minutes and had 11 points, six assists, three rebounds and a one block. On Feb. 5 against California, he played 32 minutes and contributed 10 points (4-9, 1-2, 1-1), six assists, three rebounds and three steals.

On Feb. 9 versus USC, he started the the wing and scored a season-high 22 points (8-12, 1-3, 5-6) in 37 minutes. He added seven assists, two rebounds, one steal and no turnovers. On Feb. 13 at Syracuse, he played 37 minutes and contributed 11 points (5-9, 1-3, 0-0), eight assists, five rebounds and two steals.

On Feb. 17 at ASU, he played 22 minutes and finished with 12 points (5-6, 0-1, 2-2) and one steal before fouling out. On Feb. 19 at Arizona, he played 31 minutes before fouling out and contributed eight points (3-6, 2-3, 0-0), five assists and three rebounds.

On Thursday against Oregon, he had one of the best games in his career. Starting for the 89th straight game, he played 39 minutes and contributed a season-high tying 22 points (5-10, 2-3, 10-14), a career-high 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals.

In his last 19 games, he is averaging 12.0 points (228).

In the current Pac-10 stats, Watson is third in assists (5.20) and seventh in steals (1.76).

His season-highs are - a career-high tying 44 minutes vs. South Florida, 22 points vs. USC and Oregon, a career-high 10 rebounds vs. Oregon, 10 assists vs. Maine, two blocked shots at WSU, four steals vs. Fairfield and DePaul.

Watson's career-highs are 44 minutes vs. Arizona State (1/4/99) and South Florida (12/23/99), 24 points at Washington (1/31/99), 10 rebounds vs. Oregon (2/24/00), 11 assists vs. Washington (1/31/98), seven steals vs. Northern Arizona (12/18/97), two blocked shots, four times, last vs. WSU (1/8/00).

Sophomores (6)

23 Matt Barnes, 6-7, So., F, Citrus Heights, (Del Campo)
1999-2000 - Barnes was academically ineligible during the fall quarter and missed the first five games of the year. He became eligible on Dec. 20.

In three games off the bench at the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 5.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in 12.3 minutes. In the opener against Maine, he grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds and added eight points.

Against Purdue, he played an important role in the win with a season-high 10 points, one shy of his career high, and six rebounds. On Jan. 6, he played 14 minutes at Washington, finishing with four points and three rebounds in 14 minutes. Against WSU on Jan. 8, he contributed six points, five rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes.

On Jan. 12 at USC, he played 15 minutes and tied his season-high with 10 points (4-7, 1-1, 1-5) and added two rebounds and one assist. He played 10 minutes at North Carolina (Jan. 15) and had four points (2-4, 0-0) and one rebound.

Against Arizona on Jan. 20, he played 15 minutes and had two points, two rebounds and one blocked shot. On Jan. 22 against ASU, he played 24 minutes off the bench and scored a career-high 17 points (6-13, 1-2, 4-6) and added six rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and one steal.

On Jan. 27 at Oregon State, he started and played 11 minutes, finishing with two points, one rebound and one steal. On Jan. 29 at Oregon, he played 14 minutes off the bench and finished with eight points (3-5, 1-2, 1-1), one steal and one assist.

On Feb. 3 versus Stanford, he played 26 minutes off the bench and finished with 12 points (6-12, 0-4, 0-0), two rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot. On Feb. 5 against California, he played 14 minutes off the bench and contributed two points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist. On Feb. 9 versus USC, he played seven minutes and contributed one rebound, one steal and one blocked shot. On Feb. 13 at Syracuse, he played four minutes and missed his only shot attempt.

On Feb. 17 at ASU, he played 15 minutes and contributed eight points, two rebounds, a career-high tying three steals and one assist. On Feb. 19 at Arizona, he had five points (2-2, 1-1, 0-0), one rebound and one assist in 11 minutes.

On Thursday versus Oregon, he played 17 minutes and contributed six points (2-7, 0-1, 2-2), four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

In his 20 games, he is averaging 5.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 14.3 minutes while shooting 46.0 from the field. He is averaging 6.3 points in Pac-10 play.

His season-highs are - a career-high tying 28 minutes vs. Purdue, a career-high 17 points vs. Arizona State, a career-high 10 rebounds vs. Maine, three assists vs. Oregon, a career-high tying two blocked shots vs. Arizona State, a career-high tying three steals vs. Arizona State.

His career-bests are 28 minutes vs. Santa Clara (11/19/98) and Purdue (12/30/99), 17 points vs. Arizona State (1/22/00), 10 rebounds vs. Maine (12/21/99), four assists vs. Oregon State (2/7/99), three steals vs. Kentucky (11/28/98) and Arizona State (2/17/00), two blocked shots vs. USC (2/17/99) and Arizona State (1/22/00).

50 Dan Gadzuric, 6-11, So., C, Den Haag, Holland (Gov. Dummer Academy/Byfield, MA)
1999-2000 - Has been slowed all fall camp with a hyper extended left knee and tendinitis in the right knee ... Has started 22 of 25 games, including each of the last 21... On Dec. 18 vs. DePaul, he played a career-high 35 minutes and recorded a double-double with 15 points (7-9, 1-2) and 14 rebounds ... He also added three blocked shots, one assist and one steal.

In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 12.0 points and 10.7 rebounds, making 15 of 30 field goal attempts. Against Colorado State, he accounted for 14 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. His 17 boards were the most by a Bruin since Ed O'Bannon grabbed 17 in the 1995 NCAA title game against Arkansas. The last time a Bruin had more boards was in the 1994 NCAA Tournament when O'Bannon grabbed 18 in the loss to Tulsa. Gadzuric also had 14 points and eight rebounds versus Maine.

During the last week of December, he contributed 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 28 minutes against Pepperdine and seven points, six rebounds and three blocks in 24 minutes versus Purdue.

On Jan. 6 in Seattle, he played 32 minutes and just missed a double-double with nine points (4-9, 1-4) and 13 rebounds and added four blocks, two steals and two assists. On Jan. 8 at Washington State, he tied his career high (at the time) with 16 points (7-9, 2-6) and added a team-high seven rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

On Jan. 12 at USC, he played 22 minutes and finished with four points, five rebounds, one block, one assist and one steal. On Jan. 15 at North Carolina, he recorded his third double-double of the year, finishing with 10 points (4-10, 2-4) and 10 rebounds (seven offensive) in a career-high tying 35 minutes.

On Jan. 20 against Arizona, he played 21 minutes because of his tendinitis and finished with six points (3-7, 0-0), one rebound and one blocked shot. On Jan. 22 against Arizona State, he played just 17 minutes and finished with two points, three rebounds, two blocks and one assist.

On Jan. 27 at Oregon State, he played 25 minutes and helped lead the second-half rally. He finished with 13 points (6-10, 1-5), seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist. On Jan. 29 at Oregon, he played just 17 minutes and finished with six points (3-5, 0-0), six rebounds and one block.

On Feb. 3 against Stanford, he contributed three points, two rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 18 minutes. On On Feb. 5 versus California, he played 21 minutes and finished with nine points (3-7, 3-7), seven rebounds and two steals.

On Feb. 9 versus USC, he played 17 minutes because of foul trouble and finished with four points, three steals, two assists and one rebound. On Feb. 13 at Syracuse, he had a breakthrough game. In 30 minutes, he recorded his fourth double-double of the year, scoring a career-high 18 points (7-9, 4-10) and grabbing 12 rebounds, both team highs.

On Feb. 17 at ASU, he played 19 minutes and contributed eight points, six rebounds and one blocked shot. On Feb. 19 at Arizona, he played 34 minutes and contributed 17 points (8-11, 1-5), one shy of his career high, a team-leading nine rebounds, two blocks and one assist.

On Thursday versus Oregon, he started and played 23 minutes, contributing 11 points (5-14, 1-6), seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist.

In his last four games, he is averaging 13.5 points (54) and 8.5 rebounds (34) and has made 24 of 41 shots from the floor (58.5).

In his last 21 games, he is averaging 10.0 points (209) and 7.4 rebounds (155) while shooting 54.5 (90 of 165) from the field.

In this week's Pac-10 stats, Gadzuric is eighth in rebounding (6.9), fifth in blocked shots (1.48) and second in field goal percentage (55.0).

After 25 games, Gadzuric is averaging 23.2 minutes, 9.5 points (fourth among active players), 6.9 rebounds (second on the team) and 1.5 blocked shots, while shooting 55.0 (104-189) from the field. He has led the Bruins in rebounding eight times and in blocked shots in 14 of 25 games.

Gadzuric's season-highs are - 35 minutes vs. DePaul and North Carolina, a career-high 18 points at Syracuse, a career-high 17 rebounds vs. Colorado State, two assists four times, last vs. USC, three steals vs. USC, a career-high tying four blocked shots vs. Washington.

Gadzuric's career-highs are 35 minutes vs. DePaul (12/18/99) and North Carolina (1/15/00), 18 points vs. Syracuse (2/13/00), 17 rebounds vs. Colorado State (12/22/99), three assists vs. CS Northridge (12/19/98), five steals vs. Oklahoma State (12/5/98), four blocked shots vs. Santa Clara (11/19/98) and Washington (1/6/00).

3 Billy Knight, 6-5, So., F, Los Angeles (Westchester)
1999-2000 - Announced his intentions to transfer after the Pepperdine game (played two minutes), missed the Purdue game, then changed his mind and rejoined the team on Jan. 2 ... UCLA's Pac-10 Player of the Week nominee for his play vs. Morgan State ... Played a career game vs. Morgan State, coming off the bench and playing 16 minutes, with a career-high tying and game-high 15 points (5-7, 3-4, 2-2), a career-high four rebounds, one assist and a career-high three steals ... Started vs. Fairfield (his second career start), playing 21 minutes, with 10 points, three rebounds, a career-high three assists and one steal. He did not play against DePaul.

On Jan. 8, he played 16 minutes at Washington State and scored 14 points (5-8, 4-7, 0-0), one shy of his career high, and added one rebound and one steal. On Jan. 12 at USC, he played seven minutes off the bench and had two points, three rebounds and one assist. On Jan. 15 at North Carolina, he played three minutes and recorded one point and one rebound. His free throw gave UCLA it's 38-37 halftime lead. On Jan. 20 - his 21st birthday - he came off the bench to score seven points (2-3, 1-2, 2-4) and grab two rebounds in nine minutes. He played three minutes against ASU (Jan. 22) and had one rebound and one assist.

On Jan. 27 at Oregon State, he played eight minutes and finished with five points and three rebounds. On Jan. 29 at Oregon, he started for the second time this season. In a career-high 29 minutes, he tied for the team lead with 13 points (6-7, 1-2, 0-0) and added a career-high six rebounds, two assists and one block.

On Feb. 3 against Stanford, he started and played 16 minutes, finishing with two points and two rebounds. On Feb. 5 against California, he started for the third straight game and finished with two points and one rebound in 13 minutes. On Feb. 9 against USC, he played four minutes off the bench and contributed two points. On Feb. 13 at Syracuse, he played four minutes and missed his two shot attempts.

On Feb. 17 at ASU, he played nine minutes and contributed seven points (3-5, 1-1, 0-0), three assists, two rebounds and one steal. On Feb. 19 at Arizona, he scored 14 points (5-8, 3-5, 1-3), one shy of his career high, and added two rebounds, two assists and two steals in just seven minutes. He did not play versus Oregon.

In his 21 games (four starts), Knight is averaging 10.6 minutes, 5.5 points and 2.0 rebounds while shooting 44.6 from the field, 36.7 (18-49, second on the team) from three-point range and 64.0 (16-25) from the foul line. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 5.7 points in 10.6 minutes while shooting 51.0 (25-49) from the floor and 41.7 (10-24) from three-point range.

His season-highs are - 29 minutes at Oregon, a career-high tying 15 points vs. Morgan State, a career-high six rebounds at Oregon, a career-high three assists vs. Fairfield and Arizona State, a career-high three steals vs. Morgan State.

Knight's career-highs are 29 minutes at Oregon (1/29/00), 15 points, twice, last vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), six rebounds at Oregon (1/29/00), three assists, vs. Fairfield (11/23/99) and Arizona State (2/17/00), three steals vs. Morgan State (12/1/99).

0 Jerome Moiso (Moe-e-zoe), 6-10, So., F/C, Guadeloupe, West Indies (Milford Academy/Milford, CN)
1999-2000 - Jerome is currently second on the team in scoring (13.1) and first in rebounding (7.6) ... Has started 23 of 25 games (did not start vs. Morgan State because of the flu and Oregon) ... Moiso has led the Bruins in scoring seven times (a season-high 22 against Arizona, 20 vs. Fairfield and South Florida, 19 at North Carolina, 15 vs. Maine and Pepperdine and 13 at Oregon) and 11 times (eight of the last 12 games) in rebounding (a career-high 14 versus Arizona, 12 vs. USC, 11 at North Carolina and at Oregon State, 10 vs. California, Iona and Fairfield, eight vs. South Florida and seven against Arizona State, Oregon and Stanford).

Moiso has scored in double figures in 18 of 25 games and 34 times in his career ... Has recorded eight double-doubles this season (nine in his career), including back-to-back double-doubles three times ... He has five double-doubles in his last 12 games ... He has blocked at least two shots in 11 of the last 14 games (30 total, 2.1 average).

In this week's Pac-10 stats, Moiso is T-17th in scoring (13.1), fourth in rebounding (7.6), fourth in blocked shots (1.56) and eighth in field goal percentage (50.0). In league games only, he is seventh in rebounding (7.8), second in blocks (2.1), eighth in field goal percentage (48.8) and 20th in scoring (12.8).

On Dec. 18 against DePaul, he started and played 30 minutes, contributing 17 points (6-10, 5-6), six rebounds and two blocks. In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 15.0 points and 8.7 rebounds. In the third-place game against South Florida, he tied for the team lead with 20 points, including five in the overtime period, and led the squad with eight boards and a career-high tying four steals.

In the last week of December, he led the Bruins with 15 points and added six rebounds in the 68-66 win over Pepperdine. His bank shot with 43 seconds remaining gave the Bruins a 67-66 lrad and he added a free throw with 23 seconds to play. Against Purdue, he played just 19 minutes due to foul trouble and finished with four points and two rebounds. One of his two baskets gave UCLA a 53-51 lead with 1:36 remaining in the contest.

On Jan. 6 at Washington, he recorded his third double-double of the year, finishing with 13 points (4-11, 0-1, 5-10), 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks. His rebound and pass to Jason Kapono set up the final basket of the game. On Jan. 8 at WSU, he played 26 minutes and contributed six points (3-8, 0-0), five rebounds and three blocked shots.

On Jan. 12 versus USC, he played 29 points and contributed 12 points (5-8, 2-3), six rebounds, three blocks and two assists. On Jan. 15 at North Carolina, he led the Bruins with 19 points (9-15, 1-2), a career-high tying 11 rebounds (his fourth double-double of the year), three blocks, two steals and two assists in a career-high 40 minutes. He made two key baskets down the stretch to preserve UCLA's lead.

On Jan. 20 against Arizona, he played 40 minutes for the second straight game and contributed a season-high 22 points (11-16, 0-0), a career high 14 rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots. On Jan. 22 against ASU, he tied his season high with 22 points (7-13, 8-10), including 15 in the second half, and added a team-high seven rebounds, two assists and a career-high five blocked shots. He was UCLA's Pac-10 Player of the Week nominee after averaging 22.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in the two games.

On Jan. 27 at Oregon State, he recorded his third double-double in four games, finishing with 12 points (3-10, 6-8), 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 35 minutes. On Jan. 29, he played 30 minutes and tied for the team lead with 13 points (5-10, 3-3), led the team with seven rebounds and added two blocks and one assist.

On Feb. 3 against Stanford, he played 36 minutes and contributed 12 points, a team-high seven rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist. On Feb. 5 versus California, he played 36 minutes and contributed 16 points (6-17, 4-4), 10 rebounds, a career-high tying four steals and three blocks.

On Feb. 9 versus USC, he recorded his eighth double-double of the year with 15 points (7-15, 1-4) and 12 rebounds, the second-highest total of his career. He added three steals and two assists in 37 minutes. On Feb. 13 at Syracuse, he played 29 minutes and finished with nine points (3-9, 3-6), 10 rebounds, two blocks and one assist.

On Feb. 17 at ASU, he played 20 minutes and finished with six points (2-2, 2-5), one rebound, two blocks and one assist. Two days later at Arizona, he played 27 minutes and finished with five points (2-4, 1-2), four rebounds and two assists.

On Thursday, he played 28 minutes off the bench and contributed nine points (3-5, 3-6), nine rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot.

After 25 games, Moiso is first on the team in rebounding (7.6) and blocked shots (1.6), second in scoring (13.1) and third in minutes (29.5) and is shooting 50.0 from the field and 61.6 from the line. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 12.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 31.5 minutes while shooting 49.2 from the floor and 61.4 from the free throw line.

In his last 12 games, Moiso is averaging 13.3 points (160), 8.6 rebounds (103), 1.8 blocks (23) and 30.7 minutes (399) while shooting 50.4 (64-127) from the floor and 62.9 (39-62) from the line.

Moiso's season-high are - 40 minutes vs. North Carolina and Arizona, 22 points vs. Arizona and Arizona State, 14 rebounds vs. Arizona, two assists, 10 times, last vs. Arizona, a career-high five blocked shots vs. Arizona State, a career-high four steals vs. Colorado State, South Florida and California.

Moiso's career-bests are 40 minutes at North Carolina (1/15/00) and Arizona (1/20/00), 25 points vs. Kentucky (11/28/98), 14 rebounds vs. Arizona (1/20/00), three assists vs. Arizona (1/2/99), four steals vs. Colorado State (12/22/99), South Florida (12/23/99) and California (2/5/00), five blocked shots vs. Arizona State (1/22/00).

4 JaRon Rush, 6-7, So., F, Kansas City, MO (Pembroke Hill School)
1999-2000 - Was suspended on Dec. 10 while UCLA investigated possible NCAA violations ... On Feb. 1, UCLA was informed Rush had been suspended a total of 1.5 seasons (44 games, including those already missed) for two violations and filed an appeal on the second penalty on Feb. 17 ... He has missed the last 22 contests ...Had been slowed most of fall camp with a strained right elbow ... Came off the bench for UCLA's first three games ... Has led the Bruins in rebounding once (seven vs. Morgan State) ...Vs. Morgan State, Rush played a season-high 20 minutes, with season-high totals in points (14), rebounds (seven), assists (four, career-high) and steals (two).

In his three games, Rush averaged 11.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and was shooting 56.5 from the field, 33.3 (3-9) from three-point range and 83.3 (5-6) from the foul line.

His season-highs are-20 minutes vs. Morgan State, 14 points vs. Morgan State, seven rebounds vs. Morgan State, a career-high four assists vs. Morgan State, two steals, twice, last vs. Morgan State.

His career-highs are 36 minutes, four times, last vs. Detroit (3/11/99), 23 points vs. Syracuse (2/21/99), 15 rebounds vs. Washington (2/27/99), four assists vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), six steals vs. Washington (2/27/99), two blocked shots, twice, last vs. Arizona State (3/4/99).

34 Ray Young, 6-3, So., G, Oakland (St. Joseph Notre Dame)
1999-2000 -He had started 10 consecutive games before coming off the bench against North Carolina ... Came off the bench to play 17 minutes vs. Iona, and scored a career-high (at the time) 17 points, including a career-best 5-6 from three-point range (the most three-pointers since Toby Bailey hit five vs. Arizona State on 1/16/97) ... Started against DePaul and contributed 15 points (5-15, 0-5, 5-9), a career-high tying six rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes.

In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 8.0 points and 2.7 rebounds while shooting .533 from the floor, .444 from three-point range and 1.000 from the free throw line.

On Jan 6, he contributed eight points (3-7, 1-2, 1-2), three rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes at Washington. On Jan. 8, he played just 15 minutes because of foul trouble and scored one point. On Jan. 12 against USC, he played 12 minutes and finished with one point, one assist and one steal. He came off the bench Saturday at North Carolina (Jan. 15) and had one rebound and one assist in six minutes. On Jan. 20 against Arizona, he played just 10 minutes and finished with one rebound.

On Jan. 22 against Arizona State, he played 27 minutes off the bench and contributed 10 points (4-8, 2-4, 0-0), three rebounds and two assists and had an outstanding defensive effort against Eddie House, who scored just six points (scored 18 for the game, he can into the contest averaging 23.7) in the final 34 minutes of the game.

On Jan. 27 at Oregon State, he came off the bench to produce the finest game of his career. Playing 32 minutes, he scored a career-high 22 points (8-11, 5-6, 1-2), recorded a career-high six assists and added three rebounds. It was the second time this season he made five three-point baskets. On Jan. 29 at Oregon, he played 27 minutes and finished with three rebounds, one steal and no points (he missed all eight of his shot attempts).

On Feb. 3 against Stanford, he played 23 minutes off the bench and finished with two points, two assists and one rebound. On Feb. 5 against California, he played 15 minutes off the bench and contributed four points (1-8, 0-3, 2-2) and two rebounds.

On Feb. 9 against USC, he played 14 minutes off the bench and finished with six points (2-3, 1-2, 1-2), four rebounds, three steals and one assist. On Feb. 13 at Syracuse, he played 22 minutes and contributed eight points (4-5, 0-0) and four rebounds.

On Feb. 17, he played 24 minutes and finished with two points (1-5, 0-3, 0-0), four assists and three rebounds. On Feb. 19 at Arizona, he played just 12 minutes before suffering a bruised tail bone. He finished with four points (1-2, 1-2, 1-2), two rebounds and two assists. Last Thursday vs. Oregon, he had three points, three rebounds and one steal.

In 25 games, Young is averaging 21.3 minutes, 6.3 points and 2.8 rebounds and shooting 38.4 from the field and 36.1 (26-72, third on the team) from three-point range.

His season-highs are- 33 minutes vs. Purdue, a career-high 22 points vs. Oregon State, a career-high tying six rebounds, three times, last vs. DePaul, a career-high six assists vs. Oregon State, a career-high four steals vs. Morgan State.

His career-bests are - 34 minutes at Louisville (1/23/99), 22 points vs. Oregon State (1/27/00), six rebounds, six times, last vs. DePaul (12/18/99), six assists vs. Oregon State (1/27/00), four steals vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), two blocked shots vs. Arizona State (1/4/99).

Freshman (1)

24 Jason Kapono, 6-7, Fr., F, Lakewood (Artesia)
1999-2000 - The highest scoring freshman in the Pac-10(16.8 points per game), Kapono is one of two Bruins (Earl Watson) to have started all 25 games.

Kapono is the second-highest scoring freshman in UCLA history behind only Don MacLean (18.6) ... He has led the Bruins in scoring 13 times (20, DePaul, 10, Gonzaga, 15, Maine, 19, Purdue, 19, Washington, 20, Washington State, 21, USC, 24, Arizona State, 21, Stanford, 19, California, 27, USC, 24, Arizona State, 27, Arizona), including 10 of the last 16 games ... Has scored in double figures in 23 of 25 games, most on the team.

He already ranks fifth on UCLA's single-season three-point field goal list with 59, the most ever by a freshman and the most since Toby Bailey made 62 in 1996. The school record is 78, by Tracy Murray in 1992. His percentage of 46.8 currently ranks third in school history.

Kapono started the very first game of his Bruin career, playing 30 minutes vs. Fairfield, and contributed 16 points (in UCLA's opener last season vs. Santa Clara, JaRon Rush and Jerome Moiso both started as true freshmen, and scored 19 and 16 points, respectively), seven rebounds, one assist and two steals.

On Dec. 18 against DePaul, he led the Bruins with 20 points (7-14, 3-6, 3-4) and added four rebounds. In the three games of the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds, making seven of 13 three-point field goal attempts (.538). In the game against South Florida, he contributed 17 points and a career-high tying seven rebounds.

Against Pepperdine, he recorded his first career double-double, finishing with 13 points (5-10, 1-2, 2-3) and a career-high 11 rebounds in 37 minutes. Against Purdue, he scored eight of UCLA's final 11 points, including the winning basket with 1.1 seconds remaining on a coast-to-coast layin (Purdue had tied the game with 7.2 seconds remaining). On the night, he led the team with 19 points (8-14, 3-5, 0-0) and added four rebounds and a career-high four assists in a career-high tying 39 minutes. He also played the point when Earl Watson was on the bench in foul trouble. He was UCLA's nominee for Pac-10 Player of the Week.

On Jan. 6 in Seattle, he led the Bruins with 19 points (8-11, 3-4, 0-0) in the loss at Washington, including a buzzer-beating basket that could have forced the game to overtime. However, his foot was on the three-point line and the hoop counted for two points instead of three. He added three rebounds, two steals and one assist. On Jan. 8 at Washington State, he led the team with 20 points (8-12, 2-3, 2-2) and added a career-high six assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

On Jan. 12, against USC, he played 38 minutes and led the Bruins with 21 points (9-16, 1-5, 2-4) and seven rebounds and added a career-high three steals. On Jan. 15 at North Carolina, he played just 22 minutes due to foul trouble but still contributed 14 points (5-9, 3-4, 1-1) and five rebounds.

On Jan 20, he played 35 minutes and contributed 10 points (4-10, 2-6, 0-0), five rebounds, two steals, one assist and 10 turnovers. He rebounded on Jan. 22 against Arizona State. In 37 minutes, he set a career high (since broken) with 24 points (8-12, 4-6, 4-4) and added four rebounds and three assists. His four three-pointers were a career high.

On Feb. 27 at Oregon State, he played 36 minutes and contributed 16 points (6-11, 4-7, 0-0), five assists and one rebound. On Feb. 29 at Oregon, he played 30 minutes and finished with 12 points (4-11, 4-8, 0-0), three rebounds and one steal.

On Feb. 3 against Stanford, he led the team with 21 points (8-14, 0-4, 5-6) and added one rebound, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes. On Feb. 5 against California, playing 36 minutes, he led the team with 19 points (5-14, 3-8, 6-10), including 15 in the second half, and added three rebounds, one assist and one steal. He scored eight of his points in UCLA's 12-0 second-half run.

On Feb. 9 against USC, he scored a career-high 27 points (10-14, 2-6, 5-9) and added seven rebounds and one assist in 37 minutes. He was unstoppable in the second half, making nine of 10 shots en route to 25 points.

The 27 points were the most by a Bruin since Kris Johnson scored 33 against Arizona State during the 1997-98 season. Kapono's 27 points are the most by a Bruin true freshman since J.R. Henderson scored 28 at Washington State during the 1994-95 season. That total also ranks fourth (tied) on UCLA's freshman list behind Don MacLean's 41 vs. North Texas in 1988-89, Rod Foster's 28 vs. Arizona in 1979-80 and Henderson's 28 at WSU in 1994-95. MacLean also scored 27 against California in 1994-95.

On Feb. 13 at Syracuse, he played 37 minutes and contributed 13 points (5-12, 1-6, 2-5), four assists, three rebounds and two steals. On Feb. 17 at Arizona State, he played 32 minutes and scored a team-high 24 points (8-16, 6-9, 2-3), six rebounds, four assists and two steals. His six three-point field goals were one shy of the school record.

On Feb. 19 at Arizona, he tied his career high with 27 points (10-20, 5-9, 2-3) against the Wildcats. He added six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes. He is now the only UCLA freshman other than MacLean to score at least 27 points twice in a season(see above). On Thursday vs. Oregon, he played just 25 minutes and contributed 15 points (all in the second half), four rebounds and two assists.

In this week's Pac-10 stats, Kapono is third in scoring (16.8), fifth in field goal percentage (52.5) and second in three-point field goal percentage (46.8). In league games only, he is third in scoring (20.0), fifth in field goal percentage (54.7) and second in three-point field goal percentage (48.0).

In 25 games, Kapono is averaging 33.2 minutes (second on the team), 16.8 points (first on the team) and 4.4 rebounds (third on the team). He is shooting 52.5 from the field, 46.8 (59-126, first on the team) from three-point range and 67.6 (48-71, first on the team among active players) from the foul line. He has made at least three three-point field goals in 12 of the last 21 games and is shooting 49.1 (55 of 112) from the arc in that span. He has shot at least 50.0 on his overall field goal attempts in 14 of his last 20 games.

In his last five games, he is averaging 21.2 points (106) per game. In his last 15 games, he is averaging 20.1 points (301), 4.4 rebounds (66) and 2.4 assists (36) while shooting 55.2 (112 of 203) from the field, 48.4 (44-91) from three-point range and 64.7 (33-51) from the line.

In Pac-10 play, he is averaging a team-leading 19.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists and shooting 56.0 from the floor, (fifth in the Pac-10), 48.7 from three-point range (second in the Pac-10) and 66.7 from the free throw line.

His career and season-highs are-39 minutes vs. DePaul and Purdue, 27 points vs. USC and Arizona, 11 rebounds vs. Pepperdine, six assists vs. Washington State, three steals vs. USC.

1999-2000 TEAM STATS (25 Games)

Double-Double
(Pts.-Reb.)Jerome Moiso (8)
Dan Gadzuric (4)
Jason Kapono (1)
Earl Watson (1)
Double Figures (Pts.)Jason Kapono (23)
Jerome Moiso (18)
Earl Watson (15)
Dan Gadzuric (12)
Ray Young (5)
Billy Knight (5)
Matt Barnes (4)
JaRon Rush (2)
Rico Hines (1)
20-Pt. ScoringJason Kapono (8)
Jerome Moiso (4)
Earl Watson (3)
Ray Young (1)
Double Figures (Reb.)Jerome Moiso (9)
Dan Gadzuric (5)
Jason Kapono (1)
Earl Watson (1)
Matt Barnes (1)
Double Figures (Ast.)Earl Watson (1)
Leading ScorersJason Kapono (13)
Jerome Moiso (7)
(w/Ties)Earl Watson (4)
Billy Knight (2)
Dan Gadzuric (1)
Ray Young (1)
Leading Rebounders Jerome Moiso (11)
Dan Gadzuric (8)
(w/Ties)Jason Kapono (3)
Earl Watson (2)
Matt Barnes (2)
JaRon Rush (1)
Leading AssistsEarl Watson (20)
(w/Ties)Ryan Bailey (5)
Ray Young (4)
Jason Kapono (3)
JaRon Rush (1)
Leading StealsEarl Watson (9)
(w/Ties)Jerome Moiso (8)
Jason Kapono (5)
Ryan Bailey (5)
Rico Hines (3)
Ray Young (3)
Dan Gadzuric (3)
Matt Barnes (3)
Billy Knight (1)

1999-2000 FOR THE RECORD (25 Games)

UCLA 80 Pts. or Over8-1
UCLA 79 Pts. or Under6-10
Opp. 80 Pts. or more.1-3
Opp Under 80 Pts.13-8

Leading at HalfTiedTrailing at Half
9-30-05-8

FG % of .500 or betterLess than .500
8-26-9

Opp. FG % under .4006-1
Opp. FG% between .400-.5008-7
Opp. FG% over .5000-3

Outshooting Opp.Outshot by Opp.
13-21-9

UCLA Reb. AdvantageOpp. AdvantageTied
12-62-50-0

With five minutes to play (in regulation)
UCLA leads with 5:00 to play: 14-1
UCLA trails with 5:00 to play: 0-10
UCLA tied with 5:00 to play: 0-0

Margin of Victory

One Point: 0-2 Two Points: 2-0
Three Points: 1-1Four Points: 0-1
5-10 Pts.: 4-011-15 Pts.: 1-5
16-19 Pts.: 2-120 or more: 4-1

Overtime: 1-0

By Day

Monday0-0Friday0-0
Tuesday3-0Saturday5-4
Wednesday2-2Sunday0-1
Thursday4-4

By Month

November2-0February2-5
December6-2March0-0
January4-4

Night and Day

Night 7-6Day7-5


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