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Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  02/28/2000

Feb. 28, 2000

THIS WEEK
Thursday, March 2 - UCLA at California, 7:30 p.m., Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA (TV-Fox Sports Net (FSNW2 in Los Angeles), Radio-XTRA Sports 1150am with Chris Roberts)
Saturday, March 4 - UCLA at Stanford, 1:00 p.m., Maples Pavilion, Stanford, CA (TV-CBS (Channel 2 in Los Angeles), Radio-XTRA Sports 690am (due to a conflict with the Dodgers) with Chris Roberts)

UCLA (15-11 overall, 6-8 Pacific-10, T-6th-place)

(Rankings - AP-not ranked, ESPN/USA Today- not ranked)

Bruin Starters
(UCLA has used this lineup the last two games)

No.Name Pos.Ht.Cl.PpgRpg
24Jason KaponoF6-7Fr.16.44.4
30Sean FarnhamF6-6Sr.1.61.4
50Dan GadzuricC6-11So.9.26.7
21Ryan BaileyG6-5Jr.3.42.1
25Earl WatsonG6-1Jr.11.74.2

Key Bruin Reserves

0Jerome MoisoF6-10So.13.27.7
34Ray YoungG6-3So.6.42.7
23Matt BarnesF6-7So.5.52.7
22Rico HinesG6-4Jr.3.62.3
3Billy KnightG6-5So.5.52.0

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 85-37 (69.7, 122 games). In his career, Lavin is 4-3 versus California (2-1 in the Bay Area) and 1-6 versus Stanford (0-3 at Maples Pavilion).

UCLA's win over Maine in the first round of The Pearl Harbor Classic was Lavin's 75th victory as UCLA's head coach. He reached the 75-win plateau faster than any UCLA coach in modern history (post WWII), including John Wooden (Steve Lavin, 102nd game, 75-27, 73.5, Jim Harrick, 105th game, 75-30, 71.4, John Wooden, 106th game, 75-31, 70.8, Walt Hazzard, 121st game, 75-46, 62.0).

UCLA's win over DePaul was Lavin's 200th as a member of the Bruin staff (ninth season, as a Bruin assistant coach (1992-96) and in his fourth season as head coach). During his eight+ seasons on the UCLA staff as head coach and assistant, he is 211-69 (75.4, 280 games). This season's Gonzaga contest was Lavin's 100th game as the Bruin head coach. UCLA's win at North Carolina was the Bruins' first-ever victory at Chapel Hill.

Lavin is 5-3 in NCAA Tournament play. In his first three seasons, the Bruins averaged over 23 wins a year and advanced to the NCAA Tournament all three seasons, including the 'Elite Eight' (1997) and 'Sweet 16' (1998) and also won the 1997 Pacific-10 title. Lavin is the only coach in school history to win at least 22 games in each of his first three seasons at UCLA and also the only coach to win at least 70.0% of his games in each of his first three years.

On March 30, 1999, Lavin received a contract extension through 2004-2005. His current contract, which runs through the 2001-2002 season, will be extended through the 2004-2005 campaign, giving him a six-year contract that also includes a rollover clause.

BRUIN HEADLINES

Golden Bear Starters
(Lineup used Saturday at WSU)

No.Name Pos.Ht.Cl.PpgRpg
21Sean LampleyF6-7Jr.16.27.1
42R. Foreham-KellyF6-5So.2.52.3
14Solomon HughesG6-11So.5.03.4
3Donte SmithG6-2Fr.6.71.8
15Dennis GatesG6-3So.4.51.3

Head Coach Ben Braun: In his fifth season as head coach of the Golden Bears, Braun owns a record of 72-46. His lifetime record in 22+ years as a head coach is 405-281.

The series with California: UCLA leads the series, 116-86 and has won eight of the last 11 meetings. Earlier this year (Feb. 5), California defeated the Bruins in Pauley Pavilion, 73-70. Jason Kapono led the Bruins with 19 points, Jerome Moiso contributed a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Earl Watson added 10 points and six assists.

UCLA shot 36.9 on its field goal attempts (second-lowest of the year), 25.0 (4-16) from three-point range and 66.7 (18-27) from the line with 39 rebounds, 12 assists, three blocked shots, 13 steals and 15 turnovers.

California had four players in double figures - Shantay Legans (15), Dennis Gates (13), Sean Lampley (11) and Joe Shipp (11)..The Golden Bears shot 43.4 from the floor, 47.1 (8-17) from the three-point line and 76.0 (19-25) from the free throw line with 41 rebounds, 14 assists, three steals, four blocks and 23 turnovers.

UCLA's Pac-10 Player of the Week - Earl Watson. 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. On Saturday against Oregon State, he again led the team with 19 points (6-10, 2-5, 5-7) and added four rebounds, two steals and one assist in 38 minutes. On the weekend, he averaged 20.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals while making 11 of 20 shots from the field (55.0), four of eight three-pointers (50.0) and 15 of 21 free throws (71.4).

UCLA's win at North Carolina was the first in school history (at Chapel Hill, the Bruins had lost 107-70 in 1985-86 and 104-78 in 1988-89) and it snapped the Tar Heels' four-game winning streak against the Bruins (the series record is now NC 5-UCLA 3). UCLA's win at Chapel Hill was, at the time, North Carolina's second home nonconference loss this season (also lost to Michigan State earlier this year) and the Tar Heels have not lost two home nonconference games since 1943-44.

UCLA has recorded several quality wins this season. Last week, the Bruins defeated 19-7 Oregon (third place in the Pac-10). The Bruins have also defeated North Carolina, 17-11 and tied for third place in the ACC, on the road. Other key home victories include No. 21 Purdue (21-7 and first place in the Big Ten), WCC champion Pepperdine (22-7) and 18-9 DePaul. In addition, the Bruins defeated Conference USA National Division leader South Florida at the Pearl Harbor Classic. Four of UCLA's losses have been to teams ranked No. 4 or higher at the time of the game. UCLA has five wins ranked in the Top 50 of the Collegiate Basketball News' RPI list.

As of Feb. 28, UCLA is ranked 27th on the list produced by Jerry Palm (College RPI.com), 29th on the RPI list produced by Collegiate Basketball News and 37th on Jeff Sagerin's ratings. UCLA's strength of schedule is rated No. 4 by CBN and by Palm. Among the teams fighting for fourth and fifth place in the Pac-10, UCLA has an RPI of 29, Arizona State is at 56, USC is at 67 and California is at 68. Third-place Oregon is ranked 35th (all rankings by Collegiate Basketball News). On Palm's ratings, UCLA is 27th, Arizona State is 59th, USC is 64th and California is 65th. Oregon is 36th.

In 1998-99, UCLA stretched its NCAA-record streak of consecutive winning seasons to 51 (1948-49 to 1998-99). One more victory will allow UCLA to stretch that streak to 52 years.

Junior guard Earl Watson now ranks No.9 on UCLA's career assist list with 377, having passed Andre McCarter (376) versus Oregon State. He also ranks No. 5 on UCLA's career steals list with 159, having passed Reggie Miller (158) against Oregon State.

In the six games since moving to the wing, Earl Watson is averaging 15.7 points (94), 4.0 rebounds (24), 4.3 assists (26) and just 2.2 turnovers (13) while shooting 60.4 (32-53) from the floor, 44.4 (8-18) from the three-point arc and 75.9 (22-29) from the line and has shot at least 50.0 from the floor in every game.

Freshman forward Jason Kapono already ranks fifth on UCLA's single-season three-point field goal list with 60, 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 46.2 currently ranks third in school history.

UCLA will not record at least 20 regular-season wins for the first time since 1989-90, when it was 18-9. It then won two of three games in the last Pac-10 Tournament and won two games in the NCAA Tournament before losing in the Sweet 16, finishing with a record of 22-11.

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

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.

The crowd of 29,731 at the UCLA-Syracuse game was the largest on-campus crowd in the nation this season. The crowd ranks ninth on UCLA's single-game list and No. 2 among regular-season games, topped only by the 52,693 that viewed the UCLA-Houston game in the Astrodome on Jan. 20, 1968.

UCLA's 22-point victory at Washington State (86-64) was its largest in a Pac-10 road game since the 1988-89 season when the Bruins defeated Oregon, 97-66, at Eugene.

The Bruins' 10 turnovers at Oregon State were a season low (they committed only 11 versus OSU at Pauley Pavilion) and the 40 free throw attempts were a season high. UCLA's 11 blocked shots in the win over Arizona State in Pauley was UCLA's highest since 12 in a 73-63 win over Maryland at the 1995 Wooden Classic.

NCAA Stats

(Week of Feb. 22, before Oregon)

Team Field goal percentage - UCLA, 7th, 67.9 (38-56) vs. Morgan State, Dec. 1

Pac-10 Stats

(Feb. 28 - 26 games, before California)
Team - Scoring Offense-6th, 74.4, Scoring Defense-5th, 70.7, Scoring Margin-6th, +3.7, FT %-10th, 58.0, FG %-1st, 47.6, FG % Def.-5th, 42.8, 3-Pt. FG %-3rd, 35.3, 3-Pt. FGs Made-5th, 5.65, 3-Pt. FG % Def.-3rd, 32.7, Reb. Off.- 4th, 37.5, Reb. Def.- 5th, 34.3, Reb. Margin- 3rd, +3.2, Bkd. Shots- 3rd, 4.12, Asst.- 5th, 15.96, Stls.- 3rd, 8.31, TO Margin- 8th, -0.15, Asst./TO Ratio- 6th, 0.96, Off. Reb.- 2nd, 13.81, Def. Reb.-4th, 23.69.
UCLA Individual Leaders (Top 5) - Scoring -- Jason Kapono, 3rd, 16.4, Rebounds - Jerome Moiso, 5th, 7.7, Blocks - Jerome Moiso, 3rd, 1.58, Dan Gadzuric, 5th, 1.46, Field Goal Percentage - Dan Gadzuric, 3rd, 54.7, 3-Pt Field Goal Percentage - Jason Kapono, 2nd, 46.2, Assists- Earl Watson, 3rd, 5.04.

Special Team Stats
The Bruins have trailed 14 times at halftime this season. They are 6-8 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 74.4 points and giving up 70.7.

The Bruins have outrebounded 18 of 26 opponents, including 15 of the last 21 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), Arizona State (31-37, a 104-75 loss) and Oregon State (31-38, a 69-59 win) 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 eight 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, Oregon State, 36.7). 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 15 of its 26 opponents. However, the Bruins have been outshot in six of the last nine 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

UCLA sophomore forward JaRon Rush's 29-game suspension has been reduced to nine games by the NCAA Subcommittee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement, UCLA athletic director Peter Dalis announced today. Thursday's game at California will be the ninth game of the current suspension, meaning he will be eligible to play in Saturday's game at Stanford.

On Dec. 10, UCLA suspended Rush indefinitely while it investigated possible NCAA violations by Rush.

On Feb. 1, UCLA was informed that the NCAA had suspended Rush for the equivalent of one full season (29 games -- the final 12 of this season and the first 17 of the 2000-2001 season) for benefits he received allegedly from a non-scholastic (AAU) coach when he was a prospective student-athlete in Kansas City.

On Feb. 1, Rush was also suspended for half of this season (15 games) for receiving $200 from a sports agent during the 1998-99 academic year. He had already missed 15 games by Feb. 1, satisfying that penalty.

In addition, Rush will have to repay the total amount of $6,525, the value of benefits he received allegedly from a non-scholastic coach when he was a prospective student-athlete, prior to the completion of his eligibility. A payment schedule will be arranged by UCLA and Rush and must be approved by the NCAA prior to UCLA declaring him eligible to play. The money will be given to a charity selected by the Athletic Department. The $200 from the first penalty will also be included in the repayment plan.

Feb. 26 - UCLA 69, Oregon State 59 - Before 9,759 at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA broke a 39-39 tie with a 15-0 run en route to the 69-59 victory. The Beavers closed the gap to within five points (58-53) with 3:31 remaining but never got closer. The Bruins made seven of 10 free throws in the final 1:42 to help preserve the victory. For UCLA, it marked the first time this year it swept a Pac-10 week and its first back-to-back victories since defeating Arizona State at home and Oregon State on the road.

Earl Watson once again led the Bruins. The junior guard scored a team-high 19 points (6-10, 2-5, 5-7) and added four rebounds, two steals and one assist. Jerome Moiso came off the bench to contribute 16 points (7-13, 2-4), a team-high eight rebounds, a team-high (tied) three assists, a team-high two blocks and one steal. Ryan Bailey played one of the best games of his career, finishing with 11 points (4-4, 2-2, 1-2), three rebounds, one assist and one steal. He scored the first seven points of UCLA's 15-0 second half run with two three-point field goals and a free throw. Ray Young scored nine points off the bench and Jason Kapono added seven points (only his third single-digit scoring effort all year) and four rebounds.

UCLA shot 53.2 on its field goal attempts (57.1 in the second half), 35.7 (5-14) from three-point range and 66.7 (14-21) from the free throw line, with 31 rebounds, 12 assists, four steals, three blocked shots and just 11 turnovers.

Oregon State was led by Josh Steinthal with 15 points (only five in the second half), Jason Heide with 13 points (all in the first half), Brian Jackson with 13 points and Clifton Jones (12 points and 10 rebounds). Deaundra Tanner did not score in 15 minutes off the bench. Oregon State shot 36.7 on its field goal attempts, 25.0 (5-20) from three-point range and 71.4 (10-14) from the free throw line, with 38 rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, two blocked shots and 15 turnovers. OSU's 36.7 shooting percentage is the lowest by a Bruin Pac-10 opponent and the lowest since Purdue shot 35.9 on Dec. 30.

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.

Over the holidays, the Bruins competed in The Pearl Harbor Classic, hosted by BYU-Hawaii in Laie, HI. UCLA placed third, beating Maine in the first round, 83-62, losing to eventual champion Colorado State, 55-54 in a semi-final game and beating South Florida, 10-398, OT, in the third-place contest. Bruin junior guard Earl Watson was named to the All-Tournament team.

On Feb. 1, UCLA hosted 25 children from the Child Abuse Treatment Services Program at Children's Institute International. UCLA visited the City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

UCLA's margin of victory vs. Morgan State (100-39, 61, the school record is 65, three times, last vs. Portland, 122-57, 1/20/67, in Pauley) was the fifth greatest in school history. Morgan State's 39 points was the least scored by a Bruin opponent since 1981-82 when the Bruins won at Stanford, 42-34 and the least scored by a Bruin opponent in Pauley Pavilion since 1972-73, when UCLA beat Bradley, 73-38, in the second game of the season.

In UCLA's second and third games of the current season, the Bruins scored at least 100 points, defeating Morgan State, 100-39 and beating Iona 105-73 on Nov. 27, both games in Pauley Pavilion. It's the first time (back-to-back 100-point games) since the NCAA Championship season of 1994-95 (UCLA 104-@ California 88 and UCLA 100-Duke 77 in Pauley). The last time UCLA scored 100 or more points in three consecutive games was at the start of the 1971-72 season, when UCLA actually scored over 105 points for seven straight games. That team scored over the century mark 12 times and won UCLA's eighth NCAA title with an unbeaten 30-0 record.

In all, the Bruins have scored over 100 points three times this season (including a 103-98, OT win over South Florida in the third-place game at The Pearl Harbor Classic).

On Nov. 10, the Bruins inked 6-9, 205-pounder T. J. Cummings, son of DePaul and NBA great Terry Cummings, from Homewood-Flossmoor, IL HS. His many preseason honors, entering his senior campaign, include-Athlon's No. 7 power forward in the U. S., Basketball News' No. 20 player in the U. S. and The Sporting News' No. 23 player in the U. S. As a junior last season, he averaged 18.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 5.0 steals. Cummings chose UCLA over Duke.

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.

Jason Flowers has been added to the Bruin roster. Ineligible this season, Flowers attended UCLA in 1996-97 (did not play basketball), then attended UC Irvine for two seasons, playing for Pat Douglass. As a sophomore last year, Flowers appeared in 23 games for the Anteaters, starting six and averaging 17.0 minutes, 5.4 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals and shot 40.0 from the field, 47.2 (17-36) from three-point range and 79.5 from the foul line. As a freshman at Irvine in 1997-98, Flowers played in 24 games and started 15, averaging 21.1 minutes, 8.2 points (No. 4 on the team), 2.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals, while shooting 36.7 from the field, 37.1 from three-point range an 84.0 from the foul line.

In the decade of the 1990s, UCLA ranked No. 10 in the U.S. in victories (241) and winning percentage (75.5, 241-78). In other college basketball historical categories, UCLA's is fourth in All-America rankings (28 different individuals, 43 total selections), second in most consecutive final wire-service Top 20 rankings (13, 1967-79) and third in most final wire-service Top 20 rankings (35).

In 1999-2000, the Bruins have used 10 different starting lineups (in 26 games): Oregon State/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.

In 1998-99, UCLA used 22 different starting lineups (in 31 games) and did not use the same lineup in back-to-back games after the Louisville (Jan. 23, 1999) and Washington State (Jan. 28, 1999) games - a span of 12 straight games.

The 1999 NCAA Tournament was UCLA's 35th appearance in the 'Big Dance,' including bids the last 11 consecutive years. Currently, only three schools have advanced to the NCAA Tournament more consecutive times-North Carolina 25, Arizona 15 and Indiana 14. The Bruins hold the record for most NCAA titles (11), last winning in 1995, and are second in victories (79).

UCLA reached the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season (1997 and '98) for the first time since the 1979 and 1980 seasons. The Bruins are one of just six schools to reach the Sweet 16 in both 1997 and 1998. The others are Arizona, Kentucky, North Carolina, Stanford and Utah. UCLA is one of just six schools to reach the Sweet 16 in at least three of the last four years. Kentucky has done it in all four years while Arizona, Connecticut, North Carolina, and Utah have also done it three times.

UCLA won multiple NCAA Tournament games in back-to-back years for the first time since the 1979 and '80 seasons. In 1998, the Bruins beat Miami (FL) and Michigan to advance to the Sweet 16 and in 1997, UCLA beat Charleston Southern, Xavier and Iowa State to move into the Elite Eight. In 1979, the Bruins beat Pepperdine and San Francisco (before losing to DePaul) and in '80, UCLA won five games (over Old Dominion, DePaul, Ohio State, Clemson and Purdue) before losing in the Championship contest to Louisville.

UCLA's victory over WSU on Feb. 25, 1999 gave the Bruins 20 wins for the 1998-99 season. That marked the 38th time in UCLA history that the Bruins have won 20 or more games in a season. It was also the 11th year in a row of 20 or more victories, dating back to 1989.

UCLA has recruited the nation's No. 1 (1998) and No. 2 (1997) recruiting classes the last three seasons. Last year's freshman class-guard Ray Young, forwards, Matt Barnes, JaRon Rush and Jerome Moiso, along with center Dan Gadzuric, was judged No. 1 in the nation by The Sporting News, Hoop Scoop, PrepStar and Basketball News.

The frosh class of 1997, forward Travis Reed (now at Long Beach State), guard-forward Rico Hines, guard Earl Watson, guard Baron Davis (now with Charlotte in the NBA), forward Billy Knight and guard Todd Ramasar, was voted No. 2 in the nation. Entering 1999-2000, the Bruins signed one recruit, McDonald's All-American Jason Kapono.

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 26 games in 1999-2000, UCLA is shooting 47.6 from the field.

UCLA's total of 24 wins in 1998 and '97 has been exceeded only three times in the last 18 years - 1987 (25), 1992 (28) and 1995 (32).

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 1,465-633 (69.8, 2,098 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 498-58 (556 games, 89.6, Jackson State was the 500th game in Pauley Pavilion on Dec. 17, 1996).

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 15-1 at Pauley (losing only to Stanford).

The Bruins finished Pac-10 play unbeaten at home in 1996 (9-0). In non-conference games in Pauley Pavilion since 1989-90, UCLA is 67-5 (93.1, 72 games). The losses were against - Gonzaga, 59-43, fourth game of 1999-2000, Kansas, 96-83, third game of 1996-97, Tulsa, 77-76 OT, first game of 1996-97, Louisville, 78-76, 1995-96 and Duke, 75-65, 1991-92. The Bruins' 20-game nonconference home winning streak was snapped by the loss to Gonzaga.

There's a new scoreboard (the previous one was 14 years old) in Pauley Pavilion. The new scoreboard had been in the planning for three years. UCLA Athletics teamed with a marketing firm to package eight corporate sponsorship opportunities on a center-hung scoreboard and two statistical boards in Pauley Pavilion.

The design of the eight-sided board includes four sides that house the speaker clusters and four sides that have team scoring, game time and period, possession indicator (all in LED digits) and video screen incorporated into each. Each video screen is 7' X 9' and is the best LED technology the market offers today. The board was sized to 'fit the house' and given excellent visibility to patrons in all seating locations. The board is 27' wide, 17' tall (manufactured by Daktronics Corp.). The total weight is 14,000 lbs. and it's attached to a 20,000-lb. hoist that can lower and/or raise the board for maintenance. The centerboard, statistic board and production room cost is about $1.4 million.

The board is being paid for entirely by the corporate sponsorship that is displayed on the advertising panels over a 10-year financing plan.

Bruins in the 1999-2000 NBA: UCLA had 11 players on preseason rosters. They were-Charlotte, Baron Davis, Indiana, Reggie Miller, Mitchell Butler (waived), Washington, Tracy Murray, Houston, Don MacLean (waived), Phoenix, Toby Bailey, Portland, Charles O'Bannon (waived), Sacramento, Darrick Martin, Seattle, Jelani McCoy, Vancouver, J. R. Henderson (waived), Detroit, Jerome 'Pooh' Richardson (waived). Henderson is with the Las Vegas Silver Bandits (IBL) and Kris Johnson is with Quad Cities (CBA). Former Bruins Tyus Edney (Italy) and George Zidek (Lithuania), two seniors who helped lead UCLA to the 1995 NCAA title, are playing in Europe. Mitchell Butler and Jack Haley have been practicing with Magic Johnson's All-Stars in Pauley Pavilion. Charles O'Bannon is playing in Poland.

In the 1999 NBA Draft, six Pacific-10 Conference standouts were among the 58 players selected. The six selections were the second-highest total of all conferences (tied with the Western Athletic Conference). The first Pac-10 player taken was UCLA sophomore guard Baron Davis, the No. 3 pick by the Charlotte Hornets. UCLA and the Pac-10 Conference led the way in the 1998 NBA Draft.

The Bruins tied with Arizona and North Carolina for the most players drafted (the Bruins had three second-round selections-Jelani McCoy, Seattle, Toby Bailey, Phoenix (traded from the Lakers) and J. R. Henderson, Vancouver). The Pac-10 had a total of eight players drafted in 1998, the highest of any conference in the U. S. From 1986-87 through 1995-96, UCLA sent more players (26) into the NBA than any school in the country. In 1995-96, UCLA's 11 former players on NBA rosters ranked second to North Carolina.

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 85-37 (69.7, 122 games).
  • Owns a 5-3 record in the NCAA Tournament, leading UCLA to the Elite Eight in 1997 and the Sweet 16 in 1998. He has led the Bruins to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances.
  • He is the only coach in school history to win at least 22 games in each of his first three seasons at UCLA.
  • He is the only coach in school history to win at least 70.0% of his games in each of his first three years at UCLA.
  • First UCLA head coach since John Wooden in 1974 (three) and '75 (five games, UCLA's 10th NCAA title) to lead the Bruins to at least five total NCAA Tournament victories in two consecutive seasons (1997 and '98).
  • First Bruin head coach since Gary Cunningham in 1978 (25-3) and '79 (25-5) to record consecutive seasons of at least 24 victories (in both 1997 and '98). The last time a Bruin first-year coach won more games than Steve Lavin in 1997 (24) was in 1978, when Gary Cunningham won 25.
  • UCLA's win over Maine in the first round of The Pearl Harbor Classic was Lavin's 75th victory as UCLA's head coach. He reached the 75-win plateau faster than any UCLA coach in modern history (post WWII), including John Wooden (Steve Lavin, 102nd game, 75-27, 73.5, Jim Harrick, 105th game, 75-30, 71.4, John Wooden, 106th game, 75-31, 70.8, Walt Hazzard, 121st game, 75-46, 62.0). UCLA's win over DePaul was Lavin's 200th as a member of the Bruin staff (ninth season, as a Bruin assistant coach (1992-96) and in his fourth season as head coach).
  • Won the 50th game of his career on Nov. 26, 1998 beating USF 69-62 in the first round of the 1998 Puerto Rico Shootout. His overall record after the win was 50-17 (67 games). Ironically, John Wooden's record after his first 67 games as the Bruin coach was also 50-17.
  • During his three years as UCLA's head coach, the Bruins have signed the nation's No. 1 (1998) and No. 2 (1997) recruiting classes.
  • In 1998-99, with the second-youngest team in the nation, Lavin, a candidate for the 1999 Naismith Coach of the Year Award, led the Bruins to their 11th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid and 11th straight 20+ (22-9) game winning season.
  • In 1997-98, he led the Bruins to a 24-9 overall record, 12-6 in the Pac-10 (third place) and to the school's 10th consecutive NCAA Tournament and 20+ game winning season. Lavin was again candidate for the 1998 Naismith Coach of the Year Award. In the '98 NCAA Tournament, he led the No. 6 seed Bruins to the Sweet 16, before losing to No. 2 seed and eventual champion Kentucky.
  • In 1996-97, Lavin directed UCLA to a 24-8 overall record, the NCAA Midwest Regional final and third consecutive Pac-10 crown. He was named the Basketball Times National Rookie Coach of the Year.
  • During his eight years on the Bruin staff prior to 1999-2000, UCLA won the 1995 NCAA Championship, four Pac-10 titles (1997, '96, '95 and '92) and participated in three NCAA Elite Eights (1997, '95, '92) and a Sweet 16 (1998) appearance.
  • 10 consecutive NCAA Tournaments at UCLA and Purdue, including 1998-99.

    Lavin's UCLA Head Coaching Record
    1999-200015-11
    1998-9922-9 (NCAA)
    1997-9824-9 (NCAA Sweet 16)
    1996-9724-8 (NCAA Elite Eight & Pac-10 Champ)
    Totals85-37 (69.7, 122 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 Totals211-69 (75.4, 280 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)--
    Week 16 (Feb. 28)--
    **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 10-1 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 16 games, Farnham is averaging 7.5 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 for the third time this year and played seven minutes, finishing with three points and two rebounds. On Saturday against Oregon State, he started for the second straight game and contributed two points, two rebounds and a career-high tying two assists in 17 minutes.

    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 and Oregon State, a career-high tying one steal vs. Iona and WSU.

    UCLA Career - Originally a true freshman walk-on, Farnham was given a scholarship before the start of the 1996-97 season ... Farnham had a breakthrough season in 1998-99 as a junior ... He appeared in a season-high 19 games, averaged a career-best 7.9 minutes and started seven times, including six of the Bruins' last seven contests ... UCLA's record was 6-1 (losing only to Detroit in the NCAA) when Farnham started last year ... In 19 games last year, Farnham averaged 7.9 minutes, 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds while shooting 59.1 from the field (best on the team) and 57.1 (4-7) from the foul line ... In his last seven games (six starts), he averaged 12.6 minutes (88), 2.7 points (19) and 2.0 rebounds (14) while shooting 69.2 (9-13) from the floor. In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, he started and played five minutes with one steal ... His career-highs are-20 minutes vs. Iona (11/27/99), eight points vs. Iona (11/27/99), five rebounds vs. Iona (11/27/99), two assists, six times, last vs. Oregon State (2/26/00), one steal, seven times, last vs. WSU (1/8/00), two blocked shots vs. CS Fullerton (12/13/97).

    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 and contributed three points (1-2, 1-1, 0-0), two steals and one rebound in 19 minutes. On Saturday versus Oregon State, he started for the sixth straight game and keyed the Bruins' second-half rally, scoring the first seven points of a 15-0 run that broke a 39-39 tie. He finished with a career-high tying 11 points (4-4, 2-2, 1-2), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes. In his 25 games, Bailey is averaging 18.4 minutes, 3.4 points, 2.6 assists (second on the team) and 2.1 rebounds. His 35.3 shooting percentage from the three-point line (6-17) ranks third on the squad.

    His season-bests are - a career-high 34 minutes vs. USC, a career-high tying 11 points vs. Oregon State, a career-high seven rebounds vs. DePaul and Syracuse, a career-high seven assists vs. Syracuse, a career-high four steals vs. Morgan State.

    UCLA Career - Bailey, younger brother of Bruin standout Toby Bailey, now with the Phoenix Suns, in 1998-99, averaged 15.2 minutes, 4.2 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists (No. 3 on the team) and 0.8 steals, while shooting 45.4 from the field, a team-leading 39.3 (11-28, No. 3 on the team) from three-point range and 58.3 (28-48) from the foul line ... In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, he played nine minutes off the bench and missed his only field goal attempt from three-point range ... Bailey's UCLA career-highs are - 34 minutes vs. USC (2/9/00), 11 points, three times, last vs. Oregon State (2/26/00), 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) ... His 1998-99 preseason honors included Preview Sports Top Newcomer in the Pac-10 and Vitale's Impact Transfer in the Pac-10 ... He sat out 1997-98 after transferring from Penn State ... At Penn State during 1996-97, Bailey started for the Nittany Lions at point guard ... He started 24 of 27 games and averaged 34 minutes, 4.2 assists (113, tying PSU freshman record), 1.1 steals and was third in scoring (8.4) and rebounding (4.0).

    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. On Saturday against Oregon State, he played 13 minutes and three points, three rebounds and one assist.

    In his 22 games, Hines is averaging 17.0 minutes, 3.6 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.

    UCLA Career - In 1998-99, Hines versatility and defensive prowess were missed when he was out for 11 games during mid-year with a right foot injury that required surgery (fractured fifth metatarsal of his right foot, a pin was inserted on Jan. 14, 1999) ... Prior to the injury, Hines played in the Bruins' first 14 games and started six ... He came back to play in UCLA's final six games, but was not at full strength and averaged just 4.2 minutes a game ... In 20 games (six starts) last year, Hines averaged 12.6 minutes, 2.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists and shooting 38.3 from the field, 33.3 (7-21) from three-point range and 43.8 (7-16) from the foul line ... In the 1999 NCAA Tournament vs. Detroit, he played five minutes off the bench ... In 1997-98 as a true frosh, Hines played in 23 games and had a strong NCAA Tournament ... In the 1998 NCAA Sweet 16 loss to Kentucky, he played 18 minutes and contributed four points (1-2, 2-2), four rebounds and one steal ... In the NCAA win over Michigan, he played 15 minutes ... In the NCAA victory over Miami, he played 20 minutes, grabbed two rebounds and had one assist ... 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).

    11 Todd Ramasar, 6-5, Jr., G, Corona (Riverside North)
    1999-2000 - Ramasar had left shoulder surgery on Oct. 18 and has been sidelined since that time ... The three-and-one-half hour procedure, to stabilize the joint and repair a cartilage tear, was performed at the UCLA Medical Center by Bruin team physician Dr. Gerald Finerman.

    UCLA Career - Ramasar as a sophomore in 1998-99, appeared in 13 games (he also started both of UCLA's exhibition contests) and averaged 2.7 minutes, 0.8 points and 0.2 rebounds and shot 23.1 (3-13) from the field and 66.7 (4-6) from the foul line ... As a freshman in 1997-98, Ramasar played in six games (Alaska-Anchorage, CS Fullerton, USC, WSU, Oregon and Kentucky) ... His career-highs are nine minutes vs. Washington State (2/25/99), six points vs. Washington State (2/25/99), one rebound, six times, last vs. Washington State (2/25/99), one assist vs. Kentucky (3/20/98), one steal vs. Alaska-Anchorage (11/28/97).

    25 Earl Watson, 6-1, Jr., G, Kansas City, KS (Washington)
    1999-2000 Preseason Honors - Athlon second-team All-Pac-10, Basketball News' No. 20 point guard in the U. S., first-team All-Pac-10, Lindy's second-team All-Pac-10, Street & Smith's All-Pac-10 team, The Sporting News' No. 18 point guard in the U.S., second-team All-Pac-10, Vitale's No. 17 point guard in the U.S., first-team All-Pac-10, One of 25 players considered for selection to the Wooden Award preseason All-America team.

    1999-2000 - A co-captain with fellow junior Rico Hines and senior Sean Farnham ... One of two Bruins (with Jason Kapono) to start all 26 games ... UCLA's iron man, Watson has started every UCLA game (90) for the last two+ seasons ... Ranks No. 9 on UCLA's career assist list with 377, having passed Andre McCarter (376) versus Oregon State ... Ranks No. 5 on the career steals list with 159, having passed Reggie Miller (158) against Oregon State ... Has led the Bruins in scoring five times (Iona, 18, Colorado State, 15, South Florida, 20, Oregon, season-high 22, Oregon State, 19) and in rebounding twice (eight vs. Gonzaga and a career-high 10 against Oregon) ... Has scored in double figures 16 times this season and 46 times in his career ... Including ties, Watson has led the Bruins in assists 20 times and in steals on 10 occasions ...He has passed for six or more assists 12 times this season.

    After 26 games, Watson is averaging 34.7 minutes (first on the team), 11.7 points (third on the team), 4.2 rebounds and a team-high 5.0 assists and 1.8 steals while shooting 44.3 from the field, 32.5 (27-83) from three-point range and 65.9 (58-88) from the foul line.

    In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 34.9 minutes, 12.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists while shooting 47.7 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 led the Bruins with a season-high tying 22 points (5-10, 2-3, 10-14), a career-high 10 rebounds and five assists and added two steals. On Saturday against Oregon State, he again led the team with 19 points (6-10, 2-5, 5-7) and added four rebounds, two steals and one assist in 38 minutes. On the weekend, he averaged 20.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals while making 11 of 20 shots from the field (55.0), four of eight three-pointers (50.0) and 15 of 21 free throws (71.4). He was selected Pac-10 Player of the Week for his efforts.

    In his six games since moving to the wing, Watson is averaging 15.7 points (94), 4.0 rebounds (24), 4.3 assists (26) and just 2.2 turnovers (13) while shooting 60.4 (32-53) from the floor, 44.4 (8-18) from the three-point arc and 75.9 (22-29) from the line and has shot at least 50.0 from the floor in every game. In the current Pac-10 stats, Watson is third in assists (5.04) and seventh in steals (1.77).

    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.

    UCLA Career - In 1998-99 as a sophomore, Watson enjoyed a solid season and earned second-team All-Dist. 15 acclaim from the NABC and honorable mention All-Pac-10 for his efforts ... For the second consecutive year, he was the only Bruin to start every game (31) ... In 1998-99, he led the team in minutes played (34.0) and was UCLA's second-leading scorer (13.3), fourth-leading rebounder (3.7) and was second in assists (4.6) and steals (1.6) ... Watson shot 43.5 from the field, 32.0 (33-103) from three-point range and 70.3 (90-128) from the foul line, best among players with at least one attempt per game ... In the final 1999 Pac-10 stats, he was 16th in scoring (13.3) and sixth in assists (4.58) ... In '99 Pac-10 stats for league games only, he finished 20th in scoring (13.4) and 10th in assists (4.06) ... On the offensive end, Watson scored in double figures in 25 of 31 games, most on the team ... He led the Bruins in scoring last year seven times, including two of the last four games and in assists in 17 of 31 games ... In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, Watson started his 64th straight game and played a team-high 39 minutes, contributing nine points (4-9, 1-4, 0-2), a game-high seven assists, six rebounds, two blocks and one steal ... His 1998-99 Preseason Honors included Athlon second-team All-Pac-10. As a frosh in 1997-98, Watson, who was selected to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team, was the only Bruin to start all 33 games, tying a UCLA single-season record, last set by Ed and Charles O'Bannon and George Zidek during the Bruins' 1995 NCAA Championship season ... He was the team's No. 5 scorer (5.8) and No. 5 rebounder (3.7) and was second in steals (1.9), third in assists (3.2) and fourth in minutes (32.0), while shooting 39.2 from the field, 32.3 from the three-point line and 60.6 from the foul line ... His 64 steals in 1998 tied for No. 4 on UCLA's season list ... In final 1998 Pac-10 stats Watson was sixth in steals (1.9) ... In the 1998 NCAA Tournament, he averaged 6.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists ... Watson started all three games in the 1997 Alaska Shootout and joined Baron Davis as the first set of true freshman starting guards in UCLA history since 1979-80. 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).

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    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. On Saturday against Oregon State, he played 19 minutes and contributed two points, three rebounds and a team-high (tied) three assists, tying his season high. In his 21 games, he is averaging 5.5 points and 2.7 rebounds in 14.5 minutes while shooting 46.1 from the field. He is averaging 6.0 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 and Oregon State, a career-high tying two blocked shots vs. Arizona State, a career-high tying three steals vs. Arizona State.

    UCLA Career -Barnes in 1998-99 as a freshman averaged 13.1 minutes, 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds and shot 43.4 from the field, 29.4 (10-34) from three-point range and 47.8 (22-46) from the foul line ... He led the Bruins three times in rebounding (8 vs. Santa Clara and San Francisco and six vs. Oregon State,h) and started eight of his 30 games ... In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, he played two minutes ... 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 Preseason Honors - Athlon second-team All-Pac-10, Lindy's No. 14 center in the U. S., second-team All-Pac-10, The Sporting News' No. 15 center in the U. S., Vitale's No. 12 center in the U. S., second-team All-Pac-10.

    1999-2000 - Has been slowed all fall camp with a hyper extended left knee and tendinitis in the right knee ... Has started 23 of 26 games, including each of the last 22... 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. On Saturday, again bothered by tendinitis in his right knee, he started but played just eight minutes, finishing with no points, two rebounds and one block.

    In the four games prior to OSU, he averaged 13.5 points (54) and 8.5 rebounds (34) and made 24 of 41 shots from the floor (58.5). In his last 22 games, he is averaging 9.5 points (209) and 7.1 rebounds (157) while shooting 54.2 (90 of 166) from the field. In this week's Pac-10 stats, Gadzuric is ninth in rebounding (6.7), fifth in blocked shots (1.46) and third in field goal percentage (54.7).

    After 26 games, Gadzuric is averaging 22.6 minutes, 9.2 points (fourth among active players), 6.7 rebounds (second on the team) and 1.5 blocked shots, while shooting 54.7 (104-190) from the field. He has led the Bruins in rebounding eight times and in blocked shots in 14 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.

    UCLA Career - In 1998-99 as a frosh, Gadzuric was selected to the five-man Pac-10 All-Freshman team and was on College Hoops Insider's All-Freshman squad ... He suffered a season-ending injury in practice on Feb. 24, tearing the leteral meniscus in his left knee (underwent a 90-minute arthroscopic surgery procedure on Feb. 25, 1999) and missed the Bruins' final five games ... Prior to his injury, Gadzuric averaged 20.0 minutes, 8.6 points and 5.7 rebounds (third on the team) and 1.3 blocked shots (team-leader) and shot a team-leading 54.0 (88-163) from the field and 50.0 (31-62) from the foul line ... His 5.7 rebound average was the seventh-highest ever among Bruin freshmen ... In the final 1999 Pac-10 stats, Gadzuric was 16th in rebounding (5.7) and sixth in blocked shots (1.25) ... In '99 Pac-10 stats for league games only, he finished 14th in rebounding (5.7) and ninth in blocked shots (0.93) ... Gadzuric started 17 of the 24 games in which he played ... He led the Bruins three times in scoring, six times in rebounding and 16 times (including ties) in blocked shots ... Gadzuric's 1998-99 preseason honors were Basketball News' Heavenly 100, Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year, Lindy's No. 6 incoming frosh in U. S., third-team All-Pac-10, Preview Sports No. 1 incoming frosh in U. S, Sport All-Class of 2002, Street & Smith's Top Newcomer in Pac-10 and Vitale's No. 4 Diaper Dandy ... 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 (Feb. 24) or Oregon State (Feb. 26).

    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.

    UCLA Career - In 1998-99, Knight was hampered with a severe groin strain and redshirted ... In 1997-98 as a true frosh, Knight appeared in 24 games and was the Bruins' No. 7 scorer (2.8), with an 0.9 rebound average and shot 44.4 (24-54) from the field, 38.7 (12-31) from the three-point line and 72.7 (8-11) from the foul line ... The first start of his career was vs. CS Fullerton as a freshman, playing a career-high 26 minutes and scoring a career-best 15 points (6-9, 3-6, 0-0), with one rebound, a season-high tying one assist and one steal ... 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 Preseason Honors - Athlon third-team All-Pac-10, Lindy's No. 19 power forward in the U. S., third-team All-Pac-10, The Sporting News' No. 19 power forward in the U. S., second-team All-Pac-10, Vitale's No. 13 power forward in the U. S.. 1999-2000 - Jerome is currently second on the team in scoring (13.2) and first in rebounding (7.7) ... Has started 23 of 26 games but has come off the bench in the last two games (Oregon and Oregon State) ... 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 12 times (nine of the last 13 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 Oregon State and seven against Arizona State, Oregon and Stanford).

    Moiso has scored in double figures in 19 of 26 games and 35 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 blocked at least two shots in 12 of the last 15 games (32 total, 2.1 average).

    In this week's Pac-10 stats, Moiso is 19th in scoring (13.2), fifth in rebounding (7.7), third in blocked shots (1.58) and ninth in field goal percentage (50.2). In league games only, he is seventh in rebounding (7.9), second in blocks (2.0), seventh in field goal percentage (49.7) and 19th 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 against Oregon, he played 28 minutes off the bench and contributed nine points (3-5, 3-6), nine rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot. On Saturday versus Oregon State, he played 34 minutes off the bench and contributed 16 points (7-13, 2-4), a team-high eight rebounds, a career-high tying three assists, a team-high two blocked shots and one steal. He also played outstanding post defense in the final 20 minutes.

    After 26 games, Moiso is first on the team in rebounding (7.7) and blocked shots (1.6), second in scoring (13.2) and third in minutes (29.7) and is shooting 50.2 from the field and 61.2 from the line. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 12.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 31.7 minutes while shooting 49.7 from the floor and 60.7 from the free throw line.

    In his last 13 games, Moiso is averaging 13.5 points (176), 8.5 rebounds (111), 1.9 blocks (25) and 33.3 minutes (433) while shooting 50.7 (71-140) from the floor and 62.1 (41-66) 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, a career-high tying three assists vs. Oregon State, a career-high five blocked shots vs. Arizona State, a career-high four steals vs. Colorado State, South Florida and California.

    UCLA Career - As a true freshman in 1998-99, Moiso averaged 23.8 minutes per game and earned All-Pac-10 Freshman honorable mention and was on College Hoops Insider's All-Freshman team ... He was UCLA's second-leading rebounder (5.8) and No. 4 scorer (10.8) and shot 48.7 (131-269, No. 3 on the team) from the field and 61.5 (48-78) from the foul line ... His 5.8 rebound average ranked sixth all-time among Bruin freshmen and his 10.8 scoring average ranked seventh all-time among freshmen ... In the final 1999 Pac-10 stats, he was 15th in rebounding (5.8) ... In '99 Pac-10 stats for league games only, he was 19th in rebounding (5.3) and eighth in blocked shots (0.86) ... He started 21 of 29 games in which he played and led the Bruins in scoring five times and in rebounding 11 times ... He scored in double figures in 16 of 29 games ... Moiso was bothered by arch problems in both feet over the last month of the season ... In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, he started and played 35 minutes, contributing five points (2-5, 1-2), six rebounds, two blocks and one assist ... His 1998-99 preseason honors included Lindy's No. 14 incoming frosh in U. S. and Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year ... 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) and Oregon State (2/26/00), 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 Preseason Honors - One of 28 players on the USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy preseason Player of the Year list, Athlon third-team All-Pac-10, Basketball News' No. 13 'slasher' in the U. S., second-team All-Pac-10, Lindy's No. 11 small forward in the U. S., second-team All-Pac-10, Street & Smith's Top 5 small forward in the U.S., The Sporting News' No. 12 small forward in the U.S., second-team All-Pac-10, Vitale's No. 9 swing forward in the U.S., second-team All-Pac-10.

    1999-2000 - Was suspended on Dec. 10 while UCLA investigated possible NCAA violations ... On Feb. 1, UCLA was informed Rush had been suspended one-half season (15 games) for receiving money from and agent and one season (29 games) for accepting benefits from a non-scholastic (AAU) coach prior to his enrollment at UCLA ... UCLA filed an appeal on the second penalty on Feb. 17 and the appeal was heard on Feb. 25 ... On Feb. 28, UCLA was informed that Rush's 29-game suspension had been reduced to nine games, making him eligible to play at Stanford on March 4 ... He will have missed 24 total games ... 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.

    UCLA Career - Rush, a member of the 1999 Pac-10 All-Freshman team and a second-team Basketball News freshman All-America, was a rebounding machine in 1998-99 as a true freshman ... He averaged 28.1 minutes (No. 3 on the team), 11.4 points (No. 3 on the team) and a team-leading 7.3 rebounds while shooting 37.2 from the field, 26.5 (27-102) from three-point range and 62.4 (63-101) from the foul line ... His 7.3 rebound average was the second-highest all-time among Bruin freshmen, trailing only Don MacLean's 7.5 in 1989, and his 11.4 scoring average was sixth on that list ... In the final 1999 Pac-10 stats, Rush was ninth in rebounding (7.3) and in the '99 Pac-10 stats for league games only, he finished sixth in rebounding (8.2) ... He led the Bruins in rebounding a team-high 12 times, including eight of the last nine games (six straight prior to the Arizona State), and in scoring three times) ... In Pac-10 play, Rush averaged a team-best 8.2 rebounds ... He grabbed at least seven boards in 15 of his final 20 games (171 total for an 8.6 average), including 15 against Washington, 13 vs. Detroit, 12 at both Oregon State and Oregon, 11 at Stanford, 10 vs. USC and Arizona and nine five times ... Rush started 22 of 28 games in which he played ... In his final 10 games, Rush averaged 14.6 points (146) and shot 40.6 (52-128) from the floor and 35.1 (13-37) from three-point range and he averaged 10.2 rebounds in his last nine games (92, 5.1 (46) on the offensive end ... In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, he started and played a career-high tying 36 minutes, recording his fifth double-double in nine games, finishing with 10 points (2-11, 2-6, 4-6), 13 rebounds (five offensive), three steals and one block ... Rush's 1998-99 preseason honors included Basketball News' Heavenly Hundred, Lindy's No. 17 incoming frosh in the U. S., Preview Sports' No. 6 incoming frosh in the U. S., The Sporting News' Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year ... 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 five of six 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. On Saturday against Oregon State, he played 15 minutes and contributed nine points (3-7, 0-3, 3-4) and one rebound. He also played good defense against Josh Steinthal in the second half, holding the Beaver guard to just one three-point basketand two free throws in 16 minutes.

    In 26 games, Young is averaging 21.1 minutes, 6.4 points and 2.7 rebounds and shooting 38.6 from the field and 34.7 (26-75, fourth 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.

    UCLA Career - As a true freshman in 1998-99, Young concluded the season averaging 16.1 minutes, 5.4 points and 2.6 rebounds, while shooting 46.9 from the field, 40.8 (20-49, No. 1 on the team) from three-point range and 70.4 (19-27, No. 2 on the squad) from the free throw line ... He played double-figure minutes in 21 of his last 25 games ... In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, Young played 25 minutes off the bench and contributed 11 points (4-7, 3-5, 0-0) and four rebounds ... Young's 1998-99 preseason honors included Lindy's No. 30 incoming frosh in U. S. ... 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 Preseason Honors - Lindy's No. 7 incoming college/NBA freshman in the U. S., Street & Smith's All-West Freshman, Vitale's No. 7 Diaper Dandy in the U. S.

    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 26 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 17 games ... Has scored in double figures in 23 of 26 games, most on the team.

    He already ranks fifth on UCLA's single-season three-point field goal list with 60, 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 46.2 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 versus Oregon, he played just 25 minutes and contributed 15 points (all in the second half), four rebounds and two assists. On Saturday versus Oregon State, he played 32 minutes and contributed seven points (3-7, 1-4, 0-0), breaking a streak of 18 straight games in double figures, four rebounds and one assist.

    In this week's Pac-10 stats, Kapono is third in scoring (16.4), sixth in field goal percentage (52.3) and second in three-point field goal percentage (46.2). In league games only, he is third in scoring (18.7), third in field goal percentage (55.4) and second in three-point field goal percentage (47.5).

    In 26 games, Kapono is averaging 33.2 minutes (second on the team), 16.4 points (first on the team) and 4.4 rebounds (third on the team). He is shooting 52.3 from the field, 46.2 (60-130, 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 22 games and is shooting 48.3 (56 of 116) from the arc in that span. He has shot at least 50.0 on his overall field goal attempts in 14 of his last 21 games.

    In his last six games, he is averaging 18.8 points (113) per game. In his last 16 games, he is averaging 19.3 points (308), 4.4 rebounds (70) and 2.3 assists (37) while shooting 54.8 (115 of 210) from the field, 47.4 (45-95) from three-point range and 64.7 (33-51) from the line.

    In Pac-10 play, he is averaging a team-leading 18.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists and shooting 55.4 from the floor, (fifth in the Pac-10), 47.5 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.

    Prep Career - One of the top high school players in the nation last year at Artesia HS, Kapono signed with the Bruins on May 20 ... A 1999 first-team prep All-America honoree by McDonald's, Parade and Street & Smith's ... The O'Bannon brothers, Ed and Charles, also played at Artesia HS under coach Wayne Merino ... In 1998-99 as a senior prepster, Kapono led Artesia to 32 wins and led the team in scoring (23.5) and assists (7.6), was second in rebounding (9.0) and third in steals (3.3) and blocked shots (1.4), while leading his team in foul shooting (92.5) ... During his prep career, he hit a school-record 211 three-pointers.

    1999-2000 UCLA SCHEDULE/SCORES

    (15-11 overall, 6-8 Pac-10)
    Nov. 23-at No. 13 UCLA 76, Fairfield 57
    Nov. 27-at No. 13 UCLA 105, Iona 73
    Dec. 1-at No. 12 UCLA 100, Morgan State 39
    Dec. 11- No. 24 Gonzaga 59, at No. 11 UCLA 43
    Dec. 18- at No. 18 UCLA 76, No. 19 DePaul 58
    Dec. 21-No. 18 UCLA 83, Maine 62 at Pearl Harbor Classic
    Dec. 22-Colorado St. 55, No. 18 UCLA 54 at Pearl Harbor Classic
    Dec. 23-No. 18 UCLA 103, South Florida 98 (ot) at Pearl Harbor Classic
    Dec. 28-at No. 23 UCLA 68, Pepperdine 66
    Dec. 30-at No. 23 UCLA 55, Purdue 53
    Jan. 6-at Washington 63, No. 24 UCLA 62
    Jan. 8-No. 24 UCLA 86, at Washington State 64
    Jan. 12-at USC 91, UCLA 79
    Jan. 15-UCLA 71, at No. 13 North Carolina 68
    Jan. 20- No. 2 Arizona 76, at No. 25 UCLA (76-61)
    Jan. 22-at No. 25 UCLA 83, Arizona State 77
    Jan. 27-UCLA 85, at Oregon State 74
    Jan. 29-at Oregon 73, UCLA 58
    Feb. 3-No. 2 Stanford 78, at UCLA 63
    Feb. 5-California 73, at UCLA 70
    Feb. 9-at UCLA 83, USC 78
    Feb. 13-at No. 4 Syracuse 71, UCLA 67
    Feb. 17-at Arizona State 104, UCLA 75
    Feb. 19-at Arizona 99, UCLA 84
    Feb. 24-at UCLA 75, Oregon 69
    Feb. 26-at UCLA 69, Oregon State 59

    1999-2000 TEAM STATS (26 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 (19)
    Earl Watson (16)
    Dan Gadzuric (12)Ray Young (5)
    Billy Knight (5)
    Matt Barnes (4)
    JaRon Rush (2)
    Ryan Bailey (1)
    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 (5)
    Billy Knight (2)
    Dan Gadzuric (1)
    Ray Young (1)

    Leading Rebounders Jerome Moiso (12)
    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)
    Jerome Moiso (1)
    Matt Barnes (1)

    Leading StealsEarl Watson (10)
    (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 (26 Games)
    UCLA 80 Pts. or Over8-1
    UCLA 79 Pts. or Under7-10

    Opp. 80 Pts. or more.1-3
    Opp Under 80 Pts.14-8

    Leading at HalfTiedTrailing at Half
    9-30-06-8

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

    Opp. FG % under .4007-1
    Opp. FG% between .400-.5008-7
    Opp. FG% over .5000-3

    Outshooting Opp.Outshot by Opp.
    14-21-9

    UCLA Reb. Advantage Opp. AdvantageTied
    12-6 3-50-0

    With five minutes to play (in regulation)
    UCLA leads with 5:00 to play: 15-1
    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.: 5-011-15 Pts.: 1-5
    16-19 Pts.: 2-120 or more: 4-1

    Overtime: 1-0

    By Day

    Monday0-0Friday0-0
    Tuesday3-0Saturday6-4
    Wednesday2-2Sunday0-1
    Thursday4-4

    By Month

    November2-0February3-5
    December6-2March0-0
    January4-4

    Night and Day

    Night 7-6Day8-5

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