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UCLA Ready For Saturday's Showdown With Oregon
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  01/28/2000

Jan. 28, 2000

Saturday, Jan. 29 - UCLA at Oregon, 5:00 p.m., McArthur Court, Eugene, OR, (TV-Fox Sports Net, Radio- XTRA Sports 1150am with Chris Roberts)

UCLA (12-5 overall, 3-3 Pacific-10)
UCLA Starting Lineup (Rankings - AP-not ranked, ESPN/USA Today- No. 20)

BRUIN HEADLINES

Junior guard Earl Watson now ranks No. 10 on UCLA's career assist list with 334, having passed Bill Walton against North Carolina. He needs just one steal (has 144, Baron Davis (1998-99), Shon Tarver (1991-94), Ralph Jackson (1981-84), all tied for No. 8 all-time with 145 steals) to enter that UCLA career Top 10.

UCLA is 2-2 this season vs. ranked teams, beating DePaul (at No. 18 UCLA 83, No. 19 DePaul 58, Dec. 18) and North Carolina (UCLA 71, at No. 13 North Carolina, Jan. 15) and losing to Gonzaga (No. 24 Gonzaga 59, at No. 11 UCLA 43, Dec. 11) and Arizona (No. 2 Arizona 76, at No. 25 UCLA 61, Jan. 20).

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.

In games decided by three points or less this season, UCLA is 3-2, beating North Carolina (71-68), Purdue (55-53) and Pepperdine (68-66) and losing to Colorado State (54-55) and Washington (63-62). In Steve Lavin's three+ years as the Bruin head coach, UCLA is 10-6 in games decided by two points or less and 19-9 in games decided by three-points or less.

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 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 Jan. 24, before Oregon games)
Team Field goal percentage - UCLA, 67.9 (38-56) vs. Morgan State, Dec. 1

Individual - Three-point field goal percentage-Jason Kapono - 17th, 48.5 (33-68)

Pac-10 Stats (Jan. 28 - 17 games, before Oregon)
Team--Scoring Offense-7th, 75.9, Scoring Defense-3rd, 66.6, Scoring Margin-5th, +9.2, FT %-10th, 58.8, FG %-2nd, 47.6, FG % Def.-3rd, 40.7, 3-Pt. FG %-3rd, 36.7, 3-Pt. FGs Made-4th, 6.00, 3-Pt. FG % Def.-4th, 32.1, Reb. Off.- 3rd, 39.2, Reb. Def.- 5th, 34.6, Reb. Margin- 2nd, +4.6, Bkd. Shots- 3rd, 4.65, Asst.- 5th, 16.12, Stls.- 4th, 8.53, TO Margin- 6th, +1.00, Asst./TO Ratio- 8th, 0.98, Off. Reb.- 2nd, 14.47, Def. Reb.-3rd, 24.76.

UCLA Individual Leaders (Top 4) -- Field Goal Percentage - Dan Gadzuric, 2nd, 54.6, Rebounds - Jerome Moiso, 4th, 7.7, Blocks - Dan Gadzuric, 3rd, 1.71, Jerome Moiso, 4th, 1.59, 3-Pt Field Goal Percentage - Jason Kapono, 1st, 49.3, Assists- Earl Watson, 4th, 5.18.

Special Team Stats
The Bruins have trailed seven times at halftime this season, DePaul (24-26), Colorado State (20-29), Pepperdine (32-37), at USC (34-47), Arizona (28-30), Arizona State (39-42) and at Oregon State (33-37). They are 4-3 in those games. UCLA's highest first half output is 54 vs. South Florida and the lowest is 20 vs. Colorado State.

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 98 (OT) by South Florida and 91 at USC in regulation. The low is 39 by Morgan State. UCLA is averaging 75.9 points and giving up 66.6.

The Bruins have outrebounded 14 of 17 opponents, including 11 of the last 12 games. Only Gonzaga (43-46, a 59-43 loss), DePaul (43-55, a 76-58 win) and at USC (35-45, a 91-79 loss) have outrebounded the Bruins.

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

UCLA from the field has outshot 12 of 17 opponents. Four of UCLA's losses occurred when it was outshot from the field (Gonzaga (26.2-40.4), Colorado State (37.7-46.3), USC (49.3-45.7) and Arizona (47.4-44.4). Washington is the only team to defeat the Bruins while shooting a lower percentage from the field (42.1-39.3) 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 49.3 by USC 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 Starters (UCLA used this starting lineup on Thursday)

No.NamePos.Ht.Cl.PpgRpg
00Jerome MoisoC6-10So.14.37.7
23Matt BarnesF6-7So.6.03.4
50Dan GadzuricC6-11So.9.57.2
25Earl WatsonG6-1Jr.10.74.4
24Jason KaponoF6-7Fr.15.44.6

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 82-31 (72.6, 113 games). In his career, Lavin is 4-2 vs. Oregon (1-2 in Eugene).

BRUIN NOTES

Last Game

Jan. 27 - UCLA 85, Oregon State 74 - Before 6,014 at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA used a 31-5 spurt in the second half to defeat Oregon State, 85-74, at Corvallis.

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

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

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

In 1999-2000, the Bruins have used seven different starting lineups (in 17 games). Oregon State - forwards, sophomores Jerome Moiso and Ray Young, 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/South Florida/ 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

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 entered the NCAA Tournament shooting 45.6, third in the Pac-10 (finished at 45.4, third in the Pac-10).

After 16 games in 1999-2000, UCLA is shooting 47.6 from the field.

The Feb. 23, 1997 contest with Duke in Pauley Pavilion was UCLA's 2,000th game in the school's history. The Bruins have an overall record of 1,462-627 (70.0, 2,089 games) in 80+ years of college basketball. UCLA's 70.0 winning percentage is No. 4 in the nation all-time behind Kentucky, North Carolina and UNLV. Kansas is fifth.

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, giving him a six-year contract that includes a rollover clause.
  • 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 82-31 (72.6, 113 games).
  • 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). In his eight+ seasons as a Bruin assistant and head coach, Lavis is 208-63 (76.8, 271 games). The Gonzaga contest was his 100th game as the Bruin head coach.

    Lavin's UCLA Head Coaching Record

    1999-200012-5
    1998-9922-9 (NCAA)
    1997-9824-9 (NCAA Sweet 16)
    1996-9724-8 (NCAA Elite Eight & Pac-10 Champ)
    Totals82-31 (72.6, 113 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 Totals208-63 (76.8, 271 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
    **unranked for the first time since week of Feb. 3, 1997 (Bruins had been unranked for seven straight weeks at that point).

    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 two games this season (Morgan State/Iona, in his career, the Bruins are 8-1 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 nine games, Farnham is averaging 8.1 minutes, 2.2 points and 1.7 rebounds, shooting 60.0 (9-15, best 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.

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

    Juniors (4)

    21 Ryan "Moose" Bailey, 6-2, Jr., G, Los Angeles (Loyola/Penn State)

    1999-2000 - Has been slowed this fall with plantar faciitis in his right foot that flares up from time to time. Missed the Gonzaga game because of the foot injury. On Dec. 18 against DePaul, he came off the bench to play a career-high tying 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. Thursday night at Oregon State, he played 10 minutes and had one assist.

    In his 16 games, Bailey is averaging 16.2 minutes, 3.0 points, 1.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals and shooting 66.7 (8-12) from the free throw line.

    His season-bests are - a career-high tying 26 minutes vs. DePaul, nine points vs. South Florida and USC, a career-high seven rebounds vs. DePaul, a career-high tying five assists vs. DePaul, a career-high four steals vs. Morgan State. Bailey's UCLA career-highs are -- 26 minutes vs. Arizona (3/6/99) and DePaul (12/18/99), 11 points, twice, last vs. Washington State (2/25/99), seven rebounds vs. DePaul (12/18/99), five assists vs. Delaware State (12/2/98) and DePaul (12/18/99), four steals vs. Morgan State (12/1/99).

    22 Rico Hines, 6-4, Jr., F, Greenville, NC (Hargrave Military Academy/Saint John's at Prospect Hall)
    1999-2000 -- Hines is a co-captain this year with fellow junior Earl Watson and senior Sean Farnham. Has started seven games, including the first four before coming off the bench against DePaul, and the last three. 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. He did not play Thursday at Oregon State.

    In his 16 games, Hines is averaging 17.8 minutes, 4.0 points and 2.4 rebounds.

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

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

    25 Earl Watson, 6-1, Jr., G, Kansas City, KS (Washington)
    1999-2000 - A co-captain with fellow junior Rico Hines and senior Sean Farnham. One of two Bruins (with Jason Kapono) to start all 17 games. UCLA's iron man, Watson has started every UCLA game (80) for the last two+ seasons. Ranks No. 10 on UCLA's career assist list with 334, having passed Bill Walton (316) against North Carolina. Needs just one steal (has 144, Baron Davis (1998-99), Shon Tarver (1991-94), Ralph Jackson (1981-84), all tied for No. 8 all-time with 145 steals) to enter that UCLA career Top 10 list. Has led the Bruins in scoring three times (Iona, 18, Colorado State, 15, South Florida, season-high 20) and in rebounding once (eight vs. Gonzaga). Has scored in double figures nine times this season and 39 times in his career. Including ties, Watson has led the Bruins in assists 14 times and in steals on six occasions.

    After 17 games, Watson is averaging 34.8 minutes (first on the team), 10.7 points (third among active players), 4.4 rebounds and a team-high 5.2 assists and 1.8 steals while shooting 41.1 from the field, 31.6 (18-57) from three-point range and 63.0 (34-54) from the foul line. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 35.5 minutes, 10.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists while shooting 45.3 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 a season-high 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 Thursday, he started his 81st consecutive games, 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.

    In his last 11 games, he is averaging 11.5 points (126) while shooting 46.1 from the floor (47-102).

    In the current Pac-10 stats, Watson is fourth in assists (5.18) and seventh in steals (1.82).

    His season-highs are - a career-high tying 44 minutes vs. South Florida, 20 points vs. South Florida, a career-high tying nine rebounds vs. Purdue and Oregon State, 10 assists vs. Maine, two blocked shots at WSU, four steals vs. Fairfield and DePaul.

    Watson's career-highs are 44 minutes vs. Arizona State (1/4/99) and South Florida (12/23/99), 24 points at Washington (1/31/99), nine rebounds, three times, last vs. Purdue (12/30/99), 11 assists vs. Washington (1/31/98), seven steals vs. Northern Arizona (12/18/97), two blocked shots, four times, last vs. WSU (1/8/00).

    Sophomores (6)

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

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

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

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

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

    Thursday at Oregon State, he started and played 11 minutes, finishing with two points, one rebound and one steal. In his 12 games, he is averaging 6.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in 14.8 minutes while shooting 45.3 from the field (57.4 from two-point range).

    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, two assists vs. WSU and ASU, a career-high tying two blocked shots vs. Arizona State, one steal, three times, last vs. Arizona State.

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

    50 Dan Gadzuric, 6-11, So., C, Den Haag, Holland (Gov. Dummer Academy/Byfield, MA)
    1999-2000 - Has been slowed all fall camp with a hyper extended left knee and tendinitis in the right knee. Has started 14 of 17 games, including each of the last 13. On Dec. 18 vs. DePaul, he played a career-high 35 minutes and recorded a double-double with a season-high 15 points (7-9, 1-2) and a career-high tying 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 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.

    Thursday night 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. In the current Pac-10 stats, Gadzuric is second in field goal percentage (54.6), seventh in rebounding (7.2) and third in blocked shots (1.71).

    In his last 13 games, he is averaging 9.9 points (129) and 8.1 rebounds (105) while shooting 53.8 (57 of 106) from the field.

    After 17 games, Gadzuric is averaging 23.6 minutes, 9.5 points (fourth among active players), 7.2 rebounds (second on the team) and a team-high 1.7 blocked shots, while shooting 54.6 (71-130, second on the team among players with at least four games) from the field. He has led the Bruins in rebounding five times and in blocked shots in 11 of 17 games.

    Gadzuric's season-highs are - 35 minutes vs. DePaul and North Carolina, a career-high tying 16 points vs. Washington State, a career-high 17 rebounds vs. Colorado State, two assists three times, last vs. Washington State, two steals vs. Washington, a career-high tying four blocked shots vs. Washington.

    Gadzuric's career-highs are 35 minutes vs. DePaul (12/18/99) and North Carolina (1/15/00), 16 points, three times, last vs. Washington State (1/8/00), 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 Thursday at Oregon State, he played eight minutes and finished with five points and three rebounds.

    In his 14 games (one start vs. Fairfield), Knight is averaging 10.0 minutes, 5.4 points and 2.1 rebounds while shooting 42.9 from the field, 37.1 (13-35, third on the team) from three-point range and 68.2 (15-22) from the foul line. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 4.7 points in 8.2 minutes while shooting 53.3 (8-15) from the floor and 45.5 (5-11) from three-point range.

    His season-highs are - 21 minutes vs. Fairfield, a career-high tying 15 points vs. Morgan State, a career-high four rebounds, twice, last vs. Gonzaga, a career-high three assists vs. Fairfield, a career-high three steals vs. Morgan State.

    Knight's career-highs are 26 minutes vs. CS Fullerton (12/13/97), 15 points, twice, last vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), four rebounds, twice, last vs. Gonzaga (12/11/99), three assists, vs. Fairfield (11/23/99), three steals vs. Morgan State (12/1/99).

    0 Jerome Moiso (Moe-e-zoe), 6-10, So., F/C, Guadeloupe, West Indies (Milford Academy/Milford, CN)
    1999-2000 - Jerome is currently second on the team in scoring (14.3) and first in rebounding (7.7). Has started 16 of 17 games (did not start vs. Morgan State because of the flu).

    Moiso has led the Bruins in scoring six times (a season-high 22 against Arizona, 20 vs. Fairfield and South Florida, 19 at North Carolina and 15 vs. Maine and Pepperdine) and seven times in rebounding (a career-high 14 versus Arizona, 11 at North Carolina and at Oregon State, 10 vs. Iona and Fairfield, eight vs. South Florida and seven against Arizona State). Has scored in double figures in 14 of 17 games and 30 times in his career. Has recorded six double-doubles this season (seven in his career), including back-to-back double-doubles twice (Fairfield/Iona and North Carolina/Arizona). He has three double-doubles in his last four games.

    In the current Pac-10 stats, Moiso is 15th in scoring (14.3), fourth in rebounding (7.7), fourth in blocked shots (1.59) and 10th in field goal percentage (51.4).

    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 Thursday 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.

    After 17 games, Moiso is first on the team in rebounding (7.7), second in scoring (14.3) and blocked shots (1.6) and third in minutes (29.1) and is shooting 51.4 from the field and 65.0 from the line. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 14.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 32.7 minutes while shooting 50.0 from the floor and 67.7 from the free throw line.

    In his four three games, Moiso is averaging 18.7 points (75), 10.8 rebounds (43), 2.8 blocks (11) and 38.5 minutes (154) while shooting 55.6 (30-54) from the floor and 75.0 (15-20) from the line.

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

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

    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 17 points, including a career-best 5-6 from three-point range (the most three-pointers since Toby Bailey hit five vs. Arizona State on 1/16/97). Started against DePaul and contributed 15 points (5-15, 0-5, 5-9), a career-high tying six rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes.

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

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

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

    Thursday night 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.

    In 16 games, Young is averaging 21.3 minutes, 6.6 points and 2.8 rebounds and shooting 38.9 from the field and 38.0 (19-50, third on the team) from three-point range.

    His season-highs are- 33 minutes vs. Purdue, a career-high 22 points vs. Oregon State, a career-high tying six rebounds, three times, last vs. DePaul, a career-high six assists vs. Oregon State, a career-high four steals vs. Morgan State. His career-bests are--34 minutes at Louisville (1/23/99), 22 points vs. Oregon State (1/27/00), six rebounds, six times, last vs. DePaul (12/18/99), six assists vs. Oregon State (1/27/00), four steals vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), two blocked shots vs. Arizona State (1/4/99).

    Freshman (1)

    24 Jason Kapono, 6-7, Fr., F, Lakewood (Artesia)
    1999-2000 - One of the top freshmen in the Pac-10 Conference, Kapono is one of two Bruins (Earl Watson) to have started all 17 games. Has led the Bruins in scoring eight times (20, DePaul, 10, Gonzaga, 15 Maine, 19, Purdue, 19. Washington, 20, Washington State, 21, USC, 24, Arizona State), including five of the last eight games. Has scored in double figures in 15 of 17 games, most on the team. A true freshman, Kapono started his very first Bruin game, playing 30 minutes vs. Fairfield, with 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 with 24 points (8-12, 4-6, 4-4) and added four rebounds and three assists. His four three-pointers were a career high and his 24 points are the most by a Bruin this season.

    Thursday night at Oregon State, he played 36 minutes and contributed 16 points (6-11, 4-7, 0-0), five assists and one minute.

    In the current Pac-10 stats, Kapono is T-seventh in scoring (15.4), eighth in field goal percentage (52.9) and first in three-point field goal percentage (49.3). In this week's NCAA stats, Kapono is 17th in three-point field goal percentage (48.5, 33-68).

    In 17 games, Kapono is averaging 33.3 minutes (second on the team), 15.4 points (first on the team) and 4.6 rebounds (third on the team). He is shooting 52.9 from the field, 49.3 (37-75, first on the team) from three-point range and 77.4 (24-31, first on the team among players with two attempts per game) from the foul line. He has made three three-point field goals in eight of the last 13 games and is shooting 54.1 (33 of 61) from the arc in that span. He has shot at least 50.0 on his overall field goal attempts in nine of his last 10 games.

    In his last eight games, he is averaging 17.9 points (143), 4.1 rebounds (33) and 2.8 assists (22) while shooting 58.9 (56 of 95) from the field, 55.0 (22-40) from three-point range and 81.8 (9-11) from the line.

    In Pac-10 play, he is averaging a team-leading 18.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists and shooting 59.7 from the floor, 51.6 from three-point range and 80.0 from the free throw line.

    His career and season-highs are-39 minutes vs. DePaul and Purdue, 24 points vs. Arizona State, 11 rebounds vs. Pepperdine, six assists vs. Washington State, three steals vs. USC.

    Double-Double (Pts.-Reb.)Jerome Moiso (6)
    Dan Gadzuric (3)
    Jason Kapono (1)

    Double Figures (Pts.)Jason Kapono (15)
    Jerome Moiso (14)
    Dan Gadzuric (9)
    Earl Watson (9)
    Ray Young (5)
    Billy Knight (3)
    Matt Barnes (3)
    JaRon Rush (2)
    Rico Hines (1)

    20-Pt. ScoringJason Kapono (4)
    Jerome Moiso (4)
    Earl Watson (1)
    Ray Young (1)

    Double Figures (Reb.)Jerome Moiso (6)
    Dan Gadzuric (4)
    Jason Kapono (1)
    Matt Barnes (1)

    Double Figures (Ast.)Earl Watson (1)

    Leading ScorersJason Kapono (8)
    Jerome Moiso (6)
    (w/Ties)Earl Watson (3)
    Ray Young (1)
    Billy Knight (1)

    Leading Rebounders Jerome Moiso (7)
    Dan Gadzuric (5)
    (w/Ties)Jason Kapono (2)
    Matt Barnes (2)
    JaRon Rush (1)
    Earl Watson (1)

    Leading AssistsEarl Watson (14)
    (w/Ties)Ryan Bailey (3)
    Ray Young (3)
    Jason Kapono (2)
    JaRon Rush (1)

    Leading StealsEarl Watson (6)
    (w/Ties)Jerome Moiso (6)
    Jason Kapono (4)
    Rico Hines (3)
    Ray Young (2)
    Ryan Bailey (2)
    Dan Gadzuric (2)
    Matt Barnes (1)

    1999-2000 FOR THE RECORD (17 Games)

    UCLA 80 Pts. or Over7-0
    UCLA 79 Pts. or Under5-5

    Opp. 80 Pts. or more.1-1
    Opp Under 80 Pts.11-4

    Leading at HalfTiedTrailing at Half
    8-20-04-2

    FG % of .500 or betterLess than .500
    7-05-5

    Opp. FG % under .400
    6-1

    Opp. FG% between .400-.500
    7-3

    Opp. FG% over .500
    0-0

    Outshooting Opp.Outshot by Opp.
    11-11-4

    UCLA Reb. AdvantageOpp. AdvantageTied
    11-31-20-0

    With five minutes to play (in regulation)
    UCLA leads with 5:00 to play: 12-1
    UCLA trails with 5:00 to play: 0-4
    UCLA tied with 5:00 to play: 0-0

    Margin of Victory

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

    Overtime: 1-0

    By Day

    Monday0-0Friday0-0
    Tuesday3-0Saturday5-1
    Wednesday1-2Sunday0-0
    Thursday3-2

    By Month

    November2-0February0-0
    December6-2March0-0
    January4-3

    Night and Day

    Night 5-4Day7-1


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