Jan. 21, 2000
LOS ANGELES - 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 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.
Junior guard Earl Watson now ranks No. 10 on UCLA's career assist list with 326, having passed Bill Walton against North Carolina. He needs just three steals (has 142, 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 straight overtime games.
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 game at Oregon State on Jan. 27 will start at 7:30 p.m. PST (Fox Sports Net 2).
Injury Update: In Thursday's game against Arizona, sophomore guard Ray Young suffered a strained left shoulder but should be ready for the game. Junior guard Earl Watson incurred a left shoulder contusion. Sophomore center Dan Gadzuric right knee (tendinitis) was very sore following the game. Freshman forward Brandon Brooks (left ankle sprain) and junior guard Todd Ramasar (off-season left shoulder surgery) are out.
Saturday, Jan. 22 - No. 25 UCLA hosts Arizona State, 1:00 p.m., Pauley Pavilion, (TV-Fox Sports Net 2, Radio- XTRA Sports 1150am with Chris Roberts)
No. 25 UCLA (10-5 overall, 1-3 Pacific-10)UCLA Starting Lineup (Rankings - AP-No. 25, ESPN/USA Today- No. 19)
Bruin Starters (UCLA used this starting lineup at North Carolina)
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 80-31 (72.1, 111 games). In his career, Lavin is 6-0 vs. Arizona State.
NCAA Stats (Week of Jan. 17, before Arizona)Team-Three-point field goal percentage-Jason Kapono - 21st, 48.2
Pac-10 Stats (Week of Jan. 17 - 14 games, before Arizona)Team--Scoring Offense-6th, 75.8, Scoring Defense-3rd, 64.7, Scoring Margin-5th, +11.1, FT %-10th, 59.3, FG %-3rd, 47.2, FG % Def.-4th, 40.8, 3-Pt. FG %-2nd, 37.1, 3-Pt. FGs Made-5th, 5.93, 3-Pt. FG % Def.-4th, 31.7, Reb. Off.- 4th, 39.4, Reb. Def.- 5th, 34.5, Reb. Margin- 3rd, +4.9, Bkd. Shots- 3rd, 4.14, Asst.- 7th, 15.93, Stls.- 4th, 9.36, TO Margin- 3rd, +2.43, Asst./TO Ratio- 6th, 0.99, Off. Reb.- 2nd, 14.86, Def. Reb.-3rd, 24.57.
UCLA Individual Leaders (Top 4) -- Field Goal Percentage - Dan Gadzuric, 3rd, 55.0, Rebounds - Dan Gadzuric, 4th, 8.0, Blocks - Dan Gadzuric, 3rd, 1.71, 3-Pt Field Goal Percentage - Jason Kapono, 1st, 48.2, Assists- Earl Watson, 2nd, 5.36.
Special Team Stats
The Bruins have trailed five times at halftime this season, DePaul (24-26), Colorado State (20-29), Pepperdine (32-37), at USC (34-47) and Arizona (30-28). 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 75.8 points and giving up 64.7.
The Bruins have outrebounded 12 of 15 opponents, including nine of the last 10 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 four others under 42.0 (41.5, WSU, 40.4, Gonzaga, 40.3 Iona, Washington, 39.3). 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 10 of 15 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).
Arizona State (11-5 overall, 3-2 Pacific-10)Arizona State Starting Lineup
Sun Devil Starters
Head Coach Rob Evans: In his second year as Arizona State's head coach, he is 25-21. In seven+ seasons, he is 111-102 as a head coach. He is 0-2 vs. UCLA.
The Sun Devils - Arizona State has won seven of its last nine contests. On Thursday night, they dropped a 95-92 overtime decision at USC.
Series History - UCLA leads the series, 43-9, and has won the last 21 meetings between the two schools.
Jan. 20 - No. 2 Arizona 76, No. 25 UCLA 61 - Before 12,202 at Pauley Pavilion, Arizona outscored UCLA 46-33 in the second half en route to a 76-61 victory at Pauley.
The Bruins trailed 30-28 at halftime and were tied at 32 early in the second half. The Wildcats built an 11-point lead (50-39) with 9:54 remaining and extended it to 15 (60-45) with 5:41 left. UCLA outscored Arizona 12-3 to close to within six points (63-57) with 3:55 remaining but could get no closer.
Jerome Moiso led the Bruins with a season-high 22 points, the most by a Bruin this year, and a career-high 14 rebounds. It was his fifth double-double of the year. Earl Watson contributed 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Jason Kapono added 10 points and five rebounds. UCLA shot 44.4 on field goal attempts, 14.3 (3-21) from three-point range and 50.0 (2-4) from the line with 38 rebounds, 14 assists, seven steals, six blocks and 26 turnovers.
Arizona, led by Michael Wright's 22 points and eight rebounds and Jason Gardner's 20 points and six assists, shot 47.4 from the floor, 33.3 (3-9) from three-point range and 65.5 (19-29) from the free throw line with 31 rebounds, 14 assists, 10 steals, two blocks and 15 turnovers.
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 six different starting lineups (in 15 games). 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'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.
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 1,460-627 (70.0, 2,087 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.
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 494-56 (550 games, 89.8, Jackson State was the 500th game in Pauley Pavilion on Dec. 17, 1996).
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.
UCLA HEAD COACH STEVE LAVINCareer 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 80-31 (72.1, 111 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). In his eight+ seasons as a Bruin assistant and head coach, Lavis is 206-63 (76.6, 269 games). The Gonzaga contest was his 100th game as the Bruin 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
|1997-98||24-9 (NCAA Sweet 16)|
|1996-97||24-8 (NCAA Elite Eight & Pac-10 Champ)|
|Totals||80-31 (72.1, 111 games)|
Lavin's UCLA Assistant Coaching Record
|1995-96||23-8 (NCAA, Pac-10 Champ)|
|1994-95||32-1 (NCAA & Pac-10 Champ)|
|1991-92||28-5 (NCAA Elite Eight, Pac-10 Champ)|
|Totals||126-32 (79.7, 158 games)|
|UCLA Totals||206-63 (76.6, 269 games)|
BRUINS IN THE POLLS
|Week One (Nov. 16)||12th||----|
|Week Two (Nov. 22)||13th||12th|
|Week Three (Nov. 29)||12th||13th|
|Week Four (Dec. 6)||11th||11th|
|Week Five (Dec. 13)||18th||17th|
|Week Six (Dec. 20)||18th||16th|
|Week Seven (Dec. 27)||23rd||21st|
|Week Eight (Jan. 3)||24th||20th|
|Week Nine (Jan. 10)||**||25th|
|Week 10 (Jan. 17)||25th||19th|
**unranked for the first time since week of Feb. 3, 1997 (Bruins had been unranked for seven straight weeks at that point).
UCLA PLAYER UPDATESSenior (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 eight games, Farnham is averaging 8.6 minutes, 2.5 points and 1.9 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.
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.
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, five times, last vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), one steal, seven times, last vs. WSU (1/8/00), two blocked shots vs. CS Fullerton (12/13/97).
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. Saturday 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 Thursday night, he played 11 minutes against Arizona and had four assists and one rebound.
In this week's Pac-10 stats, Bailey is 10th in steals (1.54).
In his 14 games, Bailey is averaging 16.6 minutes, 3.1 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.4 steals and shooting .700 (7-10) 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 six games, including the first four before coming off the bench against DePaul, and the last two ... 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 Thursday against Arizona, he started and played 24 minutes, finishing with two points, three assists and two rebounds.
In his 14 games, Hines is averaging 18.7 minutes, 4.3 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
1999-2000 - A co-captain with fellow junior Rico Hines and senior Sean Farnham ... One of two Bruins (with Jason Kapono) to start all 15 games ... UCLA's iron man, Watson has started every UCLA game (79) for the last two+ seasons ... Ranks No. 10 on UCLA's career assist list with 326, having passed Bill Walton (316) against North Carolina ... Needs just three steals (has 142, 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 eight times this season and 38 times in his career ... Including ties, Watson has led the Bruins in assists 13 times and in steals on five occasions.
After 15 games, Watson is averaging 34.6 minutes (first on the team), 10.9 points (third among active players), 4.1 rebounds and a team-high 5.3 assists and 1.9 steals while shooting 40.5 from the field, 34.6 (18-52) from three-point range and 66.7 (26-39) from the foul line.
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 Thursday 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.
In his last nine games, he is averaging 12.0 points (108) while shooting 45.7 from the floor (42-92).
In this week's Pac-10 stats, Watson is second in assists (5.36), seventh in steals (1.93) and 10th in three-point field goal percentage (39.1).
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, 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).
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.Thursday against Arizona, he played 15 minutes and had two points, two rebounds and one blocked shot.
In his 10 games, he is averaging 5.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 14.3 minutes while shooting 45.8 from the field (61.8 from two-point range).
His season-highs are - a career-high tying 28 minutes vs.Purdue, 10 points vs. Purdue and USC, a career-high 10 rebounds vs. Maine, two assists vs. WSU, one blocked shot, four times, last vs. Arizona, one steal vs. Maine and WSU.
His career-bests are 28 minutes vs. Santa Clara (11/19/98) and Purdue (12/30/99), 11 points vs. CS Northridge (12/19/98), 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).
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 12 of 15 games, including each of the last 11 ... 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. Thursday against Arizona, he played 21 minutes and finished with six points (3-7, 0-0), one rebound and one blocked shot.
In this week's Pac-10 stats, Gadzuric is third in field goal percentage (55.0), fourth in rebounding (8.0) and third in blocked shots (1.71).
In his last 11 games, he is averaging 10.4 points (114) and 8.6 rebounds (95) while shooting 53.2 (50 of 94) from the field.
After 15 games, Gadzuric is averaging 23.9 minutes, 9.8 points (fourth among active players), 7.5 rebounds (T-first on the team) and a team-high 1.7 blocked shots, while shooting 54.2 (64-118, 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 10 of 15 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
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 Thursday -- 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.
In his 12 games (one start vs. Fairfield), Knight is averaging 10.8 minutes, 5.9 points and 2.1 rebounds while shooting 44.4 from the field, 39.4 (13-33) from three-point range and 71.4 (10-14) from the foul line.
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
1999-2000 - Jerome is currently second on the team in scoring (13.9) and is tied for the team lead in rebounding (7.5) ... Has started 14 of 15 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 five times in rebounding (a career-high 14 versus Arizona, 11 at North Carolina, 10 vs. Iona and Fairfield and eight vs. South Florida) ... Has scored in double figures in 12 of 15 games and 28 times in his career ... Has recorded five double-doubles this season (six in his career) ... Had back-to-back double-doubles (14/10 vs. Iona and 20/10 vs. Fairfield, was Pac-10 Player of the Week nominee for his efforts) for first time in his career.
In this week's Pac-10 stats, Moiso is 16th in scoring (13.4), seventh in rebounding (7.1) and seventh in blocked shots (1.36).
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 Thursday 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. His 22 points are the most by a Bruin this year.
After 15 games, Moiso is second on the team in scoring (13.9) and blocked shots (1.4) and is tied for the team in rebounding (7.5), and third in minutes (23.9) and is shooting 51.8 from the field and 61.3 from the line. He has recorded 11 blocked shots in his last four games.
Moiso's season-high are - 40 minutes vs. North Carolina and Arizona, 22 vs. Arizona, 14 rebounds vs. Arizona, two assists, six times, last vs. North Carolina, three blocked shots, three times, last vs. North Carolina, 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), three blocked shots, four times, last vs. North Carolina (1/15/00).
4 JaRon Rush, 6-7, So., F, Kansas City, MO (Pembroke Hill School)
1999-2000 - Was suspended on Dec. 10 while UCLA investigates a possible NCAA violation (UCLA has concluded its investigation and a report was received by the NCAA on Jan. 14) and has missed the last 10 contests ...Had been slowed most of fall camp with a strained right elbow ... Came off the bench for UCLA's first three games ... Has led the Bruins in rebounding once (seven vs. Morgan State) ...Vs. Morgan State, Rush played a season-high 20 minutes, with season-high totals in points (14), rebounds (seven), assists (four, career-high) and steals (two).
In his three games, Rush is averaging 11.3 points (No. 4 on the team), 4.7 rebounds (third on the team) and shooting 56.5 from the field (third on the team), 33.3 (3-9) from three-point range and 83.3 (5-6, No. 2 on the team) from the foul line.
His season-highs are-20 minutes vs. Morgan State, 14 points vs. Morgan State, seven rebounds vs. Morgan State, a career-high four assists vs. Morgan State, two steals, twice, last vs. Morgan State.
His career-highs are 36 minutes, four times, last vs. Detroit (3/11/99), 23 points vs. Syracuse (2/21/99), 15 rebounds vs. Washington (2/27/99), four assists vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), six steals vs. Washington (2/27/99), two blocked shots, twice, last vs. Arizona State (3/4/99).
34 Ray Young, 6-3, So., G, Oakland (St.
Joseph Notre Dame)
1999-2000 -He had started 10 consecutive games before coming off the bench against North Carolina ... Came off the bench to play 17 minutes vs. Iona, and scored a career-high 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. Thursday against Arizona, he played just 10 minutes and finished with one rebound.
In 15 games, Young is averaging 20.9 minutes, 6.4 points and 2.7 rebounds and shooting 37.9 from the field and 37.0 (17-46, fourth on the team) from three-point range.
His season-highs are- 33 minutes vs. Purdue, a career-high 17 points vs. Iona, a career-high tying six rebounds, three times, last vs. DePaul, a career-high four assists vs. Morgan State, a career-high four steals vs. Morgan State.
His career-bests are--34 minutes at Louisville (1/23/99), 17 points vs. Iona (11/27/99), six rebounds, six times, last vs. DePaul (12/18/99), four assists vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), four steals vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), two blocked shots vs. Arizona State (1/4/99).
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 15 games ... Has led the Bruins in scoring seven times (20, DePaul, 10, Gonzaga, 15 Maine, 19, Purdue, 19. Washington, 20, Washington State, 21, USC), including four of the last six games ... Has scored in double figures in 13 of 15 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 a career-high 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 Thursday night, he played 35 minutes and contributed 10 points (4-10, 2-6, 0-0), five rebounds, two steals, one assist and 10 turnovers.
In this week's Pac-10 stats, Kapono is 11th in scoring (15.1), ninth in field goal percentage (52.6) and first in three-point field goal percentage (48.2).
In 15 games, Kapono is averaging 32.9 minutes (second on the team), 14.7 points (first on the team) and 4.9 rebounds (third on the team). He is shooting 51.8 from the field, 46.8 (29-62, first on the team) from three-point range and 74.1 (20-27, first on the team among players with two attempts per game) from the foul line. He has made three three-point field goals in six of the last 11 games and is shooting 52.1 (25 of 48) from the arc in that span.
In his last six games, he is averaging 17.2 points (103), 4.7 rebounds (28) and 2.3 assists (14) while shooting 58.3 (42 of 72) from the field, 51.9 (14-27) from three-point range and 71.4 (5-7) from the line.
His career and season-highs are-39 minutes vs. DePaul and Purdue, 21 points vs. USC, 11 rebounds vs. Pepperdine, six assists vs. Washington State, three steals vs. USC.
1999-2000 TEAM STATS (15 Games)
|(Pts.-Reb.)||Jerome Moiso (5)|
|Dan Gadzuric (3)|
|Jason Kapono (1)|
|Double Figures (Pts.)||Jason Kapono (13)|
|Jerome Moiso (12)|
|Dan Gadzuric (8)|
|Earl Watson (8)|
|Ray Young (3)|
|Billy Knight (3)|
|JaRon Rush (2)|
|Matt Barnes (2)|
|Rico Hines (1)|
|20-Pt. Scoring||Jason Kapono (3)|
|Jerome Moiso (3)|
|Earl Watson (1)|
|Double Figures (Reb.)||Jerome Moiso (5)|
|Dan Gadzuric (4)|
|Jason Kapono (1)|
|Matt Barnes (1)|
|Double Figures (Ast.)||Earl Watson (1)|
|Leading Scorers||Jason Kapono (7)|
|Jerome Moiso (6)|
|(w/Ties)||Earl Watson (3)|
|Billy Knight (1)|
|Leading Rebounders||Dan Gadzuric (5)|
|Jerome Moiso (5)|
|(w/Ties)||Matt Barnes (2)|
|Jason Kapono (2)|
|JaRon Rush (1)|
|Earl Watson (1)|
|Leading Assists||Earl Watson (12)|
|(w/Ties)||Ryan Bailey (3)|
|Ray Young (2)|
|Jason Kapono (2)|
|JaRon Rush (1)|
|Jerome Moiso (1)|
|Leading Steals||Earl Watson (5)|
|(w/Ties)||Jerome Moiso (5)|
|Jason Kapono (3)|
|Rico Hines (3)|
|Ray Young (2)|
|Ryan Bailey (2)|
|Dan Gadzuric (2)|
1999-2000 FOR THE RECORD (15 Games)
|UCLA 80 Pts. or Over||5-0|
|UCLA 79 Pts. or Under||5-5|
|Opp. 80 Pts. or more.||1-1|
|Opp Under 80 Pts.||9-4|
|Leading at Half||Tied||Trailing at Half|
|FG % of .500 or better||Less than .500|
|Opp. FG % under .400||4-1|
|Opp. FG% between .400-.500||7-3|
|Opp. FG% over .500||0-0|
|Outshooting Opp.||Outshot by Opp.|
|UCLA Reb. Advantage||Opp. Advantage||Tied|
With five minutes to play (in regulation)
UCLA leads with 5:00 to play: 10-1
UCLA trails with 5:00 to play: 0-3
UCLA tied with 5:00 to play: 0-0
Margin of Victory
|One Point: 0-2||Two Points: 2-0|
|Three Points: 1-0||Four Points: 0-0|
|5-10 Pts.: 1-0||11-15 Pts.: 1-1|
|16-19 Pts.: 2-1||20 or more: 4-0|
Night and Day