Jan. 20, 2004
UCLA'S NEXT GAME
UCLA (9-4 overall, Pac-10 5-1, 2nd place) at No. 2 STANFORD (14-0 overall, Pac-10 5-0, 1st place), Thursday, Jan. 22, Maples Pavilion, Stanford, CA, 5:30 p.m. PT (TV-FSN/Radio-XTRA Sports 690/1150,with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean).
UCLA at CALIFORNIA - Saturday, Jan. 24, Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA, 1:00 p.m.PT (TV-CBS, Channel 2 in Los Angeles/Radio-XTRA Sports 690/1150,with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean). The Golden Bears (6-8 overall, Pac-10 2-3, 6th place tie) host USC on Thursday.
UCLA HEAD COACH Ben Howland -
In his first season at UCLA and 10th year as a collegiate head coach.
In his last two seasons at Pittsburgh - in 2003, he led the Panthers to a 28-5 overall record, No. 4 national ranking, NCAA "Sweet 16" and the Big East Tournament Championship and in 2002, Pittsburgh was 29-6 overall (school record for wins), advanced to the NCAA "Sweet 16" and the Big East Tournament title game and Howland was the consensus National Coach of the Year.
This will be Howland's first meeting vs. the Bay Area schools as UCLA's head coach. In his career, he has never faced Stanford and is 3-0 vs. California, including the second round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament, defeating the Golden Bears 63-50 in Pittsburgh.
UCLA STAFF -
Joining Howland are assistant coaches - Donny Daniels, for the last three seasons was the head coach at CS Fullerton; Ernie Zeigler, for the last two years served on Howland's Pittsburgh staff and Kerry Keating, for the last two seasons was at Tennessee under Buzz Peterson, along with Director of Operations Chris Carlson, who for the last two seasons served in the same capacity for Howland at Pittsburgh. Rounding out the staff is Administrative Assistant Doug Erickson, in his 12th season.
UCLA'S LAST GAMES -
Jan. 17 - No. 7 Arizona 97, at UCLA 72 -
Before 12,621 (largest home crowd of the season) in Pauley Pavilion, Arizona won for the second consecutive season in Pauley, defeating UCLA 97-72 and handing the Bruins their first conference loss and snapping UCLA's five-game Pac-10 winning streak. Arizona's 97 points was a UCLA opponent single-game high. Trailing 48-37 at halftime, UCLA pulled to within seven points (53-46) in the second half, on a jumper by T. J. Cummings with 15:48 left to play. But the Wildcats then went on a 10-0 run and led 63-46 (13:23 left) on a layin by Mustafa Shakur. UA led by as many as 30 points in the second half (92-62, 4:54 remaining) and finished with a 25-point victory margin (97-72). The Bruins had three players in double figures - Dijon Thompson's team-high 19 points, five rebounds and four assists; Trevor Ariza's 18 points and Cummings' 12. UCLA shot 40.3 (25-62) from the field, 33.3 (8-24) from three-point range and 73.7 (14-19) from the foul line, with 31 rebounds and nine turnovers. Arizona shot an opponent season-high 54.4 (37-68) from the field, an opponent season-high 60.9 (14, a Pauley Pavilion record-23) from three-point range and 75.0 (9-12) from the foul line, with a game-high 39 rebounds, an opponent season-high 19 assists and nine turnovers. With the victory, the Wildcats ended their two-game league losing streak and improved to 11-3 overall and 3-2 in the Pac-10. Arizona was led by Channing Frye's game-high 26 points and 10 rebounds.
Jan. 15 - at UCLA 66, Arizona State 58 -
The Bruins won their fifth Pac-10 game in a row before 9,327 in Pauley Pavilion, beating Arizona State 66-58. UCLA's win snapped a three-game ASU winning streak over the Bruins (including ASU wins over UCLA in Pauley in 2003 and 2002).
Leading 34-25 at halftime, the Bruins led by as many as 13 points in the second-half on three occasions, the final time at 51-38 (7:59 left to play) on two free throws by Trevor Ariza. In the next five minutes, the Sun Devils outscored UCLA 14-5 and pulled to within four points (56-52, 3:02 left) on a drive and bank shot by Jason Braxton. With 24 seconds remaining, ASU got to within three points (61-58) on a three-pointer by Wilfried Fameni. The Bruins stopped the ASU rally by hitting 5-6 free throws in the final 23 seconds to secure the 68-58 victory (in the final 4:29, UCLA connected on 12-14 free throws, including 5-6 by Cedric Bozeman and 4-4 from T. J. Cummings).
For the third straight game, UCLA was led by T. J. Cummings, who had a game-high 21 points and a season-high 12 rebounds (second consecutive double-double), along with 19 points from Dijon Thompson and 16 points from Ariza.
The Bruins shot 42.9 (21-49) from the field, 25.0 (3-12) from three-point range and 75.0 (21-28, second-highest percentage this season) from the foul line, with a game-high 39 rebounds and 17 turnovers.
ASU shot 35.2 (19-54) from the field, an opponent season-low 7.7 (1-13) from the three-point line and 76.0 (19-25) from the foul line, with 29 turnovers and a game-low nine turnovers. ASU dropped to 6-7 overall and 0-4 in the league and were led by Steve Moore's 17 points. The Bruins held Ike Diogu, the league's top scorer coming into the game (23.4) to 15 points (including 3-14 from the field).
HEAD COACH MIKE MONTGOMERY -
In his 18th season at Stanford with a 377-165 school mark and in 25+ years as a head coach, he was at Montana from 1979-86, he's 531-242. Montgomery has guided Stanford to the last nine NCAA Tournaments, including the 1998 Final Four. He's 17-18 vs. the Bruins, including 8-9 in Maples.
THE CARDINAL -
One of four unbeaten teams in the U. S. (14-0), Stanford leads the Pac-10 with a 5-0 mark, including an 82-72 win at Arizona on Jan. 10. On Saturday, Stanford defeated archrival Cal in Maples, 68-61.
SERIES HISTORY -
UCLA leads it 124-84. Stanford won both games last season (52-51 at Stanford/93-84 in Pauley, the Cardinal has won the last six games in Pauley) and has swept three of the last six series' (2003-1999-1998). UCLA has won three of the last four games in Maples (losing last season). Two of UCLA's recent wins at Stanford were when the Cardinal was ranked No. 1 in the U. S. (Feb. 3, 2001, UCLA 79-Stanford 73 (Stanford was 20-0 entering that game and was the last undefeated team in the nation) and March 4, 2000, UCLA 94-Stanford 93OT).
Dijon Thompson - UCLA'S PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE -
In the loss to Arizona, Thompson had a team-high 19 points (8-18, 2-9, 1-2), with five rebounds (3-2), four assists and three turnovers in 34 minutes. In UCLA's win over Arizona State, he scored 19 points (7-12, 2-5, 3-4), with four rebounds (2-2), a season-high tying one blocked shot and three turnovers in 33 minutes.
PAC-10 PLAY -
UCLA is 5-1 in Pac-10 play. Last season, the Bruins did not earn their fifth league win until March 6, making their record 5-12. The last time the Bruins started 5-0 in league play prior to this season was 1996.
UCLA is allowing opponents to shoot just .412 from the floor. Only three opponents (Arizona, .544; UCSB, .522; Michigan, .463) have shot better than .435 and five have been held under .400. UCLA has outrebounded six of its last eight opponents (plus one tie). Overall, the Bruins have been outrebounded just three times in 13 games. UCLA's 53 second-half point total against Oregon State is its highest output of the year for any half. In Pac-10 play, UCLA is shooting .477 from the floor while holding opponents to .424. The Bruins are outrebounding their opponents by 4.1 boards per game.
PAC-10 MEDIA DAY-BRUINS SELECTED SIXTH IN PRESEASON VOTE -
Nov. 6 was Pac-10 Media Day at the LAX Hilton. According to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball, Arizona was picked to win the 2004 conference title, the Bruins were selected sixth. Here's the vote total -1. Arizona (26) 339, 2. Stanford (7) 321, 3. California (1) 238, 4. Oregon 215, 5. USC (1) 207, 6. UCLA 188, 7. Arizona State 185, 8. Washington 108, 9. Washington State 69, 10. Oregon State 55.
Brian Morrison -
in the second half vs. Michigan State (12/20), Morrison suffered a left hamstring strain and is out approximately 2-3 weeks. He has missed the last five games and his status for this week's games vs. the Bay area schools is undecided. At the time of his injury, he was UCLA's No. 3 scorer (11.8), No. 3 in minutes (31.7) and top three-point shooter (45.9, 17-37). In UCLA's 84-70 win over UC Riverside on Dec. 3 in Pauley Pavilion, Morrison scored a career-high 28 points.
T. J. CUMMINGS -
Cummings was cleared to play on Dec. 17 after being academically ineligible for the first quarter. In his debut contest vs. UC Santa Barbara, Cummings led the Bruins with 14 points in 26 minutes off the bench. He then started his first game of the season vs. Michigan State and again led UCLA in scoring (25 minutes, 13 points, five rebounds, a career-high tying three assists and one steal).
Trevor Ariza -
UCLA freshman Trevor Ariza made his regular season debut in the Bruins' win over LMU (Dec. 13), playing 32 minutes, with 14 points, seven rebounds and two assists and blocked shots. Since Nov. 28, Ariza had been sidelined with spontaneous pneumothorax. (the presence of air within the pleural cavity of the lungs) and missed the Bruins' first three regular season games.
Matt McKinney -
On Nov. 4, UCLA announced that McKinney, 6-8 redshirt freshman forward from Santa Ynez HS, would miss 6-8 weeks because of a fractured bone in his left foot. The foot was casted (with no surgery). McKinney originally injured his left foot on June 15 during his first game in the Say-No Summer League at West Los Angeles College. McKinney's left foot was recently removed from the cast and he's now facing 2-3 weeks of rehabilitation.
NELL AND JOHN WOODEN COURT -
On Saturday, Dec. 20, before 12,433, when UCLA defeated Michigan State, the floor of Pauley Pavilion was dedicated - "Nell and John Wooden Court", named after the Bruins' legendary coach John Wooden and his late wife, Nell.
There were more than 60 of Coach Wooden's players who attended, including Bruin All-Americans -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor/1967-69), Bill Walton (1972-74), Marques Johnson (1977), Dave Meyers (1975), Jamaal Wilkes (Keith Wilkes/1973-74), Henry Bibby (1972), Sidney Wicks (1970-71), Michael Warren (1968), Lucius Allen (1968), Walt Hazzard (1963-64), John Green (1962), Willie Naulls (1956) and George Stanich (1950).
VINTAGE UNIFORMS -
for the Michigan State game and the Wooden Court dedication, the Bruins wore jerseys similar to those of UCLA's 1964 NCAA title squad (the first UCLA NCAA Championship won by John Wooden/this is the 40th anniversary season of that first NCAA Championship won by UCLA in men's basketball. 1964/2004).
UCLA has worn the vintage uniforms in all home games (since Michigan State) and is 3-1 (losing to Arizona).
THE WOODEN CLASSIC -
UCLA's appearance in the 2003 Wooden Classic was its seventh, with an overall mark of 5-2. It was also announced the Bruins will appear in the 2004 Wooden Classic (Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 - along with Arizona/the other two teams and the pairings will be announced at a later date).
UCLA REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE -
Featuring nine NCAA Tournament teams (14 games), along with two NIT representatives. The teams from last season's NCAA are- "Elite Eight" Kentucky, Michigan State and Arizona; "Sweet 16" Notre Dame and Vermont, along with Oregon, Arizona State, Stanford and California. St. John's won the 2003 NIT title and UC Santa Barbara also played in last year's NIT.
Here's a list of the Bruin preseason team and individual honors. -Athlon - Team-postseason prediction/NIT, No. 7 in Pac-10; Individual - Dijon Thompson. 2nd team All-Pac-10; Trevor Ariza, No. 29 incoming freshman in the U. S.; Coaches - Kerry Keating, Top 10 assistant coach in the U. S. -Basketball News -Team - No. 4 in the Pac-10; Individual - Brian Morrison, Impact Transfer; Dijon Thompson, 2nd team All-Pac-10. -Lindy's - Team - No. 7 in the Pac-10; Individual - Dijon Thompson, No. 13 small forward in the U. S./second-team All-Pac-10. -Sporting News - Team- No. 7 in the Pac-10; Individual - Dijon Thompson, No. 12 small forward in the U. S./2nd team All-Pac-10; Ten Other Formidable Front Courts-(Trevor Ariza, T. J. Cummings, Ryan Hollins, Dijon Thompson). -Street & Smith's - Team-No. 6 in the Pac-10; Individual - Trevor Ariza, All-West Incoming Freshman (Top 100 College Freshmen).
UCLA SIGNS TOP 10 NATIONAL CLASS - ARRON AFFLALO, JORDAN FARMAR, LORENZO MATA AND JOSH SHIPP
UCLA head coach Ben Howland on Wednesday (Nov. 12) announced the National Letter of Intent signings of four players, all ranked in the nation's Top 100 among U. S. high school seniors. The four prep standouts, all from southern California are -6-5, 190-pound shooting guard Arron Afflalo from Compton Centennial HS; 6-2, 170-pound point guard Jordan Farmar from Taft HS in Woodland Hills; 6-9, 220-pound center Lorenzo Mata from South Gate HS and 6-5, 200-pound wing Josh Shipp from Los Angles Fairfax HS.
According to national recruiting experts, the Bruin class is ranked - No. 7 by Rob Harrington (prepstars.com), No. 9 by Clark Francis (Hoop Scoop) and No. 10 by Dave Telep (the insidershoops.com).
Here's a biographical breakdown of UCLA's four recruits, all incoming UCLA freshman next fall.
As a junior last season at Compton Centennial HS under coach Rod Palmer (who lettered at UCLA from 1986-87 and concluded his collegiate career at UC Irvine), Afflalo led the Apaches to a 19-11 overall record, to the CIF SS Div. III-A title game, the Div. III regional semifinals and a share of the Bay League title. A prolific scorer, he averaged 26.2 points a game (he scored 30 or more points on seven occasions and had a career-high 42 points vs. Carson at the one-day Pangos Dream Tournament in Pauley Pavilion last January) and also contributed 5.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists. In 2003, Afflalo was the Wooden Award Div. III Player of the Year, All-State Cal-Hi Sports, the CIF-SS Div. III-A co-Player of the Year and the Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Player of the Year.
Howland on Afflalo
"Arron is a classic two guard. I'm excited about his toughness and how he plays the game so hard and aggressive, yet so skillful. He's a good passer and shooter who does a good job of putting the ball to the floor and getting to the basket. He also has a chance to be an excellent defender, but what I like best about Arron is he's a very good competitor."
As a junior last season under coach Derrick Taylor, Farmar led Taft to a 25-6 overall record and to the CIF Los Angeles City section semifinals (the first time in school history). He averaged 28.5 points, 9.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds. At last year's Simi Valley Tournament, Farmar averaged 43 points in four games. He was the 2003 Los Angeles Daily News co-Player of the Year.
Howland on Farmar
"Jordan is a true point guard. Looking at all the point guards (coming out of high school next year) from summer camps, Jordan was without a doubt among the top three in the country. He's an outstanding playmaker and shooter and I like his leadership qualities and competitive nature. Like all great point guards, he makes everyone else around him a better player."
Mata is the first South Gate HS boys basketball player in the school's history to receive a Div. I scholarship. As a junior last season under coach Sal Serrano, Mata had 25 double-doubles (in 26 contests) and averaged 21.4 points, 14.3 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots. He earned All-Los Angeles City Section and was a Long Beach Press-Telegram first-team performer. Mata's only been playing basketball for four years and could be a candidate for the Mexican National Team in the future.
Howland on Mata
"I'm extremely pleased with Lorenzo's signing and what he brings to UCLA. He's a very strong, athletic inside player who can block shots and rebound. He's a good defender who has a nice touch around the basket."
As a junior last season at Fairfax HS under coach Harvey Kitani, Shipp helped lead Fairfax to the City finals and averaged 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists and earned All-State underclassman and All-City second team honors. His father, Joe, was a USC football player; his older brother, Joe, was a senior forward last season at California and in 2003 he led the Pac-10 in scoring (20.4 points) and his sister, Britteny, attends UCLA.
Howland on Shipp
"Josh is an outstanding wing player. He is very skilled as an outside shooter and passer who comes from a great athletic family. Josh continues to get better and better each and every year and he will be an outstanding player here at UCLA."
WALT HAZZARD NAMED TO 2004 PAC-10 HALL OF HONOR -
Hazzard, who led the Bruins to their first NCAA Championship (1964) and coached UCLA from 1985-88, will be UCLA's third inductee into the prestigious Pac-10 Hall of Honor (joining 2002 charter member John Wooden and 2003 inductee Kareem Abdul-Jabbar). A three-year starter and two-time All-American (1963-64) for the Bruins as a 6-2 guard under Wooden, Hazzard was the keystone to UCLA's first NCAA Championship in 1964 and first unbeaten season (30-0). As a senior co-captain in 1964, he averaged a career-high 18.6 points, was named the Outstanding Player at the NCAA Final Four and earned National Player of the Year honors from the USBWA and the Helms Athletic Foundation. At the conclusion of his Bruin career, Hazzard's 1,401 points were tops in school history. In 1964 after winning the NCAA crown, Hazzard also won a gold medal representing the U. S. team at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. A first-round draft choice of the Lakers, he played 10 years in the NBA, including one appearance in the NBA All-Star game. From 1985-88, Hazzard returned to UCLA as the Bruins' head men's basketball coach. In four winning seasons (his overall record was 77-47, 62.1), he led UCLA to two 20+ win campaigns, the 1987 Pac-10 regular and postseason championships, a 1987 NCAA second round advancement and two NIT bids, including the 1985 NIT Championship, in his first season as the Bruins' head coach. In 1987, Hazzard was the Pac-10 Coach of the Year. Joining Hazzard in the 2004 class are - Khalid Reeves (Arizona), Lafayette "Fat" Lever (Arizona State), Jason Kidd (California), Ron Lee (Oregon), Mel Counts (Oregon State), Howard "Howie" Dallmar (Stanford), Bob Boyd (USC), James Edwards (Washington) and George Raveling (Washington State). The 2004 Pac-10 Hall of Honor banquet will take place on Wednesday, March 10 in conjunction with the 2004 Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament, held at The Staples Center in Los Angeles (March 11-13).
JEROME "POOH" RICHARDSON INDUCTED INTO UCLA ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME -
UCLA's standout point guard from 1986-89, Richardson was inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 3. During his four years (1986-89) as the Bruins' point guard, Richardson earned All-Pac-10 honors for three consecutive seasons (1987-89) and ended his career as the school's all-time leader in assists (833), steals (189, now No. 4), three-point FG% (46.4, 52-112) and games played (122, now No. 15). Following his collegiate career, Richardson had a 10-year career in the NBA, last playing with the Los Angeles Clippers, and he has endowed a UCLA athletic scholarship.
STREET & SMITH'S COLLECTORS EDITION - GREATEST COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYERS -
Seven Bruins are highlighted - No. 1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor/1967-69), No. 2 Bill Walton (1972-74), No. 49 Gail Goodrich (1963-65), No. 66 Sidney Wicks (1969-71), No. 68 Walt Hazzard (1962-64), No. 73 Marques Johnson (1974-77) and No. 86 Keith (Jamaal) Wilkes (1972-74). Also noted is legendary Bruin head coach John Wooden, No. 81 during his playing days at Purdue (1929-32)
UCLA HEAD COACH Ben Howland
Ben Howland is in his first season as UCLA's head coach. Here's a quick year-by-year review of his Div. I collegiate head coaching career (prior to UCLA). 2002-03 (Pittsburgh) - led the Panthers to its second consecutive NCAA "Sweet 16", to the school's first ever Big East Tournament title and second consecutive Big East West crown. 2001-02 (Pittsburgh) - Consensus National Coach of the Year, leading the Panthers to a school record 29 victories, NCAA "Sweet 16", Big East West title and Big East Tournament Championship game. 2000-01 (Pittsburgh) - Pitt advanced to the second round of the NIT and to the Big East Tournament Championship game. 1999-00 (Pittsburgh) - first season at Pitt. 1998-99 (Northern Arizona) - first team in NCAA history to lead the NCAA in both FG% (52.3) and 3-PT FG% (44.5). 1997-98 (Northern Arizona) - led NAU to first-ever NCAA Tournament bid and to the Big Sky regular and postseason titles. Led nation in 3-PT FG% (43.0), second in FG% (52.3). 1996-97 (Northern Arizona) - orchestrated the 10th best single-season turnaround in NCAA history. Big Sky regular season champion and led nation in 3-PT FG% (4.19) and second in FG% (51.6). 1995-96 (Northern Arizona) - second year at NAU. 1994-95 (Northern Arizona) - first year at NAU.
HOWLAND PRESS CONFERENCES -
held (most Tuesdays) in the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame Press Room at 1:30 p.m./following Holland, Bruin players will be available in the press room at 2 p.m.) - Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 2 (last regular season press conference).
HOWLAND/PAC-10 WEEKLY HEAD COACHES MEDIA TELECONFERENCE CALL -
Beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 30 (and every Tuesday during the regular season/last call Tuesday, March 9). It begins at 10:35 a.m. through 11:47 a.m. (Howland is 11:47-11:55 a.m.). The media telephone number is 913-981-5571.
UCLA VS. NO. 1 - UCLA's 96-89OT victory over No. 1 Arizona on Mar. 13, 2003, in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament, was the fourth over a top-ranked team in as many years. On Jan. 12, 2002, UCLA defeated No. 1 Kansas, 87-77, at Pauley Pavilion. On Feb. 3, 2001, UCLA's 79-73 victory over No. 1 Stanford, the last undefeated team at the time, was its second against the No. 1 team in the nation in less than one year. Its victory over No. 1 Stanford on March 4, 2000 was the school's first over a No. 1 team since Dec. 1, 1986, when the Bruins defeated No. 1 North Carolina, 89-84 at Pauley Pavilion. The last time UCLA defeated a No. 1 team that late in the season was in 1980, when the Bruins upset DePaul in the second round of the NCAA Tournament en route to the title game against Louisville.
UCLA has defeated the nation's No. 1 team on the Associated Press poll on 10 occasions, ranking first on the all-time list along with North Carolina. Behind the Bruins and the Tar Heels (as of Jan. 17) - Maryland (9), Duke (8), Oklahoma/Georgia Tech (7) and Kentucky,/Notre Dame/Ohio State (6).
In Bruin history, during the regular season, UCLA is 7-11 vs. the No. 1 team, including last season's overtime win over Arizona in the Pac-10 Tournament. In the NCAA Tournament, the Bruins have a record of 3-6 vs. the nation's No. 1 ranked team, including UCLA's 76-63 loss to Duke in the 2001 NCAA East Region "Sweet 16".
PAULEY PAVILION (12,819) -
Pauley is in its 39th season as the home of Bruin basketball. UCLA's all-time Pauley Pavilion record is 535-77 (612 games, 87.4). The Bruins are 7-2 this season in Pauley, losing to UC Santa Barbara 61-60 on Dec. 17 and Arizona 97-72 on Jan. 17.
UCLA's overtime win vs. No. 18 Cal on Feb. 20, 2003 was UCLA's 600th game in Pauley Pavilion. The win over Washington on March 11, 2000 was UCLA's 500th victory on its home court.
On Feb. 19, 1997 in UCLA's 82-60 win over USC, the largest crowd in Pauley Pavilion history watched that game (13,382; previous high was 13,037 vs. Oregon, 3/11/95). Then, four days later (Feb. 23, 1997) in the 73-69 win over Duke, UCLA set a new attendance record 13,478, breaking the old one by 96.
The last time the Bruins were unbeaten at home for a regular season was in 1994-95 (15-0, California did beat UCLA at home that season but later forfeited the game). The Bruins finished 1998-99 at Pauley 15-1 (losing only to Stanford).
UCLA HISTORY -
Entering 2003-04 (84 years), the Bruins had an overall school record of 1,525-674 (.693), No. 11 on the all-time NCAA chart. With a current 9-4 record, UCLA's overall mark is 1534-678 (2,212 games, .693).
UCLA's 11 NCAA Championships is an NCAA record (Kentucky is second with seven), UCLA has been to 14 Final Fours (Kentucky 13) and the Bruins are second in NCAA Tournament appearances (36, Kentucky is first with 44). In NCAA play, the Bruins are also second in victories (85) and winning percentage (.733).
BRUINS IN THE NBA
2003-04 - Note: On Jan. 18, Matt Barnes signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. Entering the preseason, UCLA had 11 players on NBA rosters - Matt Barnes (Seattle Supersonics, released; signed with ABA Long Beach); Mitchell Butler (Washington Wizards, eighth season); Baron Davis (New Orleans Hornets, fifth season); Dan Gadzuric (Milwaukee Bucks, second season); Jason Kapono (Cleveland Cavaliers, rookie); Jelani McCoy (Cleveland Cavaliers, sixth season, released); Reggie Miller (Indiana Pacers, 17th season); Jerome Moiso (Toronto Raptors, fourth season); Tracy Murray (Portland Trail Blazers, 12th season) and Earl Watson (Memphis Grizzlies, third season) and Ray Young (Boston Celtics, released, signed with the CBA Gary, IN Steelheads).
In all, the Pac-10 had 41 players on opening day NBA rosters, the second-highest conference total (behind the ACC's 50).
Darrick Martin (1989-92, who played seven years in the NBA), is a member of the Harlem Globetrotters. On Nov. 1, the Globetrotters, with Earvin "Magic" Johnson a member of the team, defeated Michigan State (Magic's alma mater), 97-83 and were led by Martin's 38 points.
XTRA SPORTS 690/1150 -
The 2003-04 basketball season will be UCLA's seventh on XTRA Sports 690/1150. Chris Roberts, a four-time Golden Mike Award winner, is in his 12th season as the voice of the Bruins. Joining Roberts in his second season as analyst is Don MacLean, the leading scorer (2,608) in UCLA and Pac-10 history.
Roberts was nationally recognized on Oct. 27 by ESPN's Dick Vitale, when Vitale placed Roberts on his "All-Radio Voices Team". Vitale called it his "All-Cawood Ledford Team", in honor of the legendary Kentucky broadcaster. Roberts joined 15 other well-known college play-by-play voices on Vitale's "Sweet 16" broadcast team.
ON THE INTERNET -
UCLA games are also available via the internet at (www.uclabruins.com). Fans could also listen to the broadcasts on the telephone by dialing 1-800-846-4700 (ext. 5929). UCLA releases and results for all sports are on the internet (www.uclabruins.com).
Updated notes released each Monday beginning Nov. 17 and continuing through the season. Pac-10 information is available on the Pac-10 home page. Point your web browser to http://www.pac-10.org.