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Watson, Kapono Named UCLA Co-MVPs For 2000-01
By: UCLA Athletics

March 12, 2001

LOS ANGELES - UCLA senior guard Earl Watson and sophomore forward Jason Kapono were given the Coach John Wooden Award as the Bruins' Most Valuable Players at UCLA's annual awards/dinner banquet held Monday night at the Beverly Hilton. Last season, Watson and Kapono shared the MVP award with then-sophomore forward Jerome Moiso.

Watson, with his start on Thursday night vs. Hofstra in an East Region first round NCAA Tournament game, will tie the school record for starts (127, Don MacLean, 1989-92) and he's looking to become the only four-year player in school history to start every regular season and NCAA Tournament game. He's also UCLA's all-time leader in steals (229). Kapono is No. 1 in school history in three-point shooting percentage (46.5, 158-340) and recently went over the 1,000 point total (1,042), only the third player in school history to do it by the end of his sophomore season and just the fifth player to do it in his first two years.

Watson and Kapono's recent honors have included first-team All-Pacific-10 and NABC first-team All-Dist. 15. Kapono is also on the final ballot for the John R. Wooden Award and All-American team. Both players have started all 29 games this season for the Bruins.

Below is a complete list of the awards given out Monday night.

  • Bob "Ace" Calkins Memorial Award (free throw champion)'Jason Kapono (87.6, 127-145)
  • Elvin C. "Ducky" Drake Memorial Award (for competitive spirit, inspiration and unselfish contributions)'Ryan Bailey/Jason Flowers
  • Bruin Hoopsters J. D. Morgan Memorial Award (outstanding team play)'Matt Barnes
  • UCLA Alumni Association Award (academic achievement and team contribution)'Jason Flowers
  • Bruin Bench Basketball Award (most improvement in all-around play and mental attitude)'Billy Knight
  • Seymour Armond Memorial Award (most valuable freshman)'T. J. Cummings
  • Irv Pohlmeyer Memorial Award (outstanding defensive player)'Dan Gadzuric
  • Coach John Wooden Award (most valuable player)'Earl Watson,, Jason Kapono
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Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, Mar 10 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 11 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 11 - 8:30 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Mar 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, Mar 15 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Four
Dayton, OH
Thursday, Mar 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Saturday, Mar 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Thursday, Mar 24 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Mar 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
Monday, Apr 04 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
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