UCLA and VCU Square Off in Third-Place Game of NIT

Nov. 25, 2010

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GAMEDAY CENTRAL
DATE: Nov. 26, 2010
SITE: Madison Square Garden (19,763)
TIP-OFF: 2:30 p.m. (ET)/11:30 a.m. (PT)
TV: ESPN2
TALENT: Dave O'Brien (play-by-play), Fran Fraschilla (analyst), Doris Burke (analyst) and Andy Katz (sideline)
RADIO (UCLA ISP SPORTS): AM 1150
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: TBD
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: TBD
TALENT: Brock Bowling (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA leads series 1-0

IN THE POLLS
UCLA is unranked in the AP Top 25 and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (Nov. 15). The Bruins are receiving votes in both polls, coming in at No. 35 in the AP poll with 10 votes and at No. 35 in the ESPN/USA Today poll with 12 votes. VCU is unranked in both polls.

SERIES VS. VCU
This is just the second meeting all-time against VCU with the Bruins leading the series 1-0. The only other meeting was when the sixth-seeded Bruins defeated the 11th-seeded VCU Rams 65-64 in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament in Wachovia Center in Philadelphia on March 19. Josh Shipp led five Bruins in double figures with 16 points and he added eight rebounds. Nikola Dragoviæ had a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds. Jrue Holiday had 13 points and six assists while Darren Collison had 10 points. Alfred Aboya completed all five starters in double figures with 11 points and he added eight rebounds. Eric Maynor led VCU with 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds. He missed the potential game-winner at the buzzer thanks in part to a highly contested shot by the defense of Collison. Larry Sanders registered a double-double for the Rams with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Bradford Burgess was the only other VCU player to reach double figures with 10 points. Jerime Anderson is the only Bruin on the current roster that played in that contest, and he only played in six minutes, recording a foul and four turnovers.

BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Freshman guard Matt Carlino (concussion) has been medically cleared to play in the Bruins' contest against VCU in the third-place game of the 2010 Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off (Nov. 26). Sophomore forward Brendan Lane injured his right knee in the first half of yesterday's game against No. 7 Villanova. He returned to the contest and played 11 minutes in the second half. He woke up on Nov. 25 in pain and didn't practice. He will be reevaluated on Friday and will be a gametime decision vs. VCU.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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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