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.


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