UCLA At Oregon State On Thursday Night

Jan. 18, 2012


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DATE: Jan. 19, 2012
SITE: Gill Coliseum (10,400)
TIP-OFF: 7:36 p.m. (PT)
TV: Fox Sports Net and Prime Ticket
TALENT: Barry Tompkins (play-by-play), Marques Johnson (analyst) and Rebecca Haarlow (sideline)
RADIO (UCLA Sports Network from IMG College): AM 570
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
SERIES AT OSU: UCLA leads 38-24

This is the 123rd meeting between UCLA and Oregon State with the Bruins leading the series 89-33 (.730). UCLA is 38-24 (.613) all-time in Corvallis, Ore., and has won the last six meetings in Gill Coliseum. The Bruins have won the last 13 meetings overall (longest active UCLA streak over a Pac-12 opponent) against the Beavers, including a 62-57 win at OSU last year (Jan. 13, 2011). The Bruins blew a 17-point second-half lead, then scored the game's final seven points to defeat Oregon State. Lazeric Jones and Reeves Nelson had 13 points each for the Bruins, which led 47-30 after Nelson's basket with 15:57 remaining. Roberto Nelson had 13 points off the bench for the Beavers. Joshua Smith tied the score with two free throws, and Jones hit the go-ahead basket for UCLA with 39 seconds left. UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland is 15-3 all-time against the Beavers and 6-2 at Oregon State.

Ben Howland earned his 300th victory of his career with the 72-54 win over DePaul in the 15th Annual John R. Wooden Classic (Dec. 13, 2008). He is currently 367-188 (.661), which ranks 35th on the winningest active coaches list by percentage and 50th on the active list by victories. Howland's first career victory was his first game at Northern Arizona in 1994, a 71-69 victory over New Mexico Highlands. His 100th career victory came in his second season at Pittsburgh in the 77-65 win at home over Seton Hall (Jan. 13, 2001). His 200th win came in his third season at UCLA with the 56-37 home win over Delaware State (Nov. 19, 2005). Howland is 19-9 (.679) in the NCAA Tournament (15-6 (.714) at UCLA).

UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland is approaching 200 career victories at UCLA and currently sits at 199-90 (.689) at UCLA in his ninth season at the helm of the Bruins. With the win over Eastern Washington (Dec. 14), Howland passed Jim Harrick for second place on the all-time UCLA career victories list. Harrick posted a 192-62 record in his eight seasons (1988-89 to 1995-96) as the Bruins' mentor. Coach John R. Wooden is the all-time leader at 620-147 (.808) in his 27 seasons (1948-49 to 1974-75).

Junior guard De'End Parker has missed the last 15 games with patellar tendinitis and is out for the rest of the season, Head Coach Ben Howland announced this week at his weekly press conference (Jan. 17, 2012). He will petition the NCAA at the end of the year for a medical hardship and will look to transfer at the end of the season to play somewhere closer to home.

Senior point guard Lazeric Jones had his career-best eight straight games in double figures snapped in the loss at Cal (Dec. 31). He has scored in double figures in 10 of the last 12 games. The Bruins are 9-3 in the last 12 contests after starting the season 1-4. In the last 12 games, Jones has averaged 15.1 points, 4.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 steals while shooting 52.1 percent (63-for-121) from the field and 45.5 percent (20-for-44) from three-point range.

The Wear twins (David and Travis) have scored in double figures in the same game five times this season and they have done so in three of the last six contests. Additionally, they posted career-highs in scoring in back-to-back outings as David scored a career-best 17 points in the loss at California (Dec. 31) while Travis had a career-high 20 points in the win over Arizona (Jan. 5). In the last four games, David is averaging 13.0 points while Travis has averaged 15.8 points per game. David has shot 62.5 percent from the floor (20-for-32) while making his only three-point shot and draining 10-of-12 from the free-throw line. Travis has shot 65.7 percent (23-for-35) from the field while sinking all 17 of his free throw attemtps. Combined, they are 43-for-67 (.642) from the field and 27-for-29 (.931) from the charity stripe.

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