March 2, 2012
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Mar. 3, 2012
SITE: L.A. Sports Arena (15,000)
TIP-OFF: 11:05 a.m. (PT)
TALENT: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst) and Bob Wenzel (analyst)
RADIO (UCLA Sports Network from IMG College): AM 570
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 113
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: 190
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
SERIES RECORD: UCLA leads 91-40
SERIES RECORD IN LOS ANGELES: UCLA leads 59-7
SERIES STREAK OVERALL: Washington +4
SERIES VS. WASHINGTON
This is the 132nd meeting between UCLA and Washington with the Bruins leading the series 91-40 (.695). UCLA is 59-7 (.894) against the Huskies in Los Angeles. The Bruins dropped a 74-63 decision to Washington last year in Pauley Pavilion on Dec. 31, 2010. Reeves Nelson led UCLA with 19 points and 10 rebounds while Malcolm Lee and Tyler Honeycutt each scored 12 points. Matthew Bryan-Amaning had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Huskies. Isaiah Thomas added 17 points and nine assists for UW. In this year's earlier matchup in Seattle, Terrence Ross scored 10 of Washington's final 12 points to finish with 22, and the Huskies overcame a 10-point deficit with six minutes remaining to beat UCLA 71-69 on Feb. 2, 2012. The Bruins were whistled for five fouls (two offensive) in the final six minutes and turned the ball over two other times down the stretch to lose their lead. Joshua Smith had a career-high 24 points to go with nine rebounds for the Bruins. UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland is 7-11 all-time against Washington.
CHARTING COACH HOWLAND
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 374-194 (.658), 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).
COACH HOWLAND HITS MILESTONES
Head Coach Ben Howland attained his 200th career victory at UCLA with the win over Utah (Jan. 26, 2012) and currently sits at 206-96 (.682) 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).
BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Sophomore center Joshua Smith injured his right calf in the win over Washington State (Mar. 1) but returned to play in the second half and should be ready to go in the regular season finale against Washington (Mar. 3). Senior guard Lazeric Jones rolled his left ankle in last night's game, but also returned to play and should be starting against the Huskies on CBS on Saturday morning.
JONES LEADING UCLA
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 17 of the last 23 games. The Bruins are 15-8 in the last 23 contests after starting the season 2-5. In the last 23 games, Jones has averaged 13.7 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 steals while shooting 46.2 percent (116-for-251) from the field and 40.5 percent (34-for-84) from three-point range.
The Wear twins (David and Travis) have scored in double figures in the same game 10 times this season and they have done so in eight of the last 19 contests. Additionally, they both posted double-doubles in the home win over USC (Feb. 15) with David registering 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds and Travis recording 14 points and a then-career-high 11 boards. In the last 17 games, Travis has averaged 12.3 points while David is averaging 12.2 points per game. David has shot 55.9 percent from the floor (81-for-145) while making 64.7 percent (11-for-17) of his three-point shots and draining 35-for-45 (.778) from the free-throw line. Travis has shot 55.3 percent (78-for-141) from the field while sinking 41-for-51 (.804) of his free throw attemtps. Combined, they are 159-for-286 (.556) from the field and 76-for-96 (.792) from the charity stripe in the last 17 games.
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