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No. 1 UCLA Faces No. 6 Texas A&M in the John R. Wooden Classic

Dec. 8, 2006

ANAHEIM, Calif. -

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DATE: Dec. 9, 2006
SITE: Honda Center (17,608)
TIP-OFF: 11:30 a.m. PST
TALENT: Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Billy Packer (analyst)
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (color)
SIRIUS RADIO: Channel 107
WEB: www.uclaBruins.com
SERIES: UCLA leads 2-0

UCLA leads the all-time series 2-0. The Bruins won the first meeting 81-71 on Dec. 23, 1961 in Houston. None of today's current players were even born the last time these two teams met, which was back on Dec. 11, 1971. UCLA won that home game 117-53, which stands today as the Bruins' fourth-largest margin of victory (64 points).

UCLA was preseason rated No. 5 (tied with Pittsburgh) in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 6 in the Associated Press poll, marking the second straight season that the Bruins were ranked in the preseason polls. The Bruins are currently ranked first in both the Associated Press poll and the ESPN/USA Today poll.

This is UCLA's 10th appearance in the John R. Wooden Classic and its third time entering as the highest ranked team. The Bruins are 6-3 all-time in Wooden Classic matchups. UCLA is 5-0 in the Wooden Classic when they are ranked and 1-3 as an unranked team. The Bruins entered last year's Classic ranked 16th and handed 17th-ranked Nevada a 67-56 defeat (Dec. 10, 2005), snapping a two-game losing streak in the Classic. Jordan Farmar led the Bruins with 24 points while Arron Afflalo chipped in 18 points. Darren Collison added 10 points and four assists. Nick Fazekas led Nevada with 24 points.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Oct 30
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
W, 95 - 57
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 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 12 - 7:00 PM PST
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
Tuesday, Dec 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 19 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, Dec 22 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 01 - 8:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 03 - 6:30 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Thursday, Jan 07 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 09 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 20 - 8:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Jan 23 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jan 28 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 30 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 04 - 7:30 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
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