No. 2 UCLA in Kansas City to Face Maryland

Nov. 18, 2007

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GAMEDAY CENTRAL
DATE: Nov. 19, 2007
SITE: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO (18,000+)
TIP-OFF: 4:00 p.m. PST
TV: ESPN2
TALENT: Dan Shulman (play-by-play) and Dick Vitale (analyst)
RADIO: AM 570
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play)
SERIES: UCLA leads 5-2

BRUIN INJURY UPDATE
The Bruins have three players that have been sideline this season due to injury and all three will not play in Monday (Nov. 19) night's contest against Maryland. All-American point guard Darren Collison has a sprained left knee (MCL); junior guard Michael Roll has a ruptured plantar fascia in his left foot while sophomore forward James Keefe is rehabilitating from surgery on Aug. 10 to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The Bruins will only dress eight scholarship players for the Maryland game.

NATIONAL POLLS
UCLA is currently ranked No. 2 in both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Poll. The Bruins also sported a preseason ranking of No. 2 in both polls, marking the third straight season that the Bruins were ranked in the preseason polls. It also marked the highest preseason ranking for the Bruins in 27 years. The 1981-82 squad opened its season with a No. 2 ranking and a home loss to unranked BYU 75-79 on Nov. 27, 1981.

SERIES VS. MARYLAND
This is the eighth meeting between UCLA and Maryland with the Bruins leading the series 5-2. Led by Earl Watson's 17 points and school-record 16 assists, UCLA dominated the last meeting 105-70 in the second round of the 2000 NCAA Tournament in Minneapolis. UCLA drained a then-school-record 14 three-pointers against the third-seeded Terrapins, who were led by Lonny Baxter's double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Oct 30 - TBA PST
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 19 - TBA PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Nov 23 - 8:30 PM PST
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
Tuesday, Nov 24 - TBA PST
vs. Kansas or Chaminade
Lahaina, HI
Wednesday, Nov 25 - TBA PST
vs. Maui Jim Maui ...
Lahaina, HI
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