March 2, 2010
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Thursday, Mar. 4, 2010
SITE: McKale Center (14,545)
TIP-OFF: 7:36 p.m. (PT)
TALENT: Barry Tompkins (play-by-play) and Marques Johnson (analyst)
RADIO: AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 125
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 193
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
BRUIN INJURY REPORT
Senior James Keefe injured his left shoulder in practice on Feb. 12, 2010. He will have season-ending surgery on March 3, 2010. Freshman Reeves Nelson hit his head on the floor when he lost his balance after a dunk at Washington State (Feb. 18). He received 15 stitches and started two days later at Washington. He had laser retinopexy to repair a slight tear in his retina in his left eye on Feb. 22 and will be revaluated by Dr. Schwartz this Wednesday (Mar. 3) to determine if he is medically cleared to play this week at Arizona and Arizona State.
SERIES VERSUS ARIZONA
This is the 80th meeting between UCLA and Arizona with the Bruins leading the series 46-33 (.582). UCLA is 14-19 (.424) all-time in games at Arizona and has won three of the last four in Tucson, Ariz. The Bruins lost last year's matchup 84-72 in the McKale Center on Feb. 14, 2009. Darren Collison scored 26 points while Josh Shipp tallied 18 points for UCLA, which was swept on the Arizona road trip a year ago. Nic Wise led the Wildcats with 26 points. Jordan Hill added a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds. Arizona won this year's earlier game in Pauley Pavilion 77-63 on Jan. 2, 2010. Michael Roll and Malcolm Lee led a quartet of Bruins in double figures with 15 points. Kyle Fogg led Arizona with 25 points. Head Coach Ben Howland is 8-7 all-time against Arizona.
ROLL FOR THREE
Senior guard Michael Roll is second in the Pacific-10 Conference in league play in three-point field goal percentage at 44.7 percent (42-for-94) and ranks fourth in three-pointers made per game (2.6). In overall games on the season, he ranks second in percentage (.436, 71-for-163) and third in treys per game (2.5). On the UCLA career charts, Roll sits at No. 3 in three-pointers made (200) and needs 10 more to pass Arron Afflalo for second. He also ranks sixth in three-pointers attempted (476) and fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.420).