Nov. 23, 2010
NEW YORK -
DATE: Nov. 24, 2010
SITE: Madison Square Garden (19,763)
TIP-OFF: 9:00 p.m. (ET)/6:00 p.m. (PT)
TALENT: Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Fran Fraschilla (analyst), Doris Burke (sideline) and Andy Katz (sideline)
RADIO (UCLA ISP SPORTS): AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: TBD
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: TBD
TALENT: Brock Bowling (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
SERIES: Series tied at 2-2
IN THE POLLS
UCLA is unranked in the AP Top 25 and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (Nov. 15). The Bruins are receiving votes in both polls, coming in at No. 35 in the AP poll with 10 votes and at No. 35 in the ESPN/USA Today poll with 12 votes. Villanova is ranked No. 7 in both polls.
SERIES VS. VILLANOVA
This is just the fifth meeting all-time against Villanova with the series tied at 2-2. Three of the meetings have occurred in the 2000s with the initial meeting taking place on March 27, 1971 in Houston, Texas, when No. 1 UCLA defeated No. 19 Villanova 68-62 to win its fifth-consecutive NCAA Championship. After posting a 93-65 win over Villanova on Jan. 13, 2001 in Pauley Pavilion, the 15th-ranked Bruins were upset the following season 58-57 on the road on Feb. 9, 2002. The Wildcats have won the last two meetings, posting an 89-69 win on Mar. 21, 2009 in Philadelphia in the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament. Dante Cunningham led the 11th-ranked Wildcats with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Dwayne Anderson also had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. A total of six Wildcats scored in double figures, including Reggie Redding and Corey Fisher with 13 points each while Corey Stokes added 12 and Scottie Reynolds had 11 points. Josh Shipp paced UCLA with 18 points. There are only two Bruins on the roster that played in that game (Malcolm Lee and Jerime Anderson) and neither scored.
BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Freshman guard Matt Carlino (concussion) has been limited in practice and has missed the Bruins' first three games of the season. He will be a gametime decision when the Bruins face Villanova in the semifinals of the 2010 Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off (Nov. 24). Malcolm Lee left the game after only six minutes of action in the win over Pepperdine (Nov. 15) with a sprained left ankle. His X-Rays were negative but he did not play against Pacific. He is questionable for the Villanova contest.