Feb. 10, 2012
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Feb. 11, 2012
SITE: Los Angeles Sports Arena (15,000)
TIP-OFF: 1:07 p.m. (PT)
TV: FSN and Prime Ticket
TALENT: Steve Physioc (play-by-play), Marques Johnson (analyst) and Rebecca Haarlow (sideline)
RADIO (UCLA Sports Network from IMG College): AM 570
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 117
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 195
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
SERIES RECORD: UCLA leads 133-98
SERIES AT UCLA: UCLA leads 64-36
SERIES STREAK OVERALL: California +2
SERIES VS. CALIFORNIA
This is the 232nd meeting between UCLA and California with the Bruins leading the series 133-98 (.576). UCLA leads the all-time matchups in Los Angeles 64-36 (.640). UCLA posted an 86-84 victory in Los Angeles last year on Jan. 20, 2011 after Reeves Nelson scored a game-winning tip-in at the buzzer. He ended the game with a career-high 24 points and added 10 rebounds. Lazeric Jones also recorded a then-career-high 24 points against Cal. UCLA led 41-35 at halftime and increased that lead to 73-59 with 4:09 left. Then Malcolm Lee, who had held Allen Crabbe to just four points, fouled out with 3:19 to go. Crabbe scored 13 points in the final three minutes (ended with 17 points), including draining a game-tying (84-84) three-pointer with 13 seconds left. Harper Kamp led Cal with 24 points. Head Coach Ben Howland is 16-8 all-time against California. He has more wins vs. Cal than any other team he has faced in his 18 years of coaching (also has 16 against Washington State, 16-2).
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 370-191 (.660), 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
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 371-191 (.660), 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).
BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Sophomore forward Travis Wear left the game at Washington (Feb. 2) in the second half after spraining his left ankle upon landing from a dunk, but he returned to finish out the game. He missed the Feb. 3 practice and the Washington State game (Feb. 4). He participated in one full practice (Feb. 8) before playing 28 minutes in the win over Stanford (Feb. 9) and recording 13 points, five boards and three blocks.
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 14 of the last 17 games. The Bruins are 12-5 in the last 17 contests after starting the season 2-5. In the last 17 games, Jones has averaged 14.6 points, 5.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals while shooting 48.1 percent (90-for-187) from the field and 43.8 percent (28-for-64) from three-point range.
The Wear twins (David and Travis) have scored in double figures in the same game eight times this season and they have done so in six of the last 13 contests. Additionally, they posted career-highs in scoring in back-to-back outings as David scored a career-best 17 points in the loss at California (Dec. 31) while Travis had a career-high 20 points in the win over Arizona (Jan. 5). Travis has averaged 13.9 points while David is averaging 12.3 points per game. David has shot 60.5 percent from the floor (52-for-86) while making 77.8 percent (7-for-9) of his three-point shots and draining 24-for-30 (.800) from the free-throw line. Travis has shot 58.9 percent (56-for-95) from the field while sinking 27-for-33 (.818) of his free throw attemtps. Combined, they are 108-for-181 (.600) from the field and 51-for-63 (.810) from the charity stripe.
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