No. 5 UCLA Hosts No. 4 Washington State in Key Pac-10 Matchup

Jan. 11, 2008


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DATE: Jan. 12, 2008
SITE: Pauley Pavilion (12,819)
TIP-OFF: 11:37 a.m. PST
TELEVISION: FSN and FSN Prime Ticket
TALENT: Ted Robinson (play-by-play), Marques Johnson (analyst) and Sean Farnham (sideline).
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA leads 91-13

Darren Collison has a left hip contusion, sustained early in the second half against Washington (Jan. 10). He is probable for the Washington State game (Jan. 12).

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute has a right knee contusion, sustained late in the second half against Washington (Jan. 10). He is probable for the Washington State game (Jan. 12).

Mustafa Abdul-Hamid suffered a stress reaction in his right foot in early December. He returned to practice on Dec. 31, but has missed the last seven games.

Michael Roll reruptured his plantar fascia in his left foot on Dec. 31 and will be out for the next two weeks.

This is the 105th meeting between UCLA and Washington State with the Bruins leading the series 91-13. UCLA has won the last six meetings. In the last five meetings, UCLA has averaged 55.8 points vs. WSU while allowing just 48.8 points. The Bruins are 50-1 all-time against the Cougars in Los Angeles and have won 27 of the last 28 overall meetings. In the last meeting, UCLA clinched the Pac-10 title with a 53-45 victory over WSU in Pullman, Wash., on Mar. 1, 2007. Arron Afflalo scored a game-high 14 points. Kyle Weaver led WSU, tying for game-high honors with 14 points. The Bruins also posted a 55-52 win in Pauley last year to open Pac-10 play on Dec. 28, 2006, led by Darren Collison and Afflalo, each scoring 13 points. Derrick Low paced the Cougars with 14 points.

Through the first six games of the 2007-08 season, the UCLA Bruins were atrocious from the free-throw line, shooting 64.9 percent (98-of-151), ranking ninth in the Pac-10. Only two players were shooting higher than 75.0 percent from the charity stripe. In the last 10 games, the Bruins have been superb, shooting above 75.0 percent from the line as a team in 9-of-10 games while sinking 81.2 percent (151-of-186) during that span. UCLA, which has moved up to fifth in the league at 73.9 percent (249-of-337) on the year, now has five players shooting 75.0 percent or higher from the charity stripe.

Josh Shipp became the 47th player in UCLA history to score 1,000 points in a career at California (Jan. 5, 2008). Shipp now has 1,009 career points.

Several Bruin teams will be wearing special jerseys or patches in 2007-08 to commemorate UCLA being the First to 100 NCAA Championships. The men's basketball team will don the new jerseys that have a different-colored "C" in UCLA. The "C" signifies the Roman numeral for 100.

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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 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
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