March 5, 2010
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Saturday, Mar. 6, 2010
SITE: Wells Fargo Arena (13,947)
TIP-OFF: 2:05 p.m. (MT)/1:05 p.m. (PT)
TALENT: Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Bob Wenzel (analyst)
RADIO: AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 122
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 143
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 had 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. He has missed the last three games and will not play in the Arizona State contest (Mar. 6).
SERIES VERSUS ARIZONA STATE
This is the 74th meeting between UCLA and Arizona State with the Bruins leading the series 57-16 (.781). UCLA is 23-9 (.719) all-time in games at Arizona State. UCLA won this year's earlier matchup in Pauley Pavilion 72-70 on Dec. 31, 2009. Jerime Anderson blocked Jerren Shipp's potential game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer to seal the victory for UCLA. Nikola Dragovic led five Bruins in double figures with a career-high 23 points. Rihards Kuksiks led ASU with 15 points. ASU won last year's meeting in Tempe, Ariz., 74-67 on Feb. 12, 2009. James Harden led ASU with 15 points and 11 assists. Josh Shipp led UCLA with a game-high 16 points. Head Coach Ben Howland is 11-6 all-time against Arizona State while Herb Sendek is 2-5 against UCLA.
ROLL FOR THREE
Senior guard Michael Roll leads the Pacific-10 Conference in league play in three-point field goal percentage at 44.4 percent (44-for-99) and ranks fourth in three-pointers made per game (2.6). In overall games on the season, he ranks second in percentage (.435, 73-for-168) and third in treys per game (2.5). On the UCLA career charts, Roll sits at No. 3 in three-pointers made (202) and needs eight more to pass Arron Afflalo for second. He also ranks fifth in three-pointers attempted (481) and fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.420).