Jan. 27, 2012
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Jan. 28, 2012
SITE: Los Angeles Sports Arena (15,000)
TIP-OFF: 1:02 p.m. (PT)
TV: Prime Ticket
TALENT: Joel Meyers (play-by-play), Don MacLean (analyst) and Courtney Jones (sideline)
RADIO (UCLA Sports Network from IMG College): AM 570
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 93
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 190
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
SERIES RECORD: UCLA leads 4-1
SERIES AT UCLA: UCLA leads 4-0
SERIES STREAK: UCLA +1
SERIES VS. COLORADO
This is the sixth meeting between UCLA and Colorado with the Bruins leading the series 4-1. UCLA is 4-0 all-time in games contested in Los Angeles. The Bruins won the last meeting, 104-70 in Pauley Pavilion on Dec. 2, 1977. Raymond Townsend led the Bruins with a game-high 21 points as UCLA shot 42-of-52 from the foul line (both are still Pauley Pavilion records). Kiki Vandeweghe added 18 points for UCLA. Emmett Lewis led Colorado with 18 points. The Bruins' only loss to Colorado was in Boulder on Dec. 7, 1962 when the Buffaloes beat Coach John R. Wooden's team 82-60. UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland is 0-0 against Colorado.
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 368-190 (.659), 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 won his 200th game at UCLA with the win over Utah (200-92, .685 at UCLA in his ninth season) on Jan. 26. He won his 100th Pac-12 game with the win at USC on Jan. 15 (101-51, .664).
BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Sophomore forward David Wear, who left the game in the final minutes at Oregon (Jan. 21) after hurting his left knee, had an MRI on Jan. 23, 2012. That MRI showed no significant injury (was negative) and he returned to practice on Monday, completing a full workout. He started against Utah (Jan. 26) and had 13 points, five rebounds and three assists.
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 12 of the last 15 games. The Bruins are 10-5 in the last 15 contests after starting the season 1-4. In the last 15 games, Jones has averaged 14.6 points, 4.7 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals while shooting 48.8 percent (78-for-160) from the field and 43.6 percent (24-for-55) from three-point range.
The Wear twins (David and Travis) have scored in double figures in the same game seven times this season and they have done so in five of the last nine 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). In the last seven games, David is averaging 13.0 points while Travis has averaged 14.9 points per game. David has shot 62.1 percent from the floor (36-for-58) while making all three of his three-point shots and draining 14-for-19 (.737) from the free-throw line. Travis has shot 66.1 percent (41-for-62) from the field while sinking 22-for-25 (.880) of his free throw attemtps. Combined, they are 77-for-120 (.642) from the field and 36-for-44 (.818) from the charity stripe.
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