Jan. 28, 2011
TEMPE, Ariz. -
Online Coverage: Gametracker
DATE: Jan. 29, 2011
SITE: Wells Fargo Arena (13,947)
TIP-OFF: 12:37 p.m. (PT)/1:37 p.m. (MT)
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 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: 113
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: 193
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA leads 57-17
IN THE POLLS
UCLA is unranked in the AP Top 25 and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (Jan. 24) and didn't receive any votes in either poll. The Arizona State Sun Devils (9-11, 1-7) are unranked in both polls, and didn't get any votes in either poll.
SERIES VS. ARIZONA STATE
This is the 74th meeting between UCLA and Arizona State with the Bruins leading the series 57-17 (.770). UCLA is 23-10 (.697) all-time in games at Arizona State. UCLA lost last year's matchup in Tempe, Ariz., 56-46 on Mar. 6, 2010. Head Coach Ben Howland is 11-7 all-time against Arizona State while Herb Sendek is 3-5 against UCLA.
BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Freshman center Joshua Smith (head injury) was cleared to play on Wednesday, Jan. 26 and had 13 points and one rebound in 19 minutes in the loss at Arizona (Jan. 27). Sophomore forward Reeves Nelson sprained his left ankle late in the game in the win over Stanford (Jan. 22). He started in the loss at Arizona and had a double-double with a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds.
REMEMBERING WILL HANCOCK
It's not often that members of the Sports Information community step out from behind the scenes, but this weekend, SIDs across the nation would like to take a moment to remember the life and accomplishments of Will Hancock. One of the 10 Oklahoma State University personnel killed in a plane crash 10 years ago this week, Hancock served as the media relations director for the OSU men's basketball program. Will was a pillar of the sports information profession and an even better person. Those of us who were fortunate enough to know and work alongside Will still miss him to this day. To visit Oklahoma State's Remember The Ten Web site click here.
MEN'S BASKETBALL GROUP TICKETS
Gather your team, schoolmates, co-workers or just a group of friends for exciting UCLA Men's Basketball in historic Pauley Pavilion. Groups of 15 or more receive discounted tickets, block seating and recognition on the scoreboard during the game. To view this special offer of UCLA Men's Basketball Group Ticket Options, click here.