March 9, 2010
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010
SITE: Staples Center (19,282)
TIP-OFF: 12:10 p.m. (PT)
TALENT: Barry Tompkins (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
RADIO: AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 215
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 193
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play)
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 four games and has not made a decision if he will play in the Pac-10 Tournament quarterfinals against Arizona (Mar. 11). Nikola Dragovic sustained a sublexation of his left shoulder in the Oregon State game (Feb. 25). He hasn't missed any games due to the injury and will be available when the Bruins face Arizona in the quarterfinals of the Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament on Mar. 11, 2010.
UCLA IN THE PAC-10 TOURNAMENT
UCLA enters as the No. 5 seed in the 2010 Pacific Life Pac-10 Conference Tournament. The Bruins won the Tournament title in 2008, 2006 and in 1987, all three times as the No. 1 seed. UCLA will face fourth-seeded Arizona, which swept the Bruins during the regular season. The Bruins are 46-34 all-time against Arizona and sport an all-time record of 14-9 (.609) in the Pac-10 Tournament. Head Coach Ben Howland is 7-4 (.636) in the Pac-10 Tournament with two Tournament titles. The Bruins are 2-1 all-time against Arizona in the Pac-10 Tournament, winning the last meeting 71-59 over the Wildcats in the semifinals on Mar. 10, 2006. In the history of the Pac-10 Tournament, the No. 5 seeds sport an overall record of 9-3 against the fourth-seeded teams.
ROLL FOR THREE
Senior guard Michael Roll finished third in the Pacific-10 Conference in league play in three-point field goal percentage at 41.9 percent (44-for-105) and ranked fourth in three-pointers made per game (2.4). In overall games on the season, he ranks fifth in percentage (.420, 73-for-174) and fourth in treys per game (2.4). 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 (487) and fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.415).