March 7, 2012
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Mar. 8, 2012
SITE: Staples Center (19,282)
TIP-OFF: 2:40 p.m. (PT)
TALENT: Kevin Calabro (play-by-play), Don MacLean (analyst) and Rebecca Haarlow (sideline)
RADIO (UCLA Sports Network from IMG College): AM 570
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: 92
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: N/A
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
SERIES RECORD: UCLA leads 49-36
SERIES STREAK OVERALL: ARIZONA +1
SERIES RECORD IN PAC-12 TOURNAMENT: UCLA leads 3-1
SERIES STREAK IN PAC-12 TOURNAMENT: UCLA +3
UCLA IN PAC-12 TOURNAMENT
Fifth-seeded UCLA will face fourth-seeded Arizona on Thursday, Mar. 8 in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Pacific Life Pac-12 Conference Tournament at Staples Center. The Bruins won the Tournament title in 2008, 2006 and in 1987, all three times as the No. 1 seed. The Bruins split the regular season series with Arizona during 2011-12, winning 65-58 at Honda Center on Jan. 5 and then dropping a 65-63 decision at Arizona on Feb. 25. UCLA sports an all-time record of 16-11 (.593) in the Pac-12 Tournament. Head Coach Ben Howland is 9-6 (.600) in the Pac-12 Tournament with two Tournament titles. The Bruins are 3-1 all-time against Arizona in the Pac-12 Tournament. The Bruins have won the last three meetings in the Pac-12 Tournament with Arizona (75-69 in 2010; 71-59 in 2006; 96-89 in OT in 2003). Arizona's lone win came in 1990 with a 94-78 victory in the University Activity Center in Tempe, Ariz.
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 376-194 (.660), 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).
BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Senior point guard Jerime Anderson was inadvertantly elbowed in his bottom lip and received two stitches after the Bruins' win over USC in the first round of the 2012 Pacific Life Pac-12 Tournament (Mar. 7).
2012 PAC-12 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT COMBINED MEN'S & WOMEN'S ALL-SESSION PACKAGES
Experience the March to Madness and help your Bruins feel at home in Staples Center! There are 2012 Pac-12 Basketball all-session ticket packages available online or by calling (310) UCLA-WIN today.
All-Session $283: includes lower-level seat to both the men's and women's basketball Pac-12 Tournaments.
All-Session $115: includes an upper-level men's basketball seat and a lower-level women's basketball seat to the Pac-12 Tournaments.
All men's games are played at Staples Center. The first two rounds of the women's tournament are at Galen Center and the semifinals and finals will be held at Staples Center.