No. 5 UCLA Faces No. 4 Arizona in Pac-12 Quarterfinals

March 7, 2012

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GAMEDAY CENTRAL
DATE: Mar. 8, 2012
SITE: Staples Center (19,282)
TIP-OFF: 2:40 p.m. (PT)
TV: FSN
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
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All-Session $283: includes lower-level seat to both the men's and women's basketball Pac-12 Tournaments.

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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.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, Mar 10 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 11 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 11 - 8:30 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Mar 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, Mar 15 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Four
Dayton, OH
Thursday, Mar 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Saturday, Mar 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Thursday, Mar 24 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Mar 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
Monday, Apr 04 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS