UCLA Hosts Youngstown State in First Round of O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic

Nov. 11, 2007

LOS ANGELES -

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GAMEDAY CENTRAL
DATE: Nov. 12, 2007
SITE: Pauley Pavilion (12,800)
TIP-OFF: 8:00 p.m.
TV: ESPN2
TALENT: Dave O'Brien (play-by-play) and Steve Lavin (color)
RADIO: AM 570 (KLAC)
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 181
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (color)
SERIES: First meeting with Youngstown State

FOR STARTERS
The UCLA Bruins are in their 89th season and are 70-19 (.787) in season openers and 56-7 (.889) in home openers since 1945. UCLA improved to 5-0 in home and season openers under head coach Ben Howland with the 69-48 win over Portland State on Nov. 9, 2007. Coach Howland announced on a teleconference call on Nov. 11 that junior point guard Darren Collison would not play in the two games this week of the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic.

NATIONAL POLLS
UCLA sports a preseason ranking of No. 2 in both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press poll, marking the third straight season that the Bruins are ranked in the preseason polls. It also marks the highest preseason ranking for the Bruins in 27 years. The 1981-82 squad opened its season with a No. 2 ranking and a home loss unranked BYU 75-79 on Nov. 27, 1981.

HOME SWEET HOME
The Bruins are 580-87 (.870) all-time in Pauley Pavilion and have won their last 21 home games, which is tied with Florida for the sixth-longest home court winning streak in the nation. The last team to beat UCLA at home was 12th-ranked West Virginia, which beat the 18th-ranked Bruins 60-56 on Jan. 21, 2006.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Oct 30 - TBA PST
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 19 - TBA PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Nov 23 - 8:30 PM PST
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
Tuesday, Nov 24 - TBA PST
vs. Kansas or Chaminade
Lahaina, HI
Wednesday, Nov 25 - TBA PST
vs. Maui Jim Maui ...
Lahaina, HI
Sunday, Nov 29 - TBA PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS