Jan. 8, 2011
LOS ANGELES -
Online Coverage: Gametracker
DATE: Jan. 9, 2011
SITE: Galen Center (10,258)
TIP-OFF: 7:36 p.m. (PT)
TV: FSN and Prime Ticket
TALENT: Steve Physioc (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst) and Rebecca Haarlow (reporter)
RADIO (UCLA ISP SPORTS): AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: 122 (USC)
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: 143 (USC)
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA leads 128-103
IN THE POLLS
UCLA is unranked in the AP Top 25 and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (Jan. 3). The USC Trojans (9-6, 1-1) are unranked in both polls, and like the Bruins, did not receive any votes in either poll.
SERIES VS. USC
This is the 232nd meeting between UCLA and the USC Trojans with the Bruins leading the series 128-103. The Bruins have won three of the four meetings in Galen Center, but lost last year's matchup 68-64. The three Bruins' victories were 64-60 in 2009, 56-46 in 2008 and 65-64 in 2007. In last year's meeting at USC, the Bruins trailed by 11 (63-52) with 57 seconds left but made a furious rally, scoring 12 points in the final minute to make the game close. Dwight Lewis led all scorers with 23 points for USC. Donte Smith was the only other Trojan to reach double figures with 12 points. Michael Roll led four Bruins in double figures with 21 points. Malcolm Lee chipped in 13 points and a game-high tying eight rebounds. Nikola Dragoviæ had 12 points while Reeves Nelson added 10 points and seven boards for UCLA. The Bruins outrebounded USC 46-25 (including 21 offensive rebounds), but had 20 turnovers and were held to 39.3 percent (24-for-61) shooting from the floor. Head Coach Ben Howland is 9-7 all-time against USC.
BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Junior guard Lazeric Jones has a ruptured tendon in his middle finger on his right hand. He injured it in the first half in the loss to Washington and was limited in the second half (played just seven minutes and didn't attempt a shot). He will wear a splint and practiced this week and will play in this week's game at USC (Jan. 9).
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