No. 5 UCLA Hosts UC Davis in Final Nonconference Game of the Season

Dec. 29, 2007

LOS ANGELES -

Coach Howland's Weekly Press Conference

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GAMEDAY CENTRAL
DATE: Dec. 29, 2007
SITE: Pauley Pavilion (12,819)
TIP-OFF: 4:33 p.m. PST
TELEVISION: FSN Prime Ticket
TALENT: Bill Macdonald (play-by-play), Don MacLean (analyst) and Sean Farnham (sideline)
RADIO: AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 143
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play)
SERIES: UCLA leads 1-0

BRUIN INJURY REPORT
Darren Collison suffered a mild left ankle sprain in practice (Dec. 26) and is a game-time decision for the UCD game.

Lorenzo Mata-Real suffered a strained left groin in practice (Dec. 26) and is doubtful for the UC Davis game.

Mustafa Abdul-Hamid went down in practice (Dec. 6) with a stress reaction in his right foot. He hasn't played or practiced since the injury and won't play this week.

James Keefe practiced for the first time with contact this year on Dec. 4 after having surgery on Aug. 10 to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He is slated to redshirt this year.

NATIONAL POLLS
UCLA sports a national ranking of No. 5 in both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and Associated Press poll.

SERIES VS. UC DAVIS
This is the second meeting between UCLA and UC Davis with the Bruins winning the only other meeting, 34-32, in Los Angeles in Wilbur Johns' first season (1939-40) as UCLA's head coach.

RECORD IN DECEMBER
UCLA is 22-8 (.733) in the month of December under Ben Howland (fifth season), including an 18-2 (.900) mark in the last three years.

WHAT'S WITH THE "C"?
Several Bruin teams will be wearing special jerseys or patches in 2007-08 to commemorate UCLA being the First to 100 NCAA Championships. The men's basketball team will don the new jerseys that have a different-colored "C" in UCLA. The "C" signifies the Roman numeral for 100.


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