"Bruin Road Show" Moves to Honda Center Versus Penn

Dec. 9, 2011

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GAMEDAY CENTRAL
DATE: Dec. 10, 2011
SITE: Honda Center (17,608)
TIP-OFF: 4:03 p.m. (PT)
TV: Fox Sports West
TALENT: Joel Meyers (play-by-play), Don MacLean (analyst) and Dain Blanton (sideline)
RADIO (UCLA Sports Network from IMG College): AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 93
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: n/a
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA Leads 1-0

SERIES VS. PENN
This is just the second meeting all-time against Penn with the Bruins leading the series 1-0. UCLA won the only other meeting, 98-49 in Pauley Pavilion on Dec. 14, 1987. Sophomore forward Trevor Wilson led the Bruins with game-highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore center Greg Foster added 15 points and a game-high three blocks. Senior guard Dave Immel chipped in 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals. Freshman guard Gerald MAdkins contributed 12 points, two rebounds, two steals and one assist for the Bruins. The Quakers were led by senior forward Tyrone Pitts, who had 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Freshman forward Hassan Duncombe was the only other Quaker to reach double figures with 10 points. UCLA raced to a 40-18 lead at halftime and never looked back. The Bruins led by as many as 57 points while shooting 68.5 percent (37-of-54) from the field for the game (shot 66.7% in the first half and 69.7% in the second half). Meanwhile, Penn struggled from the field, shooting just 29.0 percent (20-of-69) from the floor for the game (28.1% in the first half and 29.7% in the second half). UCLA outrebounded Penn 42-31 but had 17 turnovers, compared to 16 for the Quakers. UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland is 0-0 all-time vs. Penn.

IN THE POLLS
UCLA began the season ranked 17th in the AP Top 25 and 20th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, but has fallen out of both polls. Penn is unranked in both polls.

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 359-186 (.659), 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
Junior guard De'End Parker has missed the last five games with patellar tendinitis and is out for the game against Penn (Dec. 10). Freshman guard Norman Powell had an allergic reaction to something he ate and was hospitalized on Dec. 7-8. He returned to practice on Dec. 9 and is probable for the Penn game on Dec. 10. Senior guard Lazeric Jones (left foot injury) also completed a full practice on Dec. 9 and will play vs. Penn.

NELSON DISMISSED FROM TEAM
UCLA Men's Basketball Coach Ben Howland has dismissed Junior forward Reeves Nelson from the team, he announced today. Nelson had started in only one game this season and played in six of the seven contests. He was seventh on the team in scoring at 5.7 points per game and fourth on the team in rebounding (4.5 rpg). He was a first team All-Pac-10 selection after the conclusion of the 2010-11 season as he led UCLA in scoring (13.9 ppg) and rebounding (9.1 rpg).

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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
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vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
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vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
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vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
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Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
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vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
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at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
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vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
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vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
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vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
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at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
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at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
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Los Angeles, CA
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at Oregon State
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at Oregon
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vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
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at USC
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L, 61 - 80
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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at California
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Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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