Feb. 23, 2011
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Feb. 24, 2011
SITE: Pauley Pavilion (12,819)
TIP-OFF: 8:06 p.m. (PT)
TV: FSN and Prime Ticket
TALENT: Steve Physioc (play-by-play), Marques Johnson (analyst) and Rebecca Haarlow (sideline)
RADIO (UCLA Sports Network from IMG College): AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO (UCLA's): 122
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO (Stanford's): 143
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA leads 58-17
IN THE POLLS
UCLA is unranked in the AP Top 25 and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (Feb. 7) and received five votes in the coaches poll and one in the AP poll. The Arizona State Sun Devils (10-16, 2-12) are unranked in both polls, and didn't receive any votes in either poll.
SERIES VS. ARIZONA STATE
This is the 76th meeting between UCLA and Arizona State with the Bruins leading the series 58-17 (.773). UCLA is 30-6 (.833) all-time against Arizona State at home. UCLA won last year's matchup in Pauley Pavilion 72-70 in the teams' Pac-10 opener. Nikola Dragovic tied career highs with six 3-pointers and 23 points and UCLA held on after blowing nearly all of a 16-point lead to beat ASU. Anderson blocked Jerren Shipp's potential game-winning three-pointer as time expired. Malcolm Lee added 16 points, Michael Roll 12, and Reeves Nelson and Jerime Anderson 10 each for the Bruins. Rihards Kuksiks scored 15 points for the Sun Devils while Ty Abbott and Derek Glasser added 12 points each. The Bruins won this season's earlier matchup in Tempe, Ariz., 73-72 in overtime on Jan. 29. Lazeric Jones scored 18 points, Reeves Nelson (15 pts., 10 rebs.) and Tyler Honeycutt (12 pts., 10 rebs.) recorded double-doubles, Joshua Smith added 10 points and Malcolm Lee added 12 points and five assists for UCLA. Head Coach Ben Howland is 12-7 all-time against Arizona State while Herb Sendek is 3-6 against UCLA.
BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Lazeric Jones sprained his left wrist in the second half of the Bruins' home win over USC (Feb. 2). He finished the game and was taken for X-Rays immediately after the contest. The X-Rays were negative. He has been playing with a heavily-wrapped wrist ever since.
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