UCLA Opens 2010-11 Season with Cal State Northridge

Nov. 11, 2010

LOS ANGELES -

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GAMEDAY CENTRAL
DATE: Nov. 12, 2010
SITE: Pauley Pavilion (12,819)
TIP-OFF: 7:30 p.m. (PT)
TV: Bruin TV
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
RADIO (UCLA ISP SPORTS): AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: 156
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: N/A
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA leads 5-1

IN SEASON OPENERS
UCLA is entering its 92nd season and is 71-20 (.780) in season openers and 57-8 (.877) in home openers (since 1945). UCLA is also 6-1 (.857) in home and season openers under head coach Ben Howland. Last year, the Bruins suffered a 68-65 setback in double overtime to CS Fullerton (Nov. 16).

SERIES VS. CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE
This is just the seventh meeting between UCLA and Cal State Northridge with the Bruins leading the series 5-1. All six prior meetings have been in Pauley Pavilion with the Bruins winning the last contest, 85-67 on Dec. 7, 2008. The Bruins were led by Josh Shipp (14 points, six assists, two steals and two rebounds) and by Jrue Holiday (14 points, six steals, five boards and four assists). Darren Collison also registered 13 points and six assists for the Bruins. The Matadors were led by Tremaine Townsend (23 points, five rebounds, one block and one steal). Kenny Daniels chipped in 13 points while Rob Haynes added 10 more Northridge, which trailed 41-27 at halftime. Malcolm Lee (four points, two assists, one rebound and one steal) and Jerime Anderson (three points, two rebounds, two assists and two blocks) are the only two current Bruins that faced CSUN in 2008. UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland is 7-2 all-time against Cal State Northridge (1-0 at UCLA and 6-2 when he was the head coach at Northern Arizona, which was in the Big Sky Conference with Northridge at the time).

BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Sophomore forward Reeves Nelson (strained right hip flexor) completed a full practice on Nov. 11 and will play in the season-opener against Cal State Northridge on Nov. 12. Freshman center Joshua Smith (sprained right thumb) started in the last exhibition game against Cal State Los Angeles (Nov. 9) and will play against the Matadors. Freshman guard Matt Carlino (concussion) was limited in practice on Nov. 11 and will be a gametime decision. Junior guard Lazeric Jones received two stitches in the mouth after he was inadvertently struck in the face at the Nov. 11 practice. He returned to practice and will be good to go against Cal State Northridge.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Nov 13
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
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
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Las Vegas, NV
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Dayton, OH
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TBA
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vs. NCAA National ...
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Monday, Apr 04 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
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