Jan. 20, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. -
DATE: Jan. 31, 2012
SITE: Matthew Knight Arena (12,364)
TIP-OFF: 1:07 p.m. (PT)
TV: Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports West
TALENT: Barry Tompkins (play-by-play) and Marques Johnson (analyst)
RADIO (UCLA Sports Network from IMG College): AM 570
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO (Oregon's): Channel 92
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO (Oregon's): 194
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
SERIES RECORD: UCLA leads 83-28
SERIES AT OREGON: UCLA leads 33-20
SERIES STREAK: Oregon +1
SERIES VS. OREGON
This is the 112th meeting between UCLA and Oregon with the Bruins leading the series 83-28 (.748). UCLA is 33-20 (.623) all-time in Eugene, Ore., including winning last year's meeting, 67-59. The Bruins have won 11 of the last 15 games overall and five of the last seven in Eugene. The last eight games in Eugene have been decided by nine points or less. The Bruins became the first team to beat Oregon (in just the second game contested) in the new Matthew Knight Arena on Jan. 15, 2011. Malcolm Lee led four Bruins in double figures with a game-high 18 points. Jerime Anderson drained three from beyond the arc to finish with 15 points. Joshua Smith also had 15 points and nine boards while Lazeric Jones added 12 points. E.J. Singler scored 15 points and Jeremy Jacob added 12 for the Ducks, who were without leading scorer and rebounder Joevan Catron. UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland is 12-5 all-time against the Ducks and 5-3 at Oregon.
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 367-189 (.660), 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).
COACH HOWLAND APPROACHING MILESTONE RECORD
UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland is approaching 200 career victories at UCLA and currently sits at 199-91 (.686) at UCLA in his ninth season at the helm of the Bruins. With the win over Eastern Washington (Dec. 14), Howland passed Jim Harrick for second place on the all-time UCLA career victories list. Harrick posted a 192-62 record in his eight seasons (1988-89 to 1995-96) as the Bruins' mentor. Coach John R. Wooden is the all-time leader at 620-147 (.808) in his 27 seasons (1948-49 to 1974-75).
BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Junior guard De'End Parker has missed the last 16 games with patellar tendinitis and is out for the rest of the season, Head Coach Ben Howland announced this week at his weekly press conference (Jan. 17, 2012). He will petition the NCAA at the end of the year for a medical hardship and will look to transfer at the end of the season to play somewhere closer to home.
JONES LEADING UCLA
Senior point guard Lazeric Jones had his career-best eight straight games in double figures snapped in the loss at Cal (Dec. 31). He has scored in double figures in 11 of the last 13 games. The Bruins are 9-4 in the last 13 contests after starting the season 1-4. In the last 13 games, Jones has averaged 15.2 points, 4.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 steals while shooting 50.0 percent (69-for-138) from the field and 45.8 percent (22-for-48) from three-point range.
The Wear twins (David and Travis) have scored in double figures in the same game six times this season and they have done so in four of the last seven contests. Additionally, they posted career-highs in scoring in back-to-back outings as David scored a career-best 17 points in the loss at California (Dec. 31) while Travis had a career-high 20 points in the win over Arizona (Jan. 5). In the last five games, David is averaging 13.6 points while Travis has averaged 15.8 points per game. David has shot 66.7 percent from the floor (28-for-42) while making his only three-point shot and draining 10-of-12 from the free-throw line. Travis has shot 66.0 percent (31-for-47) from the field while sinking all 17 of his free throw attemtps. Combined, they are 59-for-89 (.663) from the field and 27-for-29 (.931) from the charity stripe.
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