Jan. 7, 2010
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010
SITE: Maples Pavilion (7,329)
TIP-OFF: 3:07 p.m. (PT)
TELEVISION: Prime Ticket
TALENT: Ted Robinson (play-by-play) and Sean Farnham (analyst)
RADIO: AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 127
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 193
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
BRUIN INJURY REPORT
UCLA senior forward James Keefe suffered a dislocated left shoulder midway through the first half of the Bruins' 100-68 home win over New Mexico State on Dec. 15. He was forced to miss practice and the three subsequent games due to the injury. He returned to practice for the first time on Dec. 29 and played in all three Pac-10 games.
SERIES VERSUS STANFORD
This is the 222nd meeting between UCLA and Stanford with the Bruins leading the series 132-89 (.597). The Bruins won last year at Stanford 76-71 on Feb. 26, 2009 to stretch their winning streak to two straight games over the Cardinal at Stanford and six straight overall. Josh Shipp hit four 3-pointers while scoring 24 points, as No. 22 UCLA escaped with the win. Alfred Aboya hit four free throws in the final 14 seconds to finish with 16 points for the Bruins, who hung on despite making just one field goal over the final 4 1/2 minutes. Nikola Dragovic added 10 points before fouling out for the Bruins. Anthony Goods led Stanford with 18 points while Landry Fields had the game's only double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland is 8-5 all-time against Stanford.
BEST OF THE DECADE
UCLA shot a blistering 83.3 percent (15-for-18) in the first half of the Arizona State game to take a 42-31 lead into the locker room at the break. That percentage was the best of any half by a UCLA team this decade. The old mark was established on Nov. 21, 2001 when the Bruins shot 78.6 percent (22-for-28) from the field in the first half of the Maui Invitational championship game against South Carolina.