Jan. 18, 2011
LOS ANGELES -
Online Coverage: Gametracker
DATE: Jan. 20, 2011
SITE: Pauley Pavilion (12,819)
TIP-OFF: 7:37 p.m. (PT)
TV: Prime Ticket
TALENT: Bill Macdonald (play-by-play), Don MacLean (analyst) and Courtney Jones (reporter)
RADIO (UCLA Sports Network from IMG College): AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: 91
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: 193
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA leads 132-96
IN THE POLLS
UCLA is unranked in the AP Top 25 and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (Jan. 10). The California Golden Bears (9-8, 2-3) are unranked in both polls, and like the Bruins, did not receive any votes in either poll.
SERIES VS. CALIFORNIA
This is the 229th meeting between UCLA and California with the Bruins leading the series 132-96 (.579). UCLA leads the all-time matchups in Los Angeles 64-36 (.640) and is 37-8 (.822) vs. Cal in Pauley Pavilion. Each team won on the other's home floor last year and Cal handed the Bruins a 85-72 setback in the Pac-10 Tournament semis to win the season series 2-1. Cal posted a 72-58 victory in Los Angeles last year on Feb. 6, 2010. Theo Robertson and Patrick Christopher scored 20 points each, helping California overcome UCLA's early dominance. The Bruins led 22-8 midway through the first half before Cal went on a 29-8 run in the final 10 minutes of the first half to claim a 37-30 lead at halftime. Jerome Randle added 14 points and six assists for the Golden Bears. Michael Roll was the only Bruin to score in double figures, scoring a game-high 22 points. Tyler Honeycutt added nine points and six rebounds. UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland is 15-6 against California. He has more wins against Cal than any other team he has faced in his 17 years of coaching.
BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Junior guard Lazeric Jones has a ruptured tendon in his middle finger on his right hand. He injured it in the first half in the loss to Washington and was limited in the second half (played just seven minutes and didn't attempt a shot). He has started every game since, including scoring a game-high tying 13 points to go with three steals, three assists and two rebounds in the win at Oregon State (Jan. 13).
Last week, the UCLA Bruins held both opponents to under 60 points (defeated Oregon State 62-57 and Oregon 67-59), which marked the first time UCLA has held back-to-back opponents to fewer than 60 points since duplicating the feat against Louisiana Tech (55 on Dec. 28, 2008) and Oregon State (46 on Jan. 2, 2009).
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