Bruins Host California on Thursday Night

Jan. 18, 2011


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Coach Howland's Press Conference Video.

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
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA leads 132-96

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.

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.

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).

Gather your team, schoolmates, co-workers or just a group of friends for exciting UCLA Men's Basketball in historic Pauley Pavilion. Groups of 15 or more receive discounted tickets, block seating and recognition on the scoreboard during the game. To view this special offer of UCLA Men's Basketball Group Ticket Options, click here.

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Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
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W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
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vs. UNLV
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vs. Kansas
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vs. Wake Forest
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Thursday, Dec 03 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 12 - 7:00 PM PST
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
Tuesday, Dec 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
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Saturday, Dec 19 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, Dec 22 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. McNeese State
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Friday, Jan 01 - 8:00 PM PST
at Washington
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Sunday, Jan 03 - 6:30 PM PST
at Washington State
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Thursday, Jan 07 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
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Saturday, Jan 09 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
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vs. USC
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Wednesday, Jan 20 - 8:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
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Saturday, Jan 23 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jan 28 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 30 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 04 - 7:30 PM PST
at USC
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Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
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Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
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