Jan. 25, 2011
LOS ANGELES -
Online Coverage: Gametracker
DATE: Jan. 27, 2011
SITE: McKale Center (14,545)
TIP-OFF: 6:05 p.m. (PT)/7:05 p.m. (MT)
TV: ESPN2 and ESPN3.com
TALENT: Rece Davis (play-by-play) and Jay Bilas (analyst)
RADIO (UCLA Sports Network from IMG College): AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: 121
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: 141
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA leads 47-34
IN THE POLLS
UCLA is unranked in the AP Top 25 and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (Jan. 24) and didn't receive any votes in either poll. The Arizona Wildcats (16-4, 5-2) are unranked in both polls, but sit 27th in the AP Poll with 68 votes and 27th in the Coaches Poll with 52 votes.
SERIES VS. ARIZONA
This is the 82nd meeting between UCLA and Arizona with the Bruins leading the series 47-34 (.580). UCLA is 14-20 (.412) all-time in games at Arizona and has won three of the last five in Tucson, Ariz. The Bruins lost last year's matchup 78-73 in the McKale Center on Mar. 4, 2010. The Bruins led 39-29 at halftime, but allowed the Wildcats to shoot 63.6 percent from the field in the second half while shooting just 33.3 percent. Michael Roll led the Bruins with 21 points and Nikola Dragoviæ added 19 points. Malcolm Lee chipped in 13 points while Tyler Honeycutt had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Kyle Fogg led the Wildcats with a game-high 26 points. Lamont Jones had 16 points while Nic Wise added 12 points and seven assists. Derrick Williams had a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds. The Wildcats swept the regular season series with a 77-63 win in Los Angeles. The Bruins, however, posted a 75-69 win over Arizona in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Pacific-10 Tournament. Head Coach Ben Howland is 9-8 all-time against Arizona.
BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Freshman center Joshua Smith hit his head on the floor after attempting to take a charge in the first half against California (Jan. 20) and has a head injury. He is being monitored daily and is listed as day-to-day.Sophomore forward Reeves Nelson sprained his left ankle late in the game in the win over Stanford (Jan. 22). He was able to finish the game and is also listed as day-to-day. Both Smith and Nelson practiced on Tuesday, Jan. 25 in a limited capacity.
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