March 9, 2011
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Mar. 10, 2011
SITE: Staples Center (19,282)
TIP-OFF: 6:10 p.m. (PT)
TALENT: Steve Physioc (play-by-play), Marques Johnson (analyst), Michael Eaves (sideline) and Rebecca Haarlow (sideline)
RADIO (UCLA Sports Network from IMG College): AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: TBD
SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO: TBD
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
IN THE POLLS
UCLA is unranked in the AP Top 25 and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (Mar. 7). The Bruins received 36 votes in the coaches poll to come in at No. 28 and received 40 votes in the AP poll to rank at No. 29.
UCLA IN THE PAC-10 TOURNAMENT
Second-seeded UCLA will face the winner of seventh-seeded Oregon and No. 10 Arizona State on Thursday, Mar. 10 in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Conference Tournament at Staples Center. The Bruins won the Tournament title in 2008, 2006 and in 1987, all three times as the No. 1 seed. The Bruins swept the regular season series with both Arizona State and Oregon during the 2011 regular season. UCLA sports an all-time record of 15-10 (.600) in the Pac-10 Tournament. Head Coach Ben Howland is 8-5 (.615) in the Pac-10 Tournament with two Tournament titles. The Bruins are 2-0 all-time against Arizona State and 1-1 all-time against Oregon in the Pac-10 Tournament. The Bruins last faced Oregon in the Pac-10 Tournament and dropped a 75-74 decision in the 2003 semifinals. UCLA last faced ASU in the Pac-10 Tournament in 1990, winning 79-78. In the history of the Pac-10 Tournament, the No. 2 seeds sport an overall record of 2-0 against the No. 10 seeds and 7-4 against the No. 7 seeds. Last year, No. 5 UCLA pulled off a 75-69 upset of No. 4 Arizona in the quarterfinals and then fell to No. 1 California 85-72 in the semifinals.
BRUINS' INJURY REPORT
Malcolm Lee has a small cartilage tear in his left knee but is not expected to miss this week's Pac-10 Tournament. He injured the knee when he was fouled at the end of regulation in the 58-54 overtime win at Washington State (Mar. 5). Tyler Lamb (strep throat) practiced this week and Jerime Anderson (viral illness) missed Tuesday's practice but returned to practice on Wednesday. Both should play on Thursday.
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