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Bruins Travel To Syracuse
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  02/10/2000

Feb. 10, 2000

Sunday, Feb. 13 - UCLA at Syracuse

10:00 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST
Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
(TV-CBS (Channel 2 in Los Angeles)
Radio- XTRA Sports 1150am with Chris Roberts, Westwood One nationwide)

BRUIN HEADLINES

The series with Syracuse: UCLA leads the series, 1-0. The two teams met last season in Pauley Pavilion. On Feb. 21 before 11,721 in Pauley Pavilion, No. 16 UCLA defeated No. 21 Syracuse, 93-69. UCLA led 33-29 at halftime and exploded for 60 second-half points.

UCLA was led by a game and career-high tying 27 points by Baron Davis, along with a career-high 23 points and nine rebounds from JaRon Rush. Syracuse's top scorer was Tony Bland, with 16.

The Bruins shot 57.8 from the field (second-highest of the season), 53.8 (second-highest of the season, 7-13) from three-point range and 63.2 (12-19) from the foul line, with 39 rebounds and 19 turnovers. The Orangemen shot 41.9 from the field, 42.9 (9-21) from three-point range and 57.1 (second-lowest for an opponent this season, 8-14) from the foul line, with 30 rebounds and 21 turnovers.

Prior to defeating USC on Wednesday, UCLA had lost three straight games for the first time since the 1991-92 season (at Notre Dame, USC and Duke). The last time UCLA had a longer string was in 1989-90, when it lost five straight Pac-10 games. That was also the last time UCLA lost three straight conference games and the last time UCLA was swept on a Pac-10 week at home.

UCLA's win at North Carolina was the first in school history (at Chapel Hill, the Bruins had lost 107-70 in 1985-86 and 104-78 in 1988-89) and it snapped the Tar Heels' four-game winning streak against the Bruins (the series record is now NC 5-UCLA 3). UCLA's win at Chapel Hill was, at the time, North Carolina's second home nonconference loss this season (also lost to Michigan State earlier this year) and the Tar Heels have not lost two home nonconference games since 1943-44.

Sophomore forward JaRon Rush was suspended from competition on Dec. 10. On Feb. 1, the NCAA informed UCLA that it had suspended Rush for 1 1/2 seasons (44 games) for two violations. UCLA will appeal the second penalty (one year for accepting benefits from a non-scholastic coach prior to enrolling at UCLA).

Junior guard Earl Watson now ranks No. 10 on UCLA's career assist list with 358, having passed Bill Walton against North Carolina. He also ranks No. 6 on UCLA's career steals list with 152, having passed Baron Davis, Shon Tarver and Ralph Jackson (all tied with 145), and Ed O'Bannon and Gerald Madkins, tied at 146, at Oregon.

UCLA is 2-3 this season vs. ranked teams, beating DePaul (at No. 18 UCLA 83, No. 19 DePaul 58, Dec. 18) and North Carolina (UCLA 71, at No. 13 North Carolina, Jan. 15) and losing to Gonzaga (No. 24 Gonzaga 59, at No. 11 UCLA 43, Dec. 11), Arizona (No. 2 Arizona 76, at No. 25 UCLA 61, Jan. 20) and Stanford (No. 2 Stanford 78, at UCLA 63).

In overtime games under Steve Lavin, the Bruins are 5-2 during his three+ years as head coach, including a 103-98 (OT) win over South Florida this season in the third-place game at The Pearl Harbor Classic. The Bruins have won four overtime games in a row (1999-2000, UCLA 103-South Florida 98 (OT), 1998-99, at UCLA 88-Arizona State 85 (OT), 1997-98, UCLA 82-at USC 75 (OT), 1996-97, UCLA 74-Iowa State 73 (OT)-NCAA Sweet 16) dating back to 1996-97, last losing at Oregon 87-85 (OT) during the 1997 Pac-10 season.

In games decided by three points or less this season, UCLA is 3-3, beating North Carolina (71-68), Purdue (55-53) and Pepperdine (68-66) and losing to Colorado State (54-55), Washington (62-63) and California (70-73). In Steve Lavin's three+ years as the Bruin head coach, UCLA is 10-6 in games decided by two points or less and 19-10 in games decided by three-points or less.

UCLA's 22-point victory at Washington State (86-64) was its largest in a Pac-10 road game since the 1988-89 season when the Bruins defeated Oregon, 97-66, at Eugene.

The Bruins' 10 turnovers at Oregon State were a season low and the 40 free throw attempts were a season high. UCLA's 11 blocked shots in the win over Arizona State in Pauley was UCLA's highest since 12 in a 73-63 win over Maryland at the 1995 Wooden Classic.

UCLA Starting Lineup
(13-8 overall, 4-6 Pacific-10, 7th-place tie)

Bruin Starters (UCLA has used this the last three games)

No.NamePos.Ht.Cl.PpgRpg
00Jerome MoisoF6-10So.14.28.0
24Jason KaponoF6-7Fr.16.24.4
50Dan GadzuricC6-11So.8.86.6
25Earl WatsonG6-1Jr.11.04.1
21Ryan BaileyG6-5Jr.3.21.9

Head Coach Steve Lavin: In his fourth season as head coach of the Bruins and ninth on the UCLA staff, with a school and career record of 83-34 (70.9, 117 games). In his career, Lavin is 1-0 vs. Syracuse.

NCAA Stats (Week of Jan. 31, before Stanford game)
Team - Field goal percentage - UCLA, 5th, 67.9 (38-56) vs. Morgan State, Dec. 1

Individual - Three-point field goal percentage-Jason Kapono - 27th, 46.3 (44-95)

Pac-10 Stats (Feb. 7 - 20 games, before USC)
Team -Scoring Offense-7th, 74.1, Scoring Defense-4th, 67.8, Scoring Margin-5th, +6.2, FT %-10th, 59.5, FG %-2nd, 46.5, FG % Def.-3rd, 41.9, 3-Pt. FG %-7th, 34.4, 3-Pt. FGs Made-T-6th, 5.60, 3-Pt. FG % Def.-5th, 32.9, Reb. Off.- 4th, 38.0, Reb. Def.- 5th, 34.7, Reb. Margin- 4th, +3.4, Bkd. Shots- 3rd, 4.55, Asst.- 7th, 15.45, Stls.- 4th, 8.55, TO Margin- 4th, +1.40, Asst./TO Ratio- 8th, 0.94, Off. Reb.- 2nd, 14.40, Def. Reb.-4th, 23.65.

UCLA Individual Leaders (Top 5) - Rebounds - Jerome Moiso, 3rd, 7.8, Blocks - Jerome Moiso, 3rd, 1.70, Dan Gadzuric, 4th, 1.60, 3-Pt Field Goal Percentage - Jason Kapono, 1st, 46.3, Assists- Earl Watson, 3rd, 5.25.

Special Team Stats
The Bruins have trailed 10 times at halftime this season, DePaul (24-26), Colorado State (20-29), Pepperdine (32-37), at USC (34-47), Arizona (28-30), Arizona State (39-42), at Oregon State (33-37), Stanford (22-38), California (30-31) and USC (37-41). They are 5-5 in those games. UCLA's highest first half output is 54 vs. South Florida and the lowest is 20 vs. Colorado State.

UCLA has scored over 100 points on three occasions this season (105-73 vs. Iona, 100-39 vs. Morgan State, 103-98, OT vs. South Florida). The Bruins high-game output is 105 vs. Iona and the low is 43 vs. Gonzaga. The opponent game-high is 98 (OT) by South Florida and 91 at USC in regulation. The low is 39 by Morgan State. UCLA is averaging 74.5 points and giving up 67.3.

The Bruins have outrebounded 15 of 21 opponents, including 12 of the last 16 games (UCLA has been outrebounded in the last three contests). Only Gonzaga (43-46, a 59-43 loss), DePaul (43-55, a 76-58 win), USC (35-45, a 91-79 loss), Stanford (22-37, a 78-63 loss), California (39-41, a 73-70 loss) and USC again (29-34, an 83-75 win) have outrebounded the Bruins.

The Bruins have held four opponents below 35.9 shooting from the field (35.9, Pepperdine, 35.4, Purdue, 30.4, Morgan State, 30.1, DePaul) and six others under 42.0 (41.5, WSU, 40.4, Gonzaga, 40.3 Iona, Washington, 39.3, Arizona State, 37.5, Oregon State, 37.1). Only eight schools (54.9, Stanford, 49.3, USC, 49.1, North Carolina, 49.0, Oregon, 47.4, Arizona, 46.9, South Florida, 46.3, Colorado Stat, 45.6, USC) have shot better than 44.0 against UCLA.

UCLA has shot better than 13 of its 21 opponents. However, the Bruins have been outshot in three of the last four games. Seven of UCLA's losses have occurred when it was outshot from the field - Gonzaga (26.2-40.4), Colorado State (37.7-46.3), USC (45.7-49.3), Arizona (44.4-47.4), Oregon (39.3-49.0), Stanford (45.2-54.9) and California (36.9-43.4). Washington is the only team to defeat the Bruins while shooting a lower percentage from the field (42.1-39.3) and the North Carolina game is the only Bruin win when they were outshot (49.1-44.4). The Bruins' highest FG% this year is 67.9 (38-56) vs. Morgan State and the low is 26.2 (16-61) vs. Gonzaga. UCLA's opponent high is 54.9 by Stanford and the low is 30.1 by DePaul. Against Morgan State, the Bruins shot over 60.0 from the field (67.9) and three-point range (62.5).

BRUIN NOTES

Last Game

Feb. 9 - UCLA 83, USC 78 - Before 11,076 at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA rallied from a 10-point first-half deficit and defeated the USC Trojans, 83-78. UCLA trailed by four points (52-48) with 13:31 remaining and outscored USC 12-4 to take a 60-56 lead. USC tied the contest at 60 but the Bruins scored the next five points to take the lead for good. They led by as many as seven (69-62) and USC never got closer than two points the rest of the way. In the final minute, UCLA made eight of 12 free throws to preserve the victory.

Jason Kapono led the Bruins with a career-high 27 points (10-14, 2-6, 5-9) and added seven rebounds. In the second half, he made nine of 10 shots en route to 25 points. Kapono's 27 points are the most by a Bruin true freshman since J.R. Henderson scored 28 at Washington State during the 1994-95 season. That total also ranks fourth (tied) on UCLA's freshman list behind Don MacLean's 41 vs. North Texas in 1988-89, Rod Foster's 28 vs. Arizona in 1979-80 and Henderson's 28 at WSU in 1994-95. MacLean also scored 27 against California in 1994-95.

Earl Watson, starting at the wing guard, scored a season-high 22 points (8-12, 1-3, 5-6) and added seven assists, two rebounds and one steal with no turnovers. Jerome Moiso recorded his eighth double-double of the year with 15 points and 12 rebounds and added three steals and two assists. Ryan Bailey, starting at point guard, played a career-high 34 minutes and contributed seven points and three assists.

UCLA shot 59.3 on its field goal attempts (68.0 in the second half), 31.3 (5-16) from three-point range and 51.9 (14-27) from the free throw line, with 29 rebounds, 17 assists, 14 steals, one blocked shot and 17 turnovers.

USC, which had four players with at least 14 points, was led by Jeff Trapagnier (21 points), Brian Scalabrine (20 points) and David Bluthenthal (19 points and 15 rebounds). USC shot 45.6 on its field goal attempts (36.7 in the second half), 32.0 (8-25) from three-point range and 81.8 (18-22) from the free throw line, with 34 rebounds, 16 assists, three steals, no blocked shots and 17 turnovers.

Over the holidays, the Bruins competed in The Pearl Harbor Classic, hosted by BYU-Hawaii in Laie, HI. UCLA placed third, beating Maine in the first round, 83-62, losing to eventual champion Colorado State, 55-54 in a semi-final game and beating South Florida, 10-398, OT, in the third-place contest. Bruin junior guard Earl Watson was named to the All-Tournament team.

On Feb. 1, UCLA hosted 25 children from the Child Abuse Treatment Services Program at Children's Institute International. UCLA visited the City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

The Bruins have added to their roster true freshman Brandon Brooks (No. 44), a 6-6, 225-pound forward, from Punahou HS in Honolulu. He's made three appearances this season, playing five minutes vs. Maine at The Pearl Harbor Classic, five minutes at Washington State and one minute vs. Stanford. Brooks was the starting goalkeeper on the UCLA men's water polo team that won the NCAA Championship on Dec. 5. At the NCAA Water Polo Final Four, in UCLA's 14-6 semifinal win over UMass on Dec. 4, Brooks tied a career-high with 11 saves and in the Bruins' 6-5 win over Stanford in the NCAA title game on Dec. 5, Brooks knocked down a possible Cardinal game-winning two-point shot with six seconds left to play. He was selected honorable mention All-American for his efforts. As a prepster at Punahou during his basketball career, he earned All-State honors three times and as a senior last spring, led Punahou to the HI State Championship title, while earning tournament MVP honors. He was named Mr. Basketball by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

In the decade of the 1990s, UCLA ranked No. 10 in the U.S. in victories (241) and winning percentage (75.5, 241-78). In other college basketball historical categories, UCLA's is fourth in All-America rankings (28 different individuals, 43 total selections), second in most consecutive final wire-service Top 20 rankings (13, 1967-79) and third in most final wire-service Top 20 rankings (35).

In 1999-2000, the Bruins have used nine different starting lineups (in 21 games). USC - forwards, sophomore Jerome Moiso and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Dan Gadzuric, guards, junior Earl Watson and junior Ryan Knight, California/Stanford/ Oregon - forwards, sophomore Jerome Moiso and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Dan Gadzuric, guards, junior Earl Watson and sophomore Billy Knight, Oregon State - forwards, sophomores Jerome Moiso and Matt Barnes, center, sophomore Dan Gadzuric, guards, junior Earl Watson and freshman Jason Kapono, Arizona State/Arizona/North Carolina - forwards, sophomore Jerome Moiso and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Dan Gadzuric, guards, juniors Earl Watson and Rico Hines, USC/WSU/ Washington/Purdue/Pepperdine/SouthFlorida/Colorado State/Maine/ DePaul - forwards, sophomore Jerome Moiso and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Dan Gadzuric, guards, junior Earl Watson and sophomore Ray Young, Gonzaga-forwards, junior Rico Hines and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Jerome Moiso, guards, junior Earl Watson and sophomore Ray Young, Morgan State-forwards, senior Sean Farnham and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Dan Gadzuric, guards, juniors, Rico Hines and Earl Watson, Iona-forwards, senior Sean Farnham and freshman Jason Kapono, center, sophomore Jerome Moiso, guards, juniors, Rico Hines and Earl Watson, Fairfield (and both exhibition games) - forwards, freshman Jason Kapono and sophomore Billy Knight, center, sophomore Jerome Moiso and junior guards, Rico Hines and Earl Watson.

In 1998-99, UCLA used 22 different starting lineups (in 31 games) and did not use the same lineup in back-to-back games after the Louisville (Jan. 23, 1999) and Washington State (Jan. 28, 1999) games - a span of 12 straight games

Bruins in the 1999-2000 NBA
UCLA had 11 players on preseason rosters. They were-Charlotte, Baron Davis, Indiana, Reggie Miller, Mitchell Butler (waived), Washington, Tracy Murray, Houston, Don MacLean (waived), Phoenix, Toby Bailey, Portland, Charles O'Bannon (waived), Sacramento, Darrick Martin, Seattle, Jelani McCoy, Vancouver, J. R. Henderson (waived), Detroit, Jerome "Pooh" Richardson (waived). Henderson is with the Las Vegas Silver Bandits (IBL) and Kris Johnson is with Quad Cities (CBA). Former Bruins Tyus Edney (Italy) and George Zidek (Lithuania), two seniors who helped lead UCLA to the 1995 NCAA title, are playing in Europe. Mitchell Butler and Jack Haley have been practicing with Magic Johnson's All-Stars in Pauley Pavilion. Charles O'Bannon is playing in Poland.

In the 1999 NBA Draft, six Pacific-10 Conference standouts were among the 58 players selected. The six selections were the second-highest total of all conferences (tied with the Western Athletic Conference). The first Pac-10 player taken was UCLA sophomore guard Baron Davis, the No. 3 pick by the Charlotte Hornets.

UCLA and the Pac-10 Conference led the way in the 1998 NBA Draft. The Bruins tied with Arizona and North Carolina for the most players drafted (the Bruins had three second-round selections -Jelani McCoy, Seattle, Toby Bailey, Phoenix (traded from the Lakers) and J. R. Henderson, Vancouver). The Pac-10 had a total of eight players drafted in 1998, the highest of any conference in the U. S.

From 1986-87 through 1995-96, UCLA sent more players (26) into the NBA than any school in the country.

In 1995-96, UCLA's 11 former players on NBA rosters ranked second to North Carolina.

UCLA HEAD COACH STEVE LAVIN

Career Highlights

  • Chosen UCLA's head coach, the 11th in school history, on Feb. 11, 1997.
  • On March 30, 1999, had his current contract (through 2001-2002) extended through the 2004-2005 season.
  • In his fourth year as head coach of the Bruins and ninth on the UCLA staff, he currently has a school and career record of 83-34 (70.9, 117 games).
  • Owns a 5-3 record in the NCAA Tournament, leading UCLA to the Elite Eight in 1997 and the Sweet 16 in 1998. He has led the Bruins to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances.
  • He is the only coach in school history to win at least 22 games in each of his first three seasons at UCLA.
  • He is the only coach in school history to win at least 70.0% of his games in each of his first three years at UCLA.
  • First UCLA head coach since John Wooden in 1974 (three) and '75 (five games, UCLA's 10th NCAA title) to lead the Bruins to at least five total NCAA Tournament victories in two consecutive seasons (1997 and '98).
  • First Bruin head coach since Gary Cunningham in 1978 (25-3) and '79 (25-5) to record consecutive seasons of at least 24 victories (in both 1997 and '98). The last time a Bruin first-year coach won more games than Steve Lavin in 1997 (24) was in 1978, when Gary Cunningham won 25.
  • UCLA's win over Maine in the first round of The Pearl Harbor Classic was Lavin's 75th victory as UCLA's head coach. He reached the 75-win plateau faster than any UCLA coach in modern history (post WWII), including John Wooden (Steve Lavin, 102nd game, 75-27, 73.5, Jim Harrick, 105th game, 75-30, 71.4, John Wooden, 106th game, 75-31, 70.8, Walt Hazzard, 121st game, 75-46, 62.0). UCLA's win over DePaul was Lavin's 200th as a member of the Bruin staff (ninth season, as a Bruin assistant coach (1992-96) and in his fourth season as head coach).
  • Won the 50th game of his career on Nov. 26, 1998 beating USF 69-62 in the first round of the 1998 Puerto Rico Shootout. His overall record after the win was 50-17 (67 games). Ironically, John Wooden's record after his first 67 games as the Bruin coach was also 50-17.
  • During his three years as UCLA's head coach, the Bruins have signed the nation's No. 1 (1998) and No. 2 (1997) recruiting classes.
  • In 1998-99, with the second-youngest team in the nation, Lavin, a candidate for the 1999 Naismith Coach of the Year Award, led the Bruins to their 11th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid and 11th straight 20+ (22-9) game winning season.
  • In 1997-98, he led the Bruins to a 24-9 overall record, 12-6 in the Pac-10 (third place) and to the school's 10th consecutive NCAA Tournament and 20+ game winning season. Lavin was again candidate for the 1998 Naismith Coach of the Year Award. In the '98 NCAA Tournament, he led the No. 6 seed Bruins to the Sweet 16, before losing to No. 2 seed and eventual champion Kentucky.
  • In 1996-97, Lavin directed UCLA to a 24-8 overall record, the NCAA Midwest Regional final and third consecutive Pac-10 crown. He was named the Basketball Times National Rookie Coach of the Year.

Lavin's UCLA Head Coaching Record

1999-200013-8
1998-9922-9 (NCAA)
1997-9824-9 (NCAA Sweet 16)
1996-9724-8 (NCAA Elite Eight & Pac-10 Champ)
Totals83-34 (70.9, 117 games)
Lavin's UCLA Assistant Coaching Record
1995-9623-8 (NCAA, Pac-10 Champ)
1994-9532-1 (NCAA & Pac-10 Champ)
1993-9421-7 (NCAA)
1992-9322-11 (NCAA)
1991-9228-5 (NCAA Elite Eight, Pac-10 Champ)
Totals126-32 (79.7, 158 games)
UCLA Totals209-66 (76.0, 275 games)

BRUINS IN THE POLLS

DateAPUSA Today/ESPN
Pre-Season12th14th
Week One (Nov. 16)12th - -
Week Two (Nov. 22)13th12th
Week Three (Nov. 29)12th13th
Week Four (Dec. 6)11th11th
Week Five (Dec. 13)18th17th
Week Six (Dec. 20)18th16th
Week Seven (Dec. 27)23rd21st
Week Eight (Jan. 3)24th20th
Week Nine (Jan. 10)**25th
Week 10 (Jan. 17)25th19th
Week 11 (Jan. 24) -20th
Week 12 (Jan. 31) - -
Week 13 (Feb. 7) - -
**unranked for the first time since week of Feb. 3, 1997 (Bruins had been unranked for seven straight weeks at that point).

UCLA PLAYER UPDATES

Senior (1)

30 Sean Farnham, 6-6, Sr., F, Clayton, CA (Concord De LaSalle)
1999-2000 - The only senior on this year's team and a co-captain with juniors, Earl Watson and Rico Hines Has started two games this season (Morgan State/Iona, in his career, the Bruins are 8-1 when he starts, losing only to Detroit Mercy last year in the NCAA first round) Started for the first time this year vs. Iona, playing a career-high 20 minutes, with a career-high eight points (3-3, 0-0, 2-4), a career-high five rebounds (1-4) and a career-high tying one steal.

In his 12 games, Farnham is averaging 6.9 minutes, 1.7 points and 1.4 rebounds and shooting 60.0 (9-15, best on the team) from the field. On Jan. 8 at Washington State, he played seven minutes, his longest stint since theGonzaga game on Dec. 11, and had one rebound, one assist and one steal. He had not played in four consecutive contests before playing four minutes at Oregon State, one minute at Oregon, four minutes versus Stanford and five minutes (two rebounds) against California. He did not play versus USC.

His season-bests are-a career-high 20 minutes vs. Iona, a career-high eight points vs. Iona, a career-high five rebounds vs. Iona, a career-high tying two assists vs. Morgan State, a career-high tying one steal vs. Iona and WSU.

His career-highs are -20 minutes vs. Iona (11/27/99), eight points vs. Iona (11/27/99), five rebounds vs. Iona (11/27/99), two assists, five times, last vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), one steal, seven times, last vs. WSU (1/8/00), two blocked shots vs. CS Fullerton (12/13/97).

Juniors (4)

21 Ryan "Moose" Bailey, 6-2, Jr., G, Los Angeles (Loyola/Penn State)

1999-2000 - Has been slowed this fall with plantar faciitis in his right foot that flares up from time to time Missed the Gonzaga game because of the foot injury On Dec. 18 against DePaul, he came off the bench to play 26 minutes and contributed four points (1-4, 2-4), a career-high seven rebounds, a career-high tying five assists and three steals. In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 4.3 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 steals while shooting .545 from the field in 20.3 minutes. He scored a season-high nine points (4-7, 1-2) in the game against South Florida.

On Jan. 6 at Washington, he played 16 minutes and contributed four assists, two rebounds and one steal. On Jan. 8 at Washington State, he had three points (his first three-point field goal of the year), two rebounds and one assist in seven minutes.

On Jan 12 at USC, he played 21 minutes and tied his season high with nine points (4-10, 1-2, 0-0) and added two rebounds, two assists and one steal. On Jan. 15 at North Carolina, he made two free throws with 14.9 seconds remaining to give UCLA it's final three-point margin. On the day, he played 20 minutes and finished with six points (2-3, 2-2), three rebounds, two steals and one assist.

On Jan. 20, he played 11 minutes against Arizona and had four assists and one rebound. On Jan. 22 against Arizona State, he played 16 minutes and contributed five points (2-2, 1-2), two rebounds and two assists.

On Jan. 27. at Oregon State, he played 10 minutes and had one assist. On Jan. 29 at Oregon, he played 12 minutes and finished with two rebounds and one assist. Against Stanford (Feb. 3), he played seven minutes and had one assist and one steal. On Feb. 5 against California, he played 28 minutes and contributed eight points (3-3, 2-3), five rebounds, four assists and one steal.

On Wednesday against USC, he started at point guard and contributed seven points (2-3, 1-2, 2-4), three assists, two rebounds and one steal in a career-high 34 minutes.

In his 20 games, Bailey is averaging 17.0 minutes, 3.2 points and 1.9 rebounds.

His season-bests are - a career-high 34 minutes vs. USC, nine points vs. South Florida and USC, a career-high seven rebounds vs. DePaul, a career-high tying five assists vs. DePaul, a career-high four steals vs. Morgan State.

Bailey's UCLA career-highs are - 34 minutes vs. USC (2/9/00), 11 points, twice, last vs. Washington State (2/25/99), seven rebounds vs. DePaul (12/18/99), five assists vs. Delaware State (12/2/98) and DePaul (12/18/99), four steals vs. Morgan State (12/1/99).

22 Rico Hines, 6-4, Jr., F, Greenville, NC (Hargrave Military Academy/Saint John's at Prospect Hall)
1999-2000 - Hines is a co-captain this year with fellow junior Earl Watson and senior Sean Farnham Has started seven games, including the first four before coming off the bench against DePaul Versus Iona, he played 18 minutes, with nine points, three rebounds and two assists and steals.

In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 4.7 points, making five of nine field goals, in 14.7 minutes. Last week, he played 16 minutes against Pepperdine and contributed seven points (3-6, 0-1, 1-2), four rebounds and two assists. In the win over Purdue, he played a season-high 26 minutes and contributed a season-high five rebounds and two points in addition to outstanding defense down the stretch.

On Jan. 6 at Washington, he played 10 minutes but did not score. On Jan. 8 at Washington State, he scored a career-high 12 points (4-6, 1-2, 3-4) in 23 minutes. He also contributed five assists, one shy of his career high, two rebounds and two steals as well as his usual fine defensive effort.

At USC on Jan. 12, he played 17 minutes off the bench and had two points and two rebounds. On Jan. 15, playing near his Greenville, NC home, he returned to the starting lineup and sparked the Bruin defensive effort. He played a season-high tying 26 minutes and contributed six points (3-6, 0-2, 0-1), four rebounds, a career-high three steals and two assists.

On Jan. 20 against Arizona, he started and played 24 minutes, finishing with two points, three assists and two rebounds. On Jan. 22 against Arizona State, he jammed his big toe (right foot) early in the game and played just four minutes, finishing with three rebounds and one assist.

Hines missed four games (Jan. 27 at Oregon State, Jan. 29 at Oregon, Stanford on Feb. 3 and California on Feb. 5) because of the injured toe. He returned against USC on Wednesdayand made two steals and one assist in 13 minutes while contributing with his defense and spirit.

In his 17 games, Hines is averaging 17.5 minutes, 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds.

His season-highs are - 26 minutes vs. Purdue and North Carolina, a career-high 12 points at WSU, five rebounds vs. Purdue, five assists at WSU, a career-high three steals at North Carolina.

His career-highs are-33 minutes vs. San Francisco (11/26/98), 12 points vs. Washington State (1/8/00), six rebounds, twice, last vs. San Francisco (11/26/98), six assists vs. Loyola Marymount (12/29/98), three steals vs. North Carolina (1/15/00), one blocked shot, three times, last vs. Delaware State (12/2/98).

25 Earl Watson, 6-1, Jr., G, Kansas City, KS (Washington)
1999-2000 - A co-captain with fellow junior Rico Hines and senior Sean Farnham One of two Bruins (with Jason Kapono) to start all 21 games UCLA's iron man, Watson has started every UCLA game (85) for the last two+ seasons Ranks No. 10 on UCLA's career assist list with 358, having passed Bill Walton (316) against North Carolina Ranks No. 6 on the career steals list with 152, having passed Baron Davis, Shon Tarver and Ralph Jackson, all tied with 145 steals, and Ed O'Bannon and Gerald Madkins, tied at 146, at Oregon Has led the Bruins in scoring three times (Iona, 18, Colorado State, 15, South Florida, season-high 20) and in rebounding once (eight vs. Gonzaga) Has scored in double figures 12 times this season and 42 times in his career Including ties, Watson has led the Bruins in assists 18 times and in steals on seven occasions He has passed for six or more assists 11 times this season.

After 21 games, Watson is averaging 35.0 minutes (first on the team), 11.0 points (third among active players), 4.1 rebounds and a team-high 5.3 assists and 1.9 steals while shooting 41.5 from the field, 29.4 (20-68) from three-point range and 63.1 (41-65) from the foul line.

In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 35.8 minutes, 11.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists while shooting 44.0 from the floor.

In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he was named to the All-Tournament team, Watson averaged 13.7 points, 6.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals while shooting .536 from the field, .667 from three-point range and .778 from the free throw line. In the third-place game against South Florida, he scored 20 points (7-10, 3-5, 3-4) and added seven assists, four rebounds and three steals in a career-high tying 44 minutes. He nailed a three-point field goal to give the Bruins a lead with 22 seconds remaining in regulation and another three-pointer with 3:18 left in overtime to give UCLA the lead for good. In the opener against Maine, he passed for a season-high 10 assists.

In the win over Pepperdine, he scored 11 points, grabbed a career-high tying nine rebounds and had three assists. Against Purdie, he was limited to just 21 minutes because of foul trouble (he fouled out of both games) and finished with four points, three rebounds and two steals.

At Washington, he played 36 minutes and finished with nine points (4-8, 1-3, 0-0), four assists and three rebounds. In the win at WSU, he played 31 minutes and contributed eight points (3-6, 0-2, 2-2), six assists, five rebounds and two blocked shots.

On Jan. 12 at USC, he played 39 minutes and contributed 18 points, including a career-high four three-point field goals, six assists, five rebounds, one steal and one block. In the Jan. 15 win at North Carolina, he helped key the defensive effort and contributed 11 points (3-14, 2-5, 3-4), six assists, two steals and one board in 38 minutes of action. After the contest, he gave his jersey to a young girl into whom he had banged while trying to save the ball during the game.

On Jan. 20 against Arizona, he played 35 minutes and contributed 12 points (6-14, 0-6, 0-0), seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block. On Jan 22, he started and played 33 minutes. Concentrating on distributing the ball and playing defense, he took just one shot (it was a follow of a teammate's miss) and finished with three points, five assists, three rebounds and one steal.

On Jan. 27 at Oregon State, played 39 minutes and contributed 15 points (4-9, 0-5, 7-13), a career-high tying nine rebounds, three assists and one steal and his usual outstanding defense. On Jan. 29, at Oregon, he started and played all 40 minutes, finishing with six points (3-13, 0-3, 0-2), five assists, four rebounds and three steals.

On Feb. 3 against Stanford, he played 36 minutes and had 11 points, six assists, three rebounds and a one block. On Feb. 5 against California, he played 32 minutes and contributed 10 points (4-9, 1-2, 1-1), six assists, three rebounds and three steals.

On Wednesday versus USC, he started the the wing and scored a season-high 22 points (8-12, 1-3, 5-6) in 37 minutes. He added seven assists, two rebounds, one steal and no turnovers.

In his last 15 games, he is averaging 11.7 points (175).

In the current Pac-10 stats, Watson is third in assists (5.25) and seventh in steals (1.90).

His season-highs are - a career-high tying 44 minutes vs. South Florida, 22 points vs. USC, a career-high tying nine rebounds vs. Purdue and Oregon State, 10 assists vs. Maine, two blocked shots at WSU, four steals vs. Fairfield and DePaul.

Watson's career-highs are 44 minutes vs. Arizona State (1/4/99) and South Florida (12/23/99), 24 points at Washington (1/31/99), nine rebounds, three times, last vs. Purdue (12/30/99), 11 assists vs. Washington (1/31/98), seven steals vs. Northern Arizona (12/18/97), two blocked shots, four times, last vs. WSU (1/8/00).

Sophomores (6)

23 Matt Barnes, 6-7, So., F, Citrus Heights, (Del Campo)
1999-2000 - Barnes was academically ineligible during the fall quarter and missed the first five games of the year. He became eligible on Dec. 20.

In three games off the bench at the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 5.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in 12.3 minutes. In the opener against Maine, he grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds and added eight points.

Against Purdue, he played an important role in the win with a season-high 10 points, one shy of his career high, and six rebounds. On Jan. 6, he played 14 minutes at Washington, finishing with four points and three rebounds in 14 minutes. Against WSU on Jan. 8, he contributed six points, five rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes.

On Jan. 12 at USC, he played 15 minutes and tied his season-high with 10 points (4-7, 1-1, 1-5) and added two rebounds and one assist. He played 10 minutes at North Carolina (Jan. 15) and had four points (2-4, 0-0) and one rebound.

Against Arizona on Jan. 20, he played 15 minutes and had two points, two rebounds and one blocked shot. On Jan. 22 against ASU, he played 24 minutes off the bench and scored a career-high 17 points (6-13, 1-2, 4-6) and added six rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and one steal.

On Jan. 27 at Oregon State, he started and played 11 minutes, finishing with two points, one rebound and one steal. On Jan. 29 at Oregon, he played 14 minutes off the bench and finished with eight points (3-5, 1-2, 1-1), one steal and one assist.

On Feb. 3 versus Stanford, he played 26 minutes off the bench and finished with 12 points (6-12, 0-4, 0-0), two rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot. On Feb. 5 against California, he played 14 minutes off the bench and contributed two points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist. On Wednesday versus USC, he played seven minutes and contributed one rebound, one steal and one blocked shot.

In his 16 games, he is averaging 5.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14.9 minutes while shooting 47.0 from the field (61.0 from two-point range).

His season-highs are - a career-high tying 28 minutes vs. Purdue, a career-high 17 points vs. Arizona State, a career-high 10 rebounds vs. Maine, two assists vs. WSU and ASU, a career-high tying two blocked shots vs. Arizona State, two steals vs. Stanford and California.

His career-bests are 28 minutes vs. Santa Clara (11/19/98) and Purdue (12/30/99), 17 points vs. Arizona State (1/22/00), 10 rebounds vs. Maine (12/21/99), four assists vs. Oregon State (2/7/99), three steals vs. Kentucky (11/28/98), two blocked shots vs. USC (2/17/99) and Arizona State (1/22/00).

50 Dan Gadzuric, 6-11, So., C, Den Haag, Holland (Gov. Dummer Academy/Byfield, MA)
1999-2000 - Has been slowed all fall camp with a hyper extended left knee and tendinitis in the right knee Has started 18 of 21 games, including each of the last 17 On Dec. 18 vs. DePaul, he played a career-high 35 minutes and recorded a double-double with a season-high 15 points (7-9, 1-2) and a career-high tying 14 rebounds He also added three blocked shots, one assist and one steal.

In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 12.0 points and 10.7 rebounds, making 15 of 30 field goal attempts. Against Colorado State, he accounted for 14 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. His 17 boards were the most by a Bruin since Ed O'Bannon grabbed 17 in the 1995 NCAA title game against Arkansas. The last time a Bruin had more boards was in the 1994 NCAA Tournament when O'Bannon grabbed 18 in the loss to Tulsa. Gadzuric also had 14 points and eight rebounds versus Maine.

During the last week of December, he contributed 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 28 minutes against Pepperdine and seven points, six rebounds and three blocks in 24 minutes versus Purdue.

On Jan. 6 in Seattle, he played 32 minutes and just missed a double-double with nine points (4-9, 1-4) and 13 rebounds and added four blocks, two steals and two assists. On Jan. 8 at Washington State, he tied his career high with 16 points (7-9, 2-6) and added a team-high seven rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

On Jan. 12 at USC, he played 22 minutes and finished with four points, five rebounds, one block, one assist and one steal. On Jan. 15 at North Carolina, he recorded his third double-double of the year, finishing with 10 points (4-10, 2-4) and 10 rebounds (seven offensive) in a career-high tying 35 minutes.

On Jan. 20 against Arizona, he played 21 minutes because of his tendinitis and finished with six points (3-7, 0-0), one rebound and one blocked shot. On Jan. 22 against Arizona State, he played just 17 minutes and finished with two points, three rebounds, two blocks and one assist.

On Jan. 27 at Oregon State, he played 25 minutes and helped lead the second-half rally. He finished with 13 points (6-10, 1-5), seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist. On Jan. 29 at Oregon, he played just 17 minutes and finished with six points (3-5, 0-0), six rebounds and one block.

On Feb. 3 against Stanford, he contributed three points, two rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 18 minutes. On On Feb. 5 versus California, he played 21 minutes and finished with nine points (3-7, 3-7), seven rebounds and two steals.

On Wednesday versus USC, he played 17 minutes because of foul trouble and finished with four points, three steals, two assists and one rebound.

In this week's Pac-10 stats, Gadzuric is ninth in rebounding (6.9) and fourth in blocked shots (1.60). He would be second in field goal percentage (53.8) but is two baskets shy of qualifying.

In his last 17 games, he is averaging 9.1 points (155) and 7.1 rebounds (121) while shooting 53.2 (66 of 124) from the field.

After 20 games, Gadzuric is averaging 22.6 minutes, 8.8 points (fourth among active players), 6.6 rebounds (second on the team) and 1.5 blocked shots, while shooting 54.1 (80-148, second on the team among players with at least four games) from the field. He has led the Bruins in rebounding five times and in blocked shots in 12 of 21 games.

Gadzuric's season-highs are - 35 minutes vs. DePaul and North Carolina, a career-high tying 16 points vs. Washington State, a career-high 17 rebounds vs. Colorado State, two assists four times, last vs. USC, three steals vs. USC, a career-high tying four blocked shots vs. Washington.

Gadzuric's career-highs are 35 minutes vs. DePaul (12/18/99) and North Carolina (1/15/00), 16 points, three times, last vs. Washington State (1/8/00), 17 rebounds vs. Colorado State (12/22/99), three assists vs. CS Northridge (12/19/98), five steals vs. Oklahoma State (12/5/98), four blocked shots vs. Santa Clara (11/19/98) and Washington (1/6/00).

3 Billy Knight, 6-5, So., F, Los Angeles (Westchester)
1999-2000 - Announced his intentions to transfer after the Pepperdine game (played two minutes), missed the Purdue game, then changed his mind and rejoined the team on Jan. 2 UCLA's Pac-10 Player of the Week nominee for his play vs. Morgan State Played a career game vs. Morgan State, coming off the bench and playing 16 minutes, with a career-high tying and game-high 15 points (5-7, 3-4, 2-2), a career-high four rebounds, one assist and a career-high three steals Started vs. Fairfield (his second career start), playing 21 minutes, with 10 points, three rebounds, a career-high three assists and one steal. He did not play against DePaul.

On Jan. 8, he played 16 minutes at Washington State and scored 14 points (5-8, 4-7, 0-0), one shy of his career high, and added one rebound and one steal. On Jan. 12 at USC, he played seven minutes off the bench and had two points, three rebounds and one assist. On Jan. 15 at North Carolina, he played three minutes and recorded one point and one rebound. His free throw gave UCLA it's 38-37 halftime lead. On Jan. 20 - his 21st birthday - he came off the bench to score seven points (2-3, 1-2, 2-4) and grab two rebounds in nine minutes. He played three minutes against ASU (Jan. 22) and had one rebound and one assist.

On Jan. 27 at Oregon State, he played eight minutes and finished with five points and three rebounds. On Jan. 29 at Oregon, he started for the second time this season. In a career-high 29 minutes, he tied for the team lead with 13 points (6-7, 1-2, 0-0) and added a career-high six rebounds, two assists and one block.

On Feb. 3 against Stanford, he started and played 16 minutes, finishing with two points and two rebounds. On Feb. 5 against California, he started for the third straight game and finished with two points and one rebound in 13 minutes. On Wednesday against USC, he played four minutes off the bench and contributed two points.

In his 18 games (four starts), Knight is averaging 11.2 minutes, 5.3 points and 2.1 rebounds while shooting 42.9 from the field, 33.3 (14-42, third on the team) from three-point range and 68.2 (15-22) from the foul line. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 4.7 points in 11.1 minutes while shooting 47.2 (17-36) from the floor and 33.3 (6-18) from three-point range.

His season-highs are - 29 minutes at Oregon, a career-high tying 15 points vs. Morgan State, a career-high six rebounds at Oregon, a career-high three assists vs. Fairfield, a career-high three steals vs. Morgan State.

Knight's career-highs are 29 minutes at Oregon (1/29/00), 15 points, twice, last vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), six rebounds at Oregon (1/29/00), three assists, vs. Fairfield (11/23/99), three steals vs. Morgan State (12/1/99).

0 Jerome Moiso (Moe-e-zoe), 6-10, So., F/C, Guadeloupe, West Indies (Milford Academy/Milford, CN)
1999-2000 - Jerome is currently second on the team in scoring (14.2) and first in rebounding (8.0) Has started 20 of 21 games (did not start vs. Morgan State because of the flu) Moiso has led the Bruins in scoring seven times (a season-high 22 against Arizona, 20 vs. Fairfield and South Florida, 19 at North Carolina, 15 vs. Maine and Pepperdine and 13 at Oregon) and 11 times (each of the last eight games) in rebounding (a career-high 14 versus Arizona, 12 vs. USC, 11 at North Carolina and at Oregon State, 10 vs. California, Iona and Fairfield, eight vs. South Florida and seven against Arizona State, Oregon and Stanford).

Moiso has scored in double figures in 18 of 21 games and 34 times in his career Has recorded eight double-doubles this season (nine in his career), including back-to-back double-doubles three times He has five double-doubles in his last eight games He has blocked at least two shots in nine of the last 11 games (26 total, 2.4 average).

In this week's Pac-10 stats, Moiso is 15th in scoring (14.2), third in rebounding (7.8), third in blocked shots (1.70) and eighth in field goal percentage (50.2).

On Dec. 18 against DePaul, he started and played 30 minutes, contributing 17 points (6-10, 5-6), six rebounds and two blocks. In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 15.0 points and 8.7 rebounds. In the third-place game against South Florida, he tied for the team lead with 20 points, including five in the overtime period, and led the squad with eight boards and a career-high tying four steals.

In the last week of December, he led the Bruins with 15 points and added six rebounds in the 68-66 win over Pepperdine. His bank shot with 43 seconds remaining gave the Bruins a 67-66 lrad and he added a free throw with 23 seconds to play. Against Purdue, he played just 19 minutes due to foul trouble and finished with four points and two rebounds. One of his two baskets gave UCLA a 53-51 lead with 1:36 remaining in the contest.

On Jan. 6 at Washington, he recorded his third double-double of the year, finishing with 13 points (4-11, 0-1, 5-10), 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks. His rebound and pass to Jason Kapono set up the final basket of the game. On Jan. 8 at WSU, he played 26 minutes and contributed six points (3-8, 0-0), five rebounds and three blocked shots.

On Jan. 12 versus USC, he played 29 points and contributed 12 points (5-8, 2-3), six rebounds, three blocks and two assists. On Jan. 15 at North Carolina, he led the Bruins with 19 points (9-15, 1-2), a career-high tying 11 rebounds (his fourth double-double of the year), three blocks, two steals and two assists in a career-high 40 minutes. He made two key baskets down the stretch to preserve UCLA's lead.

On Jan. 20 against Arizona, he played 40 minutes for the second straight game and contributed a season-high 22 points (11-16, 0-0), a career high 14 rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots. On Jan. 22 against ASU, he tied his season high with 22 points (7-13, 8-10), including 15 in the second half, and added a team-high seven rebounds, two assists and a career-high five blocked shots. He was UCLA's Pac-10 Player of the Week nominee after averaging 22.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in the two games.

On Jan. 27 at Oregon State, he recorded his third double-double in four games, finishing with 12 points (3-10, 6-8), 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 35 minutes. On Jan. 29, he played 30 minutes and tied for the team lead with 13 points (5-10, 3-3), led the team with seven rebounds and added two blocks and one assist.

On Feb. 3 against Stanford, he played 36 minutes and contributed 12 points, a team-high seven rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist. On Feb. 5 versus California, he played 36 minutes and contributed 16 points (6-17, 4-4), 10 rebounds, a career-high tying four steals and three blocks.

On Wednesday versus USC, he recorded his eighth double-double of the year with 15 points (7-15, 1-4) and 12 rebounds, the second-highest total of his career. He added three steals and two assists in 37 minutes.

After 21 games, Moiso is first on the team in rebounding (8.0) and blocked shots (1.6), second in scoring (14.2) and third in minutes (30.1) and is shooting 50.0 from the field and 64.5 from the line. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 14.3 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 33.5 minutes while shooting 47.9 from the floor and 65.9 from the free throw line.

In his last eight games, Moiso is averaging 16.4 points (131), 9.9 rebounds (79), 2.3 blocks (18) and 36.6 minutes (293) while shooting 50.5 (54-107) from the floor and 65.7 (23-35) from the line.

Moiso's season-high are - 40 minutes vs. North Carolina and Arizona, 22 points vs. Arizona and Arizona State, 14 rebounds vs. Arizona, two assists, nine times, last vs. USC, a career-high five blocked shots vs. Arizona State, a career-high four steals vs. Colorado State, South Florida and California.

Moiso's career-bests are 40 minutes at North Carolina (1/15/00) and Arizona (1/20/00), 25 points vs. Kentucky (11/28/98), 14 rebounds vs. Arizona (1/20/00), three assists vs. Arizona (1/2/99), four steals vs. Colorado State (12/22/99), South Florida (12/23/99) and California (2/5/00), five blocked shots vs. Arizona State (1/22/00).

4 JaRon Rush, 6-7, So., F, Kansas City, MO (Pembroke Hill School)
1999-2000 - Was suspended on Dec. 10 while UCLA investigated possible NCAA violations On Feb. 1, UCLA was informed Rush had been suspended a total of 1.5 seasons (44 games, including those already missed) for two violations and will appeal the decision He has missed the last 18 contests Had been slowed most of fall camp with a strained right elbow Came off the bench for UCLA's first three games Has led the Bruins in rebounding once (seven vs. Morgan State) Vs. Morgan State, Rush played a season-high 20 minutes, with season-high totals in points (14), rebounds (seven), assists (four, career-high) and steals (two).

In his three games, Rush averaged 11.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and was shooting 56.5 from the field, 33.3 (3-9) from three-point range and 83.3 (5-6) from the foul line.

His season-highs are-20 minutes vs. Morgan State, 14 points vs. Morgan State, seven rebounds vs. Morgan State, a career-high four assists vs. Morgan State, two steals, twice, last vs. Morgan State.

His career-highs are 36 minutes, four times, last vs. Detroit (3/11/99), 23 points vs. Syracuse (2/21/99), 15 rebounds vs. Washington (2/27/99), four assists vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), six steals vs. Washington (2/27/99), two blocked shots, twice, last vs. Arizona State (3/4/99).

34 Ray Young, 6-3, So., G, Oakland (St. Joseph Notre Dame)
1999-2000 -He had started 10 consecutive games before coming off the bench against North Carolina Came off the bench to play 17 minutes vs. Iona, and scored a career-high (at the time) 17 points, including a career-best 5-6 from three-point range (the most three-pointers since Toby Bailey hit five vs. Arizona State on 1/16/97) Started against DePaul and contributed 15 points (5-15, 0-5, 5-9), a career-high tying six rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes.

In the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 8.0 points and 2.7 rebounds while shooting .533 from the floor, .444 from three-point range and 1.000 from the free throw line.

On Jan 6, he contributed eight points (3-7, 1-2, 1-2), three rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes at Washington. On Jan. 8, he played just 15 minutes because of foul trouble and scored one point. On Jan. 12 against USC, he played 12 minutes and finished with one point, one assist and one steal. He came off the bench Saturday at North Carolina (Jan. 15) and had one rebound and one assist in six minutes. On Jan. 20 against Arizona, he played just 10 minutes and finished with one rebound.

On Jan. 22 against Arizona State, he played 27 minutes off the bench and contributed 10 points (4-8, 2-4, 0-0), three rebounds and two assists and had an outstanding defensive effort against Eddie House, who scored just six points (scored 18 for the game, he can into the contest averaging 23.7) in the final 34 minutes of the game.

On. Jan. 27 at Oregon State, he came off the bench to produce the finest game of his career. Playing 32 minutes, he scored a career-high 22 points (8-11, 5-6, 1-2), recorded a career-high six assists and added three rebounds. It was the second time this season he made five three-point baskets. On Jan. 29 at Oregon, he played 27 minutes and finished with three rebounds, one steal and no points (he missed all eight of his shot attempts).

On Feb. 3 against Stanford, he played 23 minutes off the bench and finished with two points, two assists and one rebound. On Feb. 5 against California, he played 15 minutes off the bench and contributed four points (1-8, 0-3, 2-2) and two rebounds. On Wednesday against USC, he played 14 minutes off the bench and finished with six points (2-3, 1-2, 1-2), four rebounds, three steals and one assist.

In 21 games, Young is averaging 21.5 minutes, 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds and shooting 38.0 from the field and 37.9 (25-66, second on the team) from three-point range.

In this week's Pac-10 stats, he is eighth in three-point field goal percentage (37.5).

His season-highs are- 33 minutes vs. Purdue, a career-high 22 points vs. Oregon State, a career-high tying six rebounds, three times, last vs. DePaul, a career-high six assists vs. Oregon State, a career-high four steals vs. Morgan State.

His career-bests are -34 minutes at Louisville (1/23/99), 22 points vs. Oregon State (1/27/00), six rebounds, six times, last vs. DePaul (12/18/99), six assists vs. Oregon State (1/27/00), four steals vs. Morgan State (12/1/99), two blocked shots vs. Arizona State (1/4/99).

Freshman (1)

24 Jason Kapono, 6-7, Fr., F, Lakewood (Artesia)
1999-2000 - The highest scoring freshman in the Pac-10, Kapono is one of two Bruins (Earl Watson) to have started all 21 games.

Kapono is the second-highest scoring freshman in UCLA history behind only Don MacLean Has led the Bruins in scoring 11 times (20, DePaul, 10, Gonzaga, 15 Maine, 19, Purdue, 19. Washington, 20, Washington State, 21, USC, 24, Arizona State, 21, Stanford, California, 19, USC, 27), including eight of the last 12 games Has scored in double figures in 19 of 21 games, most on the team A true freshman, Kapono started his very first Bruin game, playing 30 minutes vs. Fairfield, with 16 points (in UCLA's opener last season vs. Santa Clara, JaRon Rush and Jerome Moiso both started as true freshmen, and scored 19 and 16 points, respectively), seven rebounds, one assist and two steals.

On Dec. 18 against DePaul, he led the Bruins with 20 points (7-14, 3-6, 3-4) and added four rebounds. In the three games of the Pearl Harbor Classic, he averaged 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds, making seven of 13 three-point field goal attempts (.538). In the game against South Florida, he contributed 17 points and a career-high tying seven rebounds.

Against Pepperdine, he recorded his first career double-double, finishing with 13 points (5-10, 1-2, 2-3) and a career-high 11 rebounds in 37 minutes. Against Purdue, he scored eight of UCLA's final 11 points, including the winning basket with 1.1 seconds remaining on a coast-to-coast layin (Purdue had tied the game with 7.2 seconds remaining). On the night, he led the team with 19 points (8-14, 3-5, 0-0) and added four rebounds and a career-high four assists in a career-high tying 39 minutes. He also played the point when Earl Watson was on the bench in foul trouble. He was UCLA's nominee for Pac-10 Player of the Week.

On Jan. 6 in Seattle, he led the Bruins with 19 points (8-11, 3-4, 0-0) in the loss at Washington, including a buzzer-beating basket that could have forced the game to overtime. However, his foot was on the three-point line and the hoop counted for two points instead of three. He added three rebounds, two steals and one assist. On Jan. 8 at Washington State, he led the team with 20 points (8-12, 2-3, 2-2) and added a career-high six assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

On Jan. 12, against USC, he played 38 minutes and led the Bruins with 21 points (9-16, 1-5, 2-4) and seven rebounds and added a career-high three steals. On Jan. 15 at North Carolina, he played just 22 minutes due to foul trouble but still contributed 14 points (5-9, 3-4, 1-1) and five rebounds.

On Jan 20, he played 35 minutes and contributed 10 points (4-10, 2-6, 0-0), five rebounds, two steals, one assist and 10 turnovers. He rebounded on Jan. 22 against Arizona State. In 37 minutes, he set a career high (since broken) with 24 points (8-12, 4-6, 4-4) and added four rebounds and three assists. His four three-pointers were a career high.

On Feb. 27 at Oregon State, he played 36 minutes and contributed 16 points (6-11, 4-7, 0-0), five assists and one rebound. On Feb. 29 at Oregon, he played 30 minutes and finished with 12 points (4-11, 4-8, 0-0), three rebounds and one steal.

On Feb. 3 against Stanford, he led the team with 21 points (8-14, 0-4, 5-6) and added one rebound, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes. On Feb. 5 against California, playing 36 minutes, he led the team with 19 points (5-14, 3-8, 6-10), including 15 in the second half, and added three rebounds, one assist and one steal. He scored eight of his points in UCLA's 12-0 second-half run.

On Wednesday against USC, he scored a career-high 27 points (10-14, 2-6, 5-9) and added seven rebounds and one assist in 37 minutes. He was unstoppable in the second half, making nine of 10 shots en route to 25 points.

The 27 points were the most by a Bruin since Kris Johnson scored 33 against Arizona State during the 1997-98 season.

Kapono's 27 points are the most by a Bruin true freshman since J.R. Henderson scored 28 at Washington State during the 1994-95 season. That total also ranks fourth (tied) on UCLA's freshman list behind Don MacLean's 41 vs. North Texas in 1988-89, Rod Foster's 28 vs. Arizona in 1979-80 and Henderson's 28 at WSU in 1994-95. MacLean also scored 27 against California in 1994-95.

In this week's Pac-10 stats, Kapono is sixth in scoring (15.6), sixth in field goal percentage (51.3) and first in three-point field goal percentage (46.3). In last week's NCAA stats, Kapono was 27th in three-point field goal percentage.

In 21 games, Kapono is averaging 33.4 minutes (second on the team), 16.2 points (first on the team) and 4.4 rebounds (third on the team). He is shooting 52.5 from the field, 45.5 (46-101, first on the team) from three-point range and 71.4 (40-56, first on the team among players with two attempts per game) from the foul line. He has made at least three three-point field goals in 10 of the last 17 games and is shooting 48.3 (42 of 87) from the arc in that span. He has shot at least 50.0 on his overall field goal attempts in 11 of his last 16 games.

In his last 12 games, he is averaging 18.5 points (222), 3.9 rebounds (47) and 2.1 assists (25) while shooting 56.1 (83 of 148) from the field, 47.0 (31-66) from three-point range and 69.5 (25-36) from the line.

In Pac-10 play, he is averaging a team-leading 18.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists and shooting 56.0 from the floor, 43.9 from three-point range and 68.6 from the free throw line.

His career and season-highs are-39 minutes vs. DePaul and Purdue, 27 points vs. USC, 11 rebounds vs. Pepperdine, six assists vs. Washington State, three steals vs. USC.

1999-2000 TEAM STATS (21 Games)

Double-Double
(Pts.-Reb.)
Jerome Moiso (8)
Dan Gadzuric (3)
Jason Kapono (1)

Double Figures (Pts.)
Jason Kapono (19)
Jerome Moiso (18)
Earl Watson (12)
Dan Gadzuric (9)
Ray Young (5)
Billy Knight (4)
Matt Barnes (4)
JaRon Rush (2)
Rico Hines (1)

20-Pt. Scoring
Jason Kapono (6)
Jerome Moiso (4)
Earl Watson (2)
Ray Young (1)

Double Figures (Reb.)
Jerome Moiso (8)
Dan Gadzuric (4)
Jason Kapono (1)
Matt Barnes (1)

Double Figures (Ast.)
Earl Watson (1)

Leading Scorers
Jason Kapono (11)
Jerome Moiso (7)
(w/Ties)
Earl Watson (3)
Billy Knight (2)
Ray Young (1)

Leading Rebounders
Jerome Moiso (11)
Dan Gadzuric (5)
(w/Ties)
Jason Kapono (2)
Matt Barnes (2)
JaRon Rush (1)
Earl Watson (1)

Leading Assists
Earl Watson (18)
(w/Ties)
Ryan Bailey (3)
Ray Young (3)
Jason Kapono (2)
JaRon Rush (1)

Leading Steals
Jerome Moiso (8)
Earl Watson (7)
(w/Ties)
Jason Kapono (4)
Rico Hines (3)
Ray Young (3)
Dan Gadzuric (3)
Ryan Bailey (2)
Matt Barnes (2)

1999-2000 FOR THE RECORD (21 Games)

UCLA 80 Pts. or Over8-0
UCLA 79 Pts. or Under5-8
Opp. 80 Pts. or more.1-1
Opp Under 80 Pts.12-7
Leading at HalfTiedTrailing at Half
8-30-05-5
FG % of .500 or betterLess than .500
8-05-8
Opp. FG % under .400 6-1
Opp. FG% between .400-.5007-6
Opp. FG% over .5000-1
Outshooting Opp.Outshot by Opp.
12-11-7
UCLA Reb. AdvantageOpp. AdvantageTied
11-42-40-0

With five minutes to play (in regulation)

UCLA leads with 5:00 to play:13-1
UCLA trails with 5:00 to play:0-7
UCLA tied with 5:00 to play:0-0

Margin of Victory

One Point: 0-2Two Points: 2-0
Three Points: 1-1Four Points: 0-0
5-10 Pts.: 3-011-15 Pts.: 1-4
16-19 Pts.: 2-120 or more: 4-0

By Day

Monday0-0Friday0-0
Tuesday3-0Saturday5-3
Wednesday2-2Sunday0-0
Thursday3-3

By Month

November2-0February1-2
December6-2March0-0
January4-4

Night and Day

Night 6-5Day7-3

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