Men's Basketball Hosts Westmont Thursday Night

Nov. 3, 2010

LOS ANGELES - The 2010-11 UCLA Bruins host the Westmont Warriors in an exhibition game Thursday night (Nov. 4) in Pauley Pavilion. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Although the game isn't televised, you can still catch all of the exciting action on Bruin TV, UCLA Athletics' online multimedia platform. Bruin TV will carry exclusive online video broadcasts of four UCLA men's basketball games during the 2010-11 season. Live streaming video of the games against Westmont on Nov. 4, Cal State Los Angeles on Nov. 9, Cal State Northridge on Nov. 12 and Montana State on Dec. 21 will be available exclusively on Bruin TV. To watch the Westmont game on UCLA All-Access, CLICK HERE. See these games and a lot more for as little as $6.95 per game. If you're already a Bruin TV subscriber, you're all set!

Located in Santa Barbara, Calif., the Westmont Warriors are members of the NAIA and the Golden State Athletic Conference (same conference as Concordia last year). They are coached by John Moore, who is in his 18th season at Westmont with an overall record of 336-186 (.644). Westmont was 21-9 last year and finished tied for fourth in the GSAC with a league mark of 13-7. The Warriors return three starters and they are all seniors. Blake Bender (Sr., G/F, 6-7) 12.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg; Evan Haines (Sr., C, 6-8) 7.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg and Dan Rasp (Sr., F, 6-6) Two-time All-GSAC, 14.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg return to give the Warriors some leadership and firepower. Westmont is 1-0 this year, winning its season-opener 88-68 at home over Cal State Maritime on Oct. 29. Rasp recorded 22 points and two rebounds while Bender added another 16 points and hauled in eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Matthew Hornbuckle came off the bench to score 14 points and grab two boards for the Warriors.

UCLA was selected to finish third among the league's 10 schools in the 2010-11 Pac-10 Conference Men's Basketball Preseason Media Poll, as announced on Oct. 28 at the conference's annual media day. Washington owned the preseason poll's top spot, securing 33 of 35 first-place votes. Arizona was picked to finish second and received one first-place vote. Picked to finish third, UCLA also received one first-place vote in the preseason poll. Arizona State was picked to finish fourth, followed by Washington State and USC. California was tabbed seventh, and Oregon State, Stanford and Oregon rounded out the 10 teams in the preseason poll.

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