Nov. 9, 2009
LOS ANGELES -
The 2009-10 UCLA Bruins host the Humboldt State University Lumberjacks in the Bruins' final exhibition game of the season on Tuesday night (Nov. 10) 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 with UCLA All-Access, UCLA Athletics' online multimedia platform. UCLA All-Access will carry exclusive online video broadcasts of two UCLA men's basketball games. Live streaming video of the games against Humboldt State on Nov. 10 and Delaware State on Dec. 27 will be available exclusively on UCLA All-Access. For more information on UCLA All-Access, CLICK HERE.
ABOUT HUMBOLDT STATE
Located in Arcata, Calif., the Humboldt State University Lumberjacks are members of the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). They are coached by Tom Wood, who is in his 29th season at the helm of HSU and sports an overall record of 441-343 (.563). Humboldt State is ranked No. 8 in the Sporting News' Division II Preseason Poll and is also in the top 25 in the coaches poll. Returning four starters from last year's team that went 20-12 and was 13-7 (4th place) in the CCAA, HSU earned a berth to the NCAA Division II Western Regionals. The Lumberjacks are led by senior point guard Zac Tiedeman, who was named an All-West Region and first team All-CCAA player last year after averaging 13.0 points, 4.2 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game. Senior forward Kevin Atkins is the only other player returning that averaged in double figures in scoring a year ago (11.1 ppg). The Lumberjacks also return CCAA Freshman of the Year, Kyle Baxter, a forward that averaged 6.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 2008-09.
Two current Lumberjacks were high school teammates of former Bruin All-American Kevin Love at Lake Oswego, Ore. Junior guard Ernie Spada, who hit 70 three-pointers a year ago for HSU, was in the same graduating class as Love. Sophomore forward Elliot Babcock-Krenk (4.9 ppg, 1.4 rpg last year at HSU) was a year behind Love in class.
Freshman forward Matt Stover (Rocklin, Calif., Rocklin HS) was a high school teammate of UCLA's freshman forward Brendan Lane. Lane returned to practice this week after missing the last two weeks with a sprained ankle.
ONE BRUIN TO MISS FINAL EXHIBITION GAME
While the Bruins will regain the services of senior guard Michael Roll and sophomore point guard Jerime Anderson, UCLA will be without freshman forward Tyler Honeycutt. Honeycutt was injured in practice on Saturday (Nov. 7) and has a stress reaction in his right tibia that will sideline him for 3-4 weeks.
BRUINS PICKED TO FINISH THIRD IN PAC-10
UCLA was selected to finish third among the league's 10 schools in the 2009-10 Pac-10 Conference Men's Basketball Preseason Media Poll, as announced Thursday (Oct. 29) at the conference's annual media day. California owned the top spot in the preseason poll and secured 25 of 37 first-place votes and had 350 points. Washington was picked to finish second, receiving seven first-place votes and scoring 330 points. UCLA received the remaining five first-place votes in the preseason poll and came in third with 292 points. Arizona was selected to finish fourth (221 points), followed by Oregon State (218 points) and Oregon (175 points). Arizona State (144 points) was predicted to finish seventh, and Washington State (123 points), USC (109 points) and Stanford (63 points) rounded out the 10 teams in the preseason poll.
GREAT SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE, BUT YOU BETTER HURRY
For the first time in five years, legendary Pauley Pavilion has middle-level seats available! But inventory is limited. Secure the best seats available for all 18 match-ups and improve your UCLA Basketball experience. Season tickets start at $600.00. For middle-level seating call the Wooden Athletic Fund office at (310) 206-3302. For $600 season tickets, CLICK HERE.
If you would like to see UCLA vs. top-ranked Kansas (Dec. 6) in Pauley Pavilion, there is an incredible deal available. For just $100.00, you'll get a ticket to the Kansas game, as well as a total of eight games including three UCLA contests at the 76 Classic (Nov. 26-27, 29) at the Anaheim Convention Center. Order today on-line by CLICKING HERE or call (310) UCLA-WIN, before this package sells out!
There are also non-conference packages available for just $140.00. The non-conference package includes Kansas (Dec. 6), Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 16), Cal State Bakersfield (Nov. 20), Pepperdine (Nov. 23) and New Mexico State (Dec. 15). Order today on-line by CLICKING HERE or call (310) UCLA-WIN.