Women's Basketball Hosts California on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Jan. 23, 2004
Bruins Host Cal - The Bruins (8-9, 3-5) are at home for the next three games, including Sunday afternoon's matchup with Cal (9-8, 2-6) which will be radio broadcast on XTRA 1150 am. The Bruins lost a 78-71 decision in overtime to No. 6 Stanford on Friday night. Nikki Blue tied her season-best with 25 points. The Bruins have posted a 6-2 record this season in Pauley Pavilion. Cal lost at USC on Friday night by a score of 67-47.
Notes - Nikki Blue entered the week leading the conference in steals (3.25) and was ranked fourth in assists (4.56), eighth in scoring (13.9) and 12th in rebounding (5.8) ... Blue tied her career-high with nine assists vs. Ohio St. and has dished out 43 assists in her last nine games and converted 38 of her last 47 free throws ... Noelle Quinn has scored in double figures in the last eight games ... Over that same stretch, she has handed out 31 assists and had just 16 turnovers ... Quinn scored a career-high 20 points and handed out a career-best seven assists against Washington St. ... She entered the week seventh in the Pac-10 in rebounding (6.2), ninth in scoring (12.4) and 10th in steals (1.92) and assists (3.0) ... Lisa Willis has made at least one three-point shot in each of her last nine games and at least two three-pointers in eight games this season ... She has a high of five made at Texas and entered the week fifth in the Pac-10 in made three-pointers (1.81/g) ... Willis scored a career-best 22 points in the win over Washington St. and entered the week 10th in the Pac-10 in scoring (12.2) and second in steals (2.75) ... Whitney Jones made her 72nd career start against Stanford and entered the week sixth in the Pac-10 with a 2.5 offensive rebounds average ... Gennifer Arranaga began the week ranked fifth in the Pac-10 in three-point shooting percentage (.419) ... Amanda Livingston had career-highs in points (13) and steals (4), to go along with a career-high tying five rebounds at Arizona State ... The Bruins have outrebounded or tied five of the last eight opponents ... UCLA has held 10 opponents to 60 points or less this season, and only four opponents have scored more than 66 points in regulation ... UCLA has averaged 15.5 offensive rebounds in its last seven games and entered the week third in the conference in rebounding in Pac-10 games only ... The Bruins entered the week second in the Pac-10 in steals (12.06) and turnover margin (+3.56) ... The Bruins shot a season-high 54.8% in the win over Washington St. ... It was the third time this season the Bruins have shot over 50% (.517 vs. Ohio St., .508 vs. CSUN) ... Four of the Bruin losses have come versus nationally ranked teams from Texas, Purdue, Michigan State and Stanford.
A Look at the Golden Bears - California is coming off of a 67-47 loss at USC on Friday night. The Bears are led by Nihan Anaz, who entered the week averaging 16.9 points. Cal began the week second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.458) and scoring defense (62.0).
UCLA leads the series by a 32-9 margin. The Bears captured the first meeting of last season in Pauley Pavilion by a score of 69-61. The Bruins shot a season-low 29% from the field in that game. Michelle Greco led UCLA with 23 points. Cal led by as many as 18 in the second half before a late UCLA charge cut the gap to five in the final minute. In Berkeley, the Bruins outscored the Bears, 72-54. Greco led UCLA with 28 points.
UCLA on the Radio - All of UCLA's games this season will be radio broadcast live on KIIS 850am in Thousand Oaks and on the internet at www.uclabruins.com. Sunday's game against Cal will air on XTRA 690/1150 am. Dave Marcus and Michael Sondheimer will be on hand to call the action in this week's games.