UCLA Hosts Crosstown Rival USC In Key Pac-10 Battle At Pauley Pavilion
Jan. 27, 2004
UCLA'S NEXT GAME
UCLA (9-6 overall, Pac-10 5-3, 3rd-place) host USC (8-9 overall, Pac-10 3-5, 6th-place), Wednesday, Jan. 28, Pauley Pavilion, 7:30 p.m. PT (TV-FSNW2/Radio-XTRA Sports690/1150,with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean). Both teams enter the contest on a three-game Pac-10 losing streak.
UCLA at ST. JOHN'S - Saturday, Jan. 31, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, 10:30 a.m.PT/1:30 p.m. ET (TV-CBS, Channel 2 in Los Angeles/Radio-XTRA Sports 690/1150, with Chris Roberts and Don MacLean). St. John's (4-12, 0-6) hosts West Virginia on Jan. 28, looking to snap a six-game Big East losing streak.
UCLA HEAD COACH Ben Howland - In his first season at UCLA and 10th year as a collegiate head coach.
2003-04 - UCLA (9-6, 15 games/60.0)
2000-03 - Pittsburgh (89-40, 129 games/69.0)
1995-99 - N. Arizona (79-59, 138 games/57.2)
Totals - 10th Season (177-105, 282 games/62.8)
In his last two seasons at Pittsburgh - in 2003, he led the Panthers to a 28-5 overall record, No. 4 national ranking, NCAA 'Sweet 16' and the Big East Tournament Championship and in 2002, Pittsburgh was 29-6 overall (school record for wins), advanced to the NCAA 'Sweet 16' and the Big East Tournament title game and Howland was the consensus National Coach of the Year.
This will be Howland's first meeting vs. the Bay Area schools as UCLA's head coach. In his career, he has never faced Stanford and is 3-0 vs. California, including the second round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament, defeating the Golden Bears 63-50 in Pittsburgh.
UCLA STAFF - Joining Howland are assistant coaches - Donny Daniels, for the last three seasons was the head coach at CS Fullerton; Ernie Zeigler, for the last two years served on Howland's Pittsburgh staff and Kerry Keating, for the last two seasons was at Tennessee under Buzz Peterson, along with Director of Operations Chris Carlson, who for the last two seasons served in the same capacity for Howland at Pittsburgh. Rounding out the staff is Administrative Assistant Doug Erickson, in his 12th season.
UCLA'S LAST GAMES - Jan. 24 - at California 76, UCLA 62 - Before a sellout crowd of 11,877 at Haas Pavilion, UCLA fell behind early, forged ahead at halftime and was still within four points with four minutes to play before dropping a 76-62 decision to the Golden Bears.
In the first half, California jumped to a 14-2 lead and still led by 10 points (25-15) with 8:00 remaining in the half. From that point, UCLA outscored California 16-5 to take a 31-30 halftime lead.
UCLA led by as many as three points early in the second half. Cal took the lead with 16:16 left and UCLA never led again, although three times UCLA came from behind to tie the contest, the last time at 45-45 with 11:03 remaining. The Golden Bears led by seven (59-52) with 5:42 remaining but UCLA closed to within four (62-58) with four minutes remaining.
UCLA had three players in double figures -- junior Dijon Thompson with 17 points, three assists and two rebounds; senior T.J. Cummings, with 12 points, six rebounds and two blocks; and freshman Trevor Ariza, with 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds. In addition, junior Cedric Bozeman had a career-high 10 assists.
The Bruins shot 42.1 (24-57) from the field, 30.8 (4-13) from three-point range and 62.5 (10-16) from the foul line, with 38 rebounds, 18 assists, two blocks, two steals and a game-high 12 turnovers.
California shot 45.3 (24-53) from the field (UCLA is 1-4 when it is outshot from the field), 35.3 (6-17) from three-point range and 57.9 (22-38, opponent highs) from the foul line, with 38 rebounds, 11 assists, six steals, one block and eight turnovers. The Golden Bears improved to 8-8 overall and 4-3 in Pac-10 play and had four players in double figures, led by Leon Powe's 19 points and 14 rebounds and Amit Tamir's 19 points and five boards.
Jan. 22 - at No. 2 Stanford 67, UCLA 52 - Before a sellout crowd of 7,391 at Maples Pavilion, UCLA could not overcome a strong first half Stanford performance and lost to the Cardinal 67-52. It was the Bruins' second consecutive Pac-10 loss (both to nationally ranked teams, at No. 2 Stanford and last week to then-No. 7 Arizona) after the starting the 2004 league campaign with five straight victories.
In the first half, Stanford, one of only two remaining unbeaten teams in the nation (St. Joseph's is the other), used a 15-3 run and jumped out to a 42-21 halftime lead. In the first half, Stanford shot 58.6 (17-29) from the field and outrebounded UCLA 20-9. The Bruins outscored Stanford 31-25 in the second half.
UCLA had one player in double figures- junior Dijon Thompson, with 15 points and one steal.The Bruins shot 44.7 (21-47) from the field, 44.4 (4-9) from three-point range and 54.5 (6-11) from the foul line, with a game-low 25 rebounds and a game-high 15 turnovers. The Bruins this season are 0-4 when they are outrebounded (at Stanford, Arizona, UCSB, Kentucky).
Stanford shot 46.6 (27-58) from the field (UCLA is 1-3 when it is outshot from the field), 37.5 (6-16) from three-point range and 63.6 (7-11) from the foul line, with a game-high 36 rebounds (including a 16-8 advantage on the offensive boards), a game-low 11 turnovers and an opponent season-high 21 assists and seven blocked shots. The Cardinal had three players in double figures, led by Justin Davis' 21 points (he made his first nine shots and was 10-11 from the field). Stanford improved to 15-0 overall and 6-0 in the Pac-10. The Cardinal has beaten UCLA two straight times at Maples (the Bruins had won on three consecutive occasions at Maples, 2000-02, twice beating Stanford when the Cardinal was ranked No. 1 in 2001 and 2000).
HEAD COACH HENRY BIBBY - In his eighth full season as USC's head coach, Bibby has a record of 124-103. He is 4-11 versus his alma mater, including one game as interim coach. He is 1-6 at Pauley Pavilion. The former Bruin guard helped lead UCLA to three consecutive NCAA championships (1970, 1971 and 1972) and a record of 87-3 and earned All-America honors.
THE TROJANS - USC is 8-9 overall and 3-5 in Pac-10 play. Since defeating Arizona on Jan. 15, the Trojans have lost to Arizona State, at California and at Stanford. Desmon Farmer is the No. 3 scorer (19.5) in the Pac-10 and Jeff McMillan is the No. 4 rebounder (8.5).
SERIES HISTORY - UCLA leads it 119-96. The Trojans have won three of the last four meetings, but UCLA has won 14 of the last 18 contests (from 1995-2001, UCLA led 13-1). Last season, USC swept the series for the first time since 1992 (and only the third time since 1942), winning 80-75 at Pauley Pavilion and 86-85 at the Sports Arena.
LEXUS GAUNTLET - This year is the third year that UCLA and USC are competing for the Lexus Gauntlet, which is awarded on an annual basis to the school that does the best in head-to-head competition. In each sport, points are awarded to the winner of each contest and the school with the most points at the end of the year receives the Lexus Gauntlet. The Southern California Lexus Dealer Association is the title sponsor of every UCLA-USC athletic event. UCLA won the Gauntlet last year after USC earned it in the first year of competition (2001-2002).USC currently leads the competition, 27.5 - 12.5. The winner of Wednesday's men's basketball game will earn five Lexus points for its school. In addition, the men's volleyball teams meet on Thursday at USC. On Friday, the men's tennis teams play at UCLA and the women's tennis teams play at USC.
PAC-10 PLAY - UCLA is 5-3 in Pac-10 play (third-place). Last season, the Bruins did not earn their fifth league win until March 6, making their record 5-12.The last time the Bruins started 5-0 in league play prior to this season was 1996.
TRENDS - UCLA is allowing opponents to shoot just .418 from the floor. Only three opponents (Arizona, .544; UCSB, .522; Michigan, .463) have shot better than .466 and five have been held under .400.UCLA has outrebounded six of its last 10 opponents (including two ties). Overall, the Bruins have been outrebounded just four times in 15 games.UCLA's 53 second-half point total against Oregon State is its highest output of the year for any half.
PAC-10 MEDIA DAY-BRUINS SELECTED SIXTH IN PRESEASON VOTE - Nov. 6 was Pac-10 Media Day at the LAX Hilton. According to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball, Arizona was picked to win the 2004 conference title, the Bruins were selected sixth. Here's the vote total -1. Arizona (26) 339, 2. Stanford (7) 321, 3. California (1) 238, 4. Oregon 215, 5. USC (1) 207, 6. UCLA 188, 7. Arizona State 185, 8. Washington 108, 9. Washington State 69, 10. Oregon State 55.
Brian Morrison - in the second half vs. Michigan State (12/20), Morrison suffered a left hamstring strain and is out approximately 2-3 weeks. He has missed the last nine games and his status for this week's games vs. USC and St. John's is probable. At the time of his injury, he was UCLA's No. 3 scorer (11.8), No. 3 in minutes (31.7) and top three-point shooter (45.9, 17-37). In UCLA's 84-70 win over UC Riverside on Dec. 3 in Pauley Pavilion, Morrison scored a career-high 28 points.
T. J. CUMMINGS - Cummings was cleared to play on Dec. 17 after being academically ineligible for the first quarter. In his debut contest vs. UC Santa Barbara, Cummings led the Bruins with 14 points in 26 minutes off the bench. He then started his first game of the season vs. Michigan State and again led UCLA in scoring (25 minutes, 13 points, five rebounds, a career-high tying three assists and one steal).
Trevor Ariza - UCLA freshman Trevor Ariza made his regular season debut in the Bruins' win over LMU (Dec. 13), playing 32 minutes, with 14 points, seven rebounds and two assists and blocked shots. Since Nov. 28, Ariza had been sidelined with spontaneous pneumothorax. (the presence of air within the pleural cavity of the lungs) and missed the Bruins' first three regular season games.
Matt McKinney - On Nov. 4, UCLA announced that McKinney, 6-8 redshirt freshman forward from Santa Ynez HS, would miss 6-8 weeks because of a fractured bone in his left foot. The foot was casted (with no surgery). McKinney originally injured his left foot on June 15 during his first game in the Say-No Summer League at West Los Angeles College. McKinney's left foot was recently removed from the cast and he's now facing 2-3 weeks of rehabilitation.
UCLA PLAYER UPDATES/ALPHABETICAL
4 Trevor Ariza
6-7, 194, Fr., F, Los Angeles, CA (Westchester)
2003-04 PRESEASON HONORS - Athlon No. 29 incoming freshman in the U. S., Street & Smith's All-West Incoming Freshman (Top 100 College Freshman).
2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - A Dick Vitale Dazzling Dozen Diaper Dandy (one of the Top 12 freshman in the U. S.), Ariza has played 12 games (11 starts) and is averaging 12.5 points (No. 3 on team), 6.5 rebounds (No. 2), 1.8 assists and a team-high 1.8 steals in 32.4 minutes. He's led the Bruins in rebounding four times and in scoring once. In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 13.5 points (No. 2) and 6.0 rebounds (No. 2). In his last five games, he is averaging 13.6 points (68 total).
ARIZA'S 2003-04 SEASON/CAREER HIGHS - 38 minutes vs. Washington; 24 points vs. OSU; 14 rebounds vs. Michigan; 4 assists vs. UCSB; 3 steals vs. Stanford, Washington, WSU, Michigan, MSU; 2 blocked shots vs. Washington, Loyola.
ARIZA'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Jan. 26) - Scoring - 17th, 12.5; Reb. - 10th, 6.5; Stls. - 5th, 1.75; Off. Rebs. - 7th, 2.92.
2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Ariza did not play vs. Vermont, UC Riverside or Kentucky due to a spontaneous pneumothorax (the presence of air within the pleural cavity of the lungs/Nov. 28) ... He made his debut against Loyola and accounted for 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 32 minutes off the bench ... He made his first career start vs. UCSB and had eight points, four assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block in 27 minutes ... In 34 minutes against Michigan State, he had five points, a game-high seven rebounds, three assists and a game-high three steals ... At Michigan, Ariza had his first career double-double (season-high 15 points/game-high 14 rebounds, it's the most rebounds by a Bruin freshman starter since 1998-99-JaRon Rush had 15 rebounds vs. Washington (2/27/99) and Dan Gadzuric had 14 rebounds vs. Arizona State (1/4/99), with a season-high three steals, two assists and one blocked shot ... Against Oregon State, he had a season and game-high 24 points (11-13, 2-4, 0-2), including 20 points in the second half, and a game-high nine rebounds in 32 minutes ... That was the most points by a Bruin freshman starter since Jason Kapono scored 27 points twice in 2000 ... Vs. Oregon, he played 26 minutes and contributed eight points and seven rebounds ... At Washington State, he had eight points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals in 30 minutes ... At Washington, he had 21 points (9-16, 0-2, 3-7), eight rebounds, two assists and a season-high tying three steals and two blocks in 38 minutes ... He scored 15 of his points after halftime ... In the overtime period, he had five points, two steals and one assist ... Vs. Arizona State, he had 16 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes ... Against Arizona, he contributed 18 points, three rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes ... At Stanford, he had two points, two rebounds, three steals and one block in 32 minutes ... At California, he had 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds in 33 minutes.
CAREER - A second-team Parade Magazine All-American in 2002-03, in his prep career Ariza helped lead Westchester to the 2003 and 2002 CIF Div. I State titles . . . As a senior last season under Westchester coach Ed Azzam, the Comets were 32-3 overall and No. 5 in the final USA Today national prep rankings (No. 2 in the West) . . . In 2003, Ariza averaged 21.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 9.0 assists and 3.0 blocked shots and steals ...Was also an EA Sports All-American (Ariza represented the West squad at the 2003 EA Sports Roundball Classic held at the United Center in Chicago on March 31), HoopScoop No. 15 U. S. senior, (southern CA top-ranked senior), Cal-HiSports Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times Boys Basketball Player of the Year, Los Angeles City Player of the Year and first-team All-CIF.
13 Gene Barnes
5-10, 165, So, G, Novato, CA (The Branson School)
2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - He has not yet played in a game.
BARNES' 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS- minutes vs. ; points vs. ; rebound vs. ; assist vs. ; steals vs. ; blocked shots vs. .
2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Barnes has not played in the Bruins' first 15 games.
BARNES' CAREER HIGHS- 4 minutes vs. Portland (12/14/02) and Long Beach State (12/8/02); points vs. ; 1 rebound vs. Portland (12/14/02) and Long Beach State (12/8/02); 1 assist vs. Duke (11/30/02); steals vs. ; blocked shots vs.
CAREER - At UCLA's end-of-the-year 2003 banquet, Barnes, a walkon guard, was given the UCLA Alumni Association Award (academic achievement and team contribution award) ... A redshirt freshman in 2002-03, he appeared in UCLA's first four games (averaged 2.3 minutes), then was sidelined with a back injury and missed the rest of the season ... Barnes redshirted in 2001-02 ... In 2001 as a senior at The Branson School, Barnes was named a Top 25 Nor Cal prep and was nominated by Who's Who in Sports as one of the nation's finest high school athletes ... As a senior in high school, he averaged 18.0 points, 8.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and only two turnovers a game.
21 Cedric Bozeman
6-6, 199, Jr., G, Los Angeles, CA (Mater Dei HS)
2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 15 games (all starts), he is averaging 9.0 points (No. 5 on the squad), a team-high 5.9 assists (leads the Pac-10), 4.4 rebounds (No. 5) and 0.7 steals in 34.7 minutes (No. 2). In his last five games, he has passed for 37 assists (7.4). In Pac-10 play, he is averaging 6.4 assists and just 2.0 turnovers for a ratio of 3.19.
BOZEMAN'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 40 minutes vs. Kentucky; 17 points vs. UC Riverside; 10 rebounds vs. Loyola; 10 assists vs. California; 2 steals vs. UCSB; 1 blocked shot vs. Kentucky, UM.BOZEMAN'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Jan. 26) - Assists - 1st, 5.93; Assist/TO Ratio - 8th, 1.89.
2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Entering his third season as the Bruins' starting point guard, Bozeman, along with junior Dijon Thompson, are UCLA co-captains for 2003-04 ... Against Vermont, he contributed 12 points, a career-high nine assists with just one turnover, one rebound and one steal in 37 minutes ... It was his pass to Ryan Hollins that resulted in the free throw for the game-winning points ... Against UC Riverside, he had a career-high tying 17 points (7-14, 1-2, 2-3), seven assists, six rebounds, five turnovers and one steal in 38 minutes ... Against Kentucky, he played a career-high tying 40 minutes and had 12 points, a then-career-high tying seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block ... Against Loyola, he hit a three-point basket with two seconds remaining in overtime to give the Bruins a 69-66 victory ... On the night, he played 39 minutes, recorded his first career double-double with a team-high 16 points (5-12, 2-4, 4-8) and a career-high 10 rebounds and added two assists ... In 37 minutes vs. UCSB, Bozeman had 10 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals ... In 36 minutes against Michigan State, Bozeman had nine points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal ... At Michigan, he contributed four points, two rebounds, a game-high eight assists, one steal and a career-high tying one blocked shot ... Against Oregon State, he had three points, six assists and six rebounds in 25 minutes (he missed some time with an abdominal strain) and no turnovers ... Against Oregon, he contributed 12 points (4-5, 4-4), including four straight made free throws in the final 2:30, five assists and four rebounds in 33 minutes ... At Washington State, he had six points, three rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes ... His layup with 1:12 remaining gave UCLA the lead for good (46-45) ... At Washington, he had eight points, eight assists, two rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes before fouling out with 6:00 remaining in regulation ... Vs. Arizona State, he had five points, five rebounds and six assists in 33 minutes ... He scored all of his points in the final 2:38, making five of six free throws, including his final five ... Against Arizona, he had eight points, seven assists (one turnover) and six rebounds in 36 minutes ... At Stanford, he had nine points, six assists, two rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes ... At California, he had four points, three rebounds, a career-high 10 assists and one steal in 37 minutes.
BOZEMAN'S CAREER HIGHS - 40 minutes vs. Kentucky (12/6/03), Oregon (1/30/03) and USD (11/26/02); 17 points vs. UC Riverside (12/3/03), Oregon (1/30/03); 10 rebounds vs. Loyola (12/13/03); 10 assists vs. California (1/24/04); 2 steals vs. UCSB (12/17/03), Oregon (1/30/03), California (1/25/03) and USD (11/26/02); 1 blocked shot, five times, last vs. Michigan (12/27/03).
CAREER - Injuries have interrupted Bozeman's last two seasons ... Last year as a sophomore, he missed the final eight games with a shoulder injury (had surgery to correct the instablility on March 25) and as a true freshman in 2001-02, he missed seven early season games (and four additional starts), because of a right knee cartilage tear that required surgery ... Before last season's shoulder surgery, he started 17 of 21 games and as a freshman, he started 17 of the last 18 games and earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Freshman team ... One of the top high school players in the nation in 2000-01 at Mater Dei, Bozeman committed to the Bruins on Nov. 8, 2000 ... A 2001 McDonald's All-American.
5 Jon Crispin
6-0, 205, Sr., G, Pitman, NJ (Penn State/Pitman HS)
2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - Crispin has appeared in three games and is averaging 5.7 minutes, 1.7 points, 0.7 rebounds and shooting 1.000 (2-2) from the foul line.
CRISPIN'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 9 minutes vs. OSU; 3 points vs. OSU; 1 rebound vs. OSU, UCSB; 1 assist vs. OSU; steal vs. ; blocked shots vs. .
2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Crispin did not play in the Bruins' first four games and did not play vs. Michigan State ... In three minutes vs. UCSB, he had one rebound ... In five minutes at Michigan, he scored two points ... In nine minutes vs. Oregon State, he scored three points and added one rebound and one assist ... He did not play against Oregon, Washington State, Washington, Arizona State, Arizona, Stanford and California.
CRISPIN'S CAREER HIGHS- 22 minutes vs. Duke (11/30/02); 11 points vs. Long Beach State (12/8/02); 3 rebounds vs. Kansas (12/21/02); 2 assists vs. Arizona (2/13/03), California (1/25/03) and Kansas (12/21/02); 1 steal vs. California (2/20/03), Arizona (2/13/03) and Michigan (12/28/02); 0 blocked shots vs.
CAREER - During the off-season season, Crispin had foot surgery (left big toe) to repair an old injury ... Appeared in 23 games last season as a junior, started once (Duke, season-high 22 minutes) and averaged 8.4 minutes a contest ... Sat out the 2001-02 campaign after transferring from Penn State ... A mainstay at Penn State from 1999-2001, Crispin, along with is brother Joe, helped lead the Nittany Lions to the 2001 NCAA 'Sweet 16' ... As a sophomore at Penn State, Crispin started 31 of 33 games, averaged 27.8 minutes, 7.2 points and shot 35.6 (42-118) from three-point range ... Scored a career-high 26 points in the Nittany Lions' 73-68 win at Kentucky on Nov. 25, 2000 ... Superb all-around athlete (football, basketball, baseball) at Pitman, NJ HS.
43 T. J. CUMMINGS
6-9, 215, Sr., F, Homewood, IL (Homewood-Flossmoor HS)
2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - Cummings has played in 11 games (10 starts) and is averaging 12.5 points (No. 2 on the team) and a team-high 6.5 rebounds in 29.8 minutes and shooting 52.3 (No. 4, 58-111) from the field and a team-best 87.0 (20-23) from the foul line. He's led the Bruins in scoring five of his 11 games (including three of the last six) and in rebounding in five of the last seven contests. He has scored in double figures in nine of his 11 games this year ... In his last seven games, he is averaging 13.9 points (97) and 7.9 rebounds (55) while making 40 of 78 shots (51.3) from the floor, two of seven (28.6) from three-point range and 15 of 16 (93.8) from the line.
CUMMINGS' 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 39 minutes vs. Washington; 22 points vs. Washington; 12 rebounds vs. Arizona State; 3 assists vs. MSU; 1 steal vs. MSU, UM; 2 blocked shot vs. California.CUMMINGS' 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Jan. 26) - Scoring - 16th, 12.5; Reb. - 9th, 6.5; Def. Rebs. - 6th, 4.36.
2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - Cummings did not play in UCLA's first four games (he was academically ineligible Fall Quarter and regained his eligibility on Dec. 17 following Fall Quarter exams/Dec. 8-12). ... He came off the bench against UCSB and had a team-high 14 points (5-5, 4-5), one rebound and one assist in 26 minutes ... Started vs. Michigan State, and again led UCLA in scoring (13 points, 6-11/0-0/1-2), with five rebounds, a career-high tying three assists and one steal ... At Michigan, Cummings had 12 points and six rebounds ... Against Oregon State, he had two points and five rebounds in 21 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he had 12 points (4-6, 4-4) and a game and then season-high nine rebounds in 26 minutes ... At Washington State, he had 12 points and eight rebounds - both team highs - and two assists in 33 minutes ... At Washington, he scored a season-best 22 points (8-12, 2-3, 4-5) and added 11 rebounds - leading the team in both categories - and one assist in a career-best 39 minutes ... He grabbed seven of his rebounds in the second half and added one in overtime ... Against Arizona State, he recorded his second straight double-double with 21 points and a season-high 12 rebounds, plus two assists, in 36 minutes ... Vs. Arizona, he had 12 points and two rebounds in 33 minutes ... At Stanford, he had six points and a team-high (tied) seven rebounds in 28 minutes ... At California, he had 12 points, six rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 31 minutes.
CUMMINGS' CAREER HIGHS - 39 minutes vs. Washington (1/10/04); 25 points vs. South Carolina (11/21/01); 14 rebounds vs. USC (1/8/03); 3 assists vs. Michigan St. (12/20/03), Portland (12/14/02) and USC (1/10/02); 2 steals vs. USC (1/8/03); 2 blocked shots, eight times, last California (1/24/04).
CAREER - From last season, Cummings, son of NBA and DePaul great Terry Cummings, is UCLA's No. 1 returning rebounder (4.9) and No. 2 returning scorer (10.3) ... He has the most career appearances on the team (94, 23 starts) entering the 2003-04 season ... Tied a school record as a sophomore in 2001-02 for games played (33) and received UCLA's Sixth-Man Award at the 2002 season-ending banquet) ... As a true freshman in 2000-01, he earned first-team All-Pac-10 Freshman honors (burst onto the collegiate scene on Nov. 9, 2000, at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in New York City, getting a then career-high 24 points and seven rebounds in the Bruins' season-opener vs. Kansas/the 24 points was the best performance ever by a Bruin freshman in his debut game) ... Cummings was UCLA's first recruit before the 2000-01 season, announcing his NLI during the early signing period in Nov. 1999 ...As a senior prepster in 1999-00 at Homewood-Flossmoor HS (IL), he earned USA Today Honorable Mention All-America ... Experience at the international level, playing on the 2000 USA Basketball Junior Select team and winning a gold medal on the 1998 USA Basketball World Youth squad.
45 Michael Fey
7-0, 257, So., C, Olympia, WA (Capital HS)
2003-04 SEASON AVERAGES - In 15 games (14 starts), he is averaging 7.3 points (No. 6 on the team), 3.2 rebounds and 0.9 blocks, while shooting a team-high .562 from the floor and .675 from the line in 18.7 minutes.
FEY'S 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS - 33 minutes vs. UC Riverside; 20 points vs. Vermont; 8 rebounds vs. Vermont; 2 assists vs. Arizona; 2 steals vs. Washington; 3 blocked shots vs. UC Riverside.FEY'S 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (Jan. 26) - Blkd. Shots - 10th, 0.93.
2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS - In the opener against Vermont, he recorded career highs for points (20) and rebounds (eight, four offensive) and added two blocks ... He made eight of 13 shots from the floor and four of seven from the line ... He had 18 points and six rebounds in the second half ... Against UC Riverside, he contributed 10 points, six rebounds and three blocks in a career-high 33 minutes ... He played 25 minutes vs. Kentucky due to foul trouble and had five points, five rebounds, one block and one steal ... 14 minutes against Loyola, all in the first half, and finished with six points, six rebounds and two blocks ... He was poked in the left eye (corneal abrasion) near the end of the half and was sent to the UCLA Medical Center for evaluation ... In 26 minutes against UCSB, he had nine points, five rebounds, two blocks and one assist ... In 18 minutes vs. Michigan State, Fey contributed nine points and four rebounds ... At Michigan, had six points, three rebounds and a season-high tying one assist ... Against Oregon State, he had 11 points and four rebounds in 25 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he contributed eight points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block ... At Washington State, he had four points and one block in 15 minutes ... At Washington, he made 12 points (5-6, 2-3) and added two steals in 23 minutes ... Vs. Arizona State, he played 10 minutes due to foul trouble and had one blocked shot ... In 13 minutes against Arizona, he had three points, three rebounds, a career-high two assists and one block ... At Stanford, played 12 minutes off the bench and had four point, one rebound and one assist ... At California, he started and had two points and tweo rebounds in eight minutes.
FEY'S CAREER HIGHS - 33 minutes vs. UC Riverside (12/3/03); 20 points vs. Vermont (11/29/03); 8 rebounds vs. Vermont (11/29/03); 2 assists vs. Arizona (1/17/04); 2 s