Top-Ranked UCLA Hosts George Washington
Nov. 27, 2007
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Nov. 28, 2007
SITE: Pauley Pavilion (12,819)
TIP-OFF: 7:36 p.m. PST
TV: FSN Prime Ticket
TALENT: Bill Macdonald (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
RADIO: AM 570
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 122
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
SERIES: First meeting
BRUIN INJURY UPDATE
Junior forward/center Alfred Aboya, who suffered a fractured orbital floor of his right eye in the Bruins' win over Yale (Nov. 23), returned to practice on Nov. 27 and should be able to play against George Washington. All-American point guard Darren Collison completed his first full practice with contact on Nov. 27 and is a gametime decision for the George Washington contest. Collison sprained his left knee (MCL) in the exhibition game vs. Azusa Pacific (Nov. 2). Junior guard Michael Roll worked out on Nov. 27 with contact for the first time since rupturing his plantar fascia in his left foot during practice on Nov. 3. He is doubtful for the George Washington game. Sophomore forward James Keefe is rehabilitating from surgery he had on Aug. 10 to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and is definitely out.
UCLA sports a national ranking of No. 1 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and a No. 2 ranking in the Associated Press poll.
SERIES VS. GEORGE WASHINGTON
This is the first-ever meeting between UCLA and the George Washington Colonials.
LOVE NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Freshman center Kevin Love was named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for November 19-25. Love averaged over a double-double with 18.0 points and 10.7 rebounds in the Bruins' three wins during the week, leading them to the CBE Classic championship while earning CBE Classic MVP honors. Against Maryland, Love scored 18 points while shooting 5-12 FGs and 1-2 3FGs. Love also added 16 rebounds, a UCLA freshman record, to help UCLA win 71-59. The previous record was held by Jelani McCoy and JaRon Rush with 15. In the 68-63 win versus No. 10 Michigan State, Love posted 21 points and 11 rebounds, recording his third double-double of the season. He shot 6-15 FGs and 9-12 FTs in the first game this season involving two ranked teams. Against Yale, Love scored 15 points and added five rebounds. This is the first weekly honor for Love and UCLA's 46th Player of the Week all-time.
SHIPP NAMED TO CBE CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Junior guard/forward Josh Shipp was named to the five-member CBE Classic All-Tournament team after recording 18 points and four rebounds in each of the wins over Maryland and 10th-ranked Michigan State.
HOME SWEET HOME
The Bruins are 583-87 (.870) all-time in Pauley Pavilion and have won their last 24 home games, which ranks as the fifth-longest home court winning streak in the nation. The last team to beat UCLA at home was 12th-ranked West Virginia, which beat the 18th-ranked Bruins 60-56 on Jan. 21, 2006.