Bruins Host Huskies Sunday on 'Think Pink' Day in Pauley
Feb. 9, 2008
UCLA (12-11, 7-5 and tied for fourth in the Pac-10) will host Washington (9-14, 4-7) at 1:30 pm in a game to be televised by ESPN2. The Sunday game is a special 'Think Pink' contest promoting breast cancer awareness. UCLA will also celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
The WBCA's (Women's Basketball Coaches Association) 'Think Pink' initiative is a global, unified effort for the nation's coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in the communities and beyond. In 2007, it was estimated that there would be over 180,000 new cases of breast cancer.
The Bruins will wear special white and pink uniforms against the Huskies to bring further attention to the cause. Those uniforms will later be auctioned off online, with the proceeds going towards breast cancer awareness and research.
All fans attending this game are encouraged to wear pink. To help aid the cause, UCLA will give away special Bruin t-shirts promoting breast cancer awareness to the first 500 fans in attendance. Fans can also receive two-for-one general admission tickets by bringing in a special flyer, which can be downloaded on the UCLA website.
Senior forward Lindsey Pluimer moved into 10th place on the all-time UCLA rebound list after pulling down six boards in Friday's win over Washington State. Pluimer now has 693 career rebounds and slid past Denise Corlett (691) and into 10th on the all-time Bruin list.
In this week's Pac-10 rankings (2/4/08), Lindsey Pluimer was one of just three players to find their names listed in as many as seven of the 13 different individual categories for all games. Pluimer began the week sixth in scoring, fifth in rebounding, third in free throw percentage, seventh in blocked shots, fifth in offensive rebounds and eighth in defensive rebounds. She joined Stanford's Candice Wiggins (first in scoring, third in assists, second in free throw %, third in steals, seventh in 3-pt. shots made, second in assist/turnover ratio and 10th in minutes played) and California's Ashley Walker (fourth in scoring, first in rebounding, sixth in field goal %, fifth in free throw %, second in blocked shots, first in offensive rebounds, and third in defensive rebounds).
Five freshmen are averaging in double figure minutes played this season (Campbell-30.5, Earl-25.0, Morris-22.5, Rogers-16.6, Nzekwe-12.5). As many as three freshman have been in the starting lineup for 11 games (5-6 record) this season.
Pluimer leads the UCLA team in scoring (14.6 ppg) and in rebounding (6.8 rebounds per game). Three members of UCLA's freshman class are just shy of double digit averages - Nina Earl, 9.4 ppg; Darxia Morris, 9.0 and Doreena Campbell, 8.5.
Since Dec. 8, the Bruins have played 11 of their 16 games (8-8 record) against NCAA Tournament teams (BYU, defending NCAA champion Tennessee, UC Riverside, Arizona State, Stanford twice, California twice, Washington) and two NIT participants (San Diego, Oregon).