No. 4 UCLA Opens 90th Season with Prairie View A&M
Nov. 11, 2008
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008
SITE: Pauley Pavilion (12,819)
TIP-OFF: 7:05 p.m. PT
TALENT: Steve Physioc (play-by-play) and Stephen Bardo (analyst)
RADIO: AM 1150
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
SERIES: First meeting
BRUIN INJURY REPORT
There are no injuries to report.
SERIES vs. PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
This is the first meeting between UCLA and Prairie View A&M.
UCLA IN SEASON OPENERS
The UCLA Bruins are entering their 90th season and are 70-19 (.787) in season openers and 56-7 (.889) in home openers since 1945. UCLA is also 5-0 in home and season openers under head coach Ben Howland.
UCLA sports a preseason ranking of No. 4 in both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press poll, marking the fourth straight season that the Bruins are ranked in the preseason polls. UCLA has been ranked in the top 10 in the Associated Press poll for 41 straight weeks, which is tied with North Carolina for the longest active streak in the country.
HOME SWEET HOME
UCLA sports an all-time record of 595-89 (.870) in Pauley Pavilion, entering its 44th season as the home of the UCLA Bruins. UCLA has won 28 straight over unranked non-conference foes at home.
Senior point guard Darren Collison was named a preseason All-American by the Associated Press and was also listed among the 2008-09 John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 candidates.