Tied for First in the Pac-10, UCLA and Washington Battle in Seattle
Jan. 23, 2009
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009
SITE: Bank of America Arena (10,000)
TIP-OFF: 1:07 p.m. PT
TELEVISION: FSN and FSN Prime Ticket
TALENT: Ted Robinson (play-by-play), Marques Johnson (analyst) and Michael Eaves (sideline)
RADIO: AM 570
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA leads 89-35
BRUIN INJURY REPORT
Mustafa Abdul-Hamid is out for the remainder of the season after having surgery on Dec. 23 to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist.
SERIES vs. WASHINGTON
This is the 125th meeting between UCLA and Washington with the Bruins leading the series 89-35. Although UCLA leads the all-time matchups in Seattle 31-28, the Bruins have lost the last four at Bank of America Arena. The teams split a pair of meetings last year, each team winning on its home floor. Last year in Seattle, the Huskies posted a 71-61 victory over fifth-ranked UCLA on Feb. 10, 2008. Justin Dentmon led all scorers with 20 points while Jon Brockman added 12 points and 17 rebounds for Washington, which had four players score in double figures. Ryan Appleby also scored 12 points while Quincy Pondexter chipped in 11 more for the Huskies. Josh Shipp led a trio of Bruins in double figures with 19 points while Russell Westbrook poured in 18 points. Kevin Love had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland is 5-6 against Washington.
UCLA dropped four spots in both polls this week, falling to No. 11 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 13 in the Associated Press poll, released on Jan. 19, 2009. UCLA has been ranked in the top 25 in the Associated Press poll for 67 straight weeks (since the 2005-06 preseason rankings) and in the top 25 in the Coaches Poll for 69 straight weeks (since the final poll of 2004-05), which is the longest streak in the nation.
COACH HOWLAND WINS NO. 300
Ben Howland earned his 300th victory of his career with the 72-54 win over DePaul in the 15th Annual John R. Wooden Classic (Dec. 13, 2008). He is currently 309-147 (.678), which ranks 25th on the winningest active coaches list by percentage and 68th on the active list by victories. Howland's first career victory was his first game at Northern Arizona in 1994, a 71-69 victory over New Mexico Highlands. His 100th career victory came in his second season at Pittsburgh with the 77-65 win at home over Seton Hall (Jan. 13, 2001). His 200th win came in his third season at UCLA with the 56-37 home win over Delaware State (Nov. 19, 2005).
COLLISON BREAKS UCLA FREE THROW RECORD
Darren Collison extended his UCLA record of consecutive made free throws to 43 before missing at USC on Jan. 11, 2009. He surpassed Henry Bibby's streak of 36 straight (1972) at Oregon (Jan. 4).