UCLA Hosts Pepperdine on Monday Night
Nov. 22, 2009
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Monday, Nov. 23, 2009
SITE: Pauley Pavilion (12,819)
TIP-OFF: 8:06 p.m. PT
TELEVISION: FS West
TALENT: Bill Macdonald (play-by-play), Don MacLean (analyst) and Courtney Jones (sideline)
RADIO: AM 570 KLAC
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Tracy Murray (analyst)
BRUIN INJURY REPORT
Freshman forward Tyler Honeycutt is out 1-2 more weeks with a stress reaction in his right tibia. It was announced on Nov. 8, 2009 that Honeycutt had the injury. He is the only Bruin slated to miss UCLA's contest with Pepperdine (Nov. 22) due to injury. However, the Bruins have missed plenty of practice time this year with seven different scholarship players missing at least one week of practice due to injuries.
UCLA finished the 2008-09 season ranked No. 18 in both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press poll. The Bruins are unranked in both polls to start the 2009-10 campaign, snapping a streak of 75 straight weeks (since the 2005-06 preseason) in the Top 25 in the AP poll and a streak of 78 consecutive weeks in the Coaches Poll (since 2004-05 final poll), which was the longest streak in the nation. The Bruins are receiving votes in both polls and are No. 29 in the Coaches Poll and No. 36 in the AP Poll.
SERIES VERSUS PEPPERDINE
This is the 20th meeting all-time against Pepperdine with UCLA leading the series 15-4. The last 15 games of the series have all been contested in Pauley Pavilion (since 1945-46). The Bruins are 14-3 all-time against the Waves at home. UCLA won the last meeting, an 85-83 win at home in head coach Ben Howland's second season (2004-05), which is the only time he has faced Pepperdine.