Bruins Host 2nd-Ranked Stanford on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Jan. 9, 2010
GAME #15 DATE: Sun., Jan. 10, 2010
OPPONENT: #2 Stanford (12-1, 2-0)
SITE: Pauley Pavilion
TIP-OFF: 2:05 p.m.
TALENT: Dave Marcus/Michael Sondheimer
GAME #16 DATE: Sun., Jan. 17, 2010
OPPONENT: USC (8-6, 2-1)
SITE: Galen Center
TIP-OFF: 2:30 p.m.
TALENT: Jim Watson, Mary Murphy
TALENT: Dave Marcus/Michael Sondheimer/Tracy Murray
BRUINS HOST CARDINAL AT 2 pm
UCLA (10-4, 3-0) owns the longest current win streak in the Pac-10 at five games after following up a sweep of the Arizona schools on the road last weekend with a 57-46 win over Cal at home on Friday. On Sunday, UCLA welcomes #2-ranked Stanford (12-1, 2-0) to Pauley for a 2 p.m. date. Stanford bested USC 82-62 on Friday.
About The OpponentS
Second-ranked Stanford (12-1, 2-0) comes to Pauley on Sunday. The Cardinal owns a 43-22 edge in the overall series. Stanford has captured the last five meetings. The last Bruin win in the series came on Jan. 4, 2008 in Pauley, a 69-56 decision over the then-No. 2-ranked Cardinal.Stanford is led by sophomore Nnemkadi Ogwumike, who began the week averaging 18.8 ppg (leads the Pac-10) and 9.4 rpg (4th in Pac-10). The Cardinal entered the week ranked 11th in the nation in scoring (79.9). The lone Cardinal loss came at top-ranked UConn, 80-68.
The Bruin team was listed in the top-50 of the latest NCAA national rankings (from Jan. 3) in five categories --- 20th in scoring defense (54.1), 25th in rebound margin (+8.1), 42nd in scoring margin (+13.5), 42nd in Assist/Turnover ratio (0.94), 44th in fg% defense (.357). (Note-332 teams ranked)
The Bruins have opened the season by holding all 14 opponents to 61 points or less. The last time a UCLA team has opened the season with a stingier defense was in the 1974-75 campaign, during which it held the first 18 opponents to 61 points or less. That is also the last time a Bruin team has held teams to 61 points or less over any 14-game stretch.
In addition, the Bruins have also held the last 19 opponents to less than 50% shooting from the field. In coach Caldwell's two seasons at the helm, her Bruin teams have held 26 opponents to 60 points or less and nine opponents to 50 points or less.
UPCOMING WBKB PROMOTIONS
Women's Basketball Team Day promotions, with $3 floor tickets, continue on Jan. 10...On Jan. 10, enjoy the ultimate movie experience after the Stanford contest by watching the Pixar movie 'UP' on the Bruin video board from your seat in Pauley Pavilion. (see Team Day page on uclabruins.com for more info.)
Jan. 10 is also Dads and Daughters Day --- for $20 receive 2 game tickets; 2 UCLA Dad and Daughter T-shirts; 2 Dad and Daughter photos; 2 admissions to a pre-game event which includes lunch, carnival games, prizes and more...visit uclabruins.com for more info.
A Look On the Other Side
The combined record of the four teams the Bruins have lost to this season is 43-11 (Tennessee 13-1, Illinois State 8-5, Kansas 10-3, Texas Tech 12-2. Records as of 1/7).
LAST YEAR Vs. Stanford
Feb. 27 in Pauley --- After slicing a 14-point second half Stanford advantage in half, the Bruins were held without a basket for almost seven minutes of play, and the Cardinal came away with a 69-58 win. Darxia Morris had 18 points.Feb. 1 at Stanford --- The Cardinal connected on 17 of 29 second half field goals to help build on a two-point halftime lead and came away with a 68-51 win. Campbell led UCLA with 11 points.
California RecaP (Game 14)UCLA ran off 11 unanswered second-half points to break open a close game and went on to deal California a 57-46 loss. The Bruins owned a 22-21 lead at the half, but Cal quickly took the lead at the start of the second half. After the Golden Bears went up 30-28 with 15:10 to play, UCLA rattled off 11 straight points to take a 39-30 lead with 8:43 remaining. Jasmine Dixon led UCLA with 13 points.
HOME SWEET HOMEUnder second-year head coach Nikki Caldwell, the Bruins have posted a 18-4 record (.818) on their home court of Pauley Pavilion.