UCLA Hosts UCSB Nov. 29

Nov. 24, 2000

Wednesday, Nov. 29 - UC Santa Barbara at UCLA, Pauley Pavilion, 7:30 p.m. (TVFox Sports Net West 2, with Bill Macdonald and Dan Belluomini, Radio - XTRASports 1150am, with Chris Roberts and Bob Myers)

Upcoming - Saturday, Dec. 2 - Georgia Tech vs. UCLA, Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim,John R. Wooden Classic, Noon (TV - KCAL, Channel 9 in Los Angeles, Radio - XTRASports 1150am, with Chris Roberts and Bob Myers). At 2:30 p.m., Game 2 of theWooden Classic will feature USC vs. Utah.

UCLA Starting Lineup
(1-2, Rankings - AP 15th, USA Today/ESPN No. 17)

No. Name Pos. Ht. Cl. Ppg Rpg
23 Matt Barnes F 6-7 Jr. 8.7 6.7
24 Jason Kapono F 6-7 So. 16.3 3.7
50 Dan Gadzuric C 6-11 Jr. 12.0 8.0
25 Earl Watson G 6-1 Sr. 18.7 4.0
34 Ray Young G 6-3 Jr. 15.0 2.7

UCLA Head Coach Steve Lavin
A Decade Of Bruin Basketball
UCLA Head Coaching Record
2000-01 1-2
1999-00 21-12 (NCAA Sweet 16)
1998-99 22-9 (NCAA)
1997-98 24-9 (NCAA Sweet 16)
1996-97 24-8(NCAA Elite 8/Pac-10 Champ)
Totals 92-40 (69.7, 132 games)

UCLA Assistant Coaching Record
1995-96 23-8 (NCAA/Pac-10 Champ)
1994-95 32-1 (NCAA & Pac-10 Champ)
1993-94 21-7 (NCAA)
1992-93 22-11 (NCAA)
1991-92 28-5(NCAA Elite 8/Pac-10 Champ)
Totals 126-32 (79.7, 158 games)
UCLA Totals 218-72 (75.2, 290 games)

UCLA Head Coach Steve Lavin - Entering his fifth season as UCLA-s head coach and10th on the Bruin staff, with a school and career record of 92-40 (69.7, 132games).

Lavin is 7-4 (63.6) in NCAA Tournament play. Since the NCAA Tournament wasexpanded to 64 teams in 1985, he is the first UCLA head coach to lead UCLA tothree NCAA -Sweet 16- appearances in a four-year stretch. In his four+ seasons,the Bruins have averaged almost 23 wins a year and advanced to the NCAATournament all four seasons, including the -Elite Eight- (1997) and -Sweet 16-twice (1998 and 2000) and also won the 1997 Pacific-10 title.Lavin is one of just four coaches in the nation to lead his school to threeSweet 16-s in the last four years. The others are Purdue-s Gene Keady, MichiganState-s Tom Izzo and Duke-s Mike Krzyzewski

Pauley Pavilion - In non-conference games in Pauley Pavilion since 1989-90, UCLAis 67-6 (91.8, 73 games). UCLA-s 78-74 loss to CS Northridge on Nov. 21 inPauley was just the sixth nonconference loss the Bruins have suffered at homesince the 1989-90 season. The losses were against - CS Northridge, 78-74, seasonhome opener of 2000-01, Gonzaga, 59-43, fourth game of 1999-2000, Kansas, 96-83,third game of 1996-97, Tulsa, 77-76 OT, first game of 1996-97, Louisville,78-76, 1995-96 and Duke, 75-65, 1991-92.

The Bruins- 20-game nonconference home winning streak was snapped by the lossto Gonzaga last season. Prior to losing to CS Northridge, the Bruins had wonthree consecutive nonleague games in Pauley.

UC Santa Barbara Starting Lineup (0-2)

No. Name Pos. Ht. Cl. Ppg Rpg
30 Mark Hull F 6-7 So. 13.5 5.0
40 Mike Vukovich F 6-9 Jr. 4.5 3.5
50 Juliano Jordani C 6-7 Sr. 5.0 9.5
3 LaRon Bryant G 6-2 Sr. 13.0 2.0
35 B. J. Ward G 6-1 So. 9.5 1.0

UCSB Head Coach Bob Williams - In his third season at UCSB with a school recordof 29-27. From 1991-98, he was the head coach at UC Davis and led Davis to theNCAA Div. II Championship in 1998.

The Gauchos - Play at Brigham Young on Saturday. UCSB is 0-2 after its firsttwo games, losing at Pepperdine, 64-53 and losing in overtime in its home openerto San Francisco, 77-74. Former Bruin head coach (1977-79) Gary Cunningham isthe Gaucho athletic director.

Series History - UCLA leads it 17-0. The last meeting was during the 1979-80season, with UCLA winning in Pauley, 102-58.


Nov. 21- CS Northridge 78, at UCLA 74

On Nov. 21 in Pauley Pavilion, the Bruins were upset by CS Northridge 78-74 in anonconference contest. UCLA led 39-32 at halftime but were outscored 46-35 inthe second half. In the first 10 minutes of the second half, CSUN outscored UCLA21-9. With 3:28 left to play, the Bruins closed within two, at 62-60, on twofree throws by Matt Barnes. But with four seconds left to play, CSUN led 78-71before Earl Watson-s three-pointer with one second remaining, made the finalscore CSUN 78-UCLA 74.

Four of five UCLA starters scored in double figures, along with Dan Gadzuric,who came off the bench (he had the flu) and added 12 points, eight rebounds andtwo blocked shots for the Bruins. UCLA was led by 15 points each from EarlWatson and Ray Young.

UCLA shot 45.0 (27-60) from the field, 40.0 (8-20) from three-point range and75.0 (12-16) from the foul line, with 36 rebounds and a season-high 24 rebounds.CSUN shot 44.1 (26-59) from the field, 31.6 (6-19) from three-point range and60.6 (20-33) from the foul line, with 35 rebounds and 19 turnovers. The Matadorswere led by Jeff Parris- 27 points.

Bruin Headlines

UCLA In The Polls

Date AP USA Today/ESPN
Pre-Season 17th 19th
Week One (Nov. 13) 14th - -
Week Two (Nov. 20) 15th 17th

Local prep standouts, Cedric Bozeman, from Mater Dei HS and Dijon Thompson, fromRedondo Union HS, along with Michael Fey, from Capital HS in Olympia, WA havesigned National Letters of Intent to attend UCLA, Bruin head coach Steve Lavinannounced Nov. 8 The trio will be incoming Bruin freshmen next fall.

'Our coaching staff is very excited to have Cedric, Dijon and Michael join ourbasketball program,' Lavin said. These three young men come from good familiesand sound high school programs. They are prime examples of the excellentstudent-athletes UCLA is able to attract because of the quality of ourinstitution. We expect this recruiting class to impact our program as freshmenand allow us to continue a tradition of excellence.'

Bozeman, a 6-5, 183-pounder, is one of the top prep point guards in the U. S.Playing for coach Gary McKnight at Mater Dei in Santa Ana, Bozeman enters hissenior season as The Sporting News- No. 9 off-guard in the U. S. and HoopScoop-s No. 10 player in the U. S. As a junior last season, Bozeman helped leadMater Dei to the CIF Southern Section Division IA title. In 1999-00, heaveraged 11.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals, while shooting50.5 from the field, 35.4 (17-48) from three-point range and 69.5 from the foulline. At the end of his junior prep season, Bozeman earned USA Today honorablemention All-America. Bozeman selected UCLA over Florida, Kansas and Arizona.Thompson, a 6-6, 180-pounder, is one of the top high school shooters in the U.S.

At Redondo Union HS in Redondo Beach under coach Jim Nielsen, Thompson entersthe 2000-01 season rated as the No. 1 shooting guard in the West and TheSporting News- No. 8 small forward in the U. S. As a junior last season,Thompson helped lead Redondo Union to a 25-5 record and averaged 14.8 points,7.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists a game. He selected UCLA over Arizona andConnecticut.

Fey, a 6-11, 245-pounder, is one of the top prep centers on the west coast.Under coach Bob Dickson last season at Capital HS, Fey averaged 14.0 points, 8.0rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots a game, while earning first-team All-Leagueselection. A Top 50 national high school prospect by Fox Student Sports.com, Feyselected UCLA over Washington, Oregon and Gonzaga.

On Nov. 9-10, the Bruins played in the Coaches vs. Cancer IKON Classic atMadison Square Garden in New York City. No. 17 UCLA placed third, losing toNo. 7 Kansas 99-98 and beating No. 12 Kentucky 97-92 in overtime. Kansasdefeated St. John-s 82-74 for the title. UCLA senior guard Earl Watson earnedAll-Classic honors and Bruin freshman T. J. Cummings was named Sixth Man.

UCLA played two exhibition games to start the 2000-01 season. On Nov. 15, theBruins beat EA Sports/CS SW All-Stars 81-78. The Bruins had three players scorein double figures, led by Earl Watson-s 26 and Dan Gadzuric-s 22 points and 10rebounds.

On Nov. 1 in Pauley Pavilion, UCLA opened the exhibition season with a118-64 win over Team Concept. The Bruins used 14 players and led 25-0 to startthe game. UCLA was led by Earl Watson-s 21 points, 11 assists and four stealsand Jason Kapono-s 20 points and seven rebounds. All five of UCLA-s startersscored in double figures (six players in all).

Jason Kapono, 6-8 Bruin sophomore forward, is on the Wooden (Top 25) andNaismith (Top 30) Awards preseason Player of the Year lists. Last year as a truefrosh, Kapono led the Bruins in scoring (16.0), was named the CBS SportsLineNational Freshman of the Year and earned All-Pac-10 (first-team) and co-Freshmanof the Year honors.

Here-s a list of some of the Bruin team and individual preseason honors: Athlon

- Team, No. 4 in Pac-10, Individual, Earl Watson, second-team All-Pac-10, DanGadzuric, second-team All-Pac-10, Jason Kapono, third-team All-Pac-10,Basketball News - Team, No. 24 in U. S., No. 4 in Pac-10, Individual, JasonKapono, second-team All-America, first-team All-Pac-10, Dan Gadzuric,second-team

All-Pac-10, Basketball Times - No. 4 in the Pac-10, Blue Ribbon - Team, No. 16in U. S., Individual, Jason Kapono, fourth-team All-America, CBS SportsLine -Team, No. 13 in U. S., ESPN.com - Team, No. 15 in the U. S. , Fox Sports.com -Team, No. 21 in U. S., Lindy-s - Team, No. 12 in U. S., No. 3 in Pac-10,Individual, Jason Kapono, No. 8 small forward in the U. S., second-teamAll-Pac-10, Dan Gadzuric, No. 8 center in the U. S., Earl Watson, third-teamAll-Pac-10, Los Angeles Times - No. 13 in the U. S., Preview Sports - Team, No.25 in U. S., No. 3 in Pac-10, Slam - Team, No. 7 in the U. S., Street & Smith-s

- Team, No. 17 in U. S., No. 3 in Pac-10, Individual, T. J. Cummings,All-Midwest incoming freshman, Sports Illustrated - Team, No. 13 in the U. S.,The Sporting News - Team, No. 18 in U. S, No. 3 in the Pac-10, Individual, EarlWatson, No. 14 point guard in the U. S., Jason, Kapono, No. 2 small forward inthe U. S., second-team preseason All-America, first-team All-Pac-10, DanGadzuric, No. 17center in the U. S., USBWA - No. 21 in the U. S., Individual, Jason Kapono, Top25 preseason All-America, Vitale - Team, No. 19 in the U. S., No. 3 in thePac-10, Individual, Earl Watson, third-team All-Rolls-Roycer, No. 3 point guardin U. S., first-team All-Pac-10, Jason Kapono, No. 6 swing forward in the U.S., second-team All-Pac-10, Dan Gadzuric, No. 6 center in the U. S.,second-team All-Pac-10.

The Bruins vs. Kansas hit 13 three-pointers, one shy of tying the school record(14), set last season vs. Maryland in the NCAA Tournament second round. Lastyear, the Bruins set a single-season school-record with 205 threes, breaking theold mark of 173, 1992. The 552 attempts in 1999-00 were the most in schoolhistory and the percentage of 37.1 ranks fifth all-time and is the highest since1996, when the Bruins shot 37.6.

In 2000-01, the Bruins have used three different starting lineups - CSNorthridge (forwards, Matt Barnes/Jason Kapono, center, T. J. Cummings, guards,Ray Young/Earl Watson), Kentucky (forwards, Matt Barnes/Jason Kapono, center,Dan Gadzuric, guards, Ray Young/Earl Watson), Kansas (forwards, Matt Barnes/Jason Kapono, center, Dan Gadzuric, guards, Billy Knight/Earl Watson).In 1999-2000, the Bruins used 12 different starting lineups (in 33 games). In1998-99, UCLA used 22 different starting lineups (in 31 games).

UCLA senior Rico Hines suffered a torn lateral meniscus (cartilage) in his rightknee and had successful surgery on Nov. 1. The arthroscopic procedure wasperformed by Bruin team physician Dr. Gerald Finerman at the UCLA MedicalCenter.

Hines, a 6-5, 210-pound senior from Greenville, NC, injured his right knee onOct. 27 during practice. After a re-evaluation of the knee on Oct. 28, an MRI(magnetic resonance imaging) was ordered for Oct. 30, revealing the cartilagetear. The estimated rehabilitation time is approximately four-to-six weeks.On Oct. 12, Bruin head coach Steve Lavin announced Hines will miss UCLA-s firsttwo games of this season for a violation of team rules. He was to miss theBruins- exhibition home opener vs. Team Concept on Nov. 1 and UCLA-s Nov. 9season-opener vs. Kansas in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament at New York City-sMadison Square Garden. Hines will now serve his two-game suspension when he iscleared to play following his rehabilitation stint, Lavin said.Hines has appeared in 72 games during his three-year Bruin career, starting 15contests and averaging a career 12.8 minutes. As a junior last season, heappeared in 29 games with seven starts, averaging 14.7 minutes, 3.4 points and2.1 rebounds.

UCLA true freshman Josiah Johnson has a stress fracture in his left foot andwill be sidelined for the next four-to-six weeks, UCLA head coach Steve Lavinannounced Oct. 27.Because of chronic pain in his left foot, Johnson had x-rays taken Oct. 26,revealing the stress fracture. Placed in a walking boot, he will be on crutchesfor about a week and reevaluated after the first four weeks in the walking boot.

Johnson, a 6-7, 237-pound forward, last season was a senior high schoolstandout at Montclair Prep. He averaged 24.2 points and 12.5 rebounds, earningUSA Today honorable mention All-America.

Josiah is the son of Bruin great Marques Johnson and the younger brotherof Kris Johnson, who was a UCLA standout from 1995-98.

UCLA has several eligible walkons on their 2000-01 roster - Ryan Mollins, 6-4freshman from Redondo Union who last year averaged 18.0ppg, Sam Nelson, 6-4sophomore who has a true freshman last season was on the UCLA men-s volleyballroster. Nelson prepped at Estancia HS in Costa Mesa and was a two-year All-CIFbasketball selection , Janou (ja-now) Rubin, 6-3 freshman who prepped last yearat Logan HS in Union City, averaging 28.2ppg.

The Bruins- also have two ineligible newcomers - Spencer Gloger, 6-7 sophomorewho last year started 28 games at Princeton, tying the Ivy League record forthree-pointers (10) in a game and freshman school records for points in a game(34) and three-pointers (65) in a season. Gloger prepped at Santa Margarita HSand is from Mission Viejo, John Hoffart, 6-10 sophomore who attended CalPoly-SLO last year, appearing in 26 games and averaging 11.8 minutes, 2.6 pointsand 2.5 rebounds. Hoffart attended Davis, CA HS.

On Nov. 1 at Pac-10 Media Day in Los Angeles, the Bruins were selected to finishfourth in the media preseason poll - 1. Arizona (290), 2. Stanford (255), 3. USC(206), 4. UCLA (205), 5. California (160), 6. Oregon (138), 7. Oregon State(133), 8. Arizona State (109), 9. Washington (58), 10. Washington State (41).

In the preseason national polls, UCLA was No. 17 in AP and No. 19 in USAToday.

On Oct. 23, the Pac-10 Chief Executive Officers approved the establishment ofmen-s and women-s postseason basketball tournaments. The men-s tournament willbe an eight-team event to be staged at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Thewomen-s tournament will be a 10-team event hosted on campus by one of the Pac-10members. Both tournaments will begin in March 2002. The Conference previouslyconducted a men-s tournament following the 1987-1990 seasons. It has neversponsored a similar event for women. In each case, the winner of the Tournamentwill earn the Conference-s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.


Academic update: For the spring quarter of 2000, UCLA had five players on theAthletic Director-s Honor Roll (a 3.0gpg or higher) - (3.0-3.49gpa) - BrandonBrooks, at the time, Brooks was a two-sport participant (water polo/basketball),he is no longer on the basketball team, Sean Farnham (graduated in June 2000and is now an assistant coach at Pepperdine), Jason Flowers and Earl Watson,(3.5-4.0gpa) - Todd Ramasar.

During the summer of 2000, eight of the nine players who were in summerschool took classes to continue their advancement toward a degree (were nottaking classes to remain eligible for the coming season).

UCLA-s four seniors (Ryan Bailey, Jason Flowers, Rico Hines and EarlWatson), along with junior Billy Knight, who redshirted in 1998-99 because of aninjury, are all on track to graduate in June 2001.

The 2000 NCAA Tournament was UCLA-s 36th appearance in the 'Big Dance,'including bids the last 12 consecutive years. Currently, only three schools haveadvanced to the NCAA Tournament more consecutive times-North Carolina 26,Arizona 16 and Indiana 15. The Bruins hold the record for most NCAA titles (11),last winning in 1995, and are second in victories (81).

UCLA (1997, 1998, 2000) is one of just six schools to reach the NCAA Sweet16 three times in the last four years. The others are Duke (1998, 1999, 2000),Kentucky (1997, 1998, 1999), Michigan State (1998, 1999, 2000), North Carolina(1997, 1998, 2000) and Purdue (1998, 1999, 2000).

UCLA has won multiple NCAA Tournament games in three of the last four yearsfor the first times since 1995-97-98. The last time prior to that was1973-74-75-76.

UCLA-s victory over No. 1 Stanford last year on March 4, 2000 was the school-sfirst over a No. 1 team since Dec. 1, 1986, when the Bruins defeated No. 1 NorthCarolina, 89-84 at Pauley Pavilion. The last time UCLA defeated a No. 1 teamthat late in the season was in 1980, when the Bruins upset DePaul in the secondround of the NCAA Tournament en route to the title game against Louisville.

According to Associated Press, UCLA has defeated the nation-s No. 1 teamseven times to rank third on that list behind Notre Dame (nine) and Duke(eight). North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Ohio State have also recorded sevenwins versus a No. 1 team.

With the win at California last season on March 2, 2000, UCLA stretched itsNCAA-record streak of consecutive winning seasons to 52 (1948-49 to 1999-2000).

In the decade of the 1990s, UCLA ranked No. 10 in the U.S. in victories (241)and winning percentage (75.5, 241-78). In other college basketball historicalcategories from the last decade, UCLA was fourth in All-America rankings (28different individuals, 43 total selections), second in most consecutive finalwire-service Top 20 rankings (13, 1967-79) and third in most final wire-serviceTop 20 rankings (35).

UCLA has recruited the nation-s No. 1 (1998) and No. 2 (1997) recruiting classesthe last four seasons. The 1998 freshman class-guard Ray Young, forwards, MattBarnes, JaRon Rush (declared for 2000 NBA Draft) and Jerome Moiso (now withBoston Celtics), along with center Dan Gadzuric, was judged No. 1 in the nationby The Sporting News, Hoop Scoop, PrepStar and Basketball News.The frosh class of 1997, forward Travis Reed (now at Long Beach State),guard-forward Rico Hines, guard Earl Watson, guard Baron Davis (now withCharlotte in the NBA), forward Billy Knight and guard Todd Ramasar, was votedNo. 2 in the nation.

During the 1998-99 year, the Bruins McDonald-s HS All-America Jason Kapono.In this season-s early signing period, the Bruins have inked Cedric Bozeman,from Mater Dei HS, Dijon Thompson, from Redondo Union HS and Michael Fey, fromCapital HS in Olympia, WA.

UCLA has led the NCAA in field goal percentage shooting two of the last fiveyears -1997, 52.0 (932-1791) and 1996, 52.8 (897-1698). Entering the 1998 NCAATournament, the Bruins ranked sixth (49.8) in the NCAA. In 1999, the Bruins shot45.4 to rank third in the Pac-10. In 33 games in 1999-2000, UCLA shot 48.0 fromthe field to lead the Pacifc-10 Conference and rank 16th in the NCAA.

After three games this year, UCLA is shooting 487.4 from the field.

The Feb. 23, 1997 contest with Duke in Pauley Pavilion was UCLA-s 2,000th gamein the school-s history. The Bruins have an overall record of 1,472-636 (69.8,2,108 games) in 81+ years of college basketball. UCLA-s winning percentage isNo. 4 in the nation all-time behind Kentucky, North Carolina and UNLV. Kansas isfifth.

Pauley Pavilion (12,819) has been the home of Bruin basketball for 35+ seasons.UCLA-s all-time Pauley Pavilion record is 500-59 (559 games, 89.4, Jackson Statewas the 500th game in Pauley Pavilion on Dec. 17, 1996 and the win overWashington on March 11, 2000 was UCLA-s 500th on its homecourt).

On Feb. 19, 1997 in UCLA-s 82-60 win over USC, the largest crowd in PauleyPavilion history watched that game (13,382, previous high was 13,037 vs. Oregon,3/11/95). Then, four days later (Feb. 23, 1997) in the 73-69 win over Duke, UCLAset a new attendance record 13,478, breaking the old one by 96.

The last time the Bruins were unbeaten at home for a regular season was in1994-95 (15-0, California did beat UCLA at home that season but later forfeitedthe game). The Bruins finished 1998-99 15-1 at Pauley (losing only to Stanford).

The Bruins finished Pac-10 play unbeaten at home in 1996 (9-0).

Pauley Pavilion got a new roof this summer and while working on it, the roofingcompany offered (and UCLA accepted) to put the UCLA script logo on the Pauleyroof (for free). It (the letters are blue with a gold outline on top of a tancolor roof) is located on the south side of the Pauley roof in letters largeenough to identify UCLA from LAX.

The scoreboard in Pauley Pavilion is in its second season (the previous one was14 years old). The scoreboard had been in the planning for three years. UCLAAthletics teamed with a marketing firm to package eight corporate sponsorshipopportunities on a center-hung scoreboard and two statistical boards in PauleyPavilion. The design of the eight-sided board includes four sides that house thespeaker clusters and four sides that have team scoring, game time and period,possession indicator (all in LED digits) and video screen incorporated intoeach. Each video screen is 7- X 9- and is the best LED technology the marketoffers today. The board was sized to 'fit the house' and given excellentvisibility to patrons in all seating locations. The board is 27- wide, 17- tall(manufactured by Daktronics Corp.). The total weight is 14,000 lbs. and it-sattached to a 20,000-lb. hoist that can lower and/or raise the board formaintenance. The centerboard, statistic board and production room cost is about$1.4 million. The board is being paid for entirely by the corporate sponsorship that isdisplayed on the advertising panels over a 10-year financing plan.

Bruins in the 2000-01 NBA: UCLA in the NBA - Twelve former Bruins were listed onNBA preseason team rosters and eight remain for the current regular season. Theyare: Toby Bailey, Chicago Bulls (waived), Mitchell Butler, Indiana Pacers(waived), Baron Davis, Charlotte Hornets, Tyus Edney, Indiana Pacers, J. R.Henderson, Sacramento Kings (waived), Don MacLean, Miami Heat, Darrick Martin,Sacramento Kings, Jelani McCoy, Seattle Supersonics, Jerome Moiso, BostonCeltics, Reggie Miller, Indiana Pacers, Tracy Murray, Denver Nuggets, EdO-Bannon, Orlando Magic (waived). Three Pac-10 players were selected in the 2000NBA Draft and Bruin sophomore Jerome Moiso (first round, 11th, Boston Celtics)was the first league player chosen.

In 1999-00, UCLA had 11 players on preseason rosters and six played duringthe regular season. They were-Charlotte, Baron Davis, Indiana, Reggie Miller,Washington, Tracy Murray, Phoenix, Toby Bailey, Sacramento, Darrick Martin andSeattle, Jelani McCoy. In the 1999 NBA Draft, six Pacific-10 Conferencestandouts were among the 58 players selected. The six selections were thesecond-highest total of all conferences (tied with the Western AthleticConference). The first Pac-10 player taken was UCLA sophomore guard Baron Davis,the No. 3 pick by the Charlotte Hornets.

UCLA and the Pac-10 Conference led the way in the 1998 NBA Draft. TheBruins tied with Arizona and North Carolina for the most players drafted (theBruins had three second-round selections-Jelani McCoy, Seattle, Toby Bailey,Phoenix (traded from the Lakers) and J. R. Henderson, Vancouver). The Pac-10 hada total of eight players drafted in 1998, the highest of any conference in theU. S.

From 1986-87 through 1995-96, UCLA sent more players (26) into the NBA thanany school in the country. In 1995-96, UCLA-s 11 former players on NBA rostersranked second to North Carolina.

1999-00 NCAA Stats (Final)
3-Pt Field Goal Percentage - Jason Kapono, 8th, 47.7, Team stats: Field GoalPercentage, 16th, 48.0.

1999-00 Pac-10 Stats (Final)
Team-Scoring Offense-6th, 75.5, Scoring Defense-5th, 70.3, Scoring Margin-5th,+5.2, FT %-10th, 58.7, FG %-1st, 48.0, FG % Def.-3rd, 42.6, 3-Pt. FG %-2nd,37.1, 3-Pt. FGs Made-4th, 6.21, 3-Pt. FG % Def.-2nd, 33.2, Reb. Off.- 4th, 37.9,Reb. Def.- 3rd, 34.2, Reb. Margin- 2nd, +3.8, Bkd. Shots- 3rd, 4.39, Asst.- 3rd,16.52, Stls.- 3rd, 8.55, TO Margin- 6th, -0.45, Asst./TO Ratio- 6th, 0.99, Off.Reb.- 2nd, 13.55, Def. Reb.-3rd, 24.39.UCLA Individual Leaders (Top 6) - Scoring -- Jason Kapono, 5th, 16.0, Rebounds -Jerome Moiso, 4th, 7.6, Blocks - Jerome Moiso, 2nd, 1.67, Dan Gadzuric, 3rd,1.58, Field Goal Percentage - Dan Gadzuric, 3rd, 56.5, 3-Pt Field GoalPercentage - Jason Kapono, 1st, 47.4, Assists- Earl Watson, 2nd, 5.91.

2000-01 Special Team Stats
The Bruins have trailed once at halftime this season, to Kansas, 57-51. UCLA is0-1 when trailing at half and 1-1 when leading (lost to CS Northridge afterleading 39-32 at halftime).

UCLA has been outrebounded two of three games this year (the Bruinsoutrebounded CS Northridge, 36-35), after getting outrebounded by Kansas(K41-U29) and Kentucky (K49-U43).

The Bruins outshot CSUN from the field (U45.0-CSUN 44.1). At the Coachesvs. Cancer IKON Classic, UCLA was outshot from the field by Kansas(K54.7-U50.8), but the Bruins outshot Kentucky (U46.5-K43.7). After three games,UCLA is shooting 47.4 and opponents are also shooting 47.4 from the field.

In three games, the Bruins have outshot all three opponents fromthree-point range this season - CSUN (UCLA 40.0-CSUN 31.6), Kansas (U54.2-K43.8)and Kentucky (U38.1-K36.1). Against Kansas, the Bruins hit 13 (one shy of tyingthe school record, 14 vs. Maryland, 2000 NCAA)-24 from three. After three games,UCLA is shooting 44.6 (29-65) from three-point range and opponents 36.6 (26-71).

The Bruins had a season-high 24 turnovers vs. CS Northridge, after getting11 turnovers vs. Kentucky and 14 vs. Kansas at the Coaches vs. Cancer IKONClassic. UCLA is averaging 16.3 turnovers a game and forcing its opponents into15.7. Last season, the Bruins high turnover game was 26 vs. Arizona in PauleyPavilion (1/20/00) and 24 at Arizona State (2/17/00).


Career Highlights-Chosen UCLA-s head coach, the 11th in school history, on Feb.11, 1997.

-On March 30, 1999, he was awarded a new six-year contract through the 2004-2005season.

-In his fifth year as UCLA-s head coach of the and 10th on the UCLA staff, hecurrently owns a school and career record of 92-40 (69.7, 132 games) as a headcoach.

-Owns a 7-4 record in the NCAA Tournament as UCLA-s head coach, leading UCLA tothe Elite Eight in 1997 and the Sweet 16 in 2000 and 1998. He has led the Bruinsto four straight NCAA Tournament appearances. During his nine years as a Bruinassistant and head coach, UCLA-s record is 17-9 (65.4) in the NCAA Tournament.

-He is one of just four coaches in the nation to lead his school to three Sweet16-s in the last four years. The others are Purdue-s Gene Keady, MichiganState-s Tom Izzo and Duke-s Mike Krzyzewski.

-During his four+ years as head coach, UCLA owns a record of 16-7 (69.6) inMarch, including 6-1 in 1997, 3-3 in 1998, 1-2 in 1999 and 6-1 in 2000.

-He is the only coach in school history to win at least 22 games in each of hisfirst three seasons at UCLA.

-He is the only coach in school history to win at least 70.0% of his games ineach of his first three years at UCLA.

-First UCLA coach to lead the Bruins to three Sweet 16 appearances in afour-year span since the NCAA Tournament was expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

-First UCLA head coach since John Wooden in 1974 (three) and -75 (five games,UCLA-s 10th NCAA title) to lead the Bruins to at least five total NCAATournament victories in two consecutive seasons (1997 and -98).

-First Bruin head coach since Gary Cunningham in 1978 (25-3) and -79 (25-5) torecord consecutive seasons of at least 24 victories (in both 1997 and -98). Thelast time a Bruin first-year coach won more games than Steve Lavin in 1997 (24)was in 1978, when Gary Cunningham won 25.

-UCLA-s win over Maine in the first round of The 1999 Pearl Harbor Classic wasLavin-s 75th victory as UCLA-s head coach. He reached the 75-win plateau fasterthan any UCLA coach in modern history (post WWII), including John Wooden (SteveLavin, 102nd game, 75-27, 73.5, Jim Harrick, 105th game, 75-30, 71.4, JohnWooden, 106th game, 75-31, 70.8, Walt Hazzard, 121st game, 75-46, 62.0).

-UCLA-s win over DePaul on Dec. 18, 1999 was Lavin-s 200th as a member of theBruin staff (ninth season).

-Won the 50th game of his career on Nov. 26, 1998 beating USF 69-62 in the firstround of the 1998 Puerto Rico Shootout. His overall record after the win was50-17 (67 games). Ironically, John Wooden-s record after his first 67 games asthe Bruin coach was also 50-17.

-- In overtime games under Steve Lavin, the Bruins are 7-2 during his four+years as head coach. In 2000-01, the Bruins are 1-0, beating Kentucky 97-92 forthird-place in the Coaches vs. Cancer IKON Classic, 2-0 in 1999-00, including a94-93 win over No. 1 Stanford at Maples Pavilion and a 103-98 win over SouthFlorida in the third-place game at The Pearl Harbor Classic. The Bruins have wonsix consecutive overtime games (2000-01, UCLA 97-Kentucky 92, 1999-2000, UCLA94, at Stanford 93, UCLA 103, South Florida 98, 1998-99, at UCLA 88, ArizonaState 85, 1997-98, UCLA 82, at USC 75, 1996-97, UCLA 74, Iowa State 73-NCAASweet 16) dating back to 1996-97, last losing at Oregon 87-85 during the 1997Pac-10 season.

-During his four+ years as UCLA-s head coach, the Bruins have signed thenation-s No. 1 (1998) and No. 2 (1997) recruiting classes.

-In 1998-99, with the second-youngest team in the nation, Lavin, a candidate forthe 1999 Naismith Coach of the Year Award, led the Bruins to their 11thconsecutive NCAA Tournament bid and 11th straight 20+ (22-9) game winningseason.

-In 1997-98, he led the Bruins to a 24-9 overall record, 12-6 in the Pac-10(third place) and to the school-s 10th consecutive NCAA Tournament and 20+ gamewinning season. Lavin was again candidate for the 1998 Naismith Coach of theYear Award. In the -98 NCAA Tournament, he led the No. 6 seed Bruins to theSweet 16, before losing to No. 2 seed and eventual champion Kentucky.

-In 1996-97, Lavin directed UCLA to a 24-8 overall record, the NCAA MidwestRegional final and third consecutive Pac-10 crown. He was named the BasketballTimes National Rookie Coach of the Year.

-During his nine+ years on the Bruin staff, UCLA has won the 1995 NCAAChampionship, four Pac-10 titles (1997, -96, -95 and -92) and participated inthree NCAA Elite Eights (1997, -95, -92) and two Sweet 16 (2000, 1998)appearances.

-11 consecutive NCAA Tournaments at UCLA and Purdue, including 1999-00.

Lavin Press Conference Dates - On most Tuesdays, Lavin will have his pressconference (12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.) in the Chancellor-s Room (upper NE corner ofPauley Pavilion). All Tuesdays unless noted: Dates -- Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12,no scheduled press conferences during Christmas and New Year-s, there will beplenty of opportunities after practices during that time frame to meet withLavin and the players (UCLA Sports Information will keep everyone informed ofthe holiday schedule), Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb.20, Feb. 27, March 6.

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