No. 5 UCLA Hosts Washington on FSN Prime Ticket on Thursday
Jan. 8, 2008
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Jan. 10, 2008
SITE: Pauley Pavilion (12,819)
TIP-OFF: 7:35 p.m. PST
TELEVISION: FSN Prime Ticket
TALENT: Bill Macdonald (play-by-play), Don MacLean (analyst), Sean Farnham (sideline) and Patrick O'Neal (sideline)
RADIO: AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 126
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play)
SERIES: UCLA leads 88-34
BRUIN INJURY REPORT
Lorenzo Mata-Real suffered a strained left groin in practice (Dec. 26) and missed the UC Davis game (Dec. 29). He played in both Pac-10 games last week.
Mustafa Abdul-Hamid suffered a stress reaction in his right foot in early December. He returned to practice on Dec. 31, but has missed the last seven games.
James Keefe practiced for the first time with contact this year on Dec. 4 after having surgery on Aug. 10 to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He saw his first action of the year at Stanford.
Michael Roll reruptured his plantar fascia in his left foot on Dec. 31 and will be out for the next two weeks.
UCLA sports a national ranking of No. 5 in both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and Associated Press poll. Washington is unranked in both polls.
SERIES VS. WASHINGTON
This is the 123rd meeting between UCLA and Washington with the Bruins leading the series 88-34. The teams split a pair of meetings last year, each team winning on its home floor. UCLA is 56-6 against the Huskies in Los Angeles and 41-3 in Pauley Pavilion. Last year, the top-ranked Bruins posted a 96-74 victory over No. 14 Washington on Dec. 31, 2006. Arron Afflalo scored 20 of his 27 points in the first half. Spencer Hawes led UW with 21 points. Washington won the last meeting, a 61-51 victory on March 3, 2007 in Seattle. Jon Brockman led Washington with 20 points while Josh Shipp led UCLA with 13 points.
SHIPP SCORES 1,000TH POINT
Josh Shipp became the 47th player in UCLA history to score 1,000 points in a career. Shipp, who has exactly 1,000 points, scored four straight points in the win at California with two free throws on an intentional foul at 5:49 and then a jumper on the subsequent inbounds play at 5:46 to reach the milestone.
WHAT'S WITH THE 'C'?
Several Bruin teams will be wearing special jerseys or patches in 2007-08 to commemorate UCLA being the First to 100 NCAA Championships. The men's basketball team will don the new jerseys that have a different-colored 'C' in UCLA. The 'C' signifies the Roman numeral for 100.