No. 5 UCLA Hosts No. 4 Washington State in Key Pac-10 Matchup
Jan. 11, 2008
LOS ANGELES -
DATE: Jan. 12, 2008
SITE: Pauley Pavilion (12,819)
TIP-OFF: 11:37 a.m. PST
TELEVISION: FSN and FSN Prime Ticket
TALENT: Ted Robinson (play-by-play), Marques Johnson (analyst) and Sean Farnham (sideline).
RADIO: AM 570 KLAC
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO: Channel 140
TALENT: Chris Roberts (play-by-play) and Don MacLean (analyst)
SERIES: UCLA leads 91-13
BRUIN INJURY REPORT
Darren Collison has a left hip contusion, sustained early in the second half against Washington (Jan. 10). He is probable for the Washington State game (Jan. 12).
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute has a right knee contusion, sustained late in the second half against Washington (Jan. 10). He is probable for the Washington State game (Jan. 12).
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.
Michael Roll reruptured his plantar fascia in his left foot on Dec. 31 and will be out for the next two weeks.
SERIES vs. WASHINGTON STATE
This is the 105th meeting between UCLA and Washington State with the Bruins leading the series 91-13. UCLA has won the last six meetings. In the last five meetings, UCLA has averaged 55.8 points vs. WSU while allowing just 48.8 points. The Bruins are 50-1 all-time against the Cougars in Los Angeles and have won 27 of the last 28 overall meetings. In the last meeting, UCLA clinched the Pac-10 title with a 53-45 victory over WSU in Pullman, Wash., on Mar. 1, 2007. Arron Afflalo scored a game-high 14 points. Kyle Weaver led WSU, tying for game-high honors with 14 points. The Bruins also posted a 55-52 win in Pauley last year to open Pac-10 play on Dec. 28, 2006, led by Darren Collison and Afflalo, each scoring 13 points. Derrick Low paced the Cougars with 14 points.
CASHING IN ON THE FREEBIES
Through the first six games of the 2007-08 season, the UCLA Bruins were atrocious from the free-throw line, shooting 64.9 percent (98-of-151), ranking ninth in the Pac-10. Only two players were shooting higher than 75.0 percent from the charity stripe. In the last 10 games, the Bruins have been superb, shooting above 75.0 percent from the line as a team in 9-of-10 games while sinking 81.2 percent (151-of-186) during that span. UCLA, which has moved up to fifth in the league at 73.9 percent (249-of-337) on the year, now has five players shooting 75.0 percent or higher from the charity stripe.
SHIPP SCORES 1,000TH POINT
Josh Shipp became the 47th player in UCLA history to score 1,000 points in a career at California (Jan. 5, 2008). Shipp now has 1,009 career points.
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.