Men's Basketball Hosts Concordia Tomorrow Night

Nov. 3, 2009

LOS ANGELES - The 2009-10 UCLA Bruins host the Concordia University Eagles in an exhibition game tomorrow night (Nov. 4) in Pauley Pavilion. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Although the game isn't televised, you can still catch all of the exciting action with UCLA All-Access, UCLA Athletics' online multimedia platform. UCLA All-Access will carry exclusive online video broadcasts of three UCLA men's basketball games during the 2009-10 season. Live streaming video of the games against Concordia on Nov. 4, Humboldt State on Nov. 10 and Delaware State on Dec. 27 will be available exclusively on UCLA All-Access. For more information on UCLA All-Access, CLICK HERE.

Located in Irvine, Calif., the Concordia University Eagles are members of the NAIA and the Golden State Athletic Conference. They are coached by Ken Ammann, who played two years at Stanford before graduating from Stanford in 1991. He is in his ninth season at the helm of CUI and sports an overall record of 221-62 (.781). Concordia has qualified for the NAIA National Tournament for three consecutive years and has made six appearances in the previous eight seasons Ammann has been at CUI. Ammann guided the Eagles to their only NAIA national championship in 2003. The Eagles return two starters from a team that went 28-7 overall last year and 16-4 in the GSAC (2nd place). CUI was ranked as high as 4th in the NAIA a year ago and finished with a final ranking of 12th after losing in the NAIA Quarterfinals in 2009. Senior guard Terrence Worthy is the team's top returner. Last year as a second-team All-American, he averaged 9.5 points, 2.4 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Another Eagle to watch is junior center Ben Smith, who averaged 8.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in 2008-09. Sophomore guard Cameron Gliddon is the team's highest scorer returning (9.6 points per game) and drained 65 three-pointers last year.

Earlier this week, UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland announced that senior guard Michael Roll, sophomore guard Jerime Anderson and freshman forward Brendan Lane will not dress for the Bruins' first exhibition game against Concordia. Lane has missed the last two weeks of practice with a sprained left ankle. Anderson missed the first two weeks of practice with a strained left groin and only returned to practice this Monday (Nov. 2), but not at 100 percent. Roll also has a sprained ankle (right) and returned to practice on Monday, but only practiced in drills with no contact. All three student-athletes will continue to be revaluated on a daily basis.

UCLA was selected to finish third among the league's 10 schools in the 2009-10 Pac-10 Conference Men's Basketball Preseason Media Poll, as announced Thursday (Oct. 29) at the conference's annual media day. California owned the top spot in the preseason poll and secured 25 of 37 first-place votes and had 350 points. Washington was picked to finish second, receiving seven first-place votes and scoring 330 points. UCLA received the remaining five first-place votes in the preseason poll and came in third with 292 points. Arizona was selected to finish fourth (221 points), followed by Oregon State (218 points) and Oregon (175 points). Arizona State (144 points) was predicted to finish seventh, and Washington State (123 points), USC (109 points) and Stanford (63 points) rounded out the 10 teams in the preseason poll.

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