No. 13 UCLA to Host Arizona State on Monday Night
LOS ANGELES – No. 13-ranked UCLA closes a three-game homestand against Arizona State (10-15, 6-9 Pac-12) on Monday evening in Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins (19-5, 11-4 Pac-12) most recently secured victories at home against Washington State (on Thursday) and Washington (on Saturday). Monday's evening's game will be televised on FS1. UCLA has just five games remaining on its regular-season schedule – two contests at home and three games on the road.
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Venue: Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom
Tipoff Time: 6:07 p.m. (PT)
TV Talent: Noah Eagle (play-by-play), Steve Lavin (analyst)
Radio Broadcast (UCLA Sports Network): AM 570
Radio Talent: Josh Lewin (play-by-play), Tracy Murray (analyst)
SIRIUS/XM Radio Channels: Ch. 83 / Ch. 83
SIRIUS Internet Channel: Ch. 83
ABOUT THE BRUINS
- The Bruins have gone 19-5 – and 11-4 in the Pac-12 – and are ranked No. 13 in the most recent AP top 25 poll.
- UCLA has gone 6-2 in true road games and 12-1 at home (the Bruins are 1-1 in a pair of neutral site contests).
- The Bruins have gone 11-4 since returning from a COVID pause that took place in late December of 2021.
- The Bruins rank No. 2 in the Pac-12 in margin of victory (12.2 ppg) and points per game (77.0 ppg).
- UCLA has just five games to play in its regular-season schedule, all in Pac-12 play (two at home, three on the road).
- UCLA's Johnny Juzang ranks No. 2 in the Pac-12 in scoring (has averaged 17.9 points per game, through 21 games).
- UCLA's Tyger Campbell ranks No. 4 in the nation in assist-turnover ratio (3.29-to-1), through Saturday, Feb. 19.
- UCLA ranks in the top 10, nationally, in fewest turnovers per game (No. 4, at 9.5) and turnover margin (No. 9, at 4.3).
- Head coach Mick Cronin has gone 60-27 at UCLA (currently in his third season as UCLA's head coach).
- Eleven of UCLA's 15 players were either born-and-raised in Southern California or attended high school in the area.
- The Bruins went 5-1 in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, earning the program's 19th all-time appearance in the Final Four.
WESTWOOD, UCLA'S DOCUSERIES
The Bruins' season-long docuseries – titled "Westwood" – airs on the UCLA Athletics YouTube channel and the UCLA men's basketball program's social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook). Episodes run just under 10 minutes in length and are broadcast on social media approximately every two weeks.
Episode 1 (aired Monday, Nov. 8) – watch
Episode 2 (aired Monday, Nov. 22) – watch
Episode 3 (aired Monday, Dec. 6) – watch
Episode 4 (aired Monday, Dec. 20) – watch
Episode 5 (aired Monday, Jan. 10) – watch
Episode 6 (aired Monday, Jan. 24) – watch
Episode 7 (aired Monday, Feb. 7) – watch
THE LAST TWO GAMES
UCLA picked up a pair of Pac-12 wins last week against Washington State (76-56, on Thursday) and Washington (76-50, on Saturday) in Pauley Pavilion. Sophomore Jaylen Clark averaged a team-high 21.5 points per game and also added 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals per contest. Inserted into the Bruins' starting lineup for both games, Clark shot 70.4 percent from the field, making 19 of 27 shots. David Singleton averaged 14.0 points through both games, sinking 8 of 13 attempts from 3-point range in the Bruins' two wins. UCLA's defense surrendered an average of 53.0 points per game.
CLARK'S PERFORMANCE: Jaylen Clark had 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals in the Bruins' win over Washington State last Thursday. Two nights later, he scored a career-high 25 points against Washington.
SINGLETON'S CAREER NIGHT: David Singleton made a career-high six 3-pointers (eight attempts) in the Bruins' victory against Washington. He scored a career-high 22 points in the win, making 7 of 10 total shots from the field.
UCLA & ASU's FIRST MATCHUP
UCLA and Arizona State played to a 62-62 deadlock through regulation when these two schools faced off on Saturday, Feb. 5, at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, Ariz. ASU won the contest, 87-84, in triple overtime, as Marreon Jackson scored a team-leading 24 points off the bench for the host Sun Devils. UCLA's Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored a season-high 27 points and Johnny Juzang added 20 points. In all, six Arizona State players scored in double figures. ASU made 11 of 32 attempts from 3-point range (34.4%). Jaquez Jr. and Juzang each played at least 50 minutes.
VICTORY AGAINST WASHINGTON STATE
Jaylen Clark registered career-highs in points (18), rebounds (11), minutes played (34), assists (5) and steals (4) in the Bruins' 76-56 win versus Washington State last Thursday. Clark made 7 of 11 shots, logging his first collegiate double-double. Johnny Juzang scored a team-leading 19 points in the win, making all three of his 3-point attempts. The Bruins shot 50.0 percent (10-for-20) from 3-point territory, marking the second game this year in which UCLA made at least 50 percent of its 3-point attempts (season-high percentage was 52.9 percent, 9-for-17, vs. North Florida on Nov. 17, 2021).
Through Saturday's games, UCLA ranked No. 9 in the nation in assist-turnover ratio (1.52). David Singleton leads the Pac-12 in assist-turnover ratio (3.8) and Tyger Campbell (3.3) ranks second. Other notable assist-turnover ratios on the Bruins' roster include junior Jaime Jaquez Jr. (52 assists, 28 turnovers, 1.9 ratio), senior Jules Bernard (42 assists, 24 turnovers, 1.8 ratio) and sophomore Jaylen Clark (23 assists, 14 turnovers, 1.6 ratio).
- Senior guard Jules Bernard has scored 1,031 career points ... he crossed the 1,000-point plateau on Saturday, Feb. 5.
- Junior guard/forward Jaime Jaquez Jr. has tallied 946 career points (he stands 54 points shy of the 1,000-point mark).
- The Bruins have gone 6-3 on the road (1-1 in neutral-site contests), including a 4-3 record in Pac-12 road games.
- UCLA ranks No. 1 in the Pac-12 (No. 4 in the nation) in fewest turnovers committed per game (9.5, through Feb. 19).
- Myles Johnson (33 blocks, 1.4 bpg) ranks No. 5 in the Pac-12 in most blocks per game (through Saturday, Feb. 19).
- Junior guard Johnny Juzang has scored in double figures in 20 of 21 games (including a season-high 28 points at Utah).
- Johnny Juzang has shot a team-high 86.5% from the free throw stripe in his two seasons at UCLA (109-for-126).
- UCLA has averaged 9.1 turnovers per game (the last 15 games) since returning from a multi-week COVID pause.
- The Bruins have tallied more assists than turnovers in 20 of 24 games this season.
Through games played on Saturday, Feb. 19, Tyger Campbell ranked No. 4 in the nation in assist-turnover ratio (3.3-to-1). Campbell has averaged 11.7 points and 4.4 assists in 23 games this season. He has scored in double figures in 16 of 23 games played and currently ranks No. 3 in the Pac-12 in 3-point field goal percentage (42.0%). Campbell has started 86 of the Bruins' 87 games since the start of the 2019-20 season (he missed the 2018-19 season with a left knee injury).
RETURNING POINT GUARD: Tyger Campbell has become UCLA's first player since Darren Collison (2006-09) to serve as the team's primary point guard for three consecutive seasons. From 2011-12 through 2018-19, the Bruins used seven different players as the team's starting point guard.
UCLA IN PAC-12 ACTION
Since the start of the 2020-21 season, UCLA has gone 24-10 in Pac-12 play (that includes last season's 13-6 record). The Bruins have won 22 of their last 24 home games in Pac-12 play (losses to USC in March of 2021 and Oregon on Jan. 13, 2022). UCLA won its final seven home Pac-12 games in 2019-20, during Coach Cronin's first season as the team's head coach. Since the start of the 2019-20 season, the Bruins have gone 36-6 in all games played in Pauley Pavilion.
Junior guard/forward Jaime Jaquez Jr. has been a catalyst since arriving in Westwood in the summer of 2019. He has played in 86 of the team's last 87 games (88 starts). Jaquez Jr. secured second-team All-Pac-12 honors last season. This year, he has averaged 12.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game (23 contests). Last year, Jaquez Jr. was one of five players to have earned Pac-12 All-Defensive Team honors. Jaquez Jr. has scored in double figures in 48 career games.
UCLA's LEADING SCORER
Johnny Juzang has averaged a team-best 17.9 points per game and ranks No. 2 in the Pac-12 in scoring. Last season, he averaged a team-leading 16.0 points in 27 contests and was one of five players to earn All-NCAA Tournament Team acclaim (averaged 22.8 points in six NCAA Tournament games). He shot 50.9 percent in last season's NCAA Tournament.
20-POINT TOTALS: During his two seasons at UCLA, he has scored at least 20 points in 15 games (that includes seven games this season and eight games last year). Juzang has averaged 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 21 games played this season. He has totaled at least seven rebounds in five contests this year.
30-POINT CLUB: Johnny Juzang scored a career-high 32 points in UCLA's 64-61 win at Washington last season (Feb. 13, 2021). That marked the most points in one game by any UCLA player since Kris Wilkes had 34 points versus Arizona on Jan. 26, 2019 in a Pac-12 game in Pauley Pavilion.
50 PERCENT: Johnny Juzang (32 points, Feb. 13, 2021, at Washington) became UCLA's first player to have accounted for at least half his team's points in a game since Reggie Miller on Dec. 19, 1986. Miller had 38 of 73 points (52.1%) in an 81-73 loss at Washington State. Juzang tallied half the Bruins' points (32 of 64) in last season's win at Washington.
Under third-year head coach Mick Cronin, the Bruins have gone 21-10 in games decided by five points or fewer (includes all overtime games, regardless of score margin). This season, the Bruins have posted a 2-3 record in such situations. In 2019-20, the Bruins went 7-3 in those contests. In 2020-21, UCLA had a 12-4 record. Through Coach Cronin's final three seasons at Cincinnati (2016-17 through 2018-19), his teams went 18-7 in those situations. From 2016-17 through the 2020-21 season, Coach Cronin's teams went 37-14 in such contests.
70 POINTS OR FEWER
Over the past two seasons (2020-21 and 2021-22), UCLA has gone 31-4 when limiting the opposition to 70 or fewer points (16-3 last season, 15-1 record this year). Midway through his third season at UCLA, Coach Cronin has led the Bruins to a 49-5 record when limiting the opposition to 70 or fewer points. In 2019-20, UCLA went 18-1 in such situations. Through his final three seasons as Cincinnati's head coach (2016-17 through 2018-19), Coach Cronin's teams posted a 79-10 record when holding the opposition to 70 or fewer points. Since the start of the 2016-17 season, his teams have gone 125-15 when limiting the opponent to 70 or fewer points (through 190 games).
65 POINTS, OR FEWER: Through three seasons as UCLA's head coach (2019-20 through 2021-22), Coach Cronin has guided the Bruins to a 43-2 record when UCLA has held its opposition to 65 points or fewer. UCLA has gone 13-0 this season (allowing 65 or fewer points), went 15-1 last season, and went 16-1 in 2019-20.
FEWEST POINTS ALLOWED: Since the start of the 2019-20 season, UCLA has limited the opposition a single-game low of 40 points, back on Jan. 19, 2020. The Bruins outlasted California, 50-40, in a Pac-12 contest in Pauley Pavilion. More recently, UCLA limited Stanford to just 43 points in the Bruins' 66-43 win over the Cardinal on Jan. 29, 2022.
FORCING TURNOVERS: Midway through his third year at UCLA, Coach Cronin has guided the Bruins to a 23-3 record when UCLA has forced at least 15 turnovers by the opposition (includes an 8-1 mark in that category this season).
THE BRUINS WHEN ...
Since the start of the 2017-18 season, the Bruins have gone 73-14 when leading at halftime (through 153 games). During that span, the UCLA has gone 22-39 when trailing at halftime (3-2 when tied at the break). UCLA's largest halftime deficit overcome in that stretch has been 16 points – UCLA trailed at home against Oregon, 44-28, on Feb. 23, 2019, and outscored the Ducks in the second half (62-39) to win, 90-83. When the Bruins have built a 10-point lead (or larger) at any point in the game, UCLA has gone 76-10. When trailing by 10 or more points in a game, UCLA has gone 17-40.
UNDER COACH CRONIN: Since the start of the 2019-20 season, UCLA has gone 43-7 when leading at halftime and 14-18 when trailing at the break (2-2 record, tied at halftime). The Bruins have gone 42-4 when building a lead of 10 points or more. UCLA has gone 8-19 when trailing by at least 10 points at any point in the game.
UCLA has made at least one 3-pointer played in its last 739 games. That 3-point streak began after the Bruins went 0-for-14 from 3-point territory in a 78-63 loss at No. 2-ranked Stanford on Feb. 3, 2000 (Maples Pavilion). UCLA has made at least three 3-pointers in 286 of 294 games since the start of the 2013-14 season. The Bruins made a school single-game-record 19 three-pointers (on 31 attempts) at Colorado on Jan. 12, 2017. UCLA won that road game, 104-89.