Feb. 15, 2011
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Stanford Cardinal (13-11, 6-7 Pac-10)
UCLA Bruins (18-7, 9-3 Pac-10)
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 7:30 p.m.
Maples Pavilion (7,329) Stanford, CA
Series History: UCLA leads 134-90
Last Meeting: UCLA 68, Stanford 57 (Jan. 22, 2011)
Radio: XTRA Sports 860 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Lucas Prokopiak, Analyst: Eli Katz)
TV: FSN (PBP: Barry Tompkins, Analyst: Ernie Kent, Sideline: Rebecca Haarlow)
Online Coverage: Gametracker | Live Audio
The Opening Tip
Stanford (13-11, 6-7 Pac-10) hosts its final Pac-10 homestand of the year this week, beginning with Thursday's game against UCLA (18-7, 9-3 Pac-10) at 7:30 p.m. The Cardinal can match last year's win total (14) with a victory against the Bruins.
UCLA (18-7, 9-3 Pac-10) has been one of the Pac-10's hottest teams since mid-January, as the Bruins have won nine of their last 10 overall ... The Bruins enter the week riding a five-game winning streak, including a home sweep of the Oregon schools last week ... UCLA's best win of the year was an 86-79 victory over then-No. 16 BYU on Dec. 18 ... UCLA was picked to finish third in this year's Pac-10 preseason media poll ... The Bruins are averaging 71.0 points per game, with five different players averaging double-figures in scoring. UCLA's shooting percentage is solid at 46.0, but they are also averaging 15.2 turnovers per game ... Be sure to watch: Malcolm Lee (13.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 45.3 FG shooting), Reeves Nelson (13.7 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 58.0 FG shooting) and Tyler Honeycutt (12.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 72 assists, 47 blocks).
Stanford All-Time vs. UCLA
UCLA owns a 134-90 edge in the series, which dates back to the 1924-25 campaign. The Bruins have won eight of the last 10 overall, including a 68-57 victory over Stanford in Los Angeles last month. Last year's series was split, with each club defending its home court. In fact, Stanford's 70-59 victory at Maples Pavilion last year snapped a six-game losing streak to UCLA.
Who To Watch Against UCLA
Josh Owens is averaging 11.6 points per game in three meetings, connecting on 13-19 tries from the floor. Jarrett Mann has averaged 6.2 points per game in four meetings, having dished out 16 assists during that stretch. And in five games, Jeremy Green has averaged 12.4 points per game while making 21-53 from the field. That includes a career-best 30 points on 11-18 shooting with five treys against UCLA on Jan. 9, 2010.