83-74 Bruins victory. Collison had another great game, had 9 assists to go with his 22 points and was effecient! 6-9 from the field, 1-2 behind the arc and 9-9 from the line! Shipp himself went 5-6 from the field, all of which was behind the arc.
With USC coming up next, the Bruins should take a blow out win considering the Trojans got beat by the Beavers.
Congrats to Collison as well
PG Darren Collison has made a school record 40 straight free throws, breaking the 1972 mark of Henry Bibby, who had 36 straight. Collison was 9 for 9 from the free throw line.
Sunday will be an epic asswhuping over the Trojans!
UCLA coach Ben Howland was asked if the UCLA-USC rivalry was developing into a Duke-North Carolina rivalry of the west.
"We don't need to compare ourselves to North Carolina and Duke,'' Howland said. "We're USC and UCLA. It already is a great rivalry.
“I think we have a lot more chemistry that we’ve had in the last three or four years. We have a lot better shooters, we’ve got way better passers than last year. This team seems to be clicking.”—Senior point guard Darren Collison on the Bruins’ development.
In Focus: City bragging rights are on the line when the Bruins visit the Trojans. UCLA won two of three vs. USC last season and has beaten its rival at the Galen Center the past two years. But USC will be smarting after an overtime loss at Oregon State. The game is the first matchup of highly regarded freshmen Jrue Holiday of UCLA and DeMar DeRozan of the Trojans.
• Senior point guard Darren Collison hasn’t missed a free throw since the Bruins’ season opener back on Nov. 12. He’s 41-for-42 for the year and has made a school-record 40 in a row.
• Freshman guard Malcolm Lee told the Los Angeles his injured left knee is feeling better and he hopes to play against USC.
• Freshman forward Drew Gordon had his best game to date at Oregon State, contributing 11 points in 16 minutes off the bench.
Since I last posted, UCLA 4-2 with losses @ Washington and versus, then, #16 Arizona State. Swept the Nor Cal schools as well.
Big game tonight hosting the Trojans, who are 15-6 and 6-3 in the conference. A Trojan win will put them in a tie for 2nd place with the Bruins, so its a huge game, not just due to the rivalry, but due to the implications on the conference standings. Not to mention, USC is currently up 25-20 in the Lexus Gauntlet and this game is worth 5 Gauntlet points. Go Bruins!
yeahhhhhhhhh we're playing great. i think we're going to asu soon to play at the desert (?) so that'll be a good game. and lol@romeo playing in the USC game. gotta love the student section chanting "bow wow's better!" ahahaa
I thought about print, but jobs are getting so scarce for it. Online is supposedly the future of journalism. And yeah 'Cuse is tops in the nation. If you can get in, congrats. Bob Costas, Marv Albert, and Mike Tirico all came from 'Cuse. Price was just too much for my taste, and wanted to stay home. Not sure if I would have got in either, but didn't apply so I guess I'll never know
Boy, did the Bruins get whipped in the tourney way back when.
Didn't sting as bad with the near upset that my local college squad (CSUN) nearly pulled. Anyways, I'm stoked about the incoming recruiting class, and hoping that Jrue Holiday pulls out the draft (don't think he has singed with an agent yet?).
Ty Honeycutt and Reeves Nelson going to have big roles next year, along with Mike Stover and the hopefull growth from Malcolm Lee, Drew Gordon, Jerime Anderson, J'Mison BoBo Morgan.
As I reported in today's paper, it was announced today UCLA will play Mississippi State in the Wooden Classic in Anaheim this season.
Also, I was told today the Bruins have Pepperdine on the non-conference slate, as well as Kansas and Notre Dame.
UCLA is going to play Mississippi State in the Wooden Classic on Dec. 12 at the Honda Center in Anaheim. An announcement could come in the next few days.
Yes, that is the same Mississippi State Renardo Sidney plans to attend.
Forgot to mention this last week but when I was at UCLA's advanced skills hoops camp, Bruins center Drew Gordon was there. He was resting his injured knee, but the pain wasn't that great since I did see him dunk the ball.