SCOUTING the Bruins

Breaking down the UCLA Bruins.

Scouting UCLA


UCLA Bruins

Conference: Pac-10

Overall record: 31-6

Conference record: 14-4

Seed: 2

Coach: Ben Howland


Record vs. NCAA teams: 10-5

Results vs. NCAA teams:

Beat: Albany 73-65, Nevada 67-56, Arizona 85-79, Arizona 84-73, Cal 67-58, Cal 71-52, Belmont 78-44 (NCAA 1st), Alabama 62-59 (NCAA 2nd), Gonzaga 73-71 (NCAA 3rd), Memphis 50-45 (NCAA 4th).

Lost: Memphis 88-80, Cal 68-61, Washington 69-65, West Virginia 60-56, Washington 70-67.


Points per game: 68

Points allowed: 58.6

Scoring margin: +9.4


FG percentage: .481

FG allowed: .417


3PT percentage: .357

3PT allowed: .333

3PT-to-FG attempts: .346


FT percentage: .703

FT totals: 446/634


Starting Five:

G          So.       Jordan Farmer                           6-2       180      13.6

G          So.       Arron Afflalo                             6-5       200      16.6

F          Sr.        Cedric Bozeman                        6-6       199      8.0

F          Fr.        Luc Richard Mbah a Moute          6-7       215      8.8

C          Sr.        Ryan Hollins                             7-0       225      5.5


First off the bench:

G         Fr.        Darren Collison                          6-0       155      5.7

G/F      Fr..       Michael Roll                              6-5       205      3.8

F/C      Fr.        Alfred Aboya                            6-8       242      4.0


The skinny:

Coach Ben Howland has the UCLA Bruins back on the rise in the world of college hoops. While the Pac-10 tends to favor scoring on the hardwood, much the way it does on the football field, the Bruins defy the norms on the west coast and possess a defensive mentality. UCLA can run when the opportunity arises, but Howland chooses to have his team work out of a halfcourt offense. Jordan Farmer and Arron Afflalo combined is the engine that makes the Bruins go. But if they struggle UCLA can get into trouble as they lose rhythm on offense. One of the Bruins biggest problems is turning the ball over, despite running a slow-paced offense. If UCLA's struggles with guard play, the Bruins will go down.

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