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Collison & Westbrook
Collison & Westbrook

Posted Mar 7, 2008

UCLA ranks high in various categories nationally and in the Pac-10 -- like scoring defense and rebounding margin -- and the team and players have reached some milestones, like having the best scoring defense in 58 years at UCLA, and more...

UCLA in the Rankings

UCLA is eighth in the nation (second in Pac-10) in scoring defense – 58.2

UCLA is fifth in the nation (first in Pac-10) in scoring margin – 16.0

UCLA is 19th in the nation (second in Pac-10) in field goal percentage – 48.4

UCLA is second in the nation (first in Pac-10) in rebound margin – 9.3

UCLA is third in the nation (first in Pac-10) in winning percentage - .900

Kevin Love is sixth in the nation (second in Pac-10) in rebounds - 11.1

Darren Collison is 10th in the nation (first in Pac-10) in free throw percentage – 89.0

Various Notes

UCLA has tied a school record for most victories in a three-year span (89 in 1971-73). UCLA is 89-15 in the last three years.

The last time UCLA won three straight Pac-10 titles was 1995-96-97.

Since UCLA’s 13-year streak ended, winning three straight league titles in the Pac-10 has occurred just four times – Oregon State in 1980-81-82, UCLA in 1995-96-97, Stanford in 1999-00-01 and UCLA in 2006-07-08.

Ben Howland is the first UCLA coach since John Wooden to win three straight conference championships.

UCLA’s 74.2 scoring average is its highest of the Ben Howland Era.

UCLA’s scoring defense of 58.2 is the lowest since 1950 (53.5).

UCLA’s free throw percentage of .741 is the highest since 1992 (.744) and the third highest in school history.

Kevin Love’s 17.3 scoring average is the second-highest ever by a Bruin freshman (Don MacLean, 577 in 1989).

Kevin Love’s 333 rebounds are a UCLA freshman record (Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, 318 in 39 games in 2006). He is also 10th on the singe-season list and just the fifth Bruin to grab 330 rebounds in a season (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton did it three times, Sidney Wicks did it twice and Willie Naulls did it once).

Darren Collison became the 48th Bruin to score 1,000 career points by scoring 24 vs. Stanford. He now has 1,011.

Darren Collison’s free throw percentage of .890 is currently No. 4 on UCLA’s single-season list. It is also the highest by a Bruin since Don MacLean shot .921 in 1992. Collison’s career mark of .835 is also currently No. 4 on that UCLA list.

Darren Collison’s 159 career steals are now No. 6 on that UCLA career list while his 386 assists have tied him for No. 10 with Cedric Bozeman.

Darren Collison’s career three-point percentage of .432 is No. 4 on that UCLA list.

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute’s 719 rebounds rank him No. 16 on UCLA’s career list with Don Bragg just ahead (751).

Josh Shipp moved past Michael Warren into 38thh place on the career scoring list with 1,177 points.

Josh Shipp’s 132 three-point field goals rank No. 8 on the UCLA career list. He is one behind No. 6 Dijon Thompson and Earl Watson (133 each) and five behind No. 5 Billy Knight (137).

Lorenzo Mata-Real’s 107 career blocked shots are No. 4 on that UCLA career list.

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