UCLA vs. Colorado: Full Game Preview

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UCLA vs. Colorado: Full Game Preview
UCLA
(13-3, 3-1 away)
Colorado
(11-4, 8-0 home)
Venue: Coors Events Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
UCLA S Muhammad 18.2 K Anderson 8.9 L Drew II 8.1
Colorado A Booker 14.9 A Roberson 11.8 S Dinwiddie 2.7

In their last game, Josh Scott put up 14 points in the Buffaloes 66-60 win over USC on January 10th. In addition to his 13.4 points per game, he is also chipping in 6.1 rebounds per game. In a 57-53 victory over Utah on January 10th, Kyle Anderson put up 11 points and 8 rebounds for the Bruins. He is averaging 9.5 points per game in addition to a team-best 8.9 rebounds per game. UCLA will hope to exploit their strength in turnover percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 15.6 in this area ranks 1st in the conference and 5th in the country.

UCLA StatSmack

  • Even computers respect Colorado more. We have a better RPI this season than UCLA (RPI: #4 vs #52).
  • Colorado has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than UCLA ($21,051 vs $27,210).
  • The Colorado rebounding leader (Andre Roberson) has more rebounds than the UCLA rebounding leader (Kyle Anderson).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Colorado has a stronger schedule than UCLA this season (SOS Rank: #6 vs #84).
  • Colorado has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than UCLA ($42,033 vs $50,089).
  • The Colorado steals leader (Andre Roberson) has more steals than the UCLA steals leader (Kyle Anderson).
  • Andre Roberson is ranked 10th nationally in rebounds, 4th in the Pac 12 in steals, and 10th in the Pac 12 in blocks.
  • We beat real teams. Colorado has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than UCLA this season (3 vs 1).
  • Boulder isn't as congested as Los Angeles (population is significantly lower).
UCLA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Jordan Adams 28 16 4 2 2 0 1
B+ S. Muhammad 29 18 5 1 0 0 2
B+ Kyle Anderson 29 9 9 4 2 1 2
B Travis Wear 30 12 6 1 1 1 2
B Larry Drew II 35 6 3 8 1 0 2
C+ David Wear 21 7 5 1 1 0 1
C Norman Powell 24 8 2 1 1 1 1
C- Tyler Lamb 14 4 3 2 2 0 1
D+ Joshua Smith 14 5 4 0 1 1 2
D+ Tony Parker 7 3 1 0 0 0 0
D S. Derboghosian 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D K. McCaskill 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Aubrey Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D David Brown 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
CU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Andre Roberson 33 11 12 2 2 1 2
B+ Josh Scott 29 13 6 1 1 1 1
B+ Askia Booker 33 15 4 2 1 0 2
B+ S. Dinwiddie 31 14 4 3 1 1 2
C Xavier Johnson 20 7 4 0 0 0 2
C Sabatino Chen 24 5 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Jeremy Adams 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Eli Stalzer 11 2 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Xavier Talton 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ S. Harris-Tunks 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Ben Mills 5 1 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Beau Gamble 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
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