UCLA vs. Stanford: Full Game Preview

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UCLA vs. Stanford: Full Game Preview
UCLA
(18-7, 5-3 away)
Stanford
(15-10, 12-4 home)
Venue: Maples Pavilion
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, February 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
UCLA S Muhammad 18.2 K Anderson 8.7 L Drew II 7.7
Stanford D Powell 15.2 J Huestis 9.3 A Bright 3.2

Stanford welcomes UCLA to Maples Pavilion on Saturday. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN. The Cardinal fell to the Bruins 68-60 on Jan. 5 and are 2-7 against them over the last four years.

UCLA is in second place in the conference and Stanford is in eigth place.

In spite of 22 points and 6 rebounds from Josh Huestis, the Cardinal came up short 65-64 against USC on Feb. 14. He leads the team in rebounds with 9.3 per game and blocks with 2.1 per game. The Bruins were defeated by California 76-63 on Feb. 14 despite 13 points and 11 rebounds from Shabazz Muhammad. He leads the team with 18.2 points per game. One category in which UCLA is especially proficient is turnover percentage at 15.7 percent, ranking first in their conference (and sixth nationally).

UCLA StatSmack

  • Stanford has a stronger schedule than UCLA this season (SOS Rank: No. 30 vs. No. 38).
  • Stanford has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than UCLA (No. 4 vs. No. 24).
  • Stanford has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (69.5 percent to 69.4 percent).
  • Josh Huestis is ranked 28th nationally in rebounds and 38th nationally in blocks.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Stanford currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (989 to 942) than UCLA, per the NCAA.
  • The Stanford three-point leader (Chasson Randle, 35 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the UCLA three-point leader (Jordan Adams, 31 three-pointers).
  • Stanford has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than UCLA according to Kiplinger (79.3 percent vs. 67 percent).
  • Stanford has an average margin of victory of 9 over UCLA in 27 wins since 1980.
  • Stanford has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (8 percent vs. 22 percent).
UCLA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ S. Muhammad 30 18 5 1 1 0 2
B Kyle Anderson 29 9 9 4 2 1 2
B Jordan Adams 29 15 4 2 2 0 1
B Travis Wear 30 12 5 1 1 1 2
B Larry Drew II 35 7 3 8 1 0 2
C+ David Wear 22 7 5 1 1 0 1
C Norman Powell 22 7 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
STAN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Dwight Powell 30 15 8 2 1 1 2
B Josh Huestis 31 10 9 1 1 2 1
B Chasson Randle 30 14 3 3 1 0 2
C Aaron Bright 28 8 1 3 1 0 2
C Andy Brown 23 6 3 1 1 0 1
C- John Gage 13 6 2 0 0 0 1
C- Rosco Allen 13 4 2 0 1 0 1
D+ Robbie Lemons 11 3 1 1 0 0 0
D+ C. Sanders 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Anthony Brown 20 6 3 1 1 0 2
D Gabriel Harris 10 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Stefan Nastic 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Grant Verhoeven 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Wade Morgan 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
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