Arizona State vs. UCLA: Full Game Preview

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Arizona State vs. UCLA: Full Game Preview
Arizona State
(20-8, 5-3 away)
UCLA
(20-7, 13-4 home)
Venue: Pauley Pavilion
11:30PM ET / 8:30PM PT, February 27, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Arizona State J Carson 17.5 C Felix 8.0 J Carson 5.0
UCLA S Muhammad 18.2 K Anderson 8.9 L Drew II 7.6

UCLA plays host to Arizona State at Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday. The game tips off at 11:30 p.m. EST and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network. The Bruins fell to the Sun Devils 78-60 on Jan. 26 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.

UCLA is in third place in the Pac-12 and needs to hold off Arizona State who sit just south in fifth place.

In their last outing, behind 20 points and 6 rebounds from Jordan Adams, the Bruins blew out USC 75-59 on Feb. 24. He contributes 3.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 15.1 points per game. For the Sun Devils, Jahii Carson put up 10 points and 7 assists in the 68-59 loss to Washington on Feb. 23. With 17.5 points per game and 5 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. From a tempo-free perspective, Arizona State is strong in effective field goal percentage at 52.4 percent. This is good enough for first in the conference and 47th in the nation.

Arizona State StatSmack

  • Kyle Anderson is ranked 45th nationally in rebounds, 6th in the Pac-12 in assists, and 5th in the Pac-12 in steals.
  • UCLA has come back to win after being down at half against Arizona State four times since 1998.
  • That must sting. UCLA has blown out Arizona State by 20 points or more on three occasions since 2007.
  • Larry Drew II is ranked 3rd nationally in assists and 7th in the Pac-12 in steals.
  • UCLA is better under pressure, and has defeated Arizona State in nine out of the last 11 games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Shabazz Muhammad is ranked 6th in the Pac-12 in points.
  • UCLA has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (68.7 percent to 50.8 percent).
  • Over the past 10 years, UCLA has had more players drafted by the NBA than Arizona State (13 vs. four).
  • AP voters think more highly of UCLA and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Arizona State (85 vs. 29).
  • UCLA has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Arizona State (15 vs. two).
  • UCLA has a better conference record than Arizona State this season (10-4 vs. 9-6).
ASU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Jahii Carson 0 18 3 5 1 0 3
B Carrick Felix 35 14 8 2 2 1 2
B- J. Gilling 35 10 6 3 1 0 2
B- J. Bachynski 25 9 6 0 0 4 2
C+ Evan Gordon 33 11 3 2 1 0 1
C- Chris Colvin 20 5 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Ruslan Pateev 10 3 3 0 0 1 0
D Eric Jacobsen 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Kenny Martin 4 1 1 0 0 1 0
D Bo Barnes 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
D David Whitmore 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Jarett Upchurch 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Joey Hormes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
UCLA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ S. Muhammad 30 18 5 1 1 0 2
B+ Kyle Anderson 29 10 9 4 2 1 2
B+ Jordan Adams 29 15 4 2 2 0 1
B Larry Drew II 35 7 3 8 1 0 2
B Travis Wear 30 12 5 1 1 1 2
C+ David Wear 23 7 5 1 1 0 1
C Norman Powell 22 6 2 1 1 1 1
C- Tyler Lamb 14 4 3 2 2 0 1
D+ Tony Parker 7 3 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Joshua Smith 14 5 4 0 1 1 2
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
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