2006–07 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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2006–07 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
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EA Sports Maui Invitational Champions,
Pacific-10 Regular Season Champions
Final Four vs. Florida, L 73–57
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #7[1]
2006–07 record 30–6 (15–4 Pac-10)
Head coach Ben Howland (4th year)
Assistant coach Donny Daniels
Assistant coach Scott Garson
Assistant coach Kerry Keating
Home arena Pauley Pavilion
Seasons
« 2005–06 2007–08 »
2006–07 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 UCLA 15 3   .833     30 6   .833
#13 Washington State 13 5   .722     26 8   .765
#23 USC1 11 7   .611     25 12   .676
#10 Oregon2 11 7   .611     29 8   .784
Arizona 11 7   .611     20 11   .645
Stanford 10 8   .556     18 13   .581
Washington 8 10   .444     19 13   .594
California 6 12   .333     16 17   .485
Oregon State 3 15   .167     11 21   .344
Arizona State 2 16   .111     8 22   .267
2007 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2007; Rankings from AP Poll[2]
1 Holds tie-breaker, 2 Holds second tie-breaker.

The 2006–07 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2006–07 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bruins finished first in the Pacific-10 Conference standings.[3] The team reached the Final Four in the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row, losing to the Florida Gators.

Recruiting class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Mustafa Abdul-Hamid
PG
St. Louis, MO Country Day HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Nikola Dragovic
SF
Belgrade, Serbia Second Secondary School of Economics 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 216 lb (98 kg) Jul 7, 2006 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
James Keefe
PF
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Santa Margarita HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Nov 18, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Russell Westbrook
SG
Hawthorne, CA Leuzinger HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Apr 18, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 21   Rivals: NR
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

No. Position Year Player
0 United States PG/SG Fr Russell Westbrook
2 United States PG So Darren Collison
3 United States SF/SG So Josh Shipp
4 United States SG Jr Arron Afflalo
5 United States PG/SG So DeAndre Robinson
10 United States PG/SG Fr Mustafa Abdul-Hamid
11 Canada C/PF So Ryan Wright
12 Cameroon PF/C So Alfred Aboya
No. Position Year Player
13 United States PF Fr James Keefe
14 United States C Jr Lorenzo Mata
20 United States SG/SF So Michael Roll
22 United States SF/SG So David McGrath
23 Cameroon SF/PF So Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
24 United States PG/SG So Joey Ellis
41 Serbia PF/SF Fr Nikola Dragović
55 United States PG/SG Jr Matt Lee


Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent rank Location Result Overall Conf.
Exhibition Games
November 2, 2006 Cal Poly Pomona 5 Pauley Pavilion W 73–43
0–0
0–0
November 9, 2006 Humboldt State 5 Pauley Pavilion W 87–61
0–0
0–0
Regular season
November 15, 2006 BYU 6 Pauley Pavilion W 82–69
1–0
0–0
November 20, 2006 Chaminade 5 Maui, HI1 W 88–63
2–0
0–0
November 21, 2006 #22 Kentucky 5 Maui, HI1 W 73–68
3–0
0–0
November 22, 2006 Georgia Tech 5 Maui, HI1 W 88–73
4–0
0–0
November 28, 2006 Long Beach State 2 Pauley Pavilion W 88–58
5–0
0–0
December 3, 2006 UC Riverside 2 Pauley Pavilion W 61–38
6–0
0–0
December 5, 2006 Cal State Fullerton 1 Pauley Pavilion W 78–54
7–0
0–0
December 9, 2006 #6 Texas A&M 1 Anaheim, CA2 W 65–62
8–0
0–0
December 16, 2006 Oakland 1 Pauley Pavilion W 74–53
9–0
0–0
December 19, 2006 Sam Houston State 1 Pauley Pavilion W 75–61
10–0
0–0
December 23, 2006 Michigan 1 Pauley Pavilion W 92–55
11–0
0–0
December 28, 2006 Washington State 1 Pauley Pavilion W 55–52
12–0
1–0
December 31, 2006 #13 Washington 1 Pauley Pavilion W 96–74
13–0
2–0
January 4, 2007 Oregon State 1 Gill Coliseum W 71–56
14–0
3–0
January 6, 2007 #17 Oregon 1 McArthur Court L 66–68
14–1
3–1
January 13, 2007 Southern California 3 Galen Center W 65–64
15–1
4–1
January 18, 2007 Arizona State 2 Pauley Pavilion W 60–50
16–1
5–1
January 20, 2007 #12 Arizona 2 Pauley Pavilion W 73–69
17–1
6–1
January 25, 2007 California 2 Haas Pavilion W 62–46
18–1
7–1
January 28, 2007 Stanford 2 Maples Pavilion L 68–75
18–2
7–2
February 1, 2007 #9 Oregon 5 Pauley Pavilion W 69–57
19–2
8–2
February 2, 2007 Oregon State 5 Pauley Pavilion W 82–35
20–2
9–2
February 7, 2007 #21 Southern California 2 Pauley Pavilion W 70–65
21–2
10–2
February 10, 2007 West Virginia 2 WVU Coliseum L 65–70
21–3
10–2
February 15, 2007 Arizona State 7 Wells Fargo Arena W 67–61
22–3
11–2
February 17, 2007 #24 Arizona 7 McKale Center W 81–66
23–3
12–2
February 22, 2007 California 4 Pauley Pavilion W 85–75
24–3
13–2
February 24, 2007 Stanford 4 Pauley Pavilion W 75–61
25–3
14–2
March 1, 2007 #13 Washington State 2 Beasley Coliseum W 53–45
26–3
15–2
March 3, 2007 Washington 2 Bank of America Arena L 51–61
26–4
15–3
Pacific-10 Conference Tournament
March 8, 2007 California 3 Staples Center L 69–76 (OT)
26–5
15–4
NCAA Tournament
March 15, 2007 Weber State 7 Sacramento, CA W 70–42
27–5
15–4
March 17, 2007 Indiana 7 Sacramento, CA W 54–49
28–5
15–4
March 22, 2007 #10 Pittsburgh 7 San Jose, CA W 64–55
29–5
15–4
March 24, 2007 #2 Kansas 7 San Jose, CA W 68–55
30–5
15–4
March 31, 2007 #3 Florida 7 Atlanta, GA L 66–76
30–6
15–4
*Conference games in green. Opponent rankings from Coaches' Poll.
1EA Sports Maui Invitational, 2John R. Wooden Classic

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN 2007 final rankings". Archived from the original on January 31, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  2. ^ "2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Postseason (Mar. 18)". ESPN. Retrieved March 18, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Pac-10 conference standings". Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  4. ^ "UCLA Bruins 2006–07 schedule". Archived from the original on November 20, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-21.