2009–10 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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2009–10 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
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Conference Pacific-10 Conference
2009–10 record 14–18 (8–10, T5th Pac-10)
Head coach Ben Howland
Assistant coach Donny Daniels
Assistant coach Scott Duncan
Assistant coach Scott Garson
Home arena Pauley Pavilion
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
y-California 13 5   .722     24 11   .686
Arizona State 12 6   .667     22 11   .667
†-Washington 11 7   .611     26 10   .722
Arizona 10 8   .556     16 15   .516
USC* 8 10   .444     16 14   .533
Oregon State 8 10   .444     14 18   .438
UCLA 8 10   .444     14 18   .438
Stanford 7 11   .389     14 17   .452
Oregon 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Washington State 6 12   .333     16 15   .516
2010 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of March 25

, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll
* Ineligible for conference tournament
y-Clinched conference championship

The 2009–10 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team represented University of California, Los Angeles during the 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bruins were led by head coach Ben Howland and played their home games at Pauley Pavilion. They finished the season 14–18, 8–10 in Pac-10 play and lost in the semifinals of the 2010 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. They were not invited to a post season tournament.

Recruiting class[edit]

  • In November 2009, five student-athletes signed a national letters of intent to attend UCLA. They are Tyler Honeycutt, a 6-foot-8-inch, 190-pound guard/forward out of Sylmar, Calif. (Sylmar HS); Brendan Lane, a 6-foot-10-inch, 205-pound forward from Rocklin, Calif. (Rocklin HS); Mike Moser, a 6-foot-7-inch, 185 pound forward out of Portland, Oregon (Grant HS); Reeves Nelson, a 6-foot-7-inch, 220-pound forward out of Modesto, Calif. (Modesto Christian HS) and Anthony Stover, a 6-foot-10-inch, 210-pound center from La Cañada, Calif. (Windward HS).[1]
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tyler Honeycutt
SF
Sylmar, CA Sylmar HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sep 17, 2008 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 93
Brendan Lane
PF
Rocklin, CA Rocklin HS 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jun 14, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 92
Mike Moser
SF
Portland, OR Grant HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Nov 19, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 92
Reeves Nelson
PF
Modesto, CA Modesto Christian HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jan 9, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Anthony Stover
C
Los Angeles, CA Windward HS 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oct 3, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 88
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 9   Rivals: 13  ESPN: 8
  • 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:

Players[edit]

No. Name Position Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (High School)
1 Mike Moser F 6'8" 195 Fr. Portland, OR (Grant HS)
2 Spencer Soo G 5'8" 160 Jr. Fresno, CA (Central HS)
3 Malcolm Lee G 6'5" 180 So. Moreno Valley, CA (John W. North HS)
4 Tyler Trapani G 6'0" 185 So. Simi Valley, CA (Simi Valley HS)
5 Jerime Anderson G 6'1" 165 So. Anaheim, CA (Canyon HS)
10 Mustafa Abdul-Hamid** G 6'2" 195 RS Jr. St. Louis, MO (Country Day HS)
11 Reeves Nelson F 6'8" 225 Fr. Modesto, CA (Modesto Christian HS)
12 Anthony Stover C 6'10" 225 Fr. Pasadena, CA (Windward School)
13 James Keefe*** F 6'8" 238 Sr. Rancho Santa Margarita,CA (Santa Marg. Cath. HS)
14 Alex Schrempf F 6'5" 210 Fr. Seattle, WA (Bellevue HS)
15 Blake Arnet G 6'0" 185 So. Laguna Niguel, CA (Mater Dei)
20 Michael Roll** G 6'5" 200 Sr.2 Aliso Viejo, CA (Aliso Niguel HS)
21 Brendan Lane F 6'9" 205 Fr. Rocklin, CA (Rocklin HS)
22 J’mison Morgan C 6'10" 248 So. Dallas, TX (South Oak Cliff HS)
23 Tyler Honeycutt F 6'9" 180 Fr. Los Angeles, CA (Sylmar HS)
24 Matt DeMarcus G 6'3" 190 So. Solvang, CA (Santa Ynez Valley Union)
41 Nikola Dragović** F 6'9" 216 Sr. Belgrade, Serbia (2nd Secondary School of Economics)

(1) 2005-06 medical hardship waiver — (2) 2004-05 redshirt — (*) denotes number of varsity letters [2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
Exhibition Games
11/4/09 Concordia W 62–61  Pauley Pavilion
11/10/09 Humboldt State W 74–57  Pauley Pavilion
Regular Season
11/16/09* Cal State Fullerton
(ESPN 24 Hour Tip-Off Marathon)
L 68–65 2OT 0–1 Pauley Pavilion
11/20/09* Cal State Bakersfield W 75–64  1–1 Pauley Pavilion
11/23/09* Pepperdine W 71–52  2–1 Pauley Pavilion
11/26/09* vs. Portland
(76 Classic)
L 74–47  2–2 Anaheim Convention Center
11/27/09* vs. #10 Butler
(76 Classic)
L 69–67  2–3 Anaheim Convention Center
11/29/09* vs. Long Beach State
(76 Classic)
L 79–68  2–4 Anaheim Convention Center
12/6/09* #1 Kansas
(Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series)
L 73–61  2–5 Pauley Pavilion
12/12/09* Mississippi State
(Wooden Classic)
L 72–54  2–6
12/15/09* New Mexico State W 100–68  3–6 Pauley Pavilion
12/19/09* at Notre Dame L 84–73  3–7 Edmund P. Joyce Center
12/22/09* Colorado State W 75–63  4–7 Pauley Pavilion
12/27/09* Delaware State W 66–49  5–7 Pauley Pavilion
12/31/09 Arizona State W 72–70  6–7 (1–0) Pauley Pavilion
1/2/10 Arizona L 77–63  6–8 (1–1) Pauley Pavilion
1/6/10 at California W 76–75 OT 7–8 (2–1) Haas Pavilion
1/9/10 at Stanford L 70–59  7–9 (2–2) Maples Pavilion
1/16/10 USC L 67–46  7–10 (2–3) Pauley Pavilion
1/21/10 Washington W 62–61  8–10 (3–3) Pauley Pavilion
1/23/10 Washington State W 74–62  9–10 (4–3) Pauley Pavilion
1/28/10 at Oregon L 71–66  9–11 (4–4) McArthur Court
1/30/10 at Oregon State W 62–52  10–11 (5–4) Gill Coliseum
2/4/10 Stanford W 77–73  11–11 (6–4) Pauley Pavilion
2/6/10 California L 71–58  11–12 (6–5) Pauley Pavilion
2/14/10 at USC L 68–64  11–13 (6–6) Galen Center
2/18/10 at Washington State W 71–51  12–13 (7–6) Beasley Coliseum
2/20/10 at Washington L 97–68  12–14 (7–7) Bank of America Arena
2/25/10 Oregon State W 65–56  13–14 (8–7) Pauley Pavilion
2/27/10 Oregon L 70–68  13–15 (8–8) Pauley Pavilion
3/4/10 at Arizona L 78–73  13–16 (8–9) McKale Center
3/6/10 at Arizona State L 56–46  13–17 (8–10) Wells Fargo Arena
2010 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
3/11/10 vs. Arizona
(Quarter-Finals)
W 75–69  14–17 Staples Center
3/12/10 vs. California
(Semi-Finals)
L 85–72  14–18 Staples Center
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time [3].

Notes[edit]

  • Freshman Jrue Holiday left the team to go to the NBA.[4] Seniors Darren Collison, Josh Shipp and Alfred Aboya graduated.
  • 14 former UCLA players are on the NBA teams on opening day.
  • Starter power forward Nikola Dragovic, who averaged 9.4points per game, is returning.
  • November 20, 2009 – Dragovic was suspended for the November 20 and 23 games after the Los Angeles County District Attorney filed felony assault charges for an off-court altercation at a Hollywood concert.[5]
  • November 26, 2009 – UCLA's worst defeat in the Ben Howland era.
  • November 29, 2009 - Long Beach State's first ever win over UCLA.
  • December 1, 2009 - Head coach Ben Howland announced that by mutual agreement, sophomore forward Drew Gordon has left the team. Gordon would transfer at the end of the school quarter.
  • Feb. 18, 2010 – Senior forward James Keefe's career at UCLA ends with a left shoulder injury.
  • July 13, 2010 - Mustafa Abdul-Hamid has been named a recipient of the Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarship for 2009-10.

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