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LOS ANGELES – No. 15/19 UCLA (14-5, 6-2) opens a four-game road trip this week when it travels to face Colorado (5-14, 0-8) on Friday night (Jan. 29). Tip-off is slated for 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. There is no TV scheduled for this game, but will be available via live stream at the link provided below.

Opponent: Colorado (5-13, 0-7)
Venue: Coors Events Center (11,064)
Game Date: Jan. 29, 2016
Game Time: 6:00 p.m. PT/9:06 p.m. ET
Game Info.: This is the only meeting against Colorado in Pac-12 play this season.
Television: None
Live Stream: Pac-12.com
Internet Audio Broadcast: uclabruins.com
Talent: Dave Marcus (play-by-play)

Opponent: Utah (12-7, 4-4)
Venue: Huntsman Center (15,000)
Game Date: Jan. 31, 2016
Game Time: 1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET
Game Info.: This is the only meeting against Utah in Pac-12 play this season.
Television: None
Live Stream: Pac-12.com
Internet Audio Broadcast: uclabruins.com
Talent: Dave Marcus (play-by-play)

l UCLA swept the season series last year against Colorado and in doing so, took an overall lead in the series at 6-5.
l The Bruins are currently ranked No. 15 in the AP Poll, No. 19 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and at No. 16 in the College Sports Madness Poll.
l The Pac-12 Conference is ranked No. 1 in the RPI with six members in the Top 20 and 11 members in the Top 100. Stanford is at No. 6 followed by UCLA at No. 7, Oregon State at No. 9, Arizona State at No. 11, Washington at No. 17 and USC at No. 19. Washington State (52), Utah (56), California (60), Oregon (83) and Arizona (84) round out the 11 teams in the Top 100.
l Stanford currently has the No. 4 strength of schedule in the country while UCLA is at No. 6, USC at No. 8 and Colorado at No. 10. California (12), Utah (17), Washington (22), Arizona State (24), Oregon State (38), Arizona (42) and Washington State (45) round out the 11 Pac-12 teams with strength of schedules rated in the Top 50 in the country (as of Jan. 24, 2016).

This is just the 12th meeting between UCLA and Colorado with the Bruins leading the series 6-5 after sweeping Colorado during the 2014-15 season. The Bruins are 4-4 against the Buffaloes since they joined the Pac-12 Conference. UCLA posted a 90-84 win in Boulder, Colo., on Jan. 11, 2015 and defeated Colorado in Los Angeles, 72-65, on Feb. 6, 2015. In last year’s meeting in Boulder, the Bruins regained the services of Nirra Fields, who missed the game at Utah with a sprained ankle. She was one of a season-high six Bruins in double figures with 10 points. Kari Korver led the Bruins with 17 while Corinne Costa scored a season-high 16 points and had a key late block to help the Bruins get a late stop to secure the win after leading by 21 points in the first half. Recee’ Caldwell, Lajahna Drummer and Jordin Canada scored 14, 13 and 10 points, respectively. Canada just missed a double-double with a game-high nine assists. Jen Reese finished with a career-high 30 points while Haley Smith added 19 points for the Buffaloes. Lexy Kresl rounded out a trio of double figure scorers for Colorado with 13 points (4-for-6 from beyond the arc).

l This is the ninth-straight week UCLA has been ranked in the AP Top 25.
l UCLA is a perfect 12-0 this year when leading at the half (but just 2-5 when trailing).
l UCLA is 11-3 this year when outrebounding its opponent (3-2 when outrebounded).
l Jordin Canada has recorded at least one steal in 14 straight games.
l Nirra Fields has scored in double figures in 12 straight games.
l Jordin Canada has had at least two assists in 47 straight games & five or more in 17-of-19 games this year.
l Kari Korver has made at least one three-pointer in 30 straight games, a UCLA record.

As a team, UCLA ranks in the top 100 in 20 different categories: No. 8 Rebounds Per Game (45.58); No. 11 Offensive Rebounds Per Game (17.0); No. 15 Rebounds (866); No. 18 Scoring Offense (77.5); No. 28 Three-Point Field Goal Pct. Defense (.266); No. 38 Steals (192); No. 45 Steals Per Game (10.1); No. 46 Rebound Margin (+6.3); No. 48 Free Throw Attempts (383); No. 54 Won-Lost Pct. (.737); No. 59 Scoring Margin (+11.1); No. 64 Field Goal Pct. (.428); No. 67 Blocks (86); No. 70 Blocks Per Game (4.5); No. 72 Three-Point Field Goal Pct. (.338); No. 74 Free Throws Made (256); No. 84 Assists (276) and No. 85 Assists Per Game (14.5).

l Four of the five Bruin starters rank in the Top 100 in 14 national statistical categories.
l Jordin Canada ranks in the Top 100 in nine different categories: No. 14 Assists Per Game (6.3 apg); No. 14 Assists (120); No. 50 Assist Turnover Ratio (2.11); No. 53 Steals (47); No. 58 Steals Per Game (2.47 spg); No. 69 Field Goal Attempts (283); No. 77 Field Goals Made (123); No. 81 Points Per Game (17.1 ppg) and No. 83 Total Points (324).
l Nirra Fields ranks in the Top 100 in one category: No. 89 Steals Per Game (2.22 spg).
l Kari Korver ranks in the Top 100 in three categories: No. 37 Three Point Field Goal Pct. (42.0), No. 57 Three Point Field Goals Made (47) and No. 61 Three Point Field Goals Made Per Game (2.47).
l Monique Billings ranks in the Top 100 in one category: No. 60 Field Goal Percentage (51.6).

Senior guard Nirra Fields ranks No. 11 on UCLA’s career scoring list with 1,638 points. She needs 40 points to pass Lisa Willis (1,677 – 2003-06) for 10th. She is 9th in 20-point scoring games (32) and needs two more to move into 8th. She is 4th in three-point field goals made (124) and 2nd in attempts (408). She also moved into 4th in field goal attempts (1,598) and is 10th in made field goals (628).

Junior guard Kari Korver is currently at No. 1 on UCLA’s career free throw percentage list at 83.9 percent (120-for-143). She also ranks in the top 10 in all three categories for three-point shooting, ranking No. 2 in three-point percentage (.397), at No. 2 in makes (159) and at No. 3 in attempts (401).

UCLA sophomore point guard Jordin Canada is one of eight sophomores and one of eight Pac-12 players to be named to the Naismith Trophy’s Early Season Watch List by the Atlanta Tipoff Club (announced Dec. 10). The watch list includes 50 of the top women’s collegiate basketball players who will be in the conversation for the prestigious honor. Named in honor of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, the Naismith Trophy recognizes the top Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Players of the Year. Canada currently leads the team in scoring at 17.1 points per game, which ranks fourth in the Pac-12 and 81st in the country. She also paces the Bruins in assists at 6.3 apg, which ranks first in the league and 14th nationally.

The Bruins have two three-point shooting contest winners on the roster this year as freshman guard Kennedy Burke won the 2015 high school three-point shooting contest, a competition won by junior guard Kari Korver in 2012. Right now, the pair have combined to make 57 of the team’s 91 three-pointers (62.6% — Korver has made 47, Burke has made 10).

UCLA’s roster features a school-record-tying four McDonald’s All-Americans in 2015-16 as freshman forward Ashley Hearn joins sophomores Jordin Canada and Lajahna Drummer as well as senior guard Nirra Fields.

UCLA is currently ranked 15th in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll with 317 points. The Bruins also received 213 points for 19th in the USA TODAY Sports Top 25 women’s basketball coaches poll. UCLA has received votes in both polls every week in 2015-16. Several 2015-16 opponents are also ranked or receiving votes in the AP Top 25 Poll as South Carolina is at No. 2 and Notre Dame is at No. 3. Arizona State is ranked No. 8 while Oregon State is No. 9. Stanford fell to No. 16 with its 20-point loss to the Bruins. Washington cracked the Top 25 poll, entering at No. 25 this week (80 points). UCLA’s season-opening opponent St. John’s (22 points) and Washington (33 points) both received points in this week’s USA Today Coaches Poll.

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