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1997–98 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

1997–98
Sweet 16 vs. Kentucky, L, 94–68
Conference Pacific-10
Ranking
Coaches #12[1]
AP #19[1]
1997–98 record 24–9 (12–6 Pac-10)
Head coach Steve Lavin
Assistant coach Michael Holton
Assistant coach Jim Saia
Assistant coach Steve Spencer
Home arena Pauley Pavilion

The 1997–98 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1997–98 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team finished 3rd in the conference. The Bruins competed in the 1998 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, losing to the Kentucky Wildcats in the sweet sixteen. This was the second season for head coach Steve Lavin. Seniors Toby Bailey, J.R. Henderson, and Kris Johnson were honored as the team's co-Most Valuable Players.[2] Johnson led UCLA in scoring with an 18.4 average, 21.1 in Pac-10 play.[3][4]

Roster

No. Position Year Player
3 United States F/G Fr Billy Knight
4 United States F So Kevin Daley
5 United States G Fr Baron Davis
11 United States G/F Fr Todd Ramasar
12 United States F/G Sr Toby Bailey
13 United States F Fr Travis Reed
15 United States G So Matt Harbour
20 United States G Jr Brandon Loyd
No. Position Year Player
21 United States G So Ryan Bailey
22 United States G Fr Rico Hines
23 United States G Sr Vince McGautha
25 United States G Fr Earl Watson
30 United States F So Sean Farnham
34 United States C Jr Jelani McCoy
52 United States C/F Sr J. R. Henderson
54 United States F/G Sr Kris Johnson

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Schedule

Date Opponent Location Result Overall Conf.
Exhibition Games
November 13, 1997 Silute (Lithuania) Pauley Pavilion W 92–80
0–0
0–0
November 19, 1997 NBC Thunder Pauley Pavilion W 76–74
0–0
0–0
Regular season
November 27, 1997 #3 North Carolina Alaska1 L 109–68
0–1
0–0
November 28, 1997 Alaska Anchorage Alaska1 W 92–68
1–1
0–0
November 29, 1997 Alabama Birmingham Alaska1 W 86–72
2–1
0–0
December 6, 1997 New Mexico Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim2 W 69–58
3–1
0–0
December 13, 1997 Cal State Fullerton Pauley Pavilion W 120–91
4–1
0–0
December 18, 1997 Northern Arizona Pauley Pavilion W 90–68
5–1
0–0
December 20, 1997 St. Louis Pauley Pavilion W 73–67
6–1
0–0
December 22, 1997 Boise State Pauley Pavilion W 81–75
7–1
0–0
December 27, 1997 UNLV Thomas & Mack Center W 65–57
8–1
0–0
December 30, 1997 Illinois Pauley Pavilion W 74–69
9–1
0–0
January 3, 1998 #8 Arizona McKale Center L 87–75
9–2
0–1
January 5, 1998 Arizona State Wells Fargo Arena W 78–73
10–2
1–1
January 8, 1998 Oregon State Pauley Pavilion W 90–72
11–2
2–1
January 10, 1998 Oregon Pauley Pavilion W 68–66
12–2
3–1
January 15, 1998 California Oakland Arena3 W 74–73
13–2
4–1
January 17, 1998 #7 Stanford Maples Pavilion L 93–80
13–3
4–2
January 21, 1998 USC Pauley Pavilion W 101–84
14–3
5–2
January 25, 1998 Louisville Pauley Pavilion W 88–82
15–3
5–2
January 29, 1998 Washington State Pauley Pavilion W 88–68
16–3
6–2
January 31, 1998 Washington Pauley Pavilion W 105–94
17–3
7–2
February 5, 1998 Oregon McArthur Court L 97–81
17–4
7–3
February 7, 1998 Oregon State Gill Coliseum W 84–75
18–4
8–3
February 12, 1998 #14 Stanford Pauley Pavilion L 84–81
18–5
8–4
February 14, 1998 California Pauley Pavilion W 87–84
19–5
9–4
February 18, 1998 USC Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena W 82–75
20–5
10–4
February 22, 1998 #2 Duke Cameron Indoor Stadium L 120–84
20–6
10–4
February 26, 1998 Washington State Beasley Coliseum W 78–75
21–6
11–4
March 1, 1998 Washington Bank of America Arena L 95–94
21–7
11–5
March 5, 1998 Arizona State Pauley Pavilion W 102–94
22–7
12–5
March 7, 1998 #2 Arizona Pauley Pavilion L 91–87
22–8
12–6
NCAA Tournament
March 13, 1998 Miami Atlanta, GA W 65–62
23–8
12–6
March 15, 1998 #12 Michigan Atlanta, GA W 85–82
24–8
12–6
March 20, 1998 Kentucky St. Petersburg, FL L 94–68
24–9
12–6
*Conference games in green.
1Great Alaska Shootout – UCLA placed 5th out of 8 teams.
2John R. Wooden Classic
3Home location for Cal while Haas Pavilion was renovated.

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