UCLA Bruins 2007/08

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Bruins Pacific 12
Coach: Ben Howland
Record: 35-4
Dance Seed: 1
Dance Result: Round of 4
Players: Kevin Love
Russell Westbrook
Luc Mbah a Moute
*Darren Collison
*Josh Shipp
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
Scoring Offense * 85 B-
Scoring Defense * 10
Free-Throw Percentage * 55
Rebound Margin * 4 A+
Assists Per Game * 101 C+
Turnovers Per Game * 41 B+
Scoring Margin 5 A+
Field-Goal Percentage 25 A-
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 74
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage 165
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 269 D
Won-Lost Percentage 4 A+
Blocked Shots Per Game 58
Steals Per Game 106 C+
Personal Fouls Per Game 6 A+
Assist Turnover Ratio 48 B+
MPI - Marchpool Index 5 A+
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Ball Control39C+
RPI Decade35B-
Round of 4
#6 Seed: The 2007/08 UCLA Bruins brought back a degree of magic which had been missing from Westwood campus for over a decade.  Their roster consisted of a number of NBA players, most notably freshman center Kevin Love, who made an immediate impact at the center position.  Coach Ben Howland relied on Darren Collison and Russell Westbrook in the backcourt, and a deep array of highly skilled role players, to match up against any team in CBB that season.  These Bruins had the misfortune of running into a Memphis Tiger squad, led by future NBA MVP Derrick Rose, right when Cal's Tigers were peaking.  The Bruins were the the 1st of the 4 number one seeds to exit at the Final Four in the semifinals of that particularly-historic CBB campaign.