Friday at Viejas Arena in San Diego
How they got here: UCLA finished second in
Last 10 games: UCLA 7-3, Tulsa 10-0.
Best wins/worst losses: UCLA defeated fourth-ranked
Common opponent: None.
UCLA lineup: Starters — F Travis Wear (7.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg), F David Wear (6.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg), G
Tulsa lineup: Starters — F Rashad Smith (12.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg), F D'Andre Wright (7.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg), G James Woodard (15.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg), G Shaquille Harrison (9.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg), G Tim Peete (5.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg) — G Rashad Ray (4.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg).
It's a fact: Both teams have people experienced in winning NCAA championships … the coaches. UCLA first-year Coach Steve Alford won with Indiana in 1987. Danny Manning, Tulsa's second-year coach, won with Kansas in 1988. You can toss in Tyus Edney, UCLA's director of basketball operations, who won with the Bruins in 1995. UCLA and Tulsa met just once in NCAA tournament play. The 12th-seeded Golden Hurricane defeated the fifth-seeded Bruins, 112-102, in the first round in 1994.