Washington @ UCLA
Current Records: Washington 13-11; UCLA 18-5
What to Know
The Washington Huskies have quite the challenge ahead of them as they’re expected to be blown off the court 1. Washington and the #13 UCLA Bruins will face off in a Pac-12 battle at 10 p.m. ET this past Saturday at Pauley Pavilion. The Huskies have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Bruins and are hoping to record their first win since Feb. 2 of 2019.
Washington came up short against the Southern California Trojans this past Thursday, falling 79-69. A silver lining for Washington was the play of guard Terrell Brown Jr., who had 23 points and six assists in addition to five steals and five rebounds.
Meanwhile, everything went UCLA’s way against the Washington State Cougars this past Thursday as they made off with a 76-56 victory. Guard Jaylen Clark was the offensive standout of the game for UCLA, posting a double-double on 18 points and 11 boards along with five assists.
The Huskies are now 13-11 while the Bruins sit at 18-5. Two stats to keep an eye on: Washington enters the contest with 16.7 takeaways on average, good for 18th best in college basketball. But UCLA comes into the matchup boasting the sixth fewest turnovers per game in college basketball at 9.6. We’ll see which of these strengths — offense or defense — will win out.
How To Watch
When: Saturday at 10 p.m. ETWhere: Pauley Pavilion — Los Angeles, CaliforniaTV: Fox Sports 1Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $11.44
The Bruins are a big 17-point favorite against the Huskies, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 17-point spread, and stayed right there.
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