UCLA game day links: Bruins go for home sweep

UCLA guard Kris Wilkes (13) shoots over Washington State’s Kwinton Hinson (40) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

UCLA is coming off two of its most efficient offensive performances of the season, thanks to a steady stream of made 3-pointers against Stanford and Utah, but offense alone hasn’t resulted in two straight blowout victories for the Bruins.

“We’re going through a period here where our habits defensively are getting better,” head coach Steve Alford said. “We’re able to do more things now: We’re pressing, we’re zoning, we’re manning. And I think the guys like that. The change of defenses seems to get these guys a little bit more engaged.”

In Pac-12 play, the Bruins are second in opponent field goal percentage (42.6 percent) and lead the conference in scoring margin (plus-13.8) entering Saturday’s game against Colorado at 7:30 p.m.

The game is televised on Pac-12 Networks with the radio broadcast on AM 570.

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    Btech loses yet again! This is a basketball school? Not anymore!

    When does women’s softball start!