UCLA got past the easiest part of its critical three-game home stand. And the Bruins needed to come back from an early 13-point deficit to just do that part.
Beating last-place Cal won’t do much to change UCLA’s season, but Saturday’s game might.
UCLA is trying to avoid the season sweep against Stanford on Saturday after the Cardinal beat the Bruins in double overtime in Palo Alto earlier this month. The Bruins are still trying to climb back from the three-game losing streak that knocked them from first to fifth in the Pac-12 and can’t afford any slip-ups in Pauley Pavilion, especially with USC visiting next weekend.
Saturday’s game tips off at 7:30 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks with the radio broadcast AM 570.
Links to preview the game
- UCLA made a change to its starting lineup against Cal, but will it stick for Stanford?
- UCLA isn’t included in CBS Sports’ projection (updated Friday)
- Joe Lunardi tweeted Saturday morning that he has UCLA in his “next four out” group
FIRST FOUR OUT: Maryland, SMU, Western Kentucky, Washington. NEXT FOUR OUT: South Carolina, Va Tech, UCLA, Georgia. FOUR MORE: Baylor, Bonaventure, Utah, LSU. FRINGE: BYU, Oklahoma St, NC State, Oregon, Boston College, Stanford.
— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) January 27, 2018