Anthony Stover and the rest of the Bruins warming up to take on St. John's. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
Has it really been a year since the Bruins defeated St. John's in their trip to Los Angeles? I guess so, meaning that today is the occasion for UCLA to make the return trip to New York, to take on St. Johns in Madison Square Garden. Barring a tournament appearance of some kind, this is the last long-distance trip of the season for the team, with next week's Arizona trip being the only remaining scheduled trip outside of Los Angeles.
Of course the Bruins pulled out the win the last time these teams met, in Pauley Pavilion, but there is little in common on the Johnnies' side from that squad, and plenty of changes for UCLA as well. The official preview is and gametracker is . The Bruins Nation mini-preview for St. John's is here, while the game preview from Rumble in the Garden - SBN's St. John's community - is linked here.
The game is at 10:00 a.m. PST on CBS, called by Ian Eagle and Bill Raftery and will as usual be broadcast in Southern California on AM570.