UCLA continues its bizarre schedule with an 8:36 Wednesday tip time on the PAC 12 Network tonight at Pauley. A Wednesday game following a Sunday game? On to the game. Travis Wear is officially questionable for the game tonight but as he is one of 68 kids on the Sports Illustrated cover right now, I am sure he will be jinxed and not playing.
The game will be broadcast by Don MacLean who has been a homer by most standards this year but I wonder how he will feel if Shabazz Muhammad has a big game because every big game brings Shabazz has brings him closer to breaking MacLean's freshman scoring average record. The official preview is here with game tracker here. Some notes are here, focusing on Tony Parker's possible role. The ASU preview is here.
This game is a must win to keep the PAC 12 title hopes alive. Even more than the hopes a loss and UCLA is in serious danger of finish out of the top four in the PAC 12 which would hurt the NCAA tournament chances. (Most pick UCLA as a 7 seed currently.)