The Bruins return to the "friendly" confines of the LA Sports Arena to take on Eastern Washington. The "Road Show" as it has been called has been a disaster in this particular venue with a 1-3 record, the lone win coming against lowly Pepperdine. It goes without saying that win #2 had better be forthcoming tonight. As we noted in our preview, the Eagles are a marginally better team than Penn. While UCLA appeared to have the clear upper hand throughout in our last game in the Honda Center, Penn was able to keep it close at the end and pull to within two possessions. Even if Penn rode some hot, and some would say lucky, shooting to get there, making superstars out of average players seems to be what this year's edition of the Bruins does best.
Nothing seems to come easy for UCLA these days, but at least we will get Anthony Stover back after the foot injury he sustained against Penn that kept him out of the second half. De'End Parker is still out with tendinitis.
The pregame show has also indicated that Travis Wear will not play tonight with an infection in his foot.
Tipoff is 7:30 PST and will be on Fox Sports West.