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Will UCLA win its seventh in a row or will Stanford killing UCLA on the boards and pull off the upset

This may be half of the UCLA bench for the game today, Norman Powell and David Wear are the only healthy bench players.
This may be half of the UCLA bench for the game today, Norman Powell and David Wear are the only healthy bench players.
Stephen Dunn

For today's game against Stanford at 12:06 on the PAC 12 Network, UCLA comes in hot with a six game win streak and five in a row on this home stand. Will they complete the home stand sweep? To finish at the top of the PAC 12 this year, home wins are a must and against a weak Stanford team no excuses can be allowed. However, because of Ben Howland's continuing difficulty keeping players and Tony Parker's back spasms UCLA may only have seven players on the short turnaround from Thursday night's game.

The official preview is here. The Stanford preview is here and it notes: "The Bruins have won eight of the last 10 matchups overall. The teams split last year's season series, with Stanford prevailing 60-59 at Maples Pavilion on Dec. 29 before UCLA defended its home court with a 72-61 victory on Feb. 9."

Will UCLA tire out in the second half? Will the better defense that we saw against Cal continue? Will UCLA score over 80?

Go Bruins.