Nicholls State (NST), 0-1, visits Pauley Pavilion tonight with tip-off set for 8:05 PM PT. You can catch the game on PAC-12 Networks. Jim Watson and Mike Montgomery (this is a new one - ex-Stanford/Cal coach, but I won't miss Don MacLean - it's like he never went to UCLA) will be calling it. You can also listen on Tunein Radio or 570 AM. Follow along with the cool new live stats.
The 25 point rule is back in effect tonight - this is an extreme cupcake, and seemingly interrupts the crescendo in anticipation of the B4A. I wish Long Beach State was tonight, and NST was an easy practice night before three straight games starting Wednesday. Read DCBruins' preview (they're a bunch of bricklayers), and click here for the uclabruins.com preview (from which you can click to their exhaustive guide). Follow along with the live stats here.
UCLA is favored by 29.5 at this writing. Stealing from DC, the only thing to watch for, besides the likely padding of starter stats, is how well the bench does: Does Welsh comeback, is Wannah the real deal, does Noah establish himself as the sixth man ahead of Bail?
Meanwhile, enjoy the game thread with your fellow Bruins and BN'ers.