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UCLA Basketball: Stanford Game Thread -- Can The Bruins Win At Home?

Wow! Vegas has this game as a pick 'em! Well, it's the Bruins first home game in a while, their backs are up against the wall and, on paper, they match up well with Stanford. UCLA Basketball is at the crossroads. If they can't win against two decent PAC-12 teams at home, then it's pitch fork time for the fans.

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The (8-7, 0-2) UCLA Bruins return to Pauley to meet the (10-3, 2-0) Stanford Cardinal after a bad stretch on the road. Tip-off is set for 6:05 PM PT. You can catch the game on ESPN. Dave Pasch and Bill Walton will call the game. (Will Bill inch any closer to going all Howland on Alford?) You can also listen on Tunein Radio or 570 AM. Follow along with live stats here.

Read the BN preview and the official guide at uclabruins.com (from which you can click to their exhaustive stats and tidbits).

Vegas has this game as a pick 'em at this writing. Yep, it sounds crazy after the last five games, and Stanford starting the conference 2-0 including a win over Washington. That said, the Bruins are at home, and they match up well enough with Stanford. Tony Parker owned Stefan Nastic last year, but to make that happen again, Tony has to show up tonight, and the guards have to go inside to him and Looney more than just a token number of times at the start of the half and after timeouts.

Enjoy the game thread with your fellow BNers and Bruins.