UCLA opens PAC 12 basketball play tonight against Monmouth at 8 p.m. at Pauley. For details on how to watch the game go here. Please note that the game is on PAC 12 LA, others with the PAC 12 network will get a "jump around" featuring multiple games at once. (Note the UCLA game is replayed at 1:30 a.m. Pacific).
As far as the game itself, three things to look out for:
1. How will UCLA's multiple bigs defend against a team that often goes four guards? Will we see a lot of zone?
2. How good is Aaron Holiday? Is he our point guard savior? Is he really a one man pressing machine?
3. This is the first chance to see Prince Ali and a better look at Jonah Bolden. At the exhibition, Ali was hurt and Bolden was wound up for his first game in a year and a half. How raw are they? Are they elite athletes?
Off topic. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the French people.