The UCLA Bruins (15-10, 7-5) face the Oregon Ducks (18-7, 8-4) in Pauley this afternoon. Tip-off is set for 12:07 PM PT. You can catch the game on Fox. Gus Johnson and Jim Jackson will call the game (perhaps we'll avoid a meltdown on Saturday afternoon national TV this time). You can also listen on Tunein Radio or 570 AM. Follow along with live stats here.
Vegas has UCLA as the 6 point favorite.
The Bruins will be one third of the way through Mission 3.0 (go 6-1 down the stretch) after this game. Thus far, Stanford has cooperated too by losing to Utah. At the end of the this game, the PAC-12 standings should be reset back to the four-way third place tie.
Two big differences from last time when Oregon shot the Bruins off the floor as they just stood and watched: game is in Pauley and Tony Parker will play this time.
The Ducks are a small and fast team, and UCLA is a relatively big and slow team. The Bruins should be able to impose their will this time with Tony in the lineup, and there is no "Norman-stopper" on the Oregon roster. As a matter of fact, Powell's current run started in the second half of the last Oregon game when he dribble-drove to the hoop time after time.
Enjoy the game thread with your fellow BNers and Bruins.