Tonight, the unranked UCLA Bruins take on their cross town nemesis the (lower ranked) Southern Cal Boys of Troy.
All kidding aside, the Trojans come into this contest with a better record (14-3), than the Bruins (11-6). And, they also beat the almighty Arizona Wildcats that so many people thought was a turning point for us. It did, however take the Trojans four overtimes to accomplish this. So, if you believe in transitive properties, we are slightly better than the Trojans by that comparison.
That being said, the Trojans did manage to beat WSU 90-77 while we fell ignominiously 85-78. The Trojans are 3-1 in conference play, while we are a mediocre 2-2 heading into tonight's game.
If there is any consolation to be found, it is that we are playing at home. The UCLA Bruins are 9-1 at home this season. And, we have won each of the last six games, and 10 of the last 11 meetings against USC. UCLA posted a 3-0 record against USC last season. UCLA has won each of its last two games against USC in Pauley Pavilion.
How to Watch
Pac 12 conference game: UCLA Bruins vs. Southern Cal Trojans
When: Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Where: Pauley Pavilion - Westwood, CA
Time: 8:00 p.m. PST
Tickets are available by ordering online or calling the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310-UCLA-WIN (825-2946). The Pauley Pavilion Box Office (north side) will be open by 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the 8 p.m. tipoff. Additional information about directions to Pauley Pavilion, parking and tickets can be found on UCLA's Gameday Info website. Because let's be honest; if you're in the Los Angeles area, you need to get to campus and make some noise.
If, however, you are stuck in prison, or have a flat tire, and you somehow find yourself in front of an electronic device you can also watch the game by any of the means presented below.
TV Announcers: Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Bill Walton (analyst)
Online: WatchESPN and the ESPN app
- 570 AM in Los Angeles with Bill Roth and Darrick Martin
- Sirius Ch. 81 and XM Ch. 81 (UCLA Call)
- And, of course, right here in the Bruins Nation Game Thread!!!
This is your Wednesday Night Hoops Game Thread. Go Bruins!