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Master's at UCLA Game Thread: UCLA BasketBALL Era Begins

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Freshmen Phenoms Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf make their Pauley Pavilion debuts tonight as UCLA Basketball plays an exhibition game against The Master's University Mustangs.

Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf play there first games at Pauley Pavillion tonight against Masters.
Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf play there first games at Pauley Pavillion tonight against Masters.
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Tonight is the Pauley debut of two of UCLA's fabulous freshman, Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf. With Ball's debut it will be the first time in the Steve Alford era that UCLA has a true traditional point guard. Will Ball get a double-double or, against the midgets of Master's, will he get a triple-double? This game should be fun to watch on offense. But the big question is defense. As we mentioned in the preview, will UCLA make an effort and play hard on defense?

Realistically, this should be UCLA's easiest game of the year. Master's University is a small Christian school with a total enrollment of just 1,100. This is their biggest game this year. It's an NAIA school against the NCAA program which has won the most NCAA titles. It's David vs. Goliath, if you will. And, let's hope it doesn't turn out the same way as the biblical battle.

The game is at 7:30 at Pauley. Details on how to watch are here. This is your Master's at UCLA game thread.

Welcome to Pauley, Ball and Leaf!  Go Bruins!