Michigan is coming off of a four-game homestand while the Bruins are still smiling from a huge victory over then-ranked #1 Kentucky. The Bruins are looking for their 10th consecutive victory, which would mark the program's longest winning streak at any point in a season since 2012-13.
Wolverine Derrick Walton Jr. needs just nine points to become the 51st Wolverine to reach 1,000 in a career. Walton is second on the Michigan roster with an average of 12.1 points per game, and leads the team with an average of four assists per game.
UCLA owns the all time series with Michigan (11-5), however, Michigan has come out on top in the last two match ups. The last time these teams met was at the 2011 Maui Invitational, with Michigan winning the third-place game, 79-63. UCLA and Michigan faced each other seven consecutive years from 2002 through 2008.
UCLA has averaged 97 points per game, having scored over 100 points in three of their first four games. The Bruins recorded and average 105.6 points in their first four contests, the program's best four-game average since Dec. 2-15, 1990, when UCLA averaged 115.8 points per game. Six UCLA players enter this Saturday's game against Michigan having averaged in double figures for scoring, and UCLA is shooting 45.4 percent from 3-point range.