Tonight, the UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team will welcome St. Francis to Pauley Pavilion at 8 pm in the first of two home games which are a part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational.
The St. Francis Red Flash are an experienced team that play well. They have improved under Coach Krimmel every year. UCLA should beat them, but this is not a total cupcake. This is the kind of team that can beat a group of much more talented individuals.
And the Red Flash just played Buffalo even for 28 minutes. Keep in mind this is a Buffalo team that beat Arizona in the tournament last year. St. Francis was dominated inside, which is the easy way for UCLA to win this game. Will they?
A player to watch for Red Flash is Keith Braxton. The 6’4” guard is leading the Red Flash in points and rebounds.
This is a should win game but one we have to play reasonably smart. The Red Flash have no answer athletically to Moses Brown. UCLA can make this an easy game by exploiting that.