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How to Watch UCLA at Colorado: Game Preview, Time, TV, Live Stream and More

The last road trip of the season has become increasingly important to UCLA’s chances to dance.

NCAA Basketball: Colorado at UCLA Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Somehow, some way, the UCLA Bruins enter the last week of the regular season with a fighting chance at the NCAA Tournament.

Now, that is not to say the road will be easy. The Bruins are certainly out of any consideration for an at-large bid, with a record barely over .500 and with some incredibly rough losses on the season. But, thanks to a loss last night by the Oregon State Beavers, UCLA finds itself tied for third in the Pac-12 Conference, which if results hold would give them a first round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament. For any team hoping to earn the Pac-12’s automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament, a first round bye is a necessity, especially given the glut that is the middle of this sad, sad conference.

All of which creates a situation where the Bruins find themselves on a road trip that could decide their season, starting tonight with a match up against the Colorado Buffaloes. The last game between these two was not kind to the Bruins, an 84-73 home loss that was not nearly as close as the final score would indicate. The Buffaloes should also be plenty motivated for this game; a home sweep of the LA schools could be enough to slide the Buffaloes into a top-4 seed.

On paper, this game should be good. Both teams are well-rested, having each only played one game last week. UCLA is the hotter team in the short term, having won four of their last five games, but Colorado has won 6 of their last 8, with those two losses coming on the road to the Washington schools a few weeks ago. Colorado will be looking to buck a trend, as the Bruins have yet to lose the first game in any conference road trip this season, while the Bruins are looking to avenge that loss at Pauley Pavilion last month.

Go Bruins!