Tonight, the Bruins welcome Chico State to Pauley Pavilion for UCLA’s first men’s basketball game on campus since an incredible run to the Final Four in March.
If tonight’s game isn’t over quickly, I think we’ll all be shocked. Even if it isn’t, tonight’s game doesn’t count. It’s just an exhibition, but the Bruins do need to come out pretty sharp tonight. Why?
Because Villanova visits next Friday for what will be one of the toughest matchups of the non-conference schedule, at least until UCLA plays Gonzaga in a Final Four rematch.
But, hey! Basketball is back in Westwood, which can’t come soon enough, given the way the football team has played of late.
TuneIn.com now has UCLA’s football games listed as “premium” content. So, rather than using TuneIn, you can just listen through the official website like we have done with the small sports for a long time in order to listen to Nick Koop and Tracy Murray call tonight’s game instead of JB Long and Casey Jacobsen. If you do prefer UCLA’s radio team, be sure to right-click on it so that you can open up another tab and have it going while you chat in the comments below. Listen to tonight’s game online.Join your fellow Bruin fans discussing tonight’s game below.This is your Chico State Wildcats at UCLA Bruins game thread.
Opponent: Chico State Wildcats (0-0)
When: 7:00 pm PT, Thursday, November 4, 2021
Where: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
TV: Pac-12 Networks National and Los Angeles with J.B. Long and Casey Jacobsen
Live Stream: Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app
Audio Stream: uclabruins.com with Nick Koop and Tracy Murray
Live Stats: UCLA StatBroadcast
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Just tuned in-- wow, Watson is thin and tall! Perfect bball body
Plus, Johnson looks like the big, space-eating big we need!
Oh my! Watson with the enormous, rim-rattling dunk to end the half!!
To sum up the half, as expected we led almost the entire time. We are not hitting from long, as we're only 1 of 8. However, we are dominating the paint, with 24 points scored to their 8. We're making our free throws, which is nice. This half we shot 58% from the field, compared to their 38%, so defense is sound. We have 4 blocks and 5 steals as well, turning them over 12 times for 11 points off turnovers, so we look good defensively. Jaime and Myles Johnson are our lead scorers so far. As expected, Johnson leads rebounds. Riley has only played 7 minutes, and Singleton only 5, which is interesting.
Thankfully, we're beginning to hit our threes second half
I remember watching the early exhibition games last year-- this is not remotely that experience! LOL
Looks like just you and me tonight. I am so happy to be here!
Johnson's presence in the paint is making a huge difference in the game
Crap! Looks like Johnson got injured when he went down on that last play. He limped off and was immediately replaced. He's walking without help, but something to monitor. He may be done for the day.
Great to see the fans at Pauley. I think the Villanova game is sold out.
Ouch! Johnny bit hard on that head fake, got lotsa air and came down hard on his body
Johnny has _not_ lost his stroke on his shot-- a thing of beauty
And Watson with the rejection of that last shot :-)
I'll always have a fond spot in my heart for Nwuba after his post-season play last year. He beasted when we needed him most
We are passing well in this exhibition game; like the unselfishness of our players
I don't think Jaquez has missed a shot yet. Perfect execution.
For this game, Cronin started his veterans, which makes sense. I wonder how the starting five will change by the time Villanova comes around. Right now, I'd say Jules is most likely to lose his spot, but I'm not sure who would fill it.
Smart. Jaquez sits with 6:30 left in the game. Let's not get our starters hurt, please.
So nice to see Kyman too!
Who is Stong?? He just entered for us.
LOL Peyton Watson just sent another one!
Just noticed Bernard sitting now as well; think Stong must have come in for him
Interesting that Singleton getting a lot of garbage time for Cronin.
We played well this game, albeit against inferior competition. Still, good to work the rust out, get back in game play. Only concern after this game is Johnson's health. Looking forward to Cronin updating us with that.
Announcers just said Jaylen Clark playing Tuesday. Was held out for concussion protocol. I was unaware of that!
Stong with the 3!!!
Every Bruin that has played tonight has scored now!
thanks for spending the game with me, BruinMom!! No football this weekend, so see you Tuesday for CSU Bakersfield game!!!
We’ve got a realistic shot right now at 3 NCs, Men’s BB, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Water Polo, and maybe even Women’s VB, I know they’re ranked 13 but watch them play, they’re really good! GO BRUINS