How To Watch, Game Preview and Game Thread: Arizona State Sun Devils at #12 UCLA Bruins


Following two games this weekend where the Bruins dismantled both Washington schools by at least 20 points, it’s time for UCLA to deliver a little payback to the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Bruins’ two easy wins now have them ranked 12th in the nation coming into tonight’s game.

Of course, tonight’s game is a make-up game which had been postponed from the beginning of January when the program was shut down due to COVID.

When these teams met in Tempe 16 days ago, I wrote that Bruin fans shouldn’t “look for tonight’s game to be a cakewalk.” I may not have ever written a truer sentence as that game went to triple overtime before the Bruins finally fell, 87-84.

Since that meeting, the Sun Devils were handily beaten by both Arizona and the same Washington team UCLA beat two nights ago. They followed those games with a loss to Washington State before sweeping the Oregon schools this past weekend. Ironically, their margin of victory over the weekend was almost identical to UCLA’s. The Sun Devils beat Oregon by 24 and OSU by 20. That’s only a two-point differential between the Bruins and ASU for you North Campus people like myself. Does it mean much? Not at all.

What matters now is that the Bruins need to finish the regular season strong. They need a win tonight and two more over Oregon this coming weekend before wrapping up the regular season next week against Washington and Southern Cal.

Every remaining game is critical to the Pac-12 standings.

Currently, UCLA sits in third place three games behind Arizona and half a game behind Southern Cal. A win tonight will move them back into a tie for second with four games left in the regular season and a win tonight, coupled with a win over Oregon on Thursday, would almost certainly guarantee a top three finish.

The Pyramid of Success refers to Competitive Greatness as being at your best when your best is needed. It’s time for this team to prove if they have Competitive Greatness inside them. I believe in them and believe they will win at least three of their remaining five games and I’m hoping they can win four or even all five.

If the team can win out, they will head into the Pac-12 Tournament playing their best basketball of the season. On Saturday night, we saw how deep this team really is.

The calendar may still say February, but I argue that March Madness begins tonight. Why? Because these makeup games will have the team ready for play in the Pac-12 Tournament and March Madness.

Listen to the Game With TMB!

TuneIn.com now has UCLA’s 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 Josh Lewin and Tracy Murray call today’s game and you just might want to tonight. That’s because tonight’s game will air on Fox Sports 1 with Noah Eagle and Steve Lavin on the call. If you don’t want to listen to them, just 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 today’s game online.

In the meantime, here’s how to watch tonight’s game:

This is your Arizona State Sun Devils at #12 UCLA Bruins game thread.

#12 UCLA Men’s Basketball (19-5, 11-4)

  • Opponent: Arizona State Sun Devils (10-15, 6-9)

  • Series Record: UCLA leads, 71-24

  • When: 6:00 pm PT, Monday, February 21, 2022

  • Where: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA

  • TV: Fox Sports 1 with Noah Eagle and Steve Lavin

  • Live Stream: FoxSports.com and the Fox Sports app

  • Radio: AM 570 in Los Angeles with Josh Lewin and Tracy Murray

    Satellite Radio: SiriusXM Ch. 83 (UCLA Call)

  • Audio Stream:
    uclabruins.com

  • Live Stats: UCLA StatBroadcast

  • Game Notes:
    UCLA

    Arizona State

Go Bruins!!!


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