How To Watch, Game Preview and Game Thread: UC Berkeley Golden Bears at #7 UCLA Bruins

Jules Bernard tied for most points and most assists on Tuesday against Arizona while also leading the Bruins in rebounds as well. (Photo Credit: Scott Chandler/uclabruins,com)

After crushing the #3 Arizona Wildcats on Tuesday night, the #7 UCLA Bruins need to hold serve tonight and Saturday. If they can do that, they will be in line to move up in the polls on Monday. Of course, they just need to take one game at a time and tonight’s opponent is the UC Berkeley Golden Bears.

Of course, the Bruins beat the Golden Bears, 60-52, less than three weeks ago in Berkeley and, now, UC Berkeley visits Westwood.

Since that game in Berkeley, the Bears have played just three games and they have lost all three. The first two games were against the Washington schools and, last Saturday, the Bears lost to Arizona. That also means that the Golden Bears are now on a five-game losing streak which started when they lost to Southern Cal before the Bruins played them.

When the Bruins visited Berkeley, there was a bit of a surprise. Based on the starting lineup against Southern Cal, it was expected that Kuany Kuany would start against the Bruins. But come game time, Kuany was on the bench and in his place was Jalen Celestine.

Including that game against the Bruins, Celestine has started three of the last four games for the Bears. It’s easy to see why Celestine has replaced Kuany as a starter. Celestine is producing better than Kuany is across the board. Not only is Celestine averaging two more points per game than Kuany, but he is also adding more than one more rebound per game and about a half an assist more too.

Other than that, the remaining four starters should be the same as the game at Berkeley three weeks ago.

Outlook

There is absolutely no reason to think UC Berkeley will end their losing streak tonight. Is it possible that the Bruins have a letdown after beating Arizona on Tuesday and get caught looking ahead to the game against Stanford on Saturday? Sure, of course, it is.

But even a down game against a bad Berkeley team should probably result in a Bruin victory.

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, but why would you want to? Yes, you guessed it! National treasure Bill Walton is working his third UCLA game in a row. Tonight, he’s back with Ted Robinson on the Pac-12 Networks. How could you not want to listen to Big Red? But if you don’t, 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 UC Berkeley Golden Bears at #7 UCLA Bruins game thread.

#7 UCLA Men’s Basketball (14-2, 6-1)

  • Opponent: UC Berkeley Golden Bears (9-10, 2-6)

  • Series Record: UCLA leads, 144-103

  • When: 6:00 pm PT, Thursday, January 27, 2022

  • Where: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA

  • TV: Pac-12 Networks National, Los Angeles and Bay Area with Ted Robinson and Bill Walton

  • Live Stream: Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app

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

    Satellite Radio: SiriusXM Ch. 84 (UCLA Call)

  • Audio Stream:
    uclabruins.com

  • Live Stats: UCLA StatBroadcast

  • Game Notes:
    UCLA
    UC Berkeley

Go Bruins!!!


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