Even though many Top 25 schools lost over the weekend, the Bruins paid the price for Thursday’s loss to Oregon today when this week’s AP Top 25 poll was released. The Bruins have fallen to 17th this week, their lowest ranking so far this season. What’s worse is that Southern Cal, at #16, is now ranked higher than UCLA.
The good news is that a win tonight against Washington and a win on Saturday at home against Southern Cal, coupled with a deep run in the Pac-12 Tournament, could help fix that as the NCAA Selection Committee always seems to reward teams which finish the season strong.
As for the Huskies, the Bruins blew them out by 26 points at home just nine days ago and there is absolutely no reason to think that tonight’s game will turn out any differently.
There is one thing which will be different for the Huskies. Graduate transfer Daejon Davis finally returned to the linup, playing 27 minutes against Washington State on Saturday. That’s more minutes than two of the Huskies’ starters. So, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him start tonight.
While Davis didn’t start. he had nine points and seven rebounds. He also led the team in assists against the Cougs with five while serving as the spark plug on the floor with a +/- of 16 which was the best on the Huskies.
UCLA should still win tonight’s game easily. Just don’t expect it to be as much of a blowout with Davis back on the floor for Washington.
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 tonight’s game. Granted, I’m not sure why you might want to do that given that Sean Farnham will call tonight’s game with his ESPN partner Dave Pasch. But if you do want to listen to Lewin and Murrary, 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 #17 UCLA Bruins at Washington Huskies game thread.
Opponent: Washington Huskies (14-13, 9-8)
Series Record: UCLA leads, 104-430
When: 8:00 pm PT, Monday, February 28, 2022
Where: Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, WA
TV: ESPN2 with Dave Pasch and Sean Farnham
Live Stream: WatchESPN and the ESPN app
Radio: AM 570 in Los Angeles with Josh Lewin and Tracy Murray
Satellite Radio: SiriusXM Ch. 81 (UCLA Call)
Live Stats: UCLA StatBroadcast
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