This afternoon, the UCLA Bruins will look to bounce back from Thursday night’s loss to Oregon when they visit the Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis, Oregon.
The hapless Beavers come into today’s game having lost thirteen straight games. Oregon State came close to breaking that streak on Thursday night when they went to double overtime against Southern Cal before finally falling 94-91.
How bad has the losing streak been for Wayne Tinkle’s crew?
Well, they have yet to win in 2022. Their last win, and only Pac-12 win of the season, came against Utah on December 30, 2021. While the Beavers remain winless on the road, all three of their wins this season have happened at home. Their other two wins came against Portland State and Nicholls.
That said, they have definitely played better at home, even in their losses. They lost to Princeton narrowly 81-80. They came within two points of Oregon, falling 78-76, which is closer than UCLA played the Ducks in either of their losses to Oregon. The Beavers almost beat UC Berkeley, but lost 63-61 and, of course, there was Thursday’s double overtime game against Southern Cal.
Despite the venue change from Pauley Pavilion to Gill Coliseum, the outlook for today’s game remains basically the same as the earlier meeting between these teams.
On paper, the Bruins should blow the Beavers out again.
The Bruins showed their depth last week blowing out Washington State, Washington and Arizona State. But, even with that depth, they couldn’t get past Oregon on Thursday night.
So, now, UCLA needs to prove they can overcome adversity on the road without Johnny Juzang. The last time the Bruins lost the first game of a road trip came in Arizona and they couldn’t manage to get past the Sun Devils in the second game of that trip.
UCLA fell into third place in the conference standings after losing to Oregon and Southern Cal’s win over the Beavers. If the Bruins don’t win today’s game, they could find themselves in fourth place if the Ducks beat the Trojans. That makes today’s game a must-win for UCLA. It should be an easy win, but it doesn’t always work out that way, especially on the road.
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. While the CBS crew of Spero Dedes and Jim Spanarkel is very good, if you prefer Lewin and Murray, 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 today’s game:This is your #12 UCLA Bruins at the Oregon State Beavers game thread.
Opponent: Oregon State Beavers (3-23, 1-15)
Series Record: UCLA leads, 100-40
When: 1:00 pm PT, Thursday, February 26, 2022
Where: Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, OR
TV: CBS with Spero Dedes and Jim Spanarkel
Live Stream: CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app
Radio: AM 570 in Los Angeles with Josh Lewin and Tracy Murray
Satellite Radio: SiriusXM Ch. 84 (UCLA Call)
Live Stats: UCLA StatBroadcast
Game Notes:UCLAOregon State
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