UCLA heads into another key nonconference game with a no-nonsense attitude this Saturday as it takes on the University of Texas. This UCLA Bruins team knows that it must gain momentum before its final key nonconference game against No. 12, University of Missouri.
Most importantly, it’s a crucial game for UCLA to battle back after losing a close game to San Diego State last Saturday. Despite their disappointing start to the season, the Bruins have rebounded from each loss with a win, but they’ll have to come out strong in order to prevent the Texas Longhorns from granting them their first back-to-back losses.
Texas, like UCLA, is a young team, which will make for some exciting yet unrefined basketball. The Bruins are the favorite purely based on talent, but as we’ve seen this season in particular, talent doesn’t guarantee wins.
Here’s a preview of what you need to know and look for in Saturday’s matchup.