|Washington State||B Motum 18.2||B Motum 6.6||R Woolridge 2.7|
|UCLA||S Muhammad 18.6||K Anderson 9.0||L Drew II 7.9|
Washington State visits Pauley Pavilion on Saturday to take on UCLA. It takes place at 10 p.m. EST and you can see it on Pac-12 Network. The Cougars are 1-8 against the Bruins over the last four years. They lost 78-46 the last time they played (Mar. 1, 2012).
Washington State is in 10th place in the Pac 12 and UCLA is in second. Both teams continue to fight for position.
The Cougars fell 72-68 to USC on Feb. 7. DaVonte Lacy finished with 21 points in the loss. In addition to his 9.7 points per game, he is also chipping in 2.6 rebounds per game. For the Bruins, Shabazz Muhammad finished with 22 points and 8 rebounds in the 59-57 win over Washington on Feb. 7. He leads the team with 18.6 points per game.
UCLA has a statistical edge over Washington State in two specific areas. The Bruins have an advantage over the Cougars when it comes to assists, 17 per game to 11 per game. Additionally, UCLA has an edge over Washington State in scoring, 76 points per game to 63 points per game. When considering the Four Factors, UCLA performs well in turnover percentage at 15.5 percent. This ranks first in the conference and fifth in the country.
- Washington State has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than UCLA ($20,069 vs $27,210).
- Washington State allows fewer rebounds (31.8 allowed per game vs 38.0 allowed per game) than UCLA this season.
- Washington State has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than UCLA ($31,111 vs $50,089).
- Brock Motum is ranked 40th nationally in points.
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Washington State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (961 to 942) than UCLA, per the NCAA.
- The Washington State scoring leader (Brock Motum, 418 points) has more points than the UCLA scoring leader (Shabazz Muhammad, 371 points).
- Pullman isn't as congested as Los Angeles (population is significantly lower).
- Washington State has a better scoring defense (61.0 allowed per game vs 68.7 allowed per game) than UCLA this season.
|B||Larry Drew II||35||6||3||8||1||0||2|