UCLA vs. California: Full Game Preview
|UCLA||S Muhammad 18.5||K Anderson 8.8||L Drew II 7.9|
|California||A Crabbe 19.8||D Kravish 6.7||J Cobbs 4.3|
UCLA heads to Haas Pavilion on Thursday to take on California. It takes place at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN 2. The Bruins defeated the Golden Bears 79-65 on Jan. 3 and are 5-5 against them over the past four years.
California is in fifth place in the conference and UCLA is in first place.
In their last outing, behind 17 points from Shabazz Muhammad, the Bruins defeated Washington State 76-62 on Feb. 9. With 18.5 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Golden Bears, Allen Crabbe finished with 31 points and 7 rebounds in the 77-69 win over Arizona on Feb. 10. His 19.8 points per game is the highest mark on the team.
- It's only wins and losses, but UCLA has a better overall record than California this season (18-6 vs. 14-9).
- UCLA is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on UCLA is 226 lbs compared to 213 lbs for California.
- AP voters think more highly of UCLA and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than California (85 vs. 25).
- Larry Drew II is ranked 3rd nationally in assists and 7th in the Pac 12 in steals.
- UCLA has a better conference record than California this season (8-3 vs. 6-5).
- UCLA has an average margin of victory of 10 over California in 47 wins since 1980.
- Boom! UCLA crushed California by 14 points the last time they played (Jan 03, 2013).
- UCLA has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (68.5 percent to 56.8 percent).
- UCLA has a potent offense, scoring more points (76.0 per game vs. 68.2 per game) than California this season.
- Kyle Anderson is ranked 47th nationally in rebounds, 6th in the Pac 12 in assists, and 5th in the Pac 12 in steals.
- UCLA has a better record at home than California this season (13-3 vs. 7-4).
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