UCLA Basketball vs Cal 2018: TV, radio, live stream, stats and more

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UCLA Basketball wants to break a 3-game losing streak and that could happen as cellar-dwelling Cal comes to Westwood. Here is how to watch and what to know…

The UCLA Basketball team is in a bit of a pickle as they are riding a 3-game losing streak. Seeing as they were on top of the conference a few weeks ago, this is something the Bruins need to turn around right now.

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It gets harder for the Bruins who have a tough five-game stretch starting with Cal tonight, then Stanford comes to town, followed by USC and then a trip to Arizona and Arizona State. Let us hope head coach Steve Alford has made the necessary changes to with stand this brutal five-game stretch.

But before that, here is everything you need to know about UCLA vs. Cal…

UCLA Basketball vs. Cal Game Day Info

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UCLA Bruins 13-7, 4-4 (5th Pac-12)

California Golden Bears 7-13, 1-6 (12th Pac-12)

Location: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA

Tipoff: 7:30 p.m. PT


Live Stream: Fox Sports Go

Radio: AM 570 or 1150 Los Angeles

On-line Radio: Tune-In

Odds: UCLA -16.5, O/U: 154

Last Game:

Oregon d. UCLA, 94-91

#16 Arizona State d. Cal, 81-73

ESPN Win Predictor: UCLA 94.8% – Cal 5.2%

Projected Starters:

UCLA – G Aaron Holiday, G Prince Ali, F Kris Wilkes, F Gyorgy Goloman, C Thomas Welsh

Cal – G Juhwan Harris-Dyson, G Darius McNeill, C Kingsley Okoroh, F Marcus Lee, F Justice Sueing

Head Coaches:

UCLA – Steve Alford | Cal – Wyking Jones


UCLA | Cal

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UCLA Basketball vs. Cal: Stats, Final Word and Prediction

Key Individual Stats – UCLA:

Aaron Holiday – 18.8 ppg, 5.1 apg, 3.7 rpg

Thomas Welsh – 12.9 ppg,10.8 rpg, .415 3FG%

Kris Wilkes – 13.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, .460 FG%

Key Individual Stats – Cal:

Don Coleman – 16.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.2 apg

Justice Sueing – 13.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.5 apg

Marcus Lee – 12.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.5 apg

Team Stats:

TeamAvg PtsOpp. PtsFG%RebsAsts
 UCLA 83.3 (2)76.7 (11).466 (5)39.5 (1)14.9 (6)
Cal72.6 (12)80.3 (12).434 (12) 35.8 (9) 10.6 (12)

Stats in ( ) indicate Pac-12 ranking

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Players to Watch:

Gyorgy Goloman, Alex Olesinski – Both of these big men need to be a presence in the middle, especially when Welsh is shooting from the outside. Staying out of foul trouble is key, but they also need to help out around the rim.

Last Word:

Cal is not good, but that should not give the Bruins a pass to take it easy. UCLA is having problems of their own and need to break a three-game losing streak, one that took them from first in the conference to 5th.

Despite the fact that nothing seems to be going right for Cal, the Bruins have let lesser teams back into games and have had to struggle to find the energy to put teams away late. Though it seems as though UCLA can out-talent the Golden Bears, they need to treat this game as if the Pac-12 Conference was on the line, because it essentially is.

The Bruins have been over-reliant on outside shooting and that caught up with them in the last three games which were horrendous. Though the Bruins should try and improve on that against a defenseless Cal team, they also need to try and work the ball in the middle to Welsh, Goloman and Olesinski. If the guards can penetrate and drive the lane, that would also give the Bruins a chance to take down Big Brother.

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Prediction: UCLA 80 – Cal 69