Your UCLA Bruins are going dancing once again, trying to avenge a devastating loss at the hands of Jalen Suggs two years ago and the North Carolina Tar Heels in 2022.
Really thought one of those would be The Year. Dang.
This veteran team has gone through plenty of bumps and bruises in 2022-23, with the committee ending up on Mick Cronin’s bad side throughout the year with constant shots across the bough. Adem Bona’s shoulder injury might’ve been the final straw in the Bruins’ chase for a top seed, and now they’ll have to cut through the West as a No. 2.
If all goes well, they’ll face off in the West Regional Final in Las Vegas with the Kansas Jayhawks, serving as a pretty excellent stumbling block en route to a potential repeat bid.
If you’re blocking out your calendar, here’s how to get your eyes on UCLA’s westward pursuits towards the Final Four and a championship.
UCLA March Madness 2023: How to Watch
The UCLA Bruins’ road to the title will air, once again, on the CBS family of networks — that’s CBS, TNT, TBS and TruTV. What channel is TruTV? Can’t help you based on your locality, but if you’re a DirecTV user, it’s channel 246. You’re welcome.
The games will also stream online, very helpfully, on the revamped March Madness Live, which will feature advanced multi-game viewing options new for 2023. No word yet on what the Boss Button is going to look like, but presumably, they’ve loaded some top quality spreadsheets.
It all begins on Thursday, March 16 against UNC Asheville, with the exact time of game still TBD.
Tyger Campbell and Jaime Jaquez will see all haters in the public square over the course of the next three weeks; both are uniquely bouncy shot creators who can heat up in a hurry, and both have proven their March Madness bonafides over the past few years. This could very well be our season. You’d better watch.