UCLA vs. Lafayette Basketball: Game Preview and Prediction

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After an impressive season-opening victory, UCLA hosts Lafayette for their second game.

UCLA opened their season with an outstanding defensive effort by defeating St. Francis (PA) by a final score of 75-44. Adem Bona had an amazing game scoring a game-high 28 points on 10 for 16 shooting to go along with nine rebounds and four blocks.

Nine different Bruin players scored and Kenneth Nwuba had 10 points and Lazar Stefanovic contributed 11 points in the victory. Now let’s take a look at UCLA’s next opponent.

Get to know UCLA’s second-game regular season opponent.

Lafayette Leopards

Coach: Mike McGarvey (Head Coach since March 2023)

Conference: Member of the Patriot League.

Players who Transferred: Josh Rivera transferred to Fordham University, C.J. Fulton transferred to the College of Charleston, and Leo O’Boyle transferred to Penn State.

Top Players: Devin Hines (junior, guard), Kyle Jenkins (senior, forward), and Eric Sondberg (senior, guard)

This Season: The Leopards lost their first game of the season losing on the road to Saint Joseph’s by a final score of 81-60.

Last Season: They won two of their last three games and they finished in a four-way tie for sixth place last season to finish with an overall record of 11-23 and a conference record of 7-11.

Game Info

Match Up: Lafayette at UCLA

Date: Friday, November 10th, 2023

Time: 8:00 PM PT

TV/Streaming: Pac-12 Network

History between the two teams: This will be the first meeting between these two teams.

Prediction: UCLA 82 Layfette 59

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