UCLA basketball leads these teams looking to have a great February

The Bruins are looking to get some wins this month but they are not alone as other teams look to make a run in February.
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UCLA has eight games in the month of February and they are looking to win as many of those games as possible.

ESPN had labeled these teams that we are going to talk about as having disappointing seasons. However, the teams mentioned below have an opportunity to turn things around in the month of February,

Total Games: 8

Record Prediction for the month: 6-2

Home Games: 5, they are against Oregon State (2/1), Oregon (2/3), Colorado (2/15), Utah (2/18), and USC (2/24)

Away Games: 3, they are against at Stanford (2/7), at Cal (2/10), and at Washington (2/29

Schedule: Thursday, Feb 1st vs. Oregon State Beavers @ Pauley Pavilion (7:30 PM PST), Saturday, Feb 3rd vs. Oregon Ducks @ Pauley Pavilion (7:00 PM PST), Wednesday, February 7th vs. Stanford @ Maples Pavilion (6:00 PM PST), Saturday, Feb 10th vs. California Golden Bears @ Haas Pavilion (2:30 PM PST), Thursday, Feb 15th vs. Colorado Buffaloes @ Pauley Pavilion (6:00 PM PST), Sunday, Feb 18th vs. Utah Utes @ Pauley Pavilion (4:00 PM PST), Thursday, Feb 29th vs. Washington Huskies @ Alaska Airlines Arena (7:30 PM PST)

UCLA should be able to win four out of their five next home games except for Utah who defeated the Bruins by 46 points. UCLA can win two of their three road that comes in the month of February with their only loss being against possibly Stanford who they lost to at home earlier this year and the Cardinals have impressive home wins against Arizona and Utah and are tough to defeat on their home court. If the Bruins can win six out of their next eight games this month, their record would be 15-13 overall and 10-7 in Pac-12 conference play.

November, December, January, Izzo? Michigan State and head coach Tom Izzo are known for their play during the month of March but could February be the month the Spartans make a significant move in the Big Ten conference standings?

Date Opponent Time (ET) Location/Venue TV/Streaming

Feb 3 Maryland 5:30 PM Breslin Center FOX

Feb 6 at Minnesota 9:00 PM Williams Arena Peacock

Feb 10 Illinois 2:00 PM Breslin Center CBS

Feb 14 at Penn State 6:30 PM Bryce Jordan Center BTN

Feb 17 at Michigan 8:00 PM Crisler Center FOX

Feb 20 Iowa 7:00 PM Breslin Center Peacock

Feb 25 Ohio State 4:00 PM Breslin Center CBS

According to ESPN Analytics, the Spartans are favored in every game that they are scheduled to play in during this month. Michigan State could win all seven games to give them an overall record 20-8 and a 12-5 record in Big Ten play. Realistically, the Spartans go 6-1 during this stretch and make a move into the top tier of the Big Ten conference standings fighting for the number three or four seed for the Big Ten Tournament which would give them a double bye.

Gonzaga is considered one of the best men's college basketball programs of the 21st century. However, after starting the season 7-1, they lost three of their next eight games. The Bulldogs have won five straight since their loss to Santa Clara and look to continue to win their scheduled games in February.

Home Games:

Saturday, February 3rd, 7:30 PM PST: vs. Saint Mary's on ESPN

Wednesday, February 7th, 5:00 PM PST: vs. Portland on CBS Sports Network

Saturday, February 17th, 6:00 PM PST: vs. Pacific

Saturday, February 24th, 5 or 7 PM: vs. Santa Clara on ESPN Network

Away Games:

Saturday, February 10th, 1:00 PM PST: at Kentucky on CBS
Thursday, February 15th, 6:00 PM PST: at Loyola Marymount on CBS Sports Network Thursday, February 22nd, 6:00 PM PST at Portland
Thursday, February 29th, 8:00 PM PST: at San Francisco on ESPN 2

Key Games:
Saint Mary's (Feb 3rd): WCC rivals and always a close contest. This is a crucial game for Gonzaga's conference standings as the Bulldogs are currently in second place behind the Gaels.

Kentucky (Feb 10th): A highly anticipated non-conference matchup against a top-10 ranked team in a hostile environment.

Gonzaga starts February with two home games, providing an opportunity to build momentum before the Kentucky trip.
Then their schedule features several road games, including the Kentucky matchup and other key WCC contests.
With a 7-1 conference record so far, Gonzaga is aiming to get to first place in the WCC with some conference wins in February.

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