UCLA vs. Maryland Basketball: Game Preview and Prediction

Both of these historical programs are looking to get their first signature non-conference win of the season when these two teams play one another.

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Maryland at UCLA. 9 PM EST. 5-5. 518. . 7-4. 439. ESPN 2. Friday, Dec. 22

The Bruins and the Terrapins agreed a few years ago to play one another in a home-and-away series between these two programs. In their last meeting that occurred last season, UCLA went on the road to play Maryland in a non-conference matchup. This year, the Terrapins will take the voyage to the West Coast to play the Bruins in Los Angeles.

UCLA did well on their road trip when they journeyed to the East Coast to play Maryland and beat the Terrapins by a convincing score of 87-60. UCLA controlled the game from the beginning tip off and they ended the first half having played remarkable defense and held the Terrapins to only 20 first-half points. This year both teams did not bring back many of their starters and key contributors from last season’s teams but this should be a competitive game at the Pauley Pavilion between two well-known basketball programs looking for an NCAA Tournament resume builder in non-conference play.

History between these two programs and the final game prediction

There have been four games that have been played between these two schools in recent years: The Bruins have won three out of the four games against Maryland.

The current win streak in this basketball series: UCLA has won the last three games between these two schools, having a three-game winning streak between these two teams.

The last time these two teams played: The Bruins beat the Terrapins on the road by a final score of 87-60 in December of last year.

Final Score Prediction: UCLA 75 Maryland 67

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