UCLA looks to win their fourth game out of their last five games as they host Oregon State.
UCLA's rankings as of 1/31
Net (NCAA) Ranking: 136
Pomeroy College Basketball (Ken Pom) Ranking: 99
Rating Percentage Index (RPI) Ranking: 178
College Basketball Power Index (BPI) Rankings: 118
NCAA Tournament Probability: 1.0%
Oregon State's rankings as of 1/31
Net (NCAA) Ranking: 161
Pomeroy College Basketball (KenPom) Ranking: 148
Rating Percentage Index (RPI) Ranking: 140
College Basketball Power Index (BPI) Ranking: 192 0.1%
A look at the recent history between the Beavers and Bruins on the hardwood court and a game preview and prediction.
The last ten times UCLA and Oregon State have played each other: The Bruins have defeated Beavers eight out of the last ten times they have faced off against one another.
In the last five games, these two schools have played one another: UCLA has beaten Oregon State in four of the last five times they have played one another in basketball.
The last time the Beavers and the Bruins played each other: UCLA on the road defeated Oregon State in late December of this season by a final score of 69-62.
Oregon State this season: In home games, Oregon State has only lost two games this season on their home court and one of those losses was to UCLA earlier this season. The Beavers on the road have struggled in Pac-12 play losing all four of their road games in conference play this season. Oregon Stae is on a two-game winning streak that includes an upset win against Arizona but lost their five previous games before their current two-game winning streak.
Best Players for Oregon State this season: Their second and third leading scores for Oregon State are forward Tyler Bilodeau and guard Dexter Akanno. Their leading scorer this season is guard Jordan Pope is for the Beavers, averaging 17.8 points per game as well as 3.7 assists per game. Michael Rataj, Oregon State's leading rebounder for the team is averaging 7.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
Final Score Prediction: Both teams had an impressive win last week with the Beavers defeating Arizona and the Bruins beating USC but this game will be determined by home court advantage. UCLA playing at home should get them the win and the regular season series sweep over Oregon State. Expect another low scoring game with UCLA defeating Oregon State by a final score of 65-61.