UCLA (20-3, 7-3 Pac 12) now ranked 11/8 in the AP and Coaches Poll will try to complete their second road trip sweep this season when meet up with Washington (9-13, 2-8 Pac 12) in Seattle.
Road wins in the Pac 12 Conference are tough enough let alone, sweeps, but if the Bruins are successful against the Huskies, UCLA will secure their 21st win of the season and it will be the earliest a Bruin basketball team will reach that number this early in the season since 2007-08.
A name familiar to Bruin fans, Lorenzo Romar is in his 15th season as UDub’s coach. He has a record of 298-187 (.614) over that timespan. Romar was on Jim Harrick's staff that won UCLA’s last national championship in 1995.
The Huskies are off to a tough start, but they have three players who average in double figures, including true freshman guard, Markelle Fultz (6-4, 195) who leads the Pac 12 in scoring, averaging 23.1 points per game (ppg) and is second in the Pac behind Bruin freshman sensation, Lonzo Ball (8.0 apg), in assists averaging 6.0 assists per game.
Sophomore guard David Crisp (6-0, 195) ranks second on the team in scoring, averaging 13.9 ppg, while sophomore guard Matisse Thybulle (6-5, 195) leads the Huskies in rebounding averaging 8.2 rebounds per game (rpg) and is their third-leading scorer chipping in10.8 ppg.
Seattle has a history of being tough on the Bruins, but UCLA has won the last two out of three when playing in the Emerald City. The Bruins have a decided edge between the two Pac 12 foes, UCLA has beaten the Huskies 95 times while losing 42.
The game will be played in Alaska Airlines Arena, a venue that holds 10,000 fans. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:36PM PST and will be televised by the Pac 12 Network. J.B. Long will do the play-by-play, Bruin great Don MacLean will analyze the acton and Jill Savage will be court side.
UCLA flagship station AM 570 will broadcast the action with Josh Lewin and Bruin great Tracy Murray in their usual chairs.
SIRIUS/XM Radio Channel: Ch. 81/Ch. 81 and SIRIUS App. Channel: Ch. 81 broadcast the game on satellite.