Saturday, 13 January 2018 15:00

Bruins To Welcome Buffs

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Wilkes K UWUCLA (13-4, 4-1) will try to keep their momentum going when Colorado (10-7, 2-3) arrives in Pauley Pavilion for a Saturday Evening (Jan. 13) matchup. The Bruins are coming off two very impressive victories against Cal 107-84 and Utah 83-64 and are probably playing their best basketball of the year.

Against Utah, the Bruins shot 51.8 percent from the field, 52.2 percent from beyond the arc and were outstanding at the foul line hitting 86.7 percent.

Four Bruins scored in double-figures against the Utes, led by Aaron Holiday, who had game highs in points (20) and a team-high in assists (6). Holiday is playing as well as anyone in college basketball right now.

Kris Wilkes scored 19 points and had a game-high, four steals. Prince Ali scored 13 points and had a game-high nine rebounds, which is also Ali’s career best. Jaylen Hands scored 12 points off the bench.

The Buffaloes are coming off 70-58 loss to USC and have lost their last seven road games dating back to the 2016-17 season, but their last two home games were wins against ranked teams, Arizona and Arizona State.

The probable starters for CU are freshman guard McKinley Wright IV (6-0, 185) who averages 15.6 points per game. He also leads the team in assists, averaging 5.2 assists per game (apg) and he averages a respectable 4.8 rebounds per game (rpg). Senior guard, George King (6-6, 225 ) averages 13.5 ppg and leads the team in rebounding grabbing 8.2 rpg. Junior guard, Namon Wright (6-5, 205) averages 12.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, and 1.1 apg. Freshman forward, Tyler Bey (6-7, 206) averages 5.1 ppg and 4.5 rpg. Freshman forward Dallas Walton (7-0, 230) averages 4.7 ppg and 3.4 rpg.

Tipoff for the contest is scheduled for 7:36 PM PST and will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network with Roxy Bernstein doing the play-by-play, Bruin great Don MacLean analyzing the action, and Lewis Johnson reporting from the sideline.

UCLA Sports Network from IMG will broadcast the game along your radio dial on the Bruin flagship station AM 570 with Josh Lewin and another UCLA great Tracy Murray performing their usual roles.

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