USC basketball is back in action tonight on the road against the UCLA Bruins in Pauley Pavilion but you can also watch on the Pac-12 Network, live stream it on Pac-12 Live or listen on Tune In. USC hopes to continue their winning streak against the purported basketball school on the other side of town.
The last time these two teams met was on January 25th when the Trojans took down the Bruins in the Galen Center 84-76. Since that game USC has gone 3-1 and have won 5 of their last 6 games. UCLA on the other hand has won 4 straight since the last meeting including a win over top-10 Oregon. The Oregon Ducks pulled off an 11-point victory against USC last Saturday.
The Bruins are 23-3 for the season and 10-3 in Pac-12 Conference Play good for 3rd place in the conference standings. The Trojans are 21-5 for the season and 8-5 in Conference play which puts them fifth in the Pac-12 standings. A win tonight for the Trojans ties them with the California Golden Bears (the first tiebreaker is overall record) it also only puts them 1 game back from overtaking UCLA in the Conference Standings. Remember, the top 4 teams get the first day of the Pac-12 Conference Championship tournament off with an automatic advancement into the quarterfinals.
Both teams should be reasonably well-rested as neither team has competed since last weekend, nor has either team had to travel in the last 2 weeks. The regular season is in the home stretch with just 2 more weeks remaining. Including tonight’s game with the Bruins There are 5 regular season games left on the USC Trojans basketball schedule with plenty of Pac-12 Conference Tournament implications on the line. Not to mention the total satisfaction of beating UCLA. Full game info for the Trojans and the Bruins is below:
USC Trojans basketball 21-5 (8-5 conference) at UCLA Bruins 23-3 (10-3 Conference)
How to Watch:
Start Time: Saturday, February 18, 7:00 p.m. PST
Location: Pauley Pavilion — Los Angeles, California
Radio: Tune In
Television: Pac-12 Network
Live Streaming: Pac-12 Live
From the USC Athletics Preview:
“USC is the only team in the country scheduled to play two games against No. 7 Oregon (22-4), No. 5 Arizona (23-3) and No. 6 UCLA (23-3) this season and is currently in a stretch of playing them consecutively. USC lost to Oregon on Feb. 11, now plays at UCLA on Feb. 18 and at Arizona on Feb. 23. All three of those teams rank in the top 10 in the country in terms of winning percentage.”
Complete Game Notes from UCLA
From the UCLA Athletics Preview:
“UCLA has gone 13-1 in Pauley Pavilion this season. The Bruins' 11-game home win streak was snapped with a 96-85 loss to No. 14 Arizona. That had been the Bruins' longest home win streak since securing 15 straight wins in 2013-14, Steve Alford's first season in Westwood.”
Beat the Bruins, Fight On!
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