Boston, Massachusetts 2021-01-13 17:55:07 –
UCLA, the last remaining undefeated team at Pacific-12, will decide on a streak when hosting Washington on Thursday afternoon.
Bruins (9-2 overall, 5-0 Pac-12) continue to roll even after the anterior cruciate ligament ruptures on New Year’s Eve and loses starguard Chris Smith for the rest of the season.
They wiped out Arizona schools in the desert, defeated Arizona State University 81-75 overtime last Thursday, and closed Arizona in the second half of Saturday’s 81-76 victory.
“It just shows that everyone is on this team, everyone is willing to do what it takes to win, and everyone really wants to win,” said UCLA guard Johnny Juzan. Said. “We have slip-ups and mistakes, but everyone on this team really wants to win.”
Tiger Campbell scored 22 points and Juzan added 16 points to Bruins.
UCLA is set out for the best conference start since 2012-13. Bruins has been 3-0 since Smith played against Utah.
“We are still a team that can get better,” said UCLA coach Mick Cronin.
The Cougars (9-2, 2-2) played the first nine games of the season at home before going to the Bay Area last week. Andrey Jakimovsky settled in the split on Thursday, beating California 71-60 before losing to Stanford 75-60 on Saturday in Santa Cruz, California. Andrey Jakimovsky scored a career record of 19 points against the Cardinal, including five three-pointers.
WSU has launched three true freshmen (Efe Abogidi, Dishon Jackson, Jakimovski) along the front court of the last three games.
The team’s second-place scorer, Gard Noah Williams, scored 12.1 points per game and hurt his back when Stanford was undercut on a drive to the basket, so they may need to start fourth on Thursday. Maybe.
If Williams misses the first start of the season, Kyle Smith said TJ Bamba will be called with senior Isaac Bonton, who leads the cougar at points per game (17.7).
“I think (Williams) is okay. I think it’s just a little rehab. He was a little stinger. He’s moving around a bit, but we can’t say we can play. I played today, but he You will know where you are. ” “We operate as if TJ had to start right now.”
WSU is the best performer in the Division I team, with 35.5% of field fire.
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