Preview: UCLA at Washington
UCLA can clinch at least a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title with a victory on Saturday, but it won't come easy on the road against Washington, which has won three in a row and four of its last five. UCLA still has a shot at the title despite being upset by lowly Washington State on Wednesday. The Huskies are jockeying for position heading into the Pac-12 tournament, and a win in their final home game of the season could mean the difference between the sixth and ninth seed.The Bruins needed a buzzer-beater from senior guard Larry Drew II to defeat Washington 59-57 at home on Feb. 7. Huskies senior center Aziz N'Diaye, who averages a team-leading 9.3 rebounds per game, grabbed a career-high 18 boards in that game. At that point, Washington had lost five of its last six, while the win snapped a two-game losing skid for UCLA and was the start of a 6-1 stretch that ended with Wednesday's upset. A win on Saturday coupled with an Oregon loss at Utah would give the Bruins their first regular-season title since 2008 - the last time they made the Final Four.TV: 2 p.m. ET, CBSABOUT UCLA (22-8, 12-5 Pac-12): Drew II leads the team with 7.8 assists per game. Freshman swingman Shabazz Muhammad, who scored 22 points against Washington on Feb. 7, has a team-leading 18.1 points per game. The Bruins lead the conference in scoring, averaging 75.5 points (25th nationwide). Freshman G Kyle Anderson is averaging 10.1 points and a team-leading 9.0 rebounds, but was held to four points against Washington State. UCLA is 3-4 in conference play when Anderson is held below 10 points.ABOUT WASHINGTON (17-13, 9-8): Senior G Scott Suggs has 57 points in the Huskies' last three games and is second on the team with 11.9 points per game. Suggs nearly matched his career high of 24 points with 23 in a 72-68 win over Washington State last Sunday. Junior G C.J. Wilcox leads the team with 17.1. Senior G Abdul Gaddy has 11.0 points and a team-leading 4.3 assists per game. Rebounding is the only area where the Huskies rank in the top 100 nationally with 36.5 (92nd).TIP-INS1. The Huskies are 5-3 at home in conference play.2. UCLA has three conference regular-season titles in the last 10 seasons and 40 all-time.3. Suggs, Gaddy and N'D iaye will all be playing their final home game for Washington. PREDICTION: Washington 63, UCLA 62
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