Friday, February 3, 2012

Up next for UCLA: Saturday at Washington State

Up next for UCLA: Saturday at Washington State

The Bruins have struggled on the road this season but have done well at Washington State, where they have beaten the Cougars 18 consecutive times.

By Chris Foster
The Los Angeles Times
5:08 PM PST, February 3, 2012

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Beasley Coliseum, Pullman, Wash.

On the air: Radio: 570.

Records: UCLA 12-10, 5-5 in Pac-12; Washington State 12-10, 4-6.

Update: Washington State lost guard Faisal Aden for the season when he suffered a knee injury against Arizona last week. Aden was second on the team in scoring with an average of 14.5 points per game. Brock Motum, a 6-foot-10 forward, is averaging 16.8 points and is the only other Cougars player averaging in double figures. UCLA is coming off a 71-69 loss Thursday at Washington — the second consecutive road game in which the Bruins blew a double-digit lead. They were up by 10 points with seven minutes left. UCLA led Oregon by 13 at halftime before losing, 75-68, on Jan. 21. Joshua Smith had a career-high 24 points against Washington. The Bruins have a 1-7 record outside of Southern California this season, but have won their last 18 games at Washington State.

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