In a rematch of the Final Four thriller in overtime of the 2021 NCAA Tournament between Gonzaga and UCLA, the two teams will meet in Las Vegas on Tuesday in one of the best non-conference showdowns of the season. This time it’s No. 1 ranked Gonzaga against UCLA, ranked No.2 in the singlebetween the two top-ranked teams in the AP poll.
The two teams respectively stuck to their end of the bargain in the first part of the non-conference game to prepare for Tuesday’s brawl for the big time. Preseason No.1 Gonzaga has knocked out every team he has encountered en route to a 5-0 start. And UCLA has its own win over a quality opponent with an overtime win over Villanova in its own 5-0 record.
The Zags are the favorites in this game, as expected for the team that have led the AP poll since last preseason, but UCLA have played them closer than any non-Baylor team last season and have until ‘now looked like a worthy challenger. We should have a good Tuesday.
How to watch Gonzaga vs. UCLA live
Dated: Tuesday 23 November | Time: 10 p.m. ET
Site: T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas
TV: ESPN | Direct: fuboTV (Try for free)
Gonzaga vs UCLA prediction, pick
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UCLA Guards will give Gonzaga all he can handle in this one with Johnny Juzang and Jaime Jaquez Jr. – who scored 29 and 19 points, respectively, in the April game – appearing to be able to feature the bigger problems for Mark Few’s club. It’s just hard to bet against the big Zags and their length. Drew Timme and his sweet feet are going to have buckets. Chet Holmgren is going to crush everything. And their presence in the post at both ends probably doesn’t bode well for UCLA. Throwing the points with the Zags, who I think will once again assert their case as the best team in the whole country. Prediction: Gonzaga 73, UCLA 65
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