No. 5 UCLA looks to end streak vs Colorado

Colorado (6-1, 1-0) vs. No. 5 UCLA (6-1, 0-0)

Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles; Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Colorado looks to extend No. 5 UCLA’s conference losing streak to five games. UCLA’s last Pac-12 win came against the Utah Runnin’ Utes 76-61 on Feb. 25. Colorado beat Stanford by four at home on Sunday.

TEAM LEADERS: This will be a Los Angeles homecoming for Buffaloes senior Evan Battey, who’s putting up 14.9 points and 4.6 rebounds this season. Jabari Walker has also led the way for the visitors by averaging 13.9 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. On the other bench, Jaime Jaquez Jr. has averaged 15.6 points and 6.7 rebounds while Johnny Juzang has put up 17.4 points and 4.6 rebounds.JUMPING FOR JABARI: Walker has connected on 25 percent of the 20 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 3 of 12 over the last five games. He’s also made 75 percent of his foul shots this season.

STREAK STATS: UCLA has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 94.8 points while giving up 69.3.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Bruins have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Buffaloes. UCLA has an assist on 43 of 81 field goals (53.1 percent) over its previous three outings while Colorado has assists on 33 of 76 field goals (43.4 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Colorado has attempted the fifth-most free throws in all of Division I. The Buffaloes have averaged 26.4 free throws per game.


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