Saint Mary’s Gaels (26-7, 12-3 WCC) vs. UCLA Bruins (27-7, 15-5 Pac-12)
Portland, Oregon; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: UCLA -3; over/under is 126
BOTTOM LINE: The No. 11 UCLA Bruins and No. 18 Saint Mary’s Gaels meet in the NCAA Tournament second round.
The Bruins have gone 15-5 against Pac-12 teams. UCLA is the leader in the Pac-12 at limiting opponent scoring, allowing 62.6 points while holding opponents to 41.6% shooting.
The Gaels’ record in WCC games is 12-3. Saint Mary’s (CA) is 4-0 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
TOP PERFORMERS: Johnny Juzang is scoring 15.8 points per game and averaging 4.6 rebounds for the Bruins. Jules Bernard is averaging 1.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for UCLA.
Matthias Tass is averaging 12.6 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Gaels. Tommy Kuhse is averaging 11.8 points over the last 10 games for Saint Mary’s (CA).
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 8-2, averaging 68.1 points, 29.3 rebounds, 11.7 assists, 7.1 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 42.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.3 points per game.
Gaels: 7-3, averaging 74.5 points, 31.1 rebounds, 11.7 assists, 5.1 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.8 points.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.