The long non-conference schedule is completed, and conference play has begun for the LA Eight, the NCAA Division I basketball teams of LA and Orange County. As the Pac-12, Big West and West Coast Conferences get underway, which of these teams have what it takes to perhaps challenge for a conference championship?
3. UCLA Bruins 7-7 (2)
7. UC Irvine Anteaters 4-10 (7)
BYU @ Loyola Marymount, Thursday Jan 5 at 6 PM, Gersten Pavilion in Westchester. BYU is a likely NCAA tournament team this year, but if Loyola hopes to compete in the WCC, they'll have to knock off a WCC contender or two at home.