The UCLA Bruins and Georgetown Hoyas battle on Monday night in the first leg of the championship round of the Progressive Legends Classic at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, a battle of classic college basketball programs who both happen to be undefeated.
The eyes will be on the Bruins on Monday, thanks to a pair of freshmen. Shabazz Muhammad, who was cleared by the NCAA on Friday, is expected to make his UCLA debut against Georgetown. But a freshman who has played has stood out so far for the Bruins, in Jordan Adams.
The 6'5" guard has averaged 24.0 points per game so far and is the first Bruins freshman ever to score at least 20 points in each of his first three games. The freshman Adams has had ice water in his veins at the line, as he has made 28 of his 29 free throw attempts, including 16-for-16 in an overtime win over UC Irvine on Nov. 13.
Another freshman to be watched is 6'9" forward Kyle Anderson, who has grabbed 29 rebounds in his first three college games, including 12 in a win over James Madison on Nov. 15.Highly touted guard Shabazz Muhammad is expected to make his UCLA debut on Monday night in Brooklyn, where he will join a pair of talented freshmen for the Bruins in Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson.
This is just the third time UCLA and Georgetown have met, and the Bruins have captured the first two meetings. The last meeting came on Feb. 8, 2003, with UCLA capturing a 71-70 win in Washington D.C.
With the Bruins' 3-0 start, the folks at Bruins Nation are thinking tournament, especially with these two games in Brooklyn. The winner of Monday night's game could face the No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers on Tuesday, provided that the Hoosiers beat Georgia on Monday:
It doesn't look like there will be many potential resume building good wins in the Pac-12, so quality teams like Georgetown and potentially Indiana represent opportunities to impress the selection committee even at this early date.
Monday's 5 p.m. PT game will be televised by ESPN2.