The UCLA Bruins open a six-game homestand on Saturday night with a non-conference tilt with the Prairie View Panthers at new Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins (6-3) are in search of their third straight win, with a pair of freshmen leading the way.
Jordan Adams has led the Bruins in scoring in five of the nine games, including each of the last two contests. Adams leads UCLA in scoring at 17.8 points per game while shooting 49.0% from the field and 89.4% (42 for 47) from the free throw line. Fellow frosh guard Shabazz Muhammad is close behind at 16.0 points per game, and has led UCLA in scoring twice in his six games. Muhammad has also averaged 5.0 rebounds per game.
Senior guard Larry Drew II leads the Pac-12 and ranks fourth in the nation averaging 8.2 assists per game. His 4.63 assist-to-turnover ratio also leads the conference, and is 10th in the country.
The last meeting between these two schools came in the 2008-2009 season, when the Bruins beat the Panthers 82-58 in the first round of the 2K Sports Classic. That was the only meeting between UCLA and Prairie View.
The meeting with Prairie View is one of just four non-conference games remaining on the schedule for the Bruins, who will also host Long Beach State (Dec. 18), Fresno State (Dec. 22), and Missouri (Dec. 28).
Saturday night's 6 p.m. PT game will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks, with Jim Watson and Don MacLean on the call.