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UCLA vs. No. 7 Missouri preview: Bruins seek signature win against ranked foe

UCLA has a chance to get an upset victory over Missouri at home.

Mike Ehrmann

The UCLA Bruins will take on the No. 7 Missouri Tigers on Friday night at Pauley Pavilion in a non-conference showdown.

UCLA (9-3) has played somewhat unevenly thus far, losing to the likes of the Georgetown Hoyas and Cal Poly Mustangs while not really beating anyone of note.

In their only games against a ranked team, the Bruins were beaten by the No. 23 San Diego State Aztecs, 78-69. Following Friday's contest, UCLA will play a full slate of Pac-12 games.

Shabazz Muhammad and Jordan Adams are leading the way offensively, with both averaging slightly more than 18 points per night.

Missouri (10-1) comes in off a very nice win over the No. 10 Illinois Fighting Illini, 82-73, on the road. The Tigers have won six consecutive tilts, with their only loss of the season coming against the No. 2 Louisville Cardinals back on Nov. 23.

Laurence Bowers is leading Missouri in scoring with 16.9 points per game while also grabbing 6.7 rebounds.

TV: ESPN2

Time: 10:00 p.m ET