The Steve Alford era at UCLA is off to a pretty good start, as the Bruins are 5-0 to begin the season. Thursday, they’ll take on their next challenge in the form of the 3-3 Nevada Wolfpack.
Obviously, the quick start for the Bruins has Alford very happy and it’s just what he told his team before the season that they needed to do:
“As I told the team — we needed to get out of the gate quickly,” said coach Steve Alford, who is expected to have freshman forward Wanaah Bail for the first time since offseason knee surgery. “We had five home games to start the season. … Our guys have done a good job. It’s a new program, a new system.”
A win here would give UCLA their best run to begin a season since 2007, when they won their first seven games. That seems like a great possibility, as Nevada has been off to an inconsistent start and has had some troubles on the defensive end.
Here’s how you can watch all the action on Thursday as it unfolds:
Date: Nov. 28
Start Time: 7:30 PM ET
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Arena: Orleans Arena
Live Stream: ESPN3
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