San Jose St. squares up against UCLA
San Jose State (3-4) vs. UCLA (5-3)
Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: San Jose State and UCLA look to bounce back from losses. Each team is coming off an ugly loss this past Wednesday. UCLA lost 75-62 in Lahaina to Michigan State, while San Jose State fell 83-48 to Oregon State.
SUPER SENIORS: San Jose State’s Seneca Knight, Craig LeCesne and Brae Ivey have combined to account for 39 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 44 percent of all Spartans points over the last five games.SOLID SENECA: Knight has connected on 21.4 percent of the 28 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 16 over his last three games. He’s also made 61.8 percent of his free throws this season.
ASSIST RATIOS: The Spartans have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Bruins. UCLA has 34 assists on 76 field goals (44.7 percent) over its past three outings while San Jose State has assists on 40 of 69 field goals (58 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: UCLA is rated first among Pac-12 teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 36.7 percent. The Bruins have averaged 12.4 offensive boards per game.