Arizona State vs. UCLA Preview
In a game that looked like it could be a turning point in Jordan Bachynski’s season and one that could propel ASU to a strong finish, the Sun Devils embarrassed UCLA just days after the Bruins secured a big win against then No. 6 Arizona.
However, the Sun Devils have gone just 4-4 since the Jan. 26 affair and Bachynski’s only notable games since then have come against Colorado (12 points, three rebounds) and Washington State (12 points, seven rebounds, five blocks).
Some might attribute Bachynski’s 22-point, 15-rebound performance against the Bruins to the absence of post player Travis Wear, who was out with a concussion. His brother, David, scored just five points on 2-12 shooting. Bachynski and the Sun Devils may be in luck again this time, as Travis missed the USC game with a foot injury and is uncertain for the upcoming weekend. Travis is UCLA’s third leading scorer and its most talented big man.