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NCAA Tournament Odds UCLA Bruins vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies

NCAA Tournament Odds UCLA Bruins vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies

To return to that point again, the Bruins will need an extra win this year as they face the St. Bonaventure Bonnies in a First Four matchup Tuesday night. The victor of this game will get to take on the Florida Gators in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Among the eight teams vying for a chance to play on Thursday or Friday are No. 11-seeds UCLA and St. Bonaventure, who will face off on Tuesday. The Bruins compiled a 21-11 record and an 11-7 mark in Pac-12 play (tied, third place). The guard is averaging a career-high 3.6 turnovers per game, which is also somewhat a result of increased minutes. They can shoot the lights out, and they have their own elite guard in Jaylen Adams. He was one of the top scorers in the Atlantic Ten with almost 20 points per game. They ended the regular season on an 11-game winning streak before winning two games in the conference tournament. UCLA now ranks 44th with 112.8 points per 100 possessions and St. Bonaventure is 47th (112.7). The Bonnies have a trip to the Final Four and 6 tournament wins in their history. Due to the play-in round, the Bruins may have to extend a potential tournament run by one game.

Wilkes had to sit through TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech before learning his team had punched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

Aaron Holiday has averaged 28.2 points, 6.8 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals over the last five games for UCLA.

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The Bruins participation in the tournament means their players will miss at least three days of classes in the final week of instruction in the winter quarter.

The Eagles, who finished their season 26-6 and undefeated on their home court, won the Patriot League title on Sunday in Bender, defeating Navy 58-49. UCLA has a little more experience, and a little more talent. "But I think we feel really confident that we're able to play with anyone in the country, and that is really about preparation and process and taking things one game at a time".

For good or for bad, whichever way Aaron Holiday goes so go the Bruins. Wojnarowski and his wife, Amy, a fellow St. Bonaventure alumnus, donated $10,000 to fund student travel and ticket costs for the school's first NCAA tournament appearance since 2012.