UCLA vs. Northwestern: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

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UCLA vs. Northwestern: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch


The No. 2 seed UCLA Bruins (30-5) take on the No. 7 seed Northwestern Wildcats (22-11) with a Sweet 16 spot in the West Region of the bracket up for grabs on Saturday at Golden 1 Center.

On Thursday, in its most recent game, UCLA topped UNC Asheville 86-53. With 17 points, Amari Bailey was its top scorer. In its most recent game, Northwestern defeated Boise State on Thursday, 75-67. Boo Buie scored a team-high 22 points (and chipped in five assists and five boards).

When is UCLA vs. Northwestern and when does it start?

This game between the Bruins and Wildcats will begin on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Expect to see the opening tip at 8:40 PM ET.

Where to Watch UCLA vs. Northwestern

The Bruins and Wildcats will hit the floor at Golden 1 Center for this matchup on March 18, and if you’d like to catch the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TNT.

UCLA Bruins vs. Northwestern Wildcats Game Preview

UCLA Stats, Odds & Insights

UCLA has a +496 scoring differential, topping opponents by 14.2 points per game. It is putting up 74.3 points per game to rank 117th in college basketball and is giving up 60.1 per contest to rank sixth in college basketball.

The Bruins post 11.7 more points than the Wildcats concede (62.6).

UCLA hits 6.1 three-pointers per game (315th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 6.5 on average.

The Bruins put up 77.8 points per game at home, compared to 69.8 points per game in away games, a difference of 8.0 points per contest.

In its last 10 games, UCLA has been putting up 75.0 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 74.3 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Northwestern Stats, Odds & Insights

Northwestern is outscoring opponents by 5.3 points per game, with a +174 scoring differential overall. It puts up 67.9 points per game (274th in college basketball) and gives up 62.6 per outing (18th in college basketball).

The Wildcats average 67.9 points, 7.8 more than the Bruins give up.

Northwestern connects on 7.7 three-pointers per game (144th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.6. It shoots 32.1% from deep, and its opponents shoot 33.6%.

The Wildcats are scoring fewer points at home (68.2 per game) than on the road (69.5).

Northwestern is posting 66.8 points per contest in its previous 10 games, which is 1.1 fewer points than its average for the season (67.9).

Bruins Key Players to Watch

Bruins Leaders
Jaime Jaquez Jr. 35 17.3 8.1 2.3 1.5 0.6 0.9
Tyger Campbell 35 13.4 2.6 4.7 1.2 0.0 1.5
Jaylen Clark 30 13.0 6.0 1.9 2.6 0.3 0.9
Amari Bailey 28 10.8 3.8 2.0 1.1 0.3 0.6
David Singleton 35 9.2 2.7 1.1 1.1 0.2 2.0

Wildcats Key Players to Watch

Wildcats Leaders
Boo Buie 33 17.3 3.4 4.5 1.1 0.2 1.9
Chase Audige 33 14.0 3.5 2.8 2.4 0.6 2.0
Wesley Cardet Jr. 1 11.0 5.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0
Ty Berry 33 8.6 4.8 1.1 1.4 0.2 1.5
Brooks Barnhizer 33 7.8 4.9 1.1 0.8 0.4 0.8

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.