Washington at UCLA

Time: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Pauley Pavilion (capacity: 12,829)

TV: ESPN2 (Dave Pasch and Bill Walton)

Radio: KOMO 1000 AM & 97.7 FM (Tony Castricone and Jason Hamilton)

Records: UW (12-13, 2-10); UCLA (14-11, 7-5)

Projected starting lineups:

UW

Player … Ht … Yr … PPG … RPG … APG

G Marcus Tsohonis … 6-3 … Fr. … 6.6 …. 1.5 … 2.0

G Nahziah Carter … 6-6 … Jr. … 12.7 … 6.1 … 2.1

F Hameir Wright … 6-9 … Jr. … 5.8 …. 4.4 … 2.0

F Jamal Bey … 6-5 … So. … 5.3 …. 2.2 … 1.4 (steals)

F Isaiah Stewart … 6-9 … Fr. … 17.2 … 8.8 … 2.1 (blocks)

UCLA

Player … Ht. … Yr. … PPG … RPG … APG

G Tyger Campbell … 5-11 … Fr. … 8.0 … 2.0 … 4.3

G David Singleton … 6-4 … So. … 3.9 … 1.8 … 1.0

G Jamie Jaquez Jr. … 6-6 … Fr. … 8.9 … 4.5 … 1.5

F Chris Smith … 6-9 … Jr. … 13.1 … 5.6 … 1.8

F Jalen Hill … 6-10 … So. … 9.6 … 7.1 … 1.5

Coach: Mick Cronin is 14-11 in his first season at UCLA. During a 17-year coaching career, the 48-year-old Cronin has compiled a 372-177 record that began with a three-year stint (2003-06) at Murray State (69-24) and 13 years (2006-19) at Cincinnati (296-146). Cronin has made 11 trips to the NCAA tournament where his teams have posted a 6-11 record. Prior to joining UCLA, Cronin led Cincinnati to nine straight NCAA tourney appearances.

Preseason prediction: UCLA was picked eighth in the Pac-12 preseason media poll.

Series: UCLA leads 100-43 in a series that began in 1936. The Bruins have won eight of the past 11 meetings.

Last meeting: UCLA freshman Jake Kyman came off the bench and scored a career-high 21 points while draining seven three-pointers, including a game-winner with eight seconds left that handed the Huskies a 66-64 defeat on Jan. 2 at Alaska Airlines Arena. Kyman made 7 of 12 three-pointers while the Huskies were 3 of 12 behind the arc. Isaiah Stewart led UW with 24 points and 11 rebounds while Nahziah Carter chipped in 16 and Quade Green had 11

Previous game: Cody Riley scored 11 of his 19 points in overtime to lead UCLA to a 86-83 win over Washington State on Thursday night. Chris Smith scored 23 points and Tyger Campbell added 14 points. The Bruins overcame a 50-38 deficit with 13:44 left in the second half.

PLAYER TO WATCH:

— Junior guard Chris Smith has averaged 15.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 12 Pac-12 games. He’s posted career-high percentages this season in field goals (47.2 percent), 3-pointers (31.0 percent) and free throws (85.3 percent). Smith has scored in double figures in 17 of 25 games and has been UCLA’s leading scorer in 11 contests.

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OVERVIEW:

— UCLA has won 6 of the past 8 games, including impressive wins against Colorado (72-68) and Arizona (65-52). The Bruins held the Wildcats to 25.5 percent field-goal shooting, which marked UCLA’s lowest opposing FG percentage by a conference opponent since 1985.

— The Bruins are 13-0 this season when limiting the opposition to 73 points or fewer.

— UCLA has registered a rebounding margin of +6.48 through 25 games, marking the Bruins’ best rebounding margin since the 2007-08 season. The Bruins have out-rebounded the opposition in 22 of 25 games.

— In addition to Washington, Kyman torched Oregon for 20 points, including 4-for-8 three-point shooting. The 6-foot-6 sharp shooter has totaled just 90 points this season and hasn’t scored more than eight in any other game.

— Cronin follows Steve Alford, who failed to make inroads with hard-to-impress Bruins fans after a 5 1/2-year tenure that included four trips to the NCAA tournament, three Sweet 16 appearances and a 124-63 record. Coincidentally, Alford was fired after finishing the nonconference season with a 7-6 record.

— UCLA lost its top three scorers (Kris Wilkes, Jaylen Hands and Moses Brown) who left school early and declared for the NBA draft last season. (Hands was taken in the second round and traded to Brooklyn. Wilkes and Brown went undrafted.)

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— Fifth-year senior guard Prince Ali is the only returning starter from a team that was 17-16 and 9-9 in the Pac-12 last season. He’s averaging 9.6 points for the second straight season.

— Ali and Alex Olesinski are the first players at UCLA to have spent more than four years on the team since Michael Roll (2009-10).

— UCLA is No. 108 in the NET rankings, while Washington is No. 63.