December 27, 2013

Visit to UCLA a daunting task for Alabama

The University of Alabama basketball team took advantage of Christmas break and an extra travel day to see some of the sites of Southern California on Friday, riding bikes on Venice Beach and touring Hollywood, but the scenery will grow less friendly tonight.

The Crimson Tide, still trying to notch an important preseason win, will have its final chance against one of its toughest challenges yet: The UCLA Bruins on their home floor at Pauley Pavilion.

Losses away from their home floor (Missouri and Duke) have nudged the Bruins out of the AP Top 25, but at home, UCLA is 8-0 with an average victory margin of 23 points per game.

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