Colorado Vs. UCLA Preview: Buffaloes Try To Stay Atop Pac-12 Standings

The Colorado Buffaloes (14-6, 6-2) look to stay atop the Pac-12 standings when they take on the UCLA Bruins (11-9, 4-4).

The Colorado Buffaloes have won three straight games and are now in a four-way tie for the best record in the conference with the California Golden Bears,Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies, but face a tough road test against the UCLA Bruins on Saturday. Every road game has been tough for Colorado this season, as the team picked up their first road win of the season against the USC Trojans on Thursday night. However, the Bruins are a much better team than the 5-16 Trojans and present a more difficult matchup. UCLA (14-6) has split its last four games, but is coming off an impressive 76-49 win over the Utah Utes.

Colorado will lean heavily on star players Andre Roberson and Carlon Brown on Saturday. Roberson averages a double-double on the season -- 11.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game -- while Brown leads the team in scoring with 13.4 points per game on 48.5 percent shooting and 37.3 percent accuracy from beyond the arc.

Meanwhile, UCLA is led by senior guard Lazeric Jones and sophomore forward Travis Wear. Jones averages 13.2 points per game on a decent 43.1 percent shooting, while Wear averages 11.9 points on a very impressive 56.3 percent from the field. Wear has scored 15+ points in five of the last six games.

Here is some information to help you find the game on Saturday afternoon:

Colorado Buffaloes (14-6, 6-2) vs. UCLA Bruins (11-9, 4-4)

Game date, time: 2:00 p.m. MT, Saturday, Jan. 28th, 2012

Location: Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA

Radio: AM 850

TV: Prime Ticket (Channel 694 DirecTV)

Spread: UCLA is currently favored by 8 points on two different sites and 7.5 points on another. The over/under for the game ranges from 132.5 points to 133.5 points.

For more, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. Keep tabs on The Ralphie Report, SB Nation's Colorado Buffaloes blog, for more on Colorado. Head over to SB Nation NCAA Basketball for more on the 2011-2012 college hoops season.

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