Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
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First Four: UCLA vs. St. Bonaventure Betting Odds Recap

First Four: UCLA vs. St. Bonaventure Betting Odds Recap

St. Bonaventure, in the meantime, had its double-digit winning streak snapped by Davidson in an Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament semifinal clash on Saturday.

"It's a tough time for us", Alford said.

A year ago the Bruins were enjoying the passing of Lonzo Ball and looking forward to the next Ball freshman joining the team for this season. The Bruins have two non conference losses, both to tournament teams - Cincinnati and MI.

The victor of this encounter will take on No. 6 seed Florida in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday.

The Bruins were expected to win the Pac-12 but fell short in the regular season and the conference tournament, but that does not mean they are down and out. The college basketball odds for the game have the Bruins favored to pick up the win. They did manage to outrebound the Bonnies by 10, but turnovers ended up killing UCLA in this one.

The NCAA Tournament kicks off Tuesday with First Four games in Dayton, Ohio.

The Bruins have won eight of their past 12 games.

But if the Bruins get the Aaron Holiday who went 5 of 20 from the floor and 3 of 12 from the three in an overtime loss to Arizona in the PAC-12 tournament, then the Bruins March will end early. The 1970 team played 28 games, four less than this edition has. This may appear like a David vs. Goliath matchup on paper, but St. Bonaventure might actually be the favorite here. The Bonnies are familiar with the arena and hoping for support from Flyers fans. Adams hit a shot with 44.7 seconds left to put the Bonnies up 60-58 and give them the lead for good.

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Adams, who also leads the team in assists (5.4), steals (1.5), averages 19.8 points while connecting on 45.7 percent beyond the arc.

This season's tournament selection marks the fourth year in five seasons under Steve Alford, The Michael Price Family UCLA Men's Head Basketball Coach, in which the Bruins will compete in the NCAA Tournament. In each year of the First Four, at least one team has won a first-round game. After finishing sixth in the Big South last season, Radford was picked in preseason polls to finish near the bottom of the conference again.

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