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UCLA basketball leads the must see 20 plus Thanksgiving week games

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UCLA leads a list of great games that will be played the week of Thanksgiving.

Matchup

Marquette Golden Eagles Basketball

3-0

UCLA Bruins Basketball

3-0

Monday, Nov 20

8:30 PM PT

This game is part of the Allstate Maui Invitational.

The Bruins’ road trip to play Marquette in 2021 marked the final meeting between these two teams. Over the years, the Golden Eagles and UCLA have only played each other twice in regular-season games. The two games that they have played each other have been part of each other’s non-conference schedules, allowing both teams to test their skills against top-tier opponents early in the season.

Although Marquette and UCLA don’t have a lot of history together, they have won both of their games by slim margins. Although UCLA has won more national championships than Marquette, the latter has also experienced some success. College basketball fans have witnessed thrilling moments during their last two on-court meetings, and they will be treated to an exciting matchup between two reputable and well-known programs when they play in the Maui Maui Invitational’s opening round.

UCLA

Rating Percentage Index  (RPI) Ranking: 254

College Basketball Power Index (BPI) Ranking: 74

Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings (KenPom) Ranking: 34

Marquette

Rating Percentage Index  (RPI) Ranking: 7

College Basketball Power Index (BPI) Ranking: 7

Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings (KenPom) Ranking: 11

Past Events and Game Forecasts

Recent Meetings: In the two recent meetings between these two universities, UCLA has prevailed over the Golden Eagles in both contests.

Present Win Streak: In this series between these two programs, the Bruins have won their last two games, giving them a two-game winning streak.

Last Game: The final meeting between the two universities took place on December 11, 2021, with UCLA defeating Marquette 67-56 on the road.

Game Forcast: My prediction is that UCLA prevails 81-76 in a close game.

Matchup

Michigan State Spartans Basketball

3-2

Arizona Wildcats Basketball

4-0

Thursday, Nov 23

4:00 PM ET

This game is part of the Acrisure Classic.

Michigan State

RPI Ranking: 133

BPI Ranking: 22

KenPom Ranking: 25

Arizona

RPI Ranking: 45

BPI Ranking: 12

KenPom Ranking: 6

Past Events and Game Forecasts

Recent Meetings: Arizona has defeated Michigan State three times in the last five meetings between these two universities.

Present Win Streak: After winning their most recent meeting between these two programs, the Wildcats now own a one-game winning streak.

Last Game: The teams’ most recent meeting took place in November of 2016 when Arizona defeated Michigan State 65-63 on a neutral court in the Armed Forces Classic.

Game Forcast: My prediction is in a closely contested game, Michigan State prevails 82-79 over Arizona.