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UCLA Bruins vs Minnesota Golden Gophers will round off the second round games of the NCAA 2013 tournament on Friday night. March Madness is well and truly underway with 32 games taking place over the past 2 days, and this game is the perfect one to close out the second round. The game will tip off at about 10.20 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The No. 6 seeded UCLA and the No. 11 seeded Minnesota are expected to battle out a close game this evening, and usually a 6 vs 11 seed battle results in a competitive match up.
The Bruins recently won the Pac 12 regular season, but suffered a huge blow when Jordan Adams, who is the team's second top scorer, went down injured. UCLA will have to find a way to do without him tonight and there will be no excuses come the end if they disappoint.
Meanwhile, all eyes will be on Shabazz Muhammad, who has been touted to be among the top two picks for this year's NBA draft. He is a solid all-round player who has an imposing presence on the court, and Minnesota will have to find a way to keep him quiet if the game could be taken away from them quickly.
On the Minnesota side, Trevor Mbakwe is the key player. His rebound skills have caused problems for opposition all season long, and many have already touted this game as a match up between Muhammad and the powerhouse that is Mbakwe.
UCLA Bruins vs Minnesota Golden Gophers is scheduled to tip off at 10.20 p.m. ET and can be watched on the TruTV network. Alternatively the game can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.