By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The UCLA Bruins and the Montana Grizzlies were scheduled to play a game on Wednesday. However, on Wednesday afternoon, the Bruins announced that the game would be canceled.
The game was not played due to the wildfires that continue to affect Southern California.
“The health and safety of student-athletes, staff and fans is our top priority,” UCLA said in a statement. “Due to concerns stemming from area wildfires, tonight’s men’s basketball game vs. Montana has been canceled. All our team workouts and practices scheduled for today also have been canceled.”
The Bruins are the second team in the Los Angeles to cancel practice, as the Los Angeles Rams also did the same thing. They had a walk-through practice instead.
The wildfires are affecting the Bel Air community that has affected nearly 150 acres, as of Wednesday morning, according to the Los Angeles Times. As is protocol, the authorities have evacuated homes near the fire – which has already destroyed homes – and caused the 405 freeway to close, causing major traffic delays.
The Bruins, who are 7-1 on the season, including a four-game win streak, does not have a game again until December 9th when they play at the University of Michigan. They play on CBS at noon.
Their next home game is on December 16th against No. 17 Cincinnati Bearcats at Pauley Pavilion. The game will be played at 3:30 pm on CBS.