UCLA vs. Utah women's gymnastics preview, TV information and how to watch online
Whenever UCLA and Utah gymnastics square off on the mat, it’s can’t-miss entertainment. Perhaps that’s because each team has unrivaled starpower. Or maybe it’s the top-of-poll rankings.
No matter the case, this Saturday’s meet at 12:30 p.m. PT/ 1:30 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network surely won’t disappoint.
It’s MyKalya Skinner, MaKenna Merrell-Giles and the No. 4 Red Rocks (8-1) facing off against Kyla Ross, Katelyn Ohashi and the No. 2 Bruins (9-0) in a highly-anticipated gymnastics showdown. Utah and UCLA have teamed up to win six of the last seven Pac-12 Championships during the all-important meet in March.
Utah has started the season on a tear, setting a new school record for consecutive 197 scores. The Red Rocks have posted eight straight scores of 197, finishing with a 197.125 mark this past Monday at Stanford. Utah also lead the nation in attendance average (14,770), and a sell-out crowd is once again expected Saturday.
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. on beam@MSkinner2016 is coming off a big weekend. Watch Skinner and @UtahGymnastics vs. No. 2 UCLA on Saturday at 12:30 PT/1:30 MT on us: https://t.co/gEaiiUQQly pic.twitter.com/4juIGa4V4D
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) February 21, 2019
UCLA, the defending NCAA champs, has dazzled so far in 2019. Ohashi went viral on floor once again — with more than 110 million views — to open the season, and Ross has posted the nation's top all-around score in back-to-back weeks entering Saturday's meet. The Bruins currently lead the nation with eight perfect 10s this season — Ross (four) and Ohashi (three) are the nation's only gymnsts with multiple 10s.
.@katelyn_ohashi's the name, fun is her game.
s are the score, see if she gets more...
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) February 22, 2019
You can watch this rivalry play out Saturday on Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Los Angeles and Pac-12 Mountain at 12:30 p.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. MT, with Pac-12 Networks' Jim Watson and Amanda Borden (@AmandaKBorden) on the call. Viewers with usernames and passwords issued by their TV providers have the option to watch the broadcast online at Pac-12.com, as well as on the Pac-12 Now app. Fans also can follow @Pac12Network on Twitter for updates throughout the meet. And join the conversation (#Pac12Gym) both before and during the meet.
From your mobile device, set a reminder to watch the action live on Pac-12 Now.
How both teams stack up
|Vault||No. 4||No. 2|
|Uneven Bars||No. 3||No. 7|
|Balance Beam||No. 3||No. 7|
|Floor||No. 2||No. 4|
*National rankings via roadtonationals.com