UCLA will Face Texas A&M in the 2006 John R. Wooden Classic

May 23, 2006

Anaheim, CA (May 23, 2006) - Texas A&M is the fourth and final addition to the line-up for the 13th annual John R. Wooden Classic held at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. The Aggies will join George Washington, along with hometown teams UCLA and USC for the college basketball doubleheader on December 9, 2006. UCLA and Texas A&M face each other in Game One while USC and George Washington take to the court in Game Two.

The Aggies, anticipated to be among the top teams next season in the Big 12, will make their first appearance in the Wooden Classic. Led by head coach Billy Gillispie, last season they earned their first NCAA bid since 1987 and advanced to the second round of the tournament where they lost by one point to LSU, an eventual Final Four team. UCLA will make their 10th appearance at the Wooden Classic, fourth in a row, after a season that took them to the National Championship game. The Bruins are led by Pac-10 Coach of the Year Ben Howland. The tip-off will be at 11:30 AM (PST).

In Game Two, head coach Tim Floyd brings the USC Trojans back to the Wooden Classic for their fourth appearance. They face the regular season Atlantic 10 Champion GW Colonials who, led by conference Coach of the Year Karl Hobbs, finished last season undefeated in the A-10. This is the first Wooden Classic appearance for the Colonials.

Priority order forms for the 2006 Wooden Classic are available online at www.woodenclassic.com. Tickets will go on sale to the public in October.

Visit www.woodenclassic.com for more information on the Wooden Classic and the annual golf tournament and banquet benefiting Special Olympics Southern California and Orangewood Children's Foundation.

Established in 1994, the Wooden Classic is an annual tribute to the legendary former coach and the excellence he personifies. The event, co-produced by Pantheon International, LLC and Anaheim Arena Management, LLC, has a tradition of bringing the nation's finest college programs to Southern California.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Oct 30
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
W, 95 - 57
Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Dec 03 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 12 - 7:00 PM PST
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
Tuesday, Dec 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 19 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, Dec 22 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 01 - 8:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 03 - 6:30 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Thursday, Jan 07 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 09 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 20 - 8:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Jan 23 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jan 28 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 30 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 04 - 7:30 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA