UCLA to Play in 13th Annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational

May 9, 2013

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA men's basketball team will play in the 13th annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 28-29, 2013.

UCLA, Missouri, Nevada and Northwestern highlight this year's eight-team tournament field. Each team will play four games in the Las Vegas Invitational, with the first two at on-campus venues and the final two rounds at Orleans Arena.

In regional round competition, UCLA will host a pair of games of the Las Vegas Invitational prior to playing in Las Vegas. The other four teams in this year's tournament include Chattanooga, IUPUI, Morehead State and Gardner-Webb. Matchups will be announced at a later date.

The Bruins return the bulk of their roster from 2012-13, having won the 2013 Pac-12 regular-season title and advancing to the championship game of the Pac-12 Tournament at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. UCLA closed the season with a 25-10 overall record and its second NCAA Tournament appearance in the last three seasons.

Under the guidance of head coach Steve Alford, UCLA's key returners in 2013-14 will include seniors David Wear and Travis Wear, junior Norman Powell and sophomores Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker.

The Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational will take place during the third and fourth weekends of UCLA's regular season. Past champions of this early-season tournament have included Illinois (2005), Kansas (2006, 2010), North Carolina (2007), Kentucky (2008), Oklahoma State (2009) and UNLV (2011). Last season, Creighton defeated Arizona State, 87-73, in the tournament's title game.

Hosting more than 200 events each year, Orleans Arena is located just west of the Las Vegas strip and was recently named the No. 1 midsize arena in the nation by Venues Today magazine.

Tickets will be available at the Orleans Arena box office beginning at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 10 (888-234-234 or 702-284-7777) and online by visiting www.orleansarena.com. Tickets for the Bruins' games in Las Vegas may also be purchased through UCLA's Central Ticket Office or by calling 310-UCLA-WIN.

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