Aug. 2, 2011
Nonconference games with eight-time NCAA champion Tennessee, LSU, and Temple, plus Pac-12 Conference games with Stanford and USC and new conference members Utah and Colorado highlight the 2011-12 schedule for the UCLA women's basketball team.
UCLA, which finished with a No. 13 national ranking last season, will begin its first season of play under head coach Cori Close with a Nov. 11 home game against McNeese State in the Preseason WNIT Tournament. Included in the Preseason WNIT field are three Top 10 teams from last season (UCLA, Baylor and Notre Dame) and six others who advanced to the 2011 postseason (McNeese State, Tennessee Tech, UAB, Drexel, Manhattan and Hartford).
The Bruins will host perennial power Tennessee on Dec. 17 and will travel to Louisiana to face LSU on Dec. 13 and to junior forward Markel Walker's hometown of Philadelphia to play Temple (Dec. 20) and St. Joseph's (Dec. 22). The inaugural Pac-12 Conference season begins on Dec. 29 with a home game against California. The Bruins host Stanford on Dec. 31 in a rematch of the 2011 Pac-10 Conference Tournament Finals. Cross-town rivalry games against USC are on Jan. 14 at the Wooden Center and Feb. 18 at the Galen Center. The Pacific Life Pac-12 Basketball Tournament will be held once again in Los Angeles from Mar. 7-10.
Fourteen games are on tap against teams that appeared in the postseason last year (Tennessee, Temple, Stanford, Arizona State in NCAA Tournament) (USC, Arizona, California, Colorado, St. Joseph's in WNIT).
To view the full schedule, CLICK HERE.
All of UCLA's home games in 2011-12 will be played at the John Wooden Center on campus while Pauley Pavilion is undergoing renovations. Women's basketball season tickets are on sale now at the UCLA Central Ticket Office (310-UCLA-WIN). Season tickets holders will have a reserved section along the sideline for all games. All other seating will be general admission. Single-game tickets for the Tennessee, Stanford and USC games will not go on sale on a single-game basis. To guarantee a spot for those highly-anticipated matchups, fans must purchase a season ticket or mini-plan. For more ticket information or to buy seats now, CLICK HERE.