UCLA Men's Basketball Ranked No. 13 in AP Preseason Poll

Oct. 26, 2012

Pauley Pavilion Central

LOS ANGELES - UCLA has been ranked No. 13 in the preseason Associated Press men's basketball top 25 poll, as announced Friday. The Bruins open the season against Indiana State on Friday, Nov. 9, in New Pauley Pavilion.

UCLA's season opener in two weeks will mark the school's first athletic event in the newly-renovated Pauley Pavilion, which underwent an 18-month, $136 million renovation.

The Bruins return three of five starters from last year's team, which finished 19-14 with an 11-7 mark in the Pac-12 and tied for a fifth-place finish in the conference.

UCLA's veteran unit includes David Wear, Travis Wear and Tyler Lamb, all of which started one year ago, and key contributors Joshua Smith and Norman Powell. The Bruins have added senior point guard Larry Drew II, who transferred to UCLA from North Carolina after playing 96 games for the Tar Heels. In addition, UCLA welcomes an incoming group of freshmen ranked by ESPN.com as the nation's top-ranked recruiting class.

UCLA will play at least four games against teams ranked in the preseason AP poll - two versus No. 12 Arizona (Jan. 24, March 2) and one each against No. 15 Missouri (Dec. 28) and No. 20 San Diego State (Dec. 1). The Bruins could face No. 1 Indiana at the Progressive Legends Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 20.

Game time of the season opener in Pauley Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 9, is slated for 8 p.m.

2012-13 PRESEASON AP TOP 25 POLL

Rank Team (First Place Votes) 2011-12 Record 2011-12 Final Rank*
1 Indiana (43) 27-9 16
2 Louisville (20) 30-10 17
3 Kentucky (2) 38-2 1
4 Ohio State 31-8 7
5 Michigan 24-10 13
6 N.C. State 24-13 NR
7 Kansas 32-7 6
8 Duke 27-7 8
9 Syracuse 34-3 2
10 Florida 26-11 25
11 North Carolina 32-6 4
12 Arizona 23-12 NR
13 UCLA 19-14 NR
14 Michigan State 29-8 5
15 Missouri 30-5 3
16 Creighton 29-6 19
17 Memphis 26-9 NR
18 UNLV 26-9 23
19 Baylor 30-8 9
20 San Diego State 26-8 22
21 Gonzaga 26-7 NR
22 Notre Dame 22-12 NR
23 Wisconsin 26-10 14
24 Cincinnati 26-11 NR
25 Florida State 26-11 10

*final AP poll last season was released on March 12, 2012



EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
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
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, Mar 10 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 11 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 11 - 8:30 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Mar 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, Mar 15 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Four
Dayton, OH
Thursday, Mar 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Saturday, Mar 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Thursday, Mar 24 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Mar 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
Monday, Apr 04 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
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