UCLA Secures No. 6 Seed in 2013 NCAA Tournament

March 17, 2013

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LOS ANGELES - The UCLA men's basketball team earned a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday and will face No. 11 seed Minnesota (20-12, 8-10 Big Ten) on Friday, March 22.

Selected to the South Region, the Bruins (25-9, 13-5 Pac-12) will play their second-round tournament game at the Frank Erwin Events Center on the campus of the University of Texas.

UCLA won the 2013 Pac-12 Conference regular-season title and advanced to the Pac-12 Tournament championship game on Saturday, dropping a 78-69 decision to Oregon at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

This marks UCLA's 45th NCAA Tournament berth and the program's seventh appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 10 seasons under head coach Ben Howland. The Bruins have engineered a 5-1 record in their opening NCAA Tournament game under Howland's guidance.

The winner of Friday's contest will play the winner of No. 3-seed Florida vs. No. 14-seed Northwestern State on Sunday, March 24, in Austin, Texas.

Howland has led UCLA to a 15-6 record (.714) in six previous trips to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins advanced to the NCAA Tournament in five consecutive seasons (2005-09) and had a string of three straight Final Four appearances from 2006-08.

UCLA last advanced to the NCAA Tournament in March 2011, defeating Michigan State in a second-round matchup before losing to Florida in a third-round contest.

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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