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Day-By-Day Itinerary and Review

Wednesday, Aug. 22
UCLA arrived at LAX the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 21, and boarded its Air China airplane in the early morning hours Wednesday, before takeoff at approximately 1:40am. The Bruins' flight lasted roughly 13 hours.

Thursday, Aug. 23
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The Bruins had a fantastic first day in China, getting to the team's hotel by 9 a.m. after a 13-hour flight. After busing through heavy morning traffic in downtown Beijing, the team rested for several hours in the hotel before an afternoon workout at a nearby athletic facility. An anticipated scrimmage against Tsingua University was scaled back to a light workout and shooting session, before the team enjoyed dinner at a dim sum restaurant within walking distance of the hotel.

Friday, Aug. 24
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UCLA's travel party enjoyed a remarkable day of sightseeing in Beijing on Friday. The team visited the Great Wall of China (Badaling section) for several hours in the morning. After enjoying lunch at the Guanjude Roast Duck Restauant in Beijing, UCLA toured the Forbidden City. At both historic venues, UCLA's players and coaches had numerous photo opportunities, both with each other and with other tourists. Between hiking up and down portions of the Great Wall and traversing the extensive terrain of the Forbidden City, UCLA's travel party received quite the day-long workout.

Saturday, Aug. 25
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The Bruins spent Saturday morning touring the Summer Palace in Beijing, grounds that once served the Qing dynasty as a retreat from the heat and humidity of the Forbidden City. UCLA's travel party walked through many of the sprawling grounds, including the Long Corridor, which features a walkway decorated with over 14,000 scenic paintings. The Bruins crossed the Kunming Lake aboard a dragon ferry boat before taking a bus back to the hotel.

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UCLA defeated Tsinghua University, 116-68, in an exhibition game Saturday evening to kick off USA-China University Sport and Culture Week during the Bruins' weeklong goodwill tour in China. David Wear recorded game-highs with 22 points and 15 rebounds, connecting on 9 of 10 shots from the field. Travis Wear and Norman Powell each finished with 19 points in the exhibition victory. In all, six UCLA players scored in double figures. Kyle Anderson logged 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Sunday, Aug. 26
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UCLA departed Beijing for Shanghai via Air China on Sunday, taking a nearly two-hour flight that arrived at 2 p.m. The Bruins hosted their second meet and greet event and had over 50 UCLA alumni, fans and friends of the program attend the event. Thoes fans present had the opportunity to pick up free tickets to UCLA's next two exhibition games in China. In the evening, the team had dinner in the city before enjoying a boat cruise down the Huangpu River.

Monday, Aug. 27
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The Bruins spent the morning sightseeing at the Shanghai Expo before moving to the Yu Yuan Gardens for a two-hour block of shopping. UCLA players and coaches had the opportunity to see the street markets of Shanghai. Wallets, belts, shirts, ties, headphones and trinkets proved to be the hottest commodities among the Bruins. Following the afternoon shopping, players returned to the hotel in preparation of Monday evening's basketball game.

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UCLA defeated Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 72-31, on Monday evening. Freshman guard Jordan Adams led the Bruins with 20 points and recorded five steals in the team's exhibition contest. Travis Wear registered 12 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds. UCLA raced to a 44-14 lead by halftime and held Shanghai Jiao Tong to just four points in the fourth quarter. The Bruins earned their second win in as many games on a weeklong goodwill tour in China.

Tuesday, Aug. 28
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The Bruins toured Shanghai's World Financial Center, the third-tallest building in the world. Reaching 101 stories, the super skyscraper has an observation deck on the 100th floor featuring a glass bottom allowing viewers to see straight down. UCLA's travel party took two elevators (one to the 95th floor) and one escalator to get to the indoor observation deck. The Bruins enjoyed a buffet lunch at the Regal International East Asia Hotel as part of the week's closing festivities.

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UCLA defeated the Shanghai Sharks, 92-63, at Yuan Shen Sports Center on Tuesday evening. Travis Wear registered a game-high 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Kyle Anderson logged a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds. The Bruins led 46-30 at halftime, saw their lead reduced to nine points (57-48) in the third quarter, before using a 19-2 run to close the game and win by 29 points.

UCLA's game against the Shanghai Sharks was televised on a tape-delay basis Wednesday evening (9 pm PT) on Pac-12 Networks.

Wednesday, Aug. 29
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The Bruins traveled from Shanghai to Beijing before flying back home to Los Angeles on Wednesday (pushing into Thursday in China's eastern time zone). UCLA departed the team's Shanghai hotel by 8:30 am, taking an 11;30 am flight to Beijing. After landing in Beijing before 2 pm, the Bruins spent the afternoon shopping at the Silk Market to take care of some down time before a 9 pm flight to Los Angeles. UCLA departed Beijing just after 9 pm local time (6 am in Los Angeles) before landing at LAX just before 6 pm (PT).

Date Opponent Location Time/Outcome
Aug. 25 Tsinghua University Tsinghua University Sports Center (Beijing) W 116-68
Aug. 27 Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai Jiaotong University (Shanghai) W 72-31
Aug. 28 Shanghai Sharks Yuan Shen Sports Center (Shanghai) W 92-63

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