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UCLA's Opponents Set for Las Vegas Invitational
By: UCLA Athletics

July 9, 2013

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA men’s basketball team will face Nevada and Northwestern on back-to-back days as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena on Nov. 28-29.

UCLA will take on Nevada at 4:30 p.m. (PT) on Thursday, Nov. 28, in a game televised by ESPN3. The Bruins will face Northwestern at 8:30 p.m. (PT) on Friday, Nov. 29, before a national television audience on ESPN2.

The Bruins’ regional round contests of the Las Vegas Invitational include matchups versus Morehead State on Friday, Nov. 22 and Tennessee-Chattanooga on Sunday, Nov. 24 in Pauley Pavilion.

UCLA finished the 2012-13 season as Pac-12 regular-season champions, totaling a 25-10 overall record after a second round loss to Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins return six of their primary eight contributors from one year ago, including three of five starters. New head coach Steve Alford will look to help UCLA secure its third trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last four seasons.

Nevada posted a 12-19 mark in 2012-13 after having gone 28-7 with a first-place Mountain West Conference finish in 2011-12. Guided by fifth-year head coach Dave Carer, the Wolf Pack will be led by senior guard Deonte Burton, who has started all 98 games in his career and averaged 16.3 points and 3.6 assists per game in 2012-13.

Northwestern will enter the 2013-14 campaign under the direction of first-year head coach Chris Collins, who spent the previous 13 seasons on the coaching staff at Duke. Heading a list of 13 returning players for Northwestern is redshirt senior Drew Crawford, who earned third-team All-Big Ten honors in 2011-12 while averaging 16.1 points per game. Northwestern finished 13-19 last season.

Morehead State compiled a 15-18 mark in 2012-13, finishing fifth in the East Division of the Ohio Valley Conference.

Tennessee-Chattanooga went 13-19 last season, finishing fifth in the North Division of the Southern Conference. UCLA has never before played Morehead State or Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Season tickets for the 2013-14 UCLA men’s basketball campaign are on sale now. For more information or to purchase season tickets, please click here or call 310-UCLA-WIN.

Schedule of Games (Nov. 28-29, 2013)

Thursday, Nov. 28 – Orleans Arena (Las Vegas)
11:30 a.m. - Gardner Webb vs. IUPUI
2:00 p.m. - Morehead State vs. Chattanooga
4:30 p.m. - UCLA vs. Nevada (ESPN3)
7:30 p.m. - Missouri vs. Northwestern (ESPNU)

Friday, Nov. 29 – Orleans Arena (Las Vegas)
12:30 p.m. - Loser GWU/IUPUI vs. Loser MSU/UTC
3:00 p.m. - Winner GWU/IUPUI vs. Winner MSU/UTC
5:30 p.m. - Missouri vs. Nevada (ESPN3)
8:30 p.m. - UCLA vs. Northwestern (ESPN2)


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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 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
Wednesday, Nov 25 - TBA PST
vs. Vanderbilt or Wake ...
Lahaina, HI
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