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Norman Powell and the Bruins will face Kentucky on Dec. 20, 2014 (photo by Don Liebig)
UCLA Basketball to Face Kentucky in CBS Sports Classic
By: UCLA Athletics

NEW YORK – UCLA men’s basketball will compete against the Kentucky Wildcats as part of the “CBS Sports Classic” at the United Center in Chicago on Dec. 20, 2014.

The UCLA-Kentucky game, slated for 12:30 p.m. PT, will follow a matchup between North Carolina and Ohio State at 10 a.m. PT earlier that day. Both games will be nationally televised on CBS.

All four schools – UCLA, Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio State – will also participate in the CBS Sports Classic the following two seasons. The event will move to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 19, 2015 and will travel to Las Vegas on Dec. 17, 2016. UCLA will face North Carolina in Brooklyn (2015) and Ohio State in Las Vegas (2016).

“UCLA versus Kentucky at the United Center gives college basketball fans a tremendous opportunity to watch two of the sport’s most storied programs compete on a national stage,” said UCLA head coach Steve Alford. “Coach Cal has done an excellent job as head coach at Kentucky, and I have a great deal of respect for him and his staff.

“Having four of the nation’s marquee programs involved in this field over the next three years is great for college basketball. These types of non-conference matchups early in the season are extremely helpful in preparing your team for March, and I know our guys are really looking forward to this game.”

UCLA last faced Kentucky at the Maui Invitational on Nov. 21, 2006, with the Bruins securing a 73-68 victory en route to winning that tournament.

In all, the four participating programs have combined to win 25 NCAA championships. UCLA has won a nation-leading 11 NCAA titles. Kentucky has captured eight NCAA championships, North Carolina has won five and Ohio State owns one.


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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
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA