Tuesday, December 6, 2016

UCLA Basketball Set to Face Michigan

The UCLA basketball team will host Michigan on Dec. 10, 2016.

dec 05, 2016 | ucla men's basketball page | ARTICLE LINK

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA men's basketball team will face Michigan in a home-and-home series over the next two seasons, it was announced Friday.

UCLA will host the Wolverines in Pauley Pavilion on Dec. 10, 2016, marking Michigan's first game in Pauley Pavilion since Dec. 23, 2006. Michigan will in turn host the Bruins at the Crisler Center in Dec. 2017, marking UCLA's first trip to Ann Arbor, Mich., since Dec. 22, 2007. Since the game in 2007, UCLA and Michigan faced each other in Nov. 2008 at Madison Square Garden and in Nov. 2011 in the Maui Invitational.

"We're excited to add another bigtime home-and-home series to our schedule, this time with Big Ten power Michigan," UCLA head coach Steve Alford said. "I have the utmost respect for Coach Beilein and what he's been able to accomplish not just in his nine seasons with the Wolverines, but throughout his 38 years as a collegiate head coach. This will be a fantastic matchup for college basketball fans, given the opportunity to watch a pair of tradition-rich programs from two marquee conferences battle it out before league play. I know our players are already looking forward to the challenge."

This marks the third nationally prominent home-and-home series added to UCLA's schedule in the last three seasons, including previous meetings in Pauley Pavilion against Gonzaga (Dec. 2014) and Kentucky (Dec. 2015).

UCLA will host Michigan in Pauley Pavilion for the fifth time in the all-time series. The Bruins have compiled an 11-5 all-time record against the Wolverines, including three wins in four meetings in Pauley Pavilion.

The non-conference portion of UCLA's 2016-17 schedule includes three games during the week of Thanksgiving in the Wooden Legacy, to be played in Fullerton and Anaheim (Nov. 24, 25, 27). Next season's eight-team field in Orange County includes CSUN, Dayton, Nebraska, New Mexico, Portland, Texas A&M, UCLA and Virginia Tech.

In addition, the Bruins are scheduled to face Ohio State in the CBS Sports Classic in Las Vegas on Dec. 17, 2016. UCLA is also scheduled to play the second game of a home-and-home series at Kentucky on Dec. 3, 2016.

Season tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by visiting  uclabruins.com/basketballtickets. For more information about purchasing UCLA men's basketball season tickets, call 310-206-5991.

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