Notable Players: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Reggie Miller, Ed O’Bannon, Walt Hazzard, Gail Goodrich, Don Barksdale, Jamaal Wilkes, Sidney Wicks, Marques Johnson, Kevin Love, Henry Bibby, Don MacLean
UCLA Bruins Basketball Tickets
UCLA is the home of some of the most celebrated names in college basketball history, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then known as Lew Alcindor), who won three consecutive championship titles, John Wooden (the "Wizard of Westwood") and Bill Walton, who won two titles while at the school. Before John Wooden arrived in 1948, UCLA had won only a handful of conference championships and no national titles. Wooden then transformed the program into a true powerhouse over the next few decades. His first championship in 1964 began the most dominant phase in Division I men's basketball history. Over 12 seasons, UCLA won 10 national titles, had numerous All-American players and had two of the top three longest winning streaks ever. The first win streak lasted for 47 games between 1966 and 1968. This set the stage for the record-setting 88-game winning streak between 1971 and 1974, which finally ended with a one-point loss to Notre Dame. Following the end of the Wooden era, UCLA won another championship in 1995 under Jim Harrick. The team also finished as the national runner-up in 1980 and 2006. Get your UCLA Bruins basketball tickets at StubHub.
What was the team’s record last season?
UCLA finished the 2018-2019 season with an overall record of 17-16 and a 9-9 record in the conference. To close out the season, the team beat Stanford in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament but lost to Arizona State 83-72 in the quarterfinals. The team did not qualify for a postseason tournament.
What are the top games of the 2019-2020 season?
In the early part of the season, UCLA plays against BYU in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Nov. 25. The team then goes to Notre Dame on Dec. 14 and plays against North Carolina in the CBS Sports Classic on Dec. 21. UCLA opens up the Pac-12 schedule by traveling to Washington on Jan. 2. This is followed by visits to Oregon on Jan. 26 and Arizona on Feb. 8. The team wraps up the season with home games against Washington on Feb. 15 and Arizona on Feb. 29. UCLA also has a home-and-away series against rival USC on Jan. 11 and March 7, respectively. Following the end of the regular season, the Pac-12 Tournament begins March 11 and lasts through the weekend.
How big is Pauley Pavilion?
Originally opened in 1965, Pauley Pavilion has a seating capacity of 13,800 following the completion of renovations in 2012. Apart from standard seating and the student section, the pavilion also has courtside seats and a Pauley Perch with semi-private tables and seating arrangements.
What can I experience at a UCLA Bruins game?
A UCLA Bruins basketball game has plenty of activities and attractions for fans to experience. The Pauley Pavilion features a bronze statue of John Wooden and a concourse wall that honors UCLA’s All-American players, retired jerseys and championship teams. During the game itself, you can experience UCLA’s traditions and cheers, including the famous Frisbee cheer and the music of the Bruins band. If you get hungry during the game, you can visit the various restaurants, coffee stands and vendors located throughout the arena, including the Pavilion Market.
Who are UCLA’s biggest rivals?
UCLA shares its most intense rivalry with fellow Los Angeles school USC. The teams have met at least once or twice every year, dating back to their time in the Pacific Coast Conference in the 1920s and 1930s. UCLA also has conference rivalries with fellow Pac-12 schools California and Arizona. UCLA and Notre Dame share a minor out-of-conference rivalry that dates back to the John Wooden and Digger Phelps days of the 1960s. The intensity of the rivalry has waxed and waned over time.Back to Top