The UCLA men’s basketball team heads into its third season under Steve Alford. (Michael Owen Baker/Staff)
The Pac-12 released tipoff times for conference play today, effectively finalizing the UCLA men’s basketball 2015-16 schedule. The Bruins also released tipoff times for their nonconference slate.
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UCLA’s 2015 schedule was announced on Tuesday night when the Pac-12 released the full conference slate.
Here’s a look at the full schedule:
Sept. 5 — Virginia
Sept. 12 — at UNLV
Sept. 19 — BYU
Sept. 26 — at Arizona
Oct. 3 — Arizona State
Oct. 10 — BYE
Oct. 15 — at Stanford (Thurs.)
Oct. 22 — California (Thurs.)
Oct. 31 — Colorado
Nov. 7 — at Oregon State
Nov. 14 — Washington State
Nov. 21 — at Utah
Nov. 28 — at USC
It’s official. UCLA will play Duke on Dec. 19 at Madison Square Garden.
Exciting as the blue-blooded matchup may be, it’s not one that bodes well for Steve Alford six weeks into his first UCLA season.
The Blue Devils lost three starters (and 47.5 ppg) from last season’s Elite Eight squad, but return promising guards Rasheed Sulaimon and Quinn Cook. They also landed a top-five recruiting class that features elite wing Jabari Parker, who landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated before Andrew Wiggins seized the media’s attention.
Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood, who averaged 10.3 points as a freshman in 2011-12, will also be eligible.
UCLA has talent too, but still lacks a go-to point guard like Duke has in Cook.
Playing at MSG won’t help the Bruins either. Roundtrip tickets from LAX to JFK start at around $420, while flights from Raleigh cost about half that. Duke fans can also manage an eight-hour road trip up the coast with relative ease.
Other notable nonconference games are at Missouri on Dec. 7, and at home against Alabama on Dec. 28. The two games signal the end and beginning of home-and-home series, respectively.
UCLA will only meet the Arizona and Washington schools once in conference play.
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