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Bruins may play at Garden

July 12, 2008|Diane Pucin

UCLA will play in the 2008 2K Sports Classic, with the semifinals and finals at Madison Square Garden in New York, and will play at Texas on Dec. 4 as part of the Pac-10/Big 12 Hardwood Series in the tentative 2008-09 basketball schedule released Friday.

For the 2K Sports Classic, UCLA will host games Nov. 12 and 13 against yet-to-be-determined opponents. The other three host schools are Duke, Michigan and Southern Illinois. Second-round winners will advance to New York for semifinals and finals Nov. 20-21.

The Bruins will also play DePaul on Dec. 13 in the Wooden Classic at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The top nonconference opponent coming to Pauley Pavilion is Notre Dame on Feb. 7. Other nonconference opponents at Pauley are Wyoming, Mercer, Florida International, Cal State Northridge and Louisiana Tech.

UCLA begins defense of its Pac-10 title with three straight road games -- at Oregon State on Jan. 2, at Oregon on Jan. 4 and at USC on Jan. 11. The Bruins play host to USC on Feb. 4.

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UCLA basketball schedule

Nov. 4: Humboldt State

Nov. 7: Exhibition

Nov. 12: 2008 2K Sports Classic (Coaches vs. Cancer) first round

Nov. 13: 2008 2K Sports Classic (Coaches vs. Cancer) second round

Nov. 20: 2008 2K Sports Classic (Coaches vs. Cancer) semifinals*

Nov. 21: 2008 2K Sports Classic (Coaches vs. Cancer) final*

Nov. 29: Florida International

Dec. 4: at Texas+

Dec. 7: Cal State Northridge

Dec. 13: DePaul#

Dec. 17: TBD

Dec. 20: Mercer

Dec. 23: Wyoming

Dec. 28: Louisiana Tech

Jan. 2: at Oregon State

Jan. 4: at Oregon

Jan. 11: at USC

Jan. 15: Arizona

Jan. 17: Arizona State

Jan. 22: at Washington State

Jan. 24: at Washington

Jan. 29: California

Jan. 31: Stanford

Feb. 4: USC

Feb. 7: Notre Dame

Feb. 12: at Arizona State

Feb. 14: at Arizona

Feb. 19: Washington

Feb. 21: Washington State

Feb. 26: at Stanford

Feb. 28: at California

March 5: Oregon State

March 7: Oregon

March 11-14: Pac-10 tournament at Staples Center

March 19-22: NCAA first and second rounds

March 26-29: NCAA regional

April 4, 6: NCAA Final Four

* at Madison Square garden

+ Pac-10/Big 12 Hardwood Series

# Wooden Classic

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