That didn’t take long.
UCLA came up a little short in reopening Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins won their first 51 games after the arena opened in 1965. Their 70-68 loss to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Sunday ended UCLA’s first home winning streak at three.
The Bruins opened the 1965-66 season with a 92-66 victory over Ohio State. They didn’t lose an official game in the arena until USC upset No. 1 UCLA, 46-44, on March 8, 1969.
With pre-Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), UCLA was golden in Pauley Pavilion. UCLA went 18-8 in 1965-66, but was 11-0 in the new arena.