The UCLA Bruins open their 93rd season of college basketball on Friday night, hosting the Loyola Marymount Lions at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, the temporary home for the Bruins this season while Pauley Pavilion gets renovated. Here are the relevant details for the season opener:
Schools: UCLA Bruins, Loyola Marymount Lions
- Game Time: 7:36 p.m. PST tip-off
- Location: Los Angeles Sports Arena
- Television: Fox Sports West; Joel Meyers, Don MacLean, and Courtney Jones are on the call
Radio: KLAC 570 AM and Sirius channel 138; Chris Roberts and Tracy Murray are on the call
- Rankings: The Bruins are ranked No. 17 in the AP poll and No. 20 in the ESPN / USA Today Coaches Poll. It is the highest-ranked team faced by LMU in a season opener since facing UNLV on November 15, 1989.
History: UCLA is 15-2 all-time against LMU, and has won their last 12 meetings. The last time the Lions beat the Bruins was a 40-34 triumph in the 1941-1942 season. UCLA won their last meeting 75-44 at Pauley Pavilion on December 17, 2008.
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