UCLA Finalizes 2008-09 Men's Basketball Schedule

Sept. 17, 2008

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA Athletic Department has finalized its men's basketball schedule for 2008-09, which is highlighted by 29 televised games on five different networks, including the possibility of two more games to be televised.

The Bruins will make 15 appearances as part of the Pacific-10 Conference's television package; nine national telecasts on Fox Sports Net, three on CBS, two on ESPN and one on ABC. UCLA has two additional opportunities for exposure when wildcard selections will be announced on Feb. 20, 2009.

In addition to the Pac-10's FSN package, eight more games will be televised locally as part of the Bruins' package on FSN Prime Ticket and FSN West in Los Angeles.

Additionally, the Bruins have a possibility of making four appearances on the ESPN family of networks in conjunction with the 2K Sports Classic on Nov. 12-13 and Nov. 20-21 (ESPN2 or ESPNU) and will make three appearances on ESPN during the regular season (at Texas on Dec. 4, at Arizona State on Feb. 12, and at California on Feb. 28).

Like last season, KCAL will again be televising the Wooden Classic contest against DePaul in Honda Center on Dec. 13.

UCLA, the three-time defending regular season Pac-10 champion, opens defense of its conference crown in early January at Oregon State (Jan. 2). The Bruins will begin defense of their Pac-10 Tournament crown at the 2009 Pac-10 Tournament, which features all 10 teams. It will once again be held at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles (March 11-14).

While all but one game time has been set, the schedule is tentative and subject to change.


Mon., Nov. 3, Cal Baptist (Exhibition), uclabruins.com, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 7, Biola (Exhibition), uclabruins.com, 7:30 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 12, 2K Sports Classic First Round, ESPNU, 4:15/7:00 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 13, 2K Sports Classic Second Round, ESPNU, 5:15/8:00 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 20, 2K Sports Classic Semifinals, ESPN2, @ Madison Square Garden, 4:00/6:20 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 21, 2K Sports Classic Final, ESPN2, @ Madison Square Garden, 2:00/4:30 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 29, Florida International, FSNPT, 4:30 p.m.
Thu., Dec. 4, @Texas (Pac-10/Big 12 Series), ESPN, 7:00 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 7, Cal State Northridge, FSNPT, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 13, DePaul @ Wooden Classic, KCAL, 4:00 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 17, Loyola Marymount, FSNPT, 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 20, Mercer, FSNW, 7:30 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 23, Wyoming, FSNPT, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 28, Louisiana Tech, FSNPT, Noon
Fri., Jan. 2, @ Oregon State, FSN/FSNPT, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 4, @ Oregon, FSN/FSNPT, 12:30 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 11, @ USC, FSN/FSNPT, 7:30 p.m.
Thu., Jan. 15, Arizona, FSN/FSNPT, 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 17, Arizona State, CBS, 12:45 p.m.
Thu., Jan. 22, @ Washington State, FSN/FSNPT, 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 24, @ Washington, FSN/FSNPT, 1:00 p.m.
Thu., Jan. 29, California, FSN/FSNW, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 31, Stanford, ABC, 12:30 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 4, USC, FSNPT, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 7, Notre Dame, CBS, 10:00 a.m.
Thu., Feb. 12, @ Arizona State, ESPN, 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 14, @ Arizona, CBS, 10:00 a.m.
Thu., Feb. 19, Washington, FSN/FSNW, 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 21, Washington State, FSN/FSNPT, Noon
Thu., Feb. 26, @ Stanford, FSNPT, 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 28, @ California, ESPN, 6:00 p.m.
Thu., Mar. 5, Oregon State, WC 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 7, Oregon, WC, TBD
Mar. 11-14, Pac-10 Tournament @ Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 19-22, NCAA First and Second Round
Mar. 26-29, NCAA Regional
Apr. 4 & 6, NCAA Final Four

All times Pacific.
All games broadcast on the UCLA/ISP Radio Network (AM 570 KLAC in Los Angeles) and nationally on Sirius Satellite Radio.
FSN/FSNW - live in Los Angeles on FSN West as part of Pac-10 national package.FSN/FSNPT - live in Los Angeles on FSN Prime Ticket as part of Pac-10 national package.
FSNW - live in Los Angeles on FSN West.
FSNPT - live in Los Angeles on FSN Prime Ticket.
WC - Wildcard selections to be chosen 12 days before the date of the contest.

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