Over the next two seasons, the UCLA Basketball team will meet up with the Michigan Wolverines to battle it out on the hardwood.
One of the things UCLA Basketball Head Coach Steve Alford has been insistent on ever since he took over at UCLA is increasing the level of competition.
The Bruins continued on that same path as they have agreed to a home-and-home series with the Michigan Wolverines for the next two seasons.
Starting this fall, the Bruins will host Michigan at Pauley Pavilion, and then during the 2017-18 season, the Bruins will head to Ann Arbor for part two of the battle royale.
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The Wolverines are the second Power 5 conference program that the UCLA Basketball team have scheduled in non-conference for the upcoming season.
The Bruins will again meet up with the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half of their home-and-home series which takes place in Lexington, Kentucky,
Last season at Pauley Pavilion, the Bruins shocked the Wildcats with an 87-77 victory over the #1 team in the land, almost signifying a return to glory.
Unfortunately it was just a bit of early season luck as the Bruins were eventually not able to secure a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Hopefully that changes next season as incoming PG Lonzo Ball, PF T.J. Leaf and C Ike Anigbogu help an experienced core consisting of Isaac Hamilton, Thomas Welsh and Bryce Alford return to the Big Dance.