The UCLA basketball team has released their full nonconference schedule which includes games against UNLV, Notre Dame and North Carolina.
UCLA basketball team has released the schedule for their 2019 nonconference slate as the Mick Cronin era officially begins on November 6 against Long Beach State.
The next chapter of Bruin basketball will be here before you know it and we now know how it will all begin. Along with an exhibition game against Stanislaus State on Wednesday, October 30, the Bruins will have 13 games to play in before the conference schedule begins.
Here is the full non-conference schedule:
The 2019 UCLA Basketball Non-conference Schedule
- Oct 30 (Wed) vs. Stanislaus State – EXHIBITION
- Nov 6 (Wed) vs. Long Beach State
- Nov 10 (Sun) vs. UC Santa Barbara
- Nov 15 (Fri) vs. UNLV
- Nov 18 (Mon) vs. Southern Utah
- Nov 21 (Thu) vs. Hofstra
- Nov 25 (Mon) vs. TBD in Maui Invitational
- Nov 26 (Tue) vs. TBD in Maui Invitational
- Nov 27 (Wed) vs. TBD in Maui Invitational
- Dec 1 (Sun) vs. San Jose State
- Dec 8 (Sun) vs. Denver
- Dec 14 (Sat) at Notre Dame
- Dec 21 (Sat) vs. North Carolina in Las Vegas
- Dec 28 (Sat) vs. Cal State Fullerton
It’s not exactly the toughest non-conference schedule, as we have seen in recent seasons, but it will help the Cronin-led UCLA basketball team slowly get comfortable with the new system.
UCLA begins the season with five games at home against Long Beach State, UC Santa Barbara, UNLV, Southern Utah and Hofstra, all decent mid-major teams, but things get kicked up a notch when the Bruins head to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational during Thanksgiving Week.
The brackets have not yet been set, but the seven other opponents in the Invitational include BYU, Chaminade, Dayton, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan State, and Virginia Tech.
The Bruins then return home at the start of December with games against San Jose State and Denver. Then they head off to Indiana to play their only true road game of the non-conference season against Notre Dame on December 14.
The Bruins then have another neutral site game as they will take on North Carolina in Las Vegas for the annual CBS Sports Classic. Ohio State and Kentucky will be the other game in the double-header. A week later, they finish up the nonconference schedule with a game against Cal State Fullerton.
UCLA should be releasing the Pac-12 portion of their schedule within the next few weeks.