UCLA Basketball: Top 5 potential non-conference games in 2023

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The top 5 non-conference games that could happen for UCLA in the 2023-24 college basketball season.

While it may be a little while until November comes around, it is never too early to look forward to the beginning of the 2023-24 college basketball season. Here are five possible non-conference games that will have a major impact on how well UCLA’s season is going heading into their last season of Pac-12 conference play

Many college basketball fans look forward to upcoming non-conference scheduling heading into the summer. There are already some intriguing potential matchups that are going to have an impact on the potential NCAA Tournament seedings for the Bruins this upcoming season. Some games are part of UCLA that have agreements to participate in an MTE as well as a series of home-and-away games, and there are some potential matchups in the non-conference tournament they are participating in to be excited about.

Here is a closer look at the five potential non-conference games that you need to know about heading into the Bruins 2023-24 college basketball season.

UCLA Bruins Basketball
Purdue Boilermakers Basketball
Nov. 20-22, 2023

The UCLA Bruins are part of a stacked field of top-tier teams from big-name conferences that include teams like Gonzaga, Kansas, Marquette, Purdue, Syracuse, and Tennessee that are participating in the 2023 Maui Jim Maui Invitational. The bracket has not been released yet but a team that UCLA fans would love to see is one again Purdue and star player Zack Edey.

History and Game Prediction

Two games have been played between these two schools: UCLA has been victorious in both games against the Boilermakers.

Current Win Streak: The Bruins have won the last two games between these two schools, having a two-game winning streak in this series between these two programs.

The last meeting between both schools: UCLA defeated Purdue on the road by a final score of 87-82 back on December 30, 2000.

*Prediction: If they meet each other in the tournament, UCLA wins in overtime by a score of 90-88.

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