Bruins will play two games each against Oregon, Washington and USC.


LOS ANGELES – The UCLA men’s basketball Big Ten Conference schedule for the 2024-25 season will include 20 league games, with the Bruins playing 14 opponents once and facing three opponents for two games, as announced by the Big Ten office on Wednesday.

UCLA will take on crosstown rival USC, as well as Oregon and Washington, for two games each (referred to as two-plays). Those matchup pairs will include one road game and one home game.

The Bruins will face the league’s other 14 teams for one game – seven of those at home, and seven contests on the road. From that grouping, UCLA’s home contests will include visits from Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin. The Bruins’ road contests will include Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Rutgers.

The complete Big Ten men’s basketball schedule will not be finalized until the fall (featuring game dates, times and television designations). The 2024-25 season will mark UCLA’s first year competing in the Big Ten Conference. UCLA’s nonconference games for next season will be announced at a later date.

TICKET INFORMATION: UCLA’s season ticket packages for the 2024-25 men’s basketball campaign are now available. Fans can purchase new season tickets before Friday, May 24, to secure 2023-24 pricing for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 seasons, a $50 account credit per season ticket purchased, and enrollment in auto-renewal. Call the UCLA Athletic Sales & Service office for more information about men’s basketball tickets at (310) 206-5991 or via email at

BIG TEN BREAKDOWN: UCLA’s 10 home games in conference play next season will include (listed here in alphabetical order) Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, USC, Washington and Wisconsin.

The Bruins’ 10 road contests in conference play will include (alphabetical order) Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oregon, Purdue, Rutgers, USC and Washington.

HOME GAMES: Aside from games against recent Pac-12 programs – Oregon, USC and Washington – next season’s home slate will feature visits from Big Ten schools that have not played in Pauley Pavilion in many years. UCLA has hosted home-and-home series with Michigan (2016, 2017) and Michigan State (2003, 2004) within the past 25 seasons. Outside of those two schools, Iowa will be making its first trip to Pauley Pavilion since 1990, while Minnesota (1969) and Ohio State (1968) will be playing in the Bruins’ iconic home arena for the first time since the late 1960s. Wisconsin last played at UCLA, prior to the construction of Pauley Pavilion, in 1962. UCLA has never hosted Penn State or played at Penn State (just one NCAA Tournament showdown in 1990, won by Penn State).

ROAD GAMES: Similar to the Bruins’ upcoming home Big Ten opponents, UCLA will be playing at six schools with which they have not traveled to since prior to 2001. UCLA and Maryland played a home-and-home series in 2022 and 2023, with the Bruins winning at Maryland in Dec. 2022. Beyond that recent series, the Bruins faced off with Purdue in a home-and-home series in Dec. 2000 and Dec. 2001, with UCLA winning its most recent contest at Purdue (on Dec. 30, 2000). UCLA has never played on Rutgers’ campus, with one game taking place in East Rutherford, N.J., in Dec. 1989 (at Meadowlands Arena). The Bruins last played at Illinois in 1996, as part of a home-and-home series during the 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons. UCLA has not played at Northwestern since 1962. The Bruins have played at Indiana twice, in 1941-42 and Dec. 1956 (prior to the construction of IU’s Assembly Hall). Likewise, UCLA has played at Nebraska twice, in 1941-42 and in Dec. 1955.


vs. Illinois – 6-4

Last meeting: Nov. 18, 2022 (in Las Vegas, Nev.)

vs. Indiana – 6-6

Last meeting: March 17, 2007 (NCAA Tournament in Sacramento, Calif.)

vs. Iowa – 3-5

Last meeting: Dec. 22, 1990 (at Iowa)

vs. Maryland – 7-3

Last meeting: Dec. 22, 2023 (at UCLA)

vs. Michigan – 13-6

Last meeting: March 30, 2021 (NCAA Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind.)

vs. Michigan State – 7-4

Last meeting: March 18, 2021 (NCAA Tournament in West Lafayette, Ind.)

vs. Minnesota – 5-2

Last meeting: March 22, 2013 (NCAA Tournament in Austin, Texas)

vs. Nebraska – 6-2

Last meeting: Nov. 25, 2016 (in Fullerton, Calif.)

vs. Northwestern – 5-1

Last meeting: March 18, 2023 (NCAA Tournament in Sacramento, Calif.)

vs. Ohio State – 6-7

Last meeting: Dec. 16, 2023 (in Atlanta, Ga.)

vs. Oregon – 94-42

Last meeting: March 14, 2024 (Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev.)

vs. Penn State – 0-1

Only meeting: March 18, 1991 (NCAA Tournament in Syracuse, N.Y.)

vs. Purdue – 10-3

Last meeting: Dec. 20, 2000 (at Purdue)

vs. Rutgers – 2-1

Last meeting: Dec. 3, 1981 (in East Rutherford, N.J.)

vs. USC – 147-116

Last meeting: Feb. 24, 2024 (at UCLA)

vs. Washington – 108-44

Last meeting: Feb. 29, 2024 (at Washington)

vs. Wisconsin – 5-2

Last meeting: Nov. 21, 2017 (in Kansas City, Mo.)


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