UCLA Bruins Basketball News - 2013 UCLA Basketball Updates
The reigning Pac-12 Champions, UCLA Bruins, return this season with a new head coach in Steve Alford. Led by the sophomore duo of Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams, the men of Westwood look to defend their Conference title and return to the Final Four
for the first time since 2008.
The first big test on the UCLA Bruins schedule will be against the Duke Blue Devils
(12/19) in the CARQUEST Auto Parts Classic. Playing on a national stage at Madison Square Garden the blue and gold will use this opportunity to prove that they are contenders. The Bruins will begin Pac-12 play soon after their matchup with Duke starting with a game against cross-town rivals USC
(1/5). UCLA vs. USC tickets for the January game at Pauley Pavilion
are averaging $163; the matchup is the second cheapest Pac-12 game this season on the Bruins home schedule. The most expensive game in Westwood in 2013 will be played against the Arizona Wildcats
who fell to UCLA in the Pac-12 Tournament
semifinals last season. UCLA vs. Arizona tickets are averaging $231.
UCLA Bruins basketball single-game tickets average $145 for the 2013 season. Tickets to see one of the most storied programs in the nation are the most expensive in the Pac-12 and twelfth most in the NCAA.
The 2013 squad will be without All-Conference first teamers Shabazz Muhammad who was the 14th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and Larry Drew II who recently signed a contract with the Miami Heat
. That said the Bruins are still loaded with talent. They will return shooting guard Jordan Adams who was the team’s second-leading scorer last season and looked like their best all-around player in the Conference Tournament before breaking his foot on the last play of their semi-final win over Arizona. Point-forward Kyle Anderson is back as well after earning second team All-Conference honors in his freshman year. The Bruins have also added Freshmen Zach LaVine, AP Washington state player of the year, and Bryce Alford, New Mexico’s all-time single-season basketball scoring leader, to their roster. Both players have big upside and will immediately provide back-court depth and scoring punch.