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SDSU Gets Rare Visit From No. 22 UCLA For Season Opener

SDSU Gets Rare Visit From No. 22 UCLA For Season Opener

San Diego State will open the season with a rare home game against No. 22 UCLA on Nov. 25 as part of a fourteam event at Viejas Arena.

SAN DIEGO: San Diego State will open the season with a rare home game against No. 22 UCLA on Nov. 25 as part of a four-team event at Viejas Arena.

With scheduling in flux due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Aztecs put together an all-Southern California multi-team event that will also include UC Irvine and Pepperdine.

SDSU will face UCLA for the first time since beating the Bruins 78-69 in the 2012 John R. Wooden Classic in Anaheim.

It will be UCLAs first game on SDSUs home floor since Dec. 14, 1991, when the then-No. 3 Bruins won 84-64 at the Sports Arena.

UCLA leads the all-time series 16-6 but is 5-5 on SDSUs home floor.

The Bruins have twice played at Viejas Arena in the NCAA Tournament, in 2006 and 2014, winning twice both times to reach the Sweet 16.

San Diego State was 30-2 last year and was expected to receive either a No. 1 or 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, which was canceled due to the pandemic. The Aztecs lost Mountain West Conference Player of the Year Malachi Flynn to the NBA draft, as well as senior transfers Yanni Wetzell and K.J. Feagin.

UCLA was 19-12 last season under Mick Cronin, who was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year in his first season in Westwood.

Pepperdine will play UC Irvine on Nov. 25. On Nov. 27, SDSU will play UC Irvine and UCLA will play Pepperdine.

Fans will not be allowed. Game times will be announced later.


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