The UCLA Bruins have a confirmed game on their 2020-21 basketball schedule, taking on the Kentucky Wildcats in the CBS Sports Classic on December 19.
The game time has also been announced, and will be the second game of a doubleheader on the 19th.
The Kentucky-UCLA game in the CBS Classic will be on Dec 19 at 4:30 pm— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 29, 2020
The game will now be in Cleveland
The Bruins will face Kentucky after the North Carolina Tar Heels play the Ohio State Buckeyes at 2:00 pm ET. The doubleheader will take place at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
This announced matchup is important for multiple reasons — and intriguing for a handful of others.
Important because this is a matchup between the two schools with the most NCAA Division I national championships — UCLA, of course, leading the way with 11, and Kentucky with eight.
The duo have split the CBS Sports Classic games, 1-1, and UCLA has a chance to even the record versus Kentucky as the Wildcats currently have the all-time series lead at 8-7.
It’s also important as this game could potentially mark the ‘return’ of UCLA basketball as last year’s team is intact, and KENTUCKY-TRANSFER himself Johnny Juzang is perfectly set up with a Cinderella-esque matchup against his former team.
Also important because it means the Bruins are on the right path towards an exciting brand of basketball matched up with national powers, with a team that can compete.
This will be the first time that UCLA and Kentucky have played since December of 2017.
No tickets are on sale, yet, as the evaluations around fan attendance are still ongoing. You can, however, sign up for alerts surrounding the event by registering at cbssportsclassic.com/tickets