The UCLA men’s basketball team has announced that the team has scheduled a home-and-home series against the Marquette Golden Eagles, which is scheduled to start with a Bruin home game at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday, December 12, 2020. UCLA will then visit Milwaukee in either November or December 2021 at the Fiserv Forum.
According to UCLA’s press release on the announcement, UCLA Bruins head coach Mick Cronin said:
Our program is excited to add Marquette to our non-conference schedule, I have a ton of respect for Coach Wojciechowski and what he’s done at Marquette, and we think this can be a fantastic matchup for both schools. It’s always a win for our sport to see strong matchups across a pair of power conferences like the Pac-12 and the Big East. I strongly believe in adding high-quality home-and-home games, and we are looking forward to this upcoming series.
UCLA and Marquette have only played twice before. Both games were played in Milwaukee and the Bruins won both games. The first game came on December 31, 1949 when UCLA won, 68-52. The most recent meeting was on December 18, 1964 which the Bruins won, 61-52.