The game is part the CBS Sports Classic, which UCLA has committed to participate in the next three seasons.
The Bruins had an impressive 11-2 non-conference record before starting
Pac-12 play last season. It was built on a light schedule, which included only one team that reached the NCAA tournament. UCLA lost to Duke in Madison Square Garden.
Alford, who inherited that non-conference schedule, said last fall that he intended to play more quality teams.