Mitch Kupchak

Bruins' big crowds could set Pauley Pavilion record

Bruins' big crowds could set Pauley Pavilion record

Pauley Pavilion is no longer the greatest show of dearth.

The crowds are back and so is the buzz about a UCLA basketball team that is packing its home arena at what could become a record level in the five seasons since it was renovated.

Recent games against Michigan and California were both sellouts, giving the Bruins as many capacity crowds as they had all of last season with Pac-12 Conference play just getting underway. Fourth-ranked UCLA’s game against Stanford on Sunday evening at Pauley Pavilion is also expected to sell out even though a limited number of seats remain available.

“We didn’t have too many of those a year ago,” Bruins Coach...

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