UCLA begins four-game homestand against UC Irvine on Sunday

UCLA guard Aaron Holiday (3) gets past Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ to put up the winning basket in the Hall of Fame Classic on Nov. 21 in Kansas City, Mo.
(Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)

UCLA plays UC Irvine on Sunday afternoon to start a four-game homestand against opponents from lesser conferences before facing Michigan on Dec. 9 in Ann Arbor.

The No. 23 Bruins (4-1) have four players averaging double figures in scoring: Aaron Holiday (17.2 points per game), Kris Wilkes (14.2), Thomas Welsh (13.2) and Jaylen Hands (12.0).

Holiday completed his team’s comeback from a 12-point deficit in the first half against Wisconsin on Tuesday when he made a driving layup with nine-tenths of a second left to lift the Bruins to a 72-70 victory.

UC Irvine (3-4) defeated winless Northern Arizona, 77-71, on Friday in the Las Vegas Invitational to snap a three-game losing streak.

Eyassu Worku scored 13 points for the Anteaters and Max Hazzard, the grandson of former UCLA point guard and coach Walt Hazzard, had 12.


Game time is 3 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion. The game will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks and can be heard on 570 AM radio.

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