UCLA basketball has finalized its full nonconference slate for the 2023-24 season, the Bruins revealed on Monday.

The regular-season schedule officially begins Monday, Nov. 6 at home against Saint Francis. The Bruins will face Cal State Dominguez Hills in an Oct. 31 exhibition before the regular-season nonconference slate is played from Nov. 6 through Dec. 22.

Some highlights from that schedule include a home matchup against Maryland from the Big Ten and a road trip against Villanova. UCLA will also travel to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.

“Who you play and how you prepare your team is extremely important,” said head coach Mick Cronin via press release. “Winning games in the nonconference portion is helpful when you talk about getting into March and building a postseason resume. There’s no question that we will be tested when we play in Maui. This year’s Maui Invitational field is probably among the most challenging early-season tournaments that you are going to see. Every game is an opportunity. Our nonconference schedule will serve as a good litmus test for us, heading into Pac-12 play. I know that our guys, both the returning players and our incomers, are really excited to get into Pauley Pavilion and give our fans a reason to get loud.”

Full nonconference schedule

Here is the full nonconference schedule with matchups and dates:

  • Oct. 31 — vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (Exhibition)
  • Nov. 6 — vs. Saint Francis
  • Nov. 10 — vs. Lafayette
  • Nov. 15 — vs. LIU
  • Nov. 20-22 — TBD (Maui Jim Maui Invitational)
  • Nov. 30 — vs. UC Riverside
  • Dec. 9 — at Villanova
  • Dec. 16 — TBD (CBS Sports Classic)
  • Dec. 19 — vs. CSUN
  • Dec. 22 — vs. Maryland