UCLA men’s basketball 2013-2014 season schedule was announced today, featuring several matchups against marquee opponents.

On Thursday, December 19, UCLA will head to Madison Square Garden in New York City to square off against Duke, who finished last season ranked No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The game, part of the CARQUEST Auto Parts Classic, pits two of basketball’s most storied programs against each other, as the two teams have a combined 15 national championships. The Blue Devils will also feature incoming freshman forward Jabari Parker, whom ESPN ranks as the No. 2 recruit in the nation.

Other notable non-conference games include Missouri (Dec. 7), Alabama (Dec 28) and Weber State (Dec. 22).

After winning the Pac-12 regular season title this past season, UCLA will open Pac-12 play next year against USC in Pauley Pavilion on January 4. The Bruins will also face the Arizona Wildcats, who finished second in the Pac-12 during the regular season, just once this season, after facing them three times last season.

Here is the tentative 2013-2014 UCLA men’s basketball season in its entirety:

TBD                                        Exhibition                                                          

Fri, Nov. 8                           Drexel

Tue., Nov. 12                     Oakland                                                              

Mon., Nov. 18                   Sacramento State

Fri., Nov. 22                        Las Vegas Invitational Regional

Sun., Nov. 24                     Las Vegas Invitational Regional

Thu., Nov. 28                     @ Las Vegas Invitational (Orleans Arena)

Fri., Nov. 29                        @ Las Vegas Invitational Finals (Orleans Arena)

Tue., Dec. 3                        UC Santa Barbara

Sat., Dec. 7                          @ Missouri

Sat., Dec. 14                       Prairie View A&M

Thu., Dec. 19                      Duke @ Madison Square Garden

Sun., Dec. 22                      Weber State

Sat., Dec. 28                       Alabama                                                             

Sat., Jan. 4                           USC

Thu., Jan. 9                         Arizona

Sat., Jan. 11                        Arizona State

Thu., Jan. 16                       @ Colorado

Sat., Jan. 18                        @ Utah

Thu., Jan. 23                       Stanford

Sat., Jan. 25                        California

Thu., Jan. 30                       @ Oregon State

Sat., Feb. 1                          @ Oregon

Sat., Feb. 8                          @ USC

Thu., Feb. 13                      Utah

Sat., Feb. 15                       Colorado

Thu., Feb. 20                      @ California

Sat., Feb. 22                       @ Stanford

Wed., Feb. 26                    Oregon

Sat., Mar. 1                         Oregon State

Thu., Mar. 6                        @ Washington State

Sat., Mar. 8                         @ Washington

Mar. 12 – Mar. 15              Pac-12 Tournament @ MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas

Mar. 18 – Mar. 19             NCAA First Round

Mar. 20 – Mar. 23              NCAA Second and Third Round

Mar. 27 – Mar. 30              NCAA Regional

Apr. 5 & Apr. 7                   NCAA Final Four @ Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX

Compiled by Kevin Bowman, Bruin Sports senior staff