Notre Dame–UCLA rivalry

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Notre Dame–UCLA rivalry
Notre Dame Fighting Irish  UCLA Bruins
Men's Basketball Regular Season History
First meeting December 20, 1950
First result Notre Dame, 68–60
Latest meeting December 19, 2009
Latest result Notre Dame, 84–73
Next meeting TBD
Largest victory
Current streak ND, 1
All-time series UCLA 28–20
Men's basketball postseason history
Last meeting
Last result
All-time postseason series

The University of Notre Dame and University of California, Los Angeles have a rivalry in men's basketball. They also play occasionally in men's football.

Men's basketball[edit]

UCLA had a basketball rivalry with Notre Dame that started when Digger Phelps was the Notre Dame coach and John Wooden was the UCLA coach. UCLA and Notre Dame played a home-and-home meeting for several seasons in the 1970s and 1980s, which is otherwise uncommon outside conference play. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the schools met once annually. This rivalry existed from the desire of the Notre Dame athletic department to schedule the top schools for intersectional competition, much as the Notre Dame–USC football rivalry. UCLA and Notre Dame played 42 times between 1966 and 1995, and the height of the rivalry was when Notre Dame ended UCLA's consecutive game winning streak at 88 on January 19, 1974. UCLA also broke a 60-game Notre Dame winning streak in South Bend. Former UCLA head coach Ben Howland had since scheduled Notre Dame four times: in 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2009.[1] After Notre Dame's victory on December 19, 2009, UCLA leads the all-time series 28–20.[2]

Results[edit]

Notre Dame wins are in ██ dark blue, UCLA wins are in ██ light blue.

Date Host Winning team Losing team Series
December 20, 1952 East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State Classic)
Notre Dame 68 UCLA 60 ND 1–0
December 16, 1960 Los Angeles UCLA 85 Notre Dame 54 Tied, 1–1
December 23, 1966 Los Angeles UCLA 96 Notre Dame 67 UCLA, 2–1
December 21, 1967 Los Angeles UCLA 114 Notre Dame 63 UCLA, 3–1
December 7, 1968 South Bend UCLA 88 Notre Dame 75 UCLA, 4–1
January 3, 1970 Los Angeles UCLA 108 Notre Dame 77 UCLA, 5–1
January 23, 1971 South Bend Notre Dame 89 UCLA 82 UCLA, 5–2
December 22, 1971 Los Angeles UCLA 114 Notre Dame 56 UCLA, 6–2
January 29, 1972 South Bend UCLA 57 Notre Dame 32 UCLA, 7–2
December 23, 1972 Los Angeles UCLA 82 Notre Dame 56 UCLA, 8–2
January 27, 1973 South Bend UCLA 82 Notre Dame 63 UCLA, 9–2
January 19, 1974 South Bend Notre Dame 71 UCLA 70 UCLA, 9–3
January 26, 1974 Los Angeles UCLA 94 Notre Dame 75 UCLA, 10–3
December 21, 1974 Los Angeles UCLA 85 Notre Dame 72 UCLA, 11–3
January 25, 1975 South Bend Notre Dame 84 UCLA 78 UCLA, 11–4
January 3, 1976 Los Angeles UCLA 86 Notre Dame 70 UCLA, 12–4
January 24, 1976 South Bend Notre Dame 95 UCLA 85 UCLA, 12–5
December 11, 1976 Los Angeles Notre Dame 66 UCLA 63 UCLA, 12–6
January 23, 1977 South Bend UCLA 70 Notre Dame 65 UCLA, 13–6
December 10, 1977 Los Angeles Notre Dame 69 UCLA 66 UCLA, 13–7
January 22, 1978 South Bend Notre Dame 75 UCLA 73 UCLA, 13–8
December 9, 1978 Los Angeles Notre Dame 81 UCLA 78 UCLA, 13–9
February 11, 1979 South Bend UCLA 56 Notre Dame 52 UCLA, 14–9
December 11, 1979 South Bend Notre Dame 77 UCLA 74 UCLA, 14–10
January 19, 1980 Los Angeles Notre Dame 80 UCLA 73 UCLA, 14–11
November 29, 1980 Los Angeles UCLA 94 Notre Dame 81 UCLA, 15–11
February 8, 1981 South Bend UCLA 51 Notre Dame 50 UCLA, 16–11
December 5, 1981 South Bend UCLA 75 Notre Dame 49 UCLA, 17–11
February 7, 1982 Los Angeles UCLA 48 Notre Dame 47 UCLA, 18–11
December 4, 1982 South Bend UCLA 65 Notre Dame 64 UCLA, 19–11
January 30, 1983 Los Angeles UCLA 59 Notre Dame 53 UCLA, 20–11
December 3, 1983 South Bend UCLA 51 Notre Dame 47 UCLA, 21–11
February 3, 1985 Los Angeles Notre Dame 53 UCLA 52 UCLA, 21–12
January 18, 1986 South Bend Notre Dame 74 UCLA 64 UCLA, 21–13
January 24, 1987 Los Angeles UCLA 63 Notre Dame 59 UCLA, 22–13
February 14, 1988 South Bend Notre Dame 73 UCLA 66 UCLA, 22–14
January 14, 1989 Los Angeles Notre Dame 82 UCLA 79 UCLA, 22–15
December 17, 1989 South Bend Notre Dame 86 UCLA 84 UCLA, 22–16
December 8, 1990 Los Angeles UCLA 99 Notre Dame 91 UCLA, 23–16
February 22, 1992 South Bend Notre Dame 84 UCLA 71 UCLA, 23–17
January 31, 1993 Los Angeles UCLA 68 Notre Dame 65 UCLA, 24–17
February 5, 1994 South Bend Notre Dame 79 UCLA 63 UCLA, 24–18
February 5, 1995 Los Angeles UCLA 92 Notre Dame 55 UCLA, 25–18
December 20, 1995 South Bend UCLA 83 Notre Dame 58 UCLA, 26–18
February 28, 2004 Los Angeles Notre Dame 75 UCLA 60 UCLA, 26–19
February 27, 2005 South Bend UCLA 75 Notre Dame 65 UCLA, 27–19
February 7, 2009 Los Angeles UCLA 89 Notre Dame 63 UCLA, 28–19
December 19, 2009 South Bend Notre Dame 84 UCLA 73 UCLA, 28–20

Football[edit]

Notre Dame and UCLA occasionally play in football, though the game is not a rivalry game. The two schools have met four times, with Notre Dame winning all four matchups

Results[edit]

Date Stadium City Winning team Losing team Series
October 19, 1963 Notre Dame Stadium South Bend, IN Notre Dame 27 UCLA 12 ND 1–0
October 17, 1964 Notre Dame Stadium South Bend, IN Notre Dame 24 UCLA 0 ND 2–0
October 21, 2006 Notre Dame Stadium South Bend, IN Notre Dame 20 UCLA 17 ND 3–0
October 6, 2007 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA Notre Dame 20 UCLA 6 ND 4–0

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