UCLA joined by Nevada, New Mexico, Washington

Updated: May 17, 2005, 4:31 PM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- UCLA will make its third straight appearance in the John R. Wooden Classic basketball doubleheader in December.

The Bruins will play Nevada in the second game; New Mexico will play Washington in the first game on Dec. 10 at Anaheim Arena.

UCLA is 5-3 in the event named for its former coach who won a record 10 national championships. New Mexico previously played the event in 1997, losing to the Bruins. Nevada and Washington are in the event for the first time.

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