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Notre Dame–UCLA rivalry

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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

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. After Notre Dame's victory on December 19, 2009, UCLA leads the all-time series 28–20.


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


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


Notre Dame–UCLA rivalry Wikipedia

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