UCLA announced Tuesday it has added a game against Long Beach State Thursday to its men’s basketball schedule, but the only spectators allowed in to Pauley Pavilion will be families of team members due to additional COVID-19 safety precautions.

The 4:30 p.m. game will be televised by the Pac-12 Network.

The game will be the first for the fifth-ranked Bruins since Dec. 11 when they defeated Marquette, 67-56, improving to 8-1. Each of UCLA’s last six scheduled games have been canceled or postponed because of coronavirus issues with the Bruins or their opponents.

UCLA defeated the Beach 100-79 Nov. 15 at Pauley Pavilion and leads the series 18-1 with the lone loss coming on Nov. 29, 2009.

Long Beach State (3-7) has had its last six games canceled because of coronavirus issues and has not played since Dec. 12 when it lost to USC, 72-63.

The Beach is scheduled to resume play Wednesday against Westcliff University, an Irvine-based NAIA school, at Walter Pyramid in Long Beach.

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