UCLA March Madness Schedule: (When Do the Bruins Play Next?)

UCLA takes on North Carolina in the Sweet 16 on Friday
UCLA takes on North Carolina in the Sweet 16 on Friday / Ezra Shaw/GettyImages

The No. 4 UCLA Bruins take on the No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels in the Sweet 16 on Friday, March 25, at 9:39 p.m. EST.

UCLA easily dispatched Saint Mary's after narrowly avoiding an upset against Akron, while the Tar Heels held on to beat No. 1 Baylor in overtime after surrendering a 25-point lead in the most entertaining game of the tournament so far.

Can the Bruins build off the momentum from their Round of 32 win to make the Elite Eight?

Here's the upcoming schedule for UCLA and the odds for their Sweet 16 matchup against North Carolina:

UCLA March Madness Schedule

The Bruins take on the Tar Heels Friday at 9:39 p.m. EST. If they win, they'll play the winner of No. 3 Purdue vs No. 15 Saint Peter's.

UNC vs. UCLA Odds, Spread, and Total


  • UNC +2.5 (-110)
  • UCLA -2.5 (-110)


  • UNC +120
  • UCLA -145


  • 142.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

UNC vs UCLA Prediction and Pick

BetSided's Iain MacMillan wrote up a preview for this game, and here's what he had to say:

"UNC's biggest weakness all season has been its defense, but that's exactly where they've thrived since the start of the NCAA Tournament. The Tarheels' opponent average shooting percentage this season is 42.8%, but over their last three games, that number has dropped to 37.4%, which proves just how dominant they've been in March Madness.

"They should be able to keep that momentum up against a UCLA team that ranks 146th this season in effective field goal percentage. That is especially the case considering UCLA keeps the majority of its offense down low, ranking 48th in two point shot rate, which will play right into UNC's strength.

"This game has all the makings of must-watch tv, but I give the edge to UNC so I'll gladly back them getting 2.5 points."

Pick: UNC +2.5 (-110)

Check out Iain's detailed 2022 college basketball betting record here.

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