UCLA’s new Pauley Pavilion ready for its close-up



LOS ANGELES (AP) — Something old is nearly new again at UCLA.

Pauley Pavilion — where Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Reggie Miller and Kevin Love starred and John Wooden coached for 10 years — has gotten a major facelift.

In a city where appearance is everything, the 47-year-old arena is ready for its close-up.

The Bruins honor their championship past and address the future in the $132 million renovation to be unveiled on Nov. 9 when they host Indiana State in their men’s basketball season opener.

After spending last season on the road, splitting home games between the aging Los Angeles Sports Arena and Honda Center in Anaheim, coach Ben Howland is thrilled to be back on campus.