Chants, Ellis to visit UCLA, ‘House That Wooden Built’

ccuhoops-ellisnetCoastal Carolina men’s basketball coach Cliff Ellis surpassed legendary UCLA coach John Wooden for 25th place on the all-time wins list last season with his 665th victory.

Now Ellis and his Chanticleers will try to pad that number and pull a major upset at the “House That Wooden Built” – the famed Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.

UCLA released its 2014-15 schedule on Tuesday and Coastal Carolina is slated for a Nov. 16 visit to face the Bruins. The Chants also have a road game against SEC member Auburn but they have not yet released their non-conference schedule.

Ellis surpassed Wooden with a win over Charleston Southern on March 1 and heaped praise on the late coaching legend for mentoring him as a young coach. The two met in 1971 at a coaching clinic and maintained a distant friendship over the years.

 

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