No. 18 UCLA made key free throws in overtime and survived 18 three-pointers by Central Arkansas to secure a 106-101 victory in the Bruins' regular-season home opener in Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday.

UCLA (4-5, 2-4) returns to the Rose Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 11 to play host to Arizona State (5-4,4-2) at 6:30 p.m. PT in the Veteran and Armed Forces Appreciation Game. The game will be televised by the Pac-12 Network.

Thomas Welsh registered 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 18 UCLA past Cal State Los Angeles, 111-80, in an exhibition game on Wednesday night in Pauley Pavilion.

UCLA (4-4, 2-3) travels to Salt Lake City to take on Utah (4-4, 1-4) on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. MT/ 6:30 p.m. PT. The game will be televised by FS1. The home team has come up short in each of the last four meetings in the series, with UCLA posting wins in Salt Lake City on their last two trips in 2015 and 2013.

The UCLA men's basketball program has a Pac-12-best 15 former student-athletes on NBA opening day rosters entering the 2017-18 season, which tipped off with two games on Tuesday.