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UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion is drying out from flood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA’s storied basketball arena Pauley Pavilion is drying out after the court was deluged by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old water main burst near the campus in Los Angeles’ Westwood neighborhood.

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block says workers were busy cleaning up and assessing damage from Tuesday’s flood. He says they hope to quickly repair or replace the arena floor.

Athletic director Dan Guerrero said the men’s and women’s basketball teams will play in Pauley this fall, either on a refurbished or new court.

The 49-year-old building containing precious artifacts from the John Wooden era was renovated for $136 million less than two years ago.

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