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UCLA Hires Steve Alford As Men’s Basketball Coach

Steve Alford was hired as UCLA basketball coach on Saturday, spurning New Mexico days after he agreed to a new 10-year deal with the Lobos for a chance to run what he called “the premier basketball program in the country.”

03/30/2013

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Howland Holds News Conference To Thank UCLA Players, Staff

Ousted UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland, who was fired two days after the Bruins were eliminated from this year’s NCAA tournament, held a press conference Monday afternoon.

03/25/2013

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UCLA: Basketball Coach Ben Howland Has NOW Been Fired

A UCLA spokesperson said Saturday that head coach Ben Howland had not been fired.

03/24/2013

Head Coach Ben Howland of the UCLA Bruins along the sidelines during a 79-74 UCLA win over the Arizona State Sun Devils at Pauley Pavilion on February 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

UCLA: Ben Howland Has Not Been Fired

UCLA hasn’t fired Ben Howland as basketball coach, although his time in Westwood appears to be running out.

03/24/2013

Shabazz Muhammad #15 of the UCLA Bruins shoots over Brock Motum #12the Washington State Cougars at Pauley Pavilion on February 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. UCLA won 76-62. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

UCLA Tied For First Place

UCLA is back in a tie for first place in the Pac-12, following a two-game sweep over the Washington Huskies and Washington State.

02/13/2013

Indiana State v UCLA

UCLA To Investigate Shabazz Muhammad’s Gucci Backpack

The UCLA compliance department is looking into a designer backpack that freshman Shabazz Muhammad wore after Thursday night’s win against Arizona, according to ESPN.

01/25/2013

Joshua Smith #34 of the UCLA Bruins in action during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on December 2, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Center Joshua Smith Quits UCLA Basketball

Center Joshua Smith is quitting UCLA’s basketball team and the school gave him his immediate release.

11/28/2012

Ineligble player Shabazz Muhammad of the UCLA Bruins applauds during the game with the Indiana State Sycamores at Pauley Pavilion on November 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

UCLA Files Appeal On Muhammad Ineligibility

UCLA has filed an appeal with the NCAA regarding freshman Shabazz Muhammad being ruled ineligible.

11/14/2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 08:  UCLA Bruins walk on the court during player introductions before taking on the Arizona Wildcats during the quarterfinals of the 2012 Pacific Life Pac-12 basketball tournament at Staples Center on March 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

New Recruits Will Try To Bring Back Winning Tradition At UCLA

With new recruits Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker, along with a newly renovated arena almost ready to open, things appear to be looking up for UCLA’s basketball program months after last season ended in turmoil

10/10/2012

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Howland Will Return To Coach UCLA Next Season

UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero says men’s basketball coach Ben Howland will remain in charge of the troubled program.

03/13/2012

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Bruins Fall To Arizona In Pac-12 Quarterfinals

Solomon Hill scored 25 points and Arizona defeated UCLA despite going 8½ minutes without a field goal in the second half of a 66-58 quarterfinal victory in the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday.

03/08/2012

Washington State v UCLA

Bruins Crush WSU In First Game Since SI Article

Seldom-used forward Brendan Lane finished a breakaway dunk in the waning moments on Thursday night, bringing the UCLA crowd to its feet. It was just one small play in an already decided game, but it provided a moment of pleasure amid a few days of negativity.

03/01/2012

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UCLA Players Undermined Discipline, Morale

Players and staff members from the past four UCLA basketball teams say that coach Ben Howland allowed an influx of talented but immature recruits to undermine team discipline and morale as the once-proud program has struggled to live up to its storied history, Sports Illustrated reported Wednesday.

02/29/2012

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Report: Sports Illustrated Expected To Release ‘Highly Negative’ Article On UCLA Basketball Program

Sports Illustrated is expected to release an ‘extremely negative’ article on Wednesday about the UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team under coach Ben Howland.

02/28/2012

UCLA v St. John's

Bruins Cruise Past Arizona State For 9th Conference Win

Lazeric Jones scored 13 of his 20 points as UCLA pulled away in the second half, lifting the Bruins to a 66-57 victory over Arizona State Thursday night.

02/23/2012

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