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.”
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.
A UCLA spokesperson said Saturday that head coach Ben Howland had not been fired.
UCLA hasn’t fired Ben Howland as basketball coach, although his time in Westwood appears to be running out.
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.
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.
Center Joshua Smith is quitting UCLA’s basketball team and the school gave him his immediate release.
UCLA has filed an appeal with the NCAA regarding freshman Shabazz Muhammad being ruled ineligible.
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
UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero says men’s basketball coach Ben Howland will remain in charge of the troubled program.
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.
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.
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.
Sports Illustrated is expected to release an ‘extremely negative’ article on Wednesday about the UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team under coach Ben Howland.
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.