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Steve Alford named UCLA basketball coach

LOS ANGELES, March 30 (UPI) -- UCLA said Saturday it has hired New Mexico's Steve Alford as its new men's basketball coach.

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UCLA fires basketball coach Howland

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- UCLA has fired Ben Howland after 10 seasons as men's basketball coach, the school announced Sunday.

Star UCLA recruit cleared to play

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The NCAA announced Friday it has reduced the punishment in the case of UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad and the star recruit is now eligible to play.

UCLA coach says his toughness appropriate

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- UCLA head basketball coach Ben Howland, who kicked the leading scorer and rebounder off the team in December, says his level of discipline is appropriate.

UCLA removes Nelson from basketball team

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Reeves Nelson, the leading scorer on the UCLA basketball team last season, has been kicked off the team, Bruins Coach Ben Howland said Friday.

UCLA again suspends Reeves Nelson

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- UCLA said Tuesday it has suspended talented basketball forward Reeves Nelson for the second time in two months, this time indefinitely.

UCLA player and coach Walt Hazzard dies

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Basketball star Walt Hazzard, who played and coached at UCLA and became both an NCAA and Olympic champion, died Friday. He was 69.

UCLA's Anderson gets 2-game suspension

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- UCLA basketball guard Jerime Anderson will miss two games due to an NCAA suspension following his guilty plea on misdemeanor charges, the school said Monday.

Bruins' Lee opts for NBA draft

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- Junior UCLA guard Malcolm Lee said Tuesday he intends to toss his name into the NBA draft pool but will do so without an agent.

UCLA dismisses center Morgan from team

LOS ANGELES, March 30 (UPI) -- UCLA sophomore center J'mison Morgan has been dismissed from the team, men's basketball head Coach Ben Howland announced Tuesday.

Gordon leaves UCLA basketball team

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- UCLA sophomore forward Drew Gordon has left the team, Bruins coach Ben Howland announced Tuesday.

Shipp exits draft to return to UCLA

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- UCLA guard Josh Shipp has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft to return for his senior season with the Bruins.

UCLA loses another underclassman

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Swingman Chace Stanback has become the third underclassman to leave the UCLA men's basketball program since the 2007-08 season ended.

UCLA's Mbah a Moute to test pro waters

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- UCLA junior forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute announced Friday he would make himself eligible for the NBA draft.
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Ben Howland (born May 28, 1957) is an American college head coach of men's basketball.

He has been the head coach of the University of California, Los Angeles since 2003, and in 2008 signed an extension of his contract to run through 2015. Aggressive man-to-man defense is the trademark of Ben Howland-coached teams.

Howland was born in Lebanon, Oregon. He first attended Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, California for a year then transferred to Cerritos High School, Cerritos, where he earned his diploma. While at Cerritos he was a two-time All-CIF and two-time Suburban League Most Valuable Player in basketball.

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