Ben Howland talks about the dynamics of Larry Drew's game winning shot, the rebounding differential,…
The UCLA men's basketball team returns to action Thursday night when the Bruins (16-6, 6-3 Pac 12) host the Washington Huskies (13-9; 5-4). While both teams are unranked, the game has importance enough to be televised by ESPN at 6 PM PST. The significance of the game is high for both programs, with UCLA coming off a devastating home loss to USC and Washington splitting with the Arizona schools in Seattle. However, the two teams have divergent reasons for looking at this as a huge game. The Bruins have lost three of their last four games and are on the precipice of a tailspin. Because of Oregon's losses in the Bay Area last weekend, UCLA is surprisingly still in the realistic hunt for the Pac 12 regular season title. However, a loss to the Huskies would erase any doubt that this Bruin team will not win the conference. More than that, this game gives the Bruins a bit of an opportunity to get their "mojo" back after the loss to the Trojans. Make no mistake, the Bruins have to...
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