Found March 03, 2013 on
Well we can never say UCLA head coach Ben Howland isn’t honest with himself. After sweeping the season series with a 74-69 victory over No. 11 Arizona last night, Howland confirmed what most already knew, star freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad would definitely be one and done.
“No doubt about it,” Howland said.
According to CBSSports.com, Howland’s honesty about the situation came as a shocker to some.
“This wasn’t meant to be an announcement for Shabazz,” Howland later said with a smile. “I’m just being honest. … Just keeping it real.”
Shabazz Muhammad could only laugh when informed of his coaches announcement, and stated himself, ”I’m happy I came here and represented UCLA.”
Muhammad who many draft experts consider to be a top 5 pick, had 18 points and 3 rebounds for the 22-7 Bruins.
BEST OF MAXIM
UCLA coach Ben Howland and freshman Shabazz Muhammad worked on jump shots in a unique way recently -- by playing beer pong, of course.
Ben Howland, the UCLA head basketball coach, gave reporters some information that they knew, but were not expecting to be confirmed until after the NCAA tournament. Following the team's 74-69 win over No. 11 Arizona he told the world that his star player was going pro.
When asked about his coach's comments Shabazz laughed them off and said eh was glad to be at UCLA...
UCLA Coach Ben Howland, resigned to freshman Shabazz Muhammad leaving for the NBA after this, his first season of college basketball, would like to see a change in how the NBA handles drafting players.
"I would prefer the kids could go right after high school, but once they are in college, they have to stay three years, or two," Howland said.
The chance of that change...
UCLA freshman sensation Shabazz Muhammad has played his final game at Pauley Pavilion.
Well, at least according to Bruins Coach Ben Howland.
The 6-foot-6 Muhammad is part of a blue-chip freshman class, which includes 6-9 guard Kyle Anderson, on a UCLA team that struggled early in the season but is in the thick of the Pac-12 Conference title race. But the explosive swingman appears...
Ben Howland confirmed Saturday what everyone already knew: freshman Shabazz Muhammad is leaving UCLA after the season and heading to the NBA Draft.
The Bruins beat Arizona 74-69 Saturday in their final home game of the season. It was Senior Night at Pauley Pavilion, and though Larry Drew II was the only player honored, Muhammad may as well have been, too.
“I knew going into this...
Dailybruin.com UCLA hosts No. 11 Arizona tonight at Pauley Pavilion. As the big, swinging ESPN game of the night, the contest got the full GameDay treatment this afternoon with Jay Bilas, Rece Davis, Digger Phelps and Jalen Rose holding court. Last night, after UCLA finished practice in Pauley Pavilion, Bruin players and coaches treated the fans camping outside of the on-campus arena...
Jordan Adams put a stop to any possible rumors that could spill about his UCLA future. The Bruins freshman says he'll be back for his sophomore season.
He couldn't say the same for his teammates, Kyle Anderson and Shabazz Muhammad.
UCLA head coach Ben Howland apologized on Monday for being "too honest" in announcing Muhammad had played his final game at Pauley...
Shabazz Muhammad grabbed a defensive rebound, got fouled and made both free throws with 9 seconds remaining, helping UCLA hang on for a 74-69 victory over No. 11 Arizona on Saturday night that moved the Bruins into a first-place tie with idle Oregon in the Pac-12.
The star freshman finished with 18 points as UCLA fans chanted ''One more year'' in reference to Muhammad...
We’ve watched enough UCLA basketball games over the years to assume head coach Ben Howland walks around with a permanent scowl on his face. Apparently, we were wrong, as photos from last night outside Pauley Pavilion suggest. Students were camped out in anticipation of a visit from College GameDay (and a showdown with the 11th-ranked Arizona Wildcats), so the head coach showed...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Shabazz Muhammad grabbed a defensive rebound, got fouled and made both free throws with 9 seconds remaining, helping UCLA hang on for a 74-69 victory over No. 11 Arizona on Saturday night that moved the Bruins into a first-place tie with idle Oregon in the Pac-12.
The star freshman finished with 18 points as UCLA fans chanted "one more year" in reference...
LOS ANGELES -- There was much fanfare surrounding Saturday night's UCLA basketball game against 11th-ranked Arizona.
ESPN College Gameday had been broadcasting from Pauley Pavilion before most of the students camping out at the arena were even awake. Earlier in the day, a photo of head coach Ben Howland playing beer pong with the campers made the social media rounds and several...
UCLA got a big win over No. 11 Arizona last night behind the efforts of Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson. But it was a reserve guard named Norman Powell who may have had the game-defining moment.
Powell’s dunk was his only bucket of the game – I’d say he made the most of his contributions.