I'm guessing UCLA center Joshua Smith learned his lesson and won't be tweeting out that the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are a bunch of "bums," as he described the LMU squad after the Bruins lost to the Lions by double digits.
The Raiders walked away from the Los Angeles Sports Arena with a 20-point victory over a UCLA squad that was the preseason pick to win the Pac-12 Conference. Instead of making good on that promise, the team is now 0-2 and earlier in the day saw their Sports Illustrated cover boy Reeves Nelson suspended indefinitely for "conduct unbecoming a member of the UCLA basketball team".
Nelson, the team's MVP last year, an emotional player is certainly euphemizing his mental approach to the game, might have missed that single game, or his UCLA career could be completely over.
Take the performance by the Bruins in their season opener and the suggestion from Travis Wear that he and the team were "just looking ahead to Maui," and you'd have to say Ben Howland ...