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  1. Kyle Anderson's clock officially ticking

    Eamonn Brennan

    Thanks to Ben Howland's "Hey, Please Don't Fire Me!" 2012 recruiting class, his replacement, Steve Alford, has a handful of interesting players at his disposal in his first season in Westwood. Shooting guard Jordan Adams displayed prodigious, efficie...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  2. Path to the Draft: No. 7 UCLA

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  3. The least surprising draft decision ever

    Eamonn Brennan

    UCLA fans have a lot on their psychological platters right now. Not only are they doing their best to forget the last four years of Ben Howland's tenure, they must also wrestle with what it means that a coach run out of Iowa in the same spring UCLA w...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  4. Ben Howland sorry for stating the obvious

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Saturday night, after UCLA completed its season sweep over Pac-12 title favorite Arizona, Ben Howland took to praising the play of his star freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad. In the process of that praise, Howland made an absolutely stunning admissi...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  5. Bubble Watch: Saturday's survivors

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saturday wasn't packed with as many high-quality, top-10 games as we've become used to -- we're spoiled, us hoops fans -- but it did feature a plethora of variously shaky NCAA tournament hopefuls looking to add further credentials to their respective...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  6. Journey to the Tourney: UCLA at Arizona

    Eamonn Brennan

    Since last season, we've had high hopes for this game. Those hopes existed for a whole variety of reasons. On a very basic level, it started with both teams' huge offseason personnel turnover. We saw how Ben Howland and Sean Miller were both infus...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  7. Five observations from Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    1. Florida is that good. Yes, Missouri was missing leading scorer Laurence Bowers, and yes, the game was in Gainesville. Even so, what Florida did to Missouri on Saturday -- an 83-52 stomping that began in the first minute and never relented -- wa...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  8. UCLA fans pass on exhibition

    Eamonn Brennan

    Want to see one of the saddest Instagram photos of all-time? Here. That comes courtesy of UCLA senior and Daily Bruin sports columnist Sam Strong, who snapped that shot of an entirely empty Bruins student section five minutes before tip-off of las...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  9. Josh Smith, the once and always project

    Eamonn Brennan

    "[Josh] Smith has a huge frame and remarkable agility for a player his size. He has long arms and possesses a Division I body already. Despite his youth he has an outstanding feel for the game. ... Though he's a bit overweight, he's quite bouncy a...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  10. The ever-changing ollege hoops landscape - college basketball

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the college basketball era of one-and-done, a program's fortunes -- and those of its coach -- can do a 180 quickly

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  11. UCLA's comeback hampered by headlines

    Eamonn Brennan

    This is supposed to be UCLA's big year. This is supposed to be the season in which one of college basketball's marquee programs sets aside the forgettable mediocrity of the past three seasons. After last spring's damaging tell-all report in the pages...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  12. UCLA walk-on has quite the pedigree

    Eamonn Brennan

    UCLA's 2012 recruiting class has faced its share of issues thus far, from Shabazz Muhammad's ongoing eligibility questions to the practice-robbing injuries suffered by Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker. Which is why UCLA coach Ben Howland went out and go...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  13. Eligibility costs Muhammad China trip

    Eamonn Brennan

    Just two days ago, our own Joe Lunardi presented his August Bracketology, yet another edition of an obviously way-too-early-but-nonetheless-fun snapshot preview of the season to come. Myron and I debated it, and one of the major things we agreed upon...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  14. Kansas, UCLA top draft pick production list

    Eamonn Brennan

    If you had to guess which school had produced the most draft picks in the past 10 years, how would you guess? North Carolina? Duke? Kentucky? UConn? Texas? Those would probably be my selections, if not necessarily in that order, and I -- as is so oft...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  15. Parker gives UCLA nation's No. 1 class

    Eamonn Brennan

    If you're obsessed with recruiting, you are already well aware Tony Parker is not just a lighting-quick Frenchman leading the San Antonio Spurs to another remarkable season in their decades-long success. And if you didn't know, now you do. Indeed,...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  16. What commits mean to UCLA, Kentucky

    Eamonn Brennan

    Kentucky is Kentucky, and UCLA is back. Those are the two immediate takeaways from Wednesday night's big college hoops recruiting announcements, when the No. 1 and No. 2 players in the Class of 2012 -- center Nerlens Noel and small forward Shabazz...

    Blog | April 11, 2012