The recent downturn in UCLA basketball can be blamed on coach Ben Howland losing control of his program when a group of prima donna players began to rebel without consequence, a Sports Illustrated story suggests.
UCLA's football practice became a celebrity affair Wednesday morning when Sean "P. Diddy" Combs showed up with his son, UCLA recruit Justin Combs, along with a star-studded entourage, including Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Baron Davis.
Surprise, surprise. UCLA is back in the Final Four. After flirting with trouble for two rounds, the top-seeded Bruins blitzed Xavier 76-57 Saturday to earn their third straight trip to the Final Four and record 18th overall.
Kevin Love celebrated UCLA's Final Four berth by giving teammate Darren Collison a piggyback ride. It's fitting, since he's been carrying the Bruins for much of this season. Can this freshman phenom put UCLA on top in San Antonio?