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  1. UCLA back to playing man-to-man defense

    Diamond Leung

    When UCLA coach Ben Howland had his team playing some zone defense last season, I mentioned that the dramatic change in philosophy could be a signal that the end times are upon us. That Howland, long an acolyte of man-to-man defense, was using zon...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  2. Syracuse's zone defense exported to Japan

    Diamond Leung

    Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's trademark 2-3 zone defense has long been admired, but the rest of college basketball has been unable (or unwilling) to duplicate the system with the same success. Now an unlikely member of the Boeheim coaching tree is ...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  3. UCLA's Howland keeping the faith

    Diamond Leung

    LOS ANGELES -- Ben Howland, the son of a Presbyterian minister, said he prayed hard for a game like this one. UCLA's coach knows full well that his other methods -- staging extra-punishing practices, relenting on using a zone defense, and publicly...

    Blog | January 22, 2010
  4. Washington leads, UCLA zones

    Diamond Leung

    LOS ANGELES -- UCLA broke out the zone defense and stayed with it throughout, and you know Ben Howland really had to dig down deep to let that happen. Problem is for the Bruins, they didn't get out on the shooter and Washington went 6 of 12 from t...

    Blog | January 21, 2010
  5. UCLA wins, apocalypse upon us?

    Diamond Leung

    UCLA survived Arizona State with a 72-70 win at Pauley Pavilion in Thursday's first Pac-10 game of the season, and it featured some odd occurrences. Ben Howland utilized a 2-3 zone defense extensively for the first time this season, and it seemed...

    Blog | December 31, 2009