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UCLA basketball: Bruins want a higher cholesterol non-conference diet
UCLA basketball: Bruins want a higher cholesterol non-conference diet

There should be fewer creampuffs for UCLA’s basketball team to munch on in the future. The Bruins’ non-conference schedule prepared them well for conference play. Of course, that’s provided that conference is the Big West or Big Sky, maybe even the American East … look out Stony Brook. But Coach Steve Alford wants something meaty, something chewy when gearing up for the Pac-12 Conference. “We want to play elite teams,” Alford said. “One of the reasons you come to UCLA is to play elite teams. It’s what our players want.” It helps when the postseason rolls around, not in whether the Bruins get in the NCAA tournament, but where they...

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