UCLA basketball: Media day


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Nothing mysterious or unexpected about the focus of UCLA practices this week.

In two words: Shot selection.

Coach Ben Howland, meeting with reporters today, is still upset that his team took 84 shots in a double-overtime loss to Cal State Fullerton on Monday -- and made only 31% of them.


‘We took so many bad shots,’ he said. ‘We were really hurried.’

The coach would rather see his players be more patient, make extra passes and wind up in the neighborhood of 60 shots for Friday night’s game against Cal State Bakersfield.

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-- David Wharton