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UCLA Fires Basketball Coach Howland After 10 Seasons, 233 Wins

March 25, 2013

UCLA fired men’s basketball coach Ben Howland after a 10-year tenure that featured three consecutive trips to the Final Four of the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament.

Howland had a 233-107 record and seven NCAA tournament berths at the University of California Los Angeles.

The Bruins went 25-10 this season and lost their opening game in the NCAA tournament after being left out of the field two of the previous three years. UCLA, whose 11 national championships are the most in college basketball history, hasn’t won more than one game in the NCAA tournament since its third straight trip to the Final Four in 2008.

“The UCLA community and fans have been unbelievable to my family and I, and it’s been an honor and privilege to represent this great institution,” Howland said in a statement. “I look forward to what comes next.”

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