Bruins Loss To Minnesota Ends Season
By Luis Cuevas
Mar 22, 2013 - 10:14:04 PM

WESTWOOD—On Friday, March 22, UCLA played their last game of the season after losing to Minnesota in their first game of the NCAA tournament. UCLA a No. 6 seed lost to Minnesota a No. 11 seed.


This is another early round exit for UCLA who were (25-10) under Ben Howland even thought they won the Pac-12 conference during the regular season Coach Ben Howland is unsure if he will return next season. Shabazz Muhammad scored 20 points for The Bruins, but it wasn’t enough in a game that may be his last as a college student if he decides to go to the NBA.

Shabazz Muhammad


Andre Hollins scored 28 points and pulled down nine rebounds against the Bruins on Friday leading Minnesota to an 83-63 win over UCLA. Andre Hollins was 8-for-16 from the field and five of those were three pointers. Austin Hollins and Joe Coleman contributed a combined 30 points to help Minnesota win. The Golden Gophers shot 56 percent from the three-point line and 50 percent overall for the game.


Ben Howland coach of the bruins has lead UCLA to three back-to-back Final Four appearances, but none since 2008. Since 2009 Coach Howland hasn’t made it past the first weekend of the NCAA tournament punctuated with a 20-point loss to Minnesota after winning the Pac-12 regular season.


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