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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

March 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Pac-12 tourney leaves, Howland stays in LA

The Pac-12 formally announced it’s signed a three-year deal to play the men’s basketball tournament at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena.
“I look for great atmosphere the translates to the unprecedented television exposure,” commissioner Larry Scott said.
The MGM Grand has never hosted a basketball game and would be configured for 15,000 fans.
All tournament games will be televised nationally on ESPN, FOX and the Pac-12 Networks. The 2013 tournament will be played March 13-16.
The Pac-12 Tournament is leaving Los Angeles, while Ben Howland will remain in LA at least for another year.
UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero confirmed the Bruins will not make a coaching change.
“I had several discussions with head coach Ben Howland before deciding on what was best for the future of UCLA basketball,” Guerrero said in a school release. “Subsequent to these conversations, and in consultation with Chancellor Block, I have made the decision that the UCLA men’s basketball program will remain under Coach Howland’s leadership and direction.
“Obviously, we are aware of the recent criticisms of our men’s basketball program; Ben understands full well that the management and oversight of the program needs improvement. He has assured me that, going forward, both the character and performance among our student-athletes will reflect the University’s values and the basketball program’s storied tradition. I believe that his overall record and performance proves he is more than capable of delivering on these assurances.”
Howland and the Bruins just completed a 19-14 season and missed the NCAA tournament for the second time in three seasons.
UCLA is 205-96 under Howard, who led the school to three consecutive Final Fours from 2006-08.

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