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UCLA winning the hard way

With no seniors, Howland has to really put his all into coaching for the Bruins to succeed

Updated: January 21, 2011, 2:54 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Ben Howland sits down occasionally. Not often. During free-throw attempts mostly. Even when he's sitting, he's still coaching.

He always has been this way.

The only difference now is that he has to be.

The rebuilding project he has taken on with this group of UCLA Bruins is a step-by-baby-step process. Slow, frustrating, longer than he ever expected, but maybe -- hopefully -- more rewarding than simply winning with the sure-thing, NBA-ready stars of his past successes.

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