New brand of Bruins
WESTWOOD, Calif. -- The grunts came from one UCLA player after another taking a charge during practice and could be heard up to the last row of Pauley Pavilion. The thumping of bodies and the sound of backsides slapping the court was as common of the squeaks of sneakers and bouncing of basketballs.
So, too, was Ben Howland's booming voice, instructing and ensuring the cuts and screens were set strongly, with feet planted as if they were rooted into the lane.
UCLA wasn't scrimmaging ...
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