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Report: Ben Howland lost control

Updated: March 1, 2012, 1:52 PM ET
By Peter Yoon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The recent downturn in UCLA basketball can be blamed on coach Ben Howland losing control of his program when a group of prima donna players began to rebel without consequence, according to a Sports Illustrated story.

The article, first published on the SI.com iPad application late Tuesday night and appearing on the magazine's website Wednesday morning, paints Howland as a hands-off coach who prefers his players to police themselves, but could not maintain discipline when ...

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