UCLA coach Ben Howland held his weekly press conference and there were the highlights:
–UCLA had two FTs last 25 minutes of the loss to Arizona State, and he said the Bruins didn’t get the ball into the post enough and there was too much dribbling outside of the zone. “We missed Alfred too many times,” Howland said.
– “I didn’t use the bench enough,” Howland said.
– “We didn’t have a sense of urgency” sometimes when UCLA had the lead late, he added.
– The Bruins will charter to Pullman, Wash., Wednesday to cut down on the usual 11 hours it takes to get from Westwood to Washington State.
– Howland said Wazzu was still playing very good man-to-man defense, and remained a very patient team offensively.