November 12, 2007
Ben Howland discusses team
Yesterday UCLA head basketball coach Ben Howland took a few moments for a teleconference and went over some of the latest details of the team as they get ready for the CBE Classic. The team's health status is discussed and the CBE Classic's format is also gone over by Coach Howland.
On junior Darren Collison's status
Howland: "He's doing better. Tomorrow, he's going to run on the treadmill to see how that feels. He will be out for sure on Monday and Tuesday. Tomorrow will be the treadmill run. And assuming that the doctor releases him tomorrow, Tuesday will be lateral slides, Wednesday will be stop-and-start with transition movements on the floor, and hopefully by Thursday he'll be able to practice."
On the CBE Classic's format, compared to playing in the Maui Invitational
Howland: "Maui is nice for our fans. There is great competition over there, but it's very difficult to play three road games, back-to-back-to-back on a neutral site. I would prefer to play any game at home. I never want to go on the road. That being said, it's still hard to play back-to-back nights. The only time you do that is during the conference tournament or in one of these preseason tournaments. It's difficult."
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