2013-14 Preview: UCLA Bruins
New coach Steve Alford inherits a better roster than many realize
- Kyle Terada/USA TODAY SportsJordan Adams was a very efficient scorer for UCLA last season.
2012-13: 25-10 (13-5 Pac-12) Lost to Minnesota 83-63, NCAA round of 64
In-conference offense: 1.01 points per possession (6th)
In-conference defense: 0.97 points per possession (3rd)
The same things that made the UCLA program so attractive to coaches last spring when the Bruins fired Ben Howland after a decade in Westwood also made it a dangerous job to take. The UCLA coach is the heir to John Wooden, coaching the West Coast's most storied program in a vibrant metropolis. The Bruins will always be able to recruit nationally, as evidenced by Howland landing last year's top recruit in the country, Shabazz Muhammad, even after missing the NCAA tournament the previous season.
To read the complete 2013-14 preview article on UCLA, plus gain access to previews for every Division I college basketball team, you must be an ESPN Insider.
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
MORE MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL HEADLINES
- Harvard rolls, gets first NCAA tourney berth
- Wichita St. routs Evansville, improves to 32-0
- South Carolina coach Martin sorry for outburst
- Duke's Parker hasn't decided on NBA draft
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
2013-14 Insider College Hoops Preview
In the lead-up to the 2013-14 college basketball season, Insider is providing preview articles on every Division I team, as well as essays from Insider's analysts and experts.