The UCLA Bruins may be losing a couple of players which includes Shabazz Muhammad, who was one of the best freshman in college basketball this past season, but they will still have plenty of talent returning to the team. So, how do the Bruins match up with the rest of the Pac-12?
UCLA will be taking the court in the 2013-14 college basketball season with a new head coach on the sidelines. It will be interesting to see how the team fares without Ben Howland, but there will still be plenty of talent on the team, which seems to always be the case.
The Pac-12 has been very competitive over the last couple of years and this year should be no different. However, Arizona will enter the season as the favorite to win the title. The Wildcats will also be talented enough to challenge for a national championship. Still, UCLA should be right behind them.
Colorado and Oregon will also have some good players returning, but some key pieces will also no longer be on the team. The Ducks will be welcoming Mike Moser to the team and he is good enough to be one of the best players in the conference. Standford, California and Arizona State could also do some damage.
Still, with Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson, the Wear’s and some other players coming back, UCLA will have high expectations once again. Who knows if Steve Alford will be able to coach the Bruins to these expectations, but this is still one of the best teams in the Pac-12 on paper.
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