Basketball: Howland promises to fix Bruins; Update: UCLA suspends Reeves Nelson

L.A. Times columnist T.J. Simers sat down with UCLA’s Ben Howland to find out why the Bruins are 2-5 and what the coach is going to do about it.

Howland vowed to turn around the Bruins, and the tone of things suggested — to me, anyway — that troubled junior forward Reeves Nelson could be gone by the time the team plays again on Saturday against Penn at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

UPDATE: UCLA announced Tuesday morning it has indefinitely suspended Nelson for a second time this season. Something tells me this one could last longer than the first one, which ran its course in about two days. (You’ll note in the above paragraph from Monday night that I called this).



Jeff Faraudo