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UCLA says it has not fired coach

Speculation about the job status of UCLA men's basketball coach Ben Howland has been rampant all season, and it climaxed Saturday night with reports of the school firing him after 10 seasons. But the talk and speculation remains just that, for now, according to the school. Late Saturday UCLA athletics spokesman Nick Ammazzalorso released a statement that said, "Contrary to multiple media reports this evening, UCLA has not fired men's basketball coach Ben Howland." Reports of Howland's dismissal had been published by Alex Kline on, a web site, and discussed during CBS and its partner networks' coverage of the NCAA tournament. Howland's departure from UCLA appeared like an inevitability after 11th-seeded Minnesota beat sixth-seeded UCLA by 20 points late Friday night at the Erwin Center in Austin, Tex. By the standards at most schools, Howland's on-court performance at UCLA has been sterling. He reached three consecutive F