Here are some interesting outtakes from Jon Wilner's College Hotline column in the San Jose Mercury-News. To read the whole column, click here.
Action: UCLA forward Tyler Honeycutt and guard Malcolm Lee picked in second round of NBA Draft.
Reaction: Time for another quick rant: No, Ben Howland's system doesn't allow for gaudy statistics and SportsCenter-worthy highlights, but his players understand the game, they're tough, and they play defense ... and this has been the case for years. The notion that his coaching style would adversely affect UCLA players in the NBA and negatively impact recruiting -- a notion first proposed by the Lavin camp, by the way -- has always been nonsense.
Action: The Arizona Republic's Doug Haller lists the best basketball teams of the Pac-10 era.
Reaction: Haller has Arizona '88 on top, followed by UCLA '95. I'd flip 'em -- the Bruins, who won 19 in a row to end the season, were the best team of the era and would have been a matchup nightmare for the Wildcats in a hypothetic showdown. Otherwise, it's tough to find fault with Haller's list. Well done.