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UCLA basketball: Coach Ben Howland has surgery

September 17, 2009 |  4:42 pm
Howland UCLA basketball Coach Ben Howland underwent a standard appendectomy at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Wednesday, a spokesman said.

The coach was said to be resting comfortably and expects to return to work on Monday.

"One of the very best things about being a coach or student-athlete at UCLA is if you need medical attention, you won't find any better place in the country," he said in a statement.

-- David Wharton

Photo: Ben Howland on the sideline of a game against Oregon in 2008. Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times