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Bet on Ben Howland - Lose Your Bracket

Rick Reilly says if you bet on this guy, you'll lose your coat. And more. - USA TODAY Sports

In case you need to make sure you LOSE your NCAA pool, so as to keep your boss or father-in-law or girlfriend happy, Rick Reilly's weekly column on ESPN.com presents a variety of logical, clever, and subtle ways to help you out.

Reilly offers some awesome hints like the fact that a team in purple has never won the tourney (too bad, Huskies); or that the nation's scoring leader hasn't won a tourney since 1954 (too bad, VaTech), or a team with the word South has never won the tourney (too bad, South - ern Cal).

And then there was this advice, if you really want to be sure to lose:

*Bet on UCLA coach Ben Howland. You'll be happy.

*Bet against VCU coach Shaka Smart. You'll be happier.

(*If you happen to run UCLA athletics, dump Howland and hire Smart. You'll be happiest.)

That's from a premiere national sports columnist.

But Bruins Nation is just so negative...

Or, so right.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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