Howland is top choice at Oregon St.
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Ben Howland could return to college hoops (and the Pac-12) with Oregon State.
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the former head coach at both UCLA and Pittsburgh -- is the Beavers' top choice for a replacement for Craig Robinson, who was fired on Monday morning.
While Howland is Oregon State's first choice, Montana coach Wayne Tinkle and Arizona assistant Damon Stoudamire are also atop the wish list of Beavers' athletic director Bob De Carolis.
In 2012-13, Howland led the Bruins to a Pac-12 regular-season title and three wins over Arizona en route to a 25-10 season.